Message from discussion Another Controversy-Free Thread!
From: "Dean Eaton" <dce6...@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: Another Controversy-Free Thread!
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I love the concert experience, in any venue. I prefer a smaller club or
theater rather than arena shows, and I have a lot of affection for the local
bars that still book country acts. What can be more fun than seeing Merle
Haggard at Indian Ranch, with a brew in your hand and a lot o' rowdies all
I have had far fewer "bad" experiences with country artists than with any
other kind of music.
Best shows I have seen have been Pam Tillis and band at Avalon in Boston;
several outstanding evenings with Alison Krauss, once with the Cox Family
and last year with Unin Station; Emmylou harris at the Somerville Theater;
Vince Gill at the Tweeter Center; "Del (McCoury) and the Boys" in Lowell at
the folk festival.
As a once-in-a-lifetime event, the "Down from the Mountain" show beats them
all. I doubt I'll ever see that many legends onstage at the same time, ever
again. I felt lucky to be there and cried in joy all night!
"Min L Shaw" <minls...@aol.com2> wrote in message
> For the purposes of this thread, no current global events, sociopolitical
> views, Toby Keith or the Dixie Chicks can be mentioned. So, here's the
> question, which came to me via another thread...Let's talk about concerts.
> you like concerts or not? I know a lot of people who think the fuss at a
> is obnoxious, who think stage antics detract from music, and who would
> rather not have to pay money to maybe find out the artist they like might
> hack. Do you like smaller venues (like your local honky tonk) or arenas?
> Headliner with one opener or a package show? What about things like the
> Circus, with a lot of peripheral things going on outside the stage area?
> about cover songs, especially from established artists with enough
> their own they don't need to do them for the crowd's sake anymore? Who
> first act you saw perform a concert? Your favorite? Have you ever seen
> someone live and it changed what you thought about them as a musician (for
> better or worse)? What you thought of them as a person? Anyone you
> having seen? Anyone you regret having seen? I normally offer my answers
> initial questions for threads I start, but I think you've already read too
> in this post as it is. Have at it, and I'll add my thoughts and
> tomorrow or thereabouts.