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October 05, 2009 10:36:43 AM UTC Post #31

@Dr Bombay:

I wasn't at that show, but have been going to concerts since 71, and seen alot of people,more than once, and Skynyrd,,countless times. I see what youre saying,,(maybe),
I could be wrong here. Of all the concerts I have seen I have to say that Rush was the most consistent in having great concerts, in tune....can't say I ever went to a bad Skynyrd concert though, some sounded better than others, but none were bad.. The only time I was a little dissapointed was when they played the Woodlands in Houston, and didn't play the Breeze, good concert song, they played T for Texas, I would guess because they were playing in Texas and thought maybe it was a better choice, I don't know.
As far as the price of tix's, you know the price before you went, you know how long concerts last, so enjoy it while you are there and if you didn't don't go back.
As far as jumping around, Gary did his share of moving around years ago, maybe not as much as Allen did, I didn't see them everytime they every played though. He is rather still and doesn't look up very much I noticed that again on Huckabee Sat. but let the guys have fun "pointing guitars" or whatever they want to do ,, alot us like it,,,and it balances it out, Gary not moving around so much.
GTRPKR2

October 05, 2009 9:58:36 PM UTC Post #32

I wouldnt change a thing, it looks great, thanks.

October 05, 2009 10:01:46 PM UTC Post #33

@roadfatigue:
I have to agree with you on all you said there.

October 05, 2009 11:23:47 PM UTC Post #34

@roadfatigue: Love your post!!!!!! BTW....I was at that concert in Nashville. Starwood was my FAVORITE place to see a Skynyrd concert! Two years ago in Huntsville, AL I got to meet the band backstage in a quick "meet & greet". When Johnny shook my hand and talked to me a few minutes, I told him that my favorite place to see them preform was at Starwood. He told me that they loved to play there, but it was sold and condos were going up. I just love an outdoor Skynyrd show with grass seats--that's where all the fun is.

Ain't nothing sweeter than a Southern girl!

October 06, 2009 9:11:48 AM UTC Post #35

Hay Tom....Just a question.....On the TOUR PAGE... Could you list the opening/support act as a separate item?????....I would enjoy being able to check out a "NEW" band prior to going to the show....AND I'm sure the famous "TBA" is available for some shows........

Thanks
H7


Looking for the next SUMMIT............

October 06, 2009 5:31:51 PM UTC Post #36

Chong, LOL. Just because someone has an opinion, that may differ from yours, they "are typical of what gives NY'ers a bad rap"?!? You're typical of a closed minded person. PS -- born in Georgia, raised in NC, 9 years in Fla., I'm a southern kid who happens to live in NYC.

roadfatigue and GTRPKR, now that's some good feedback. Yes, it was a LiveNation show. And yes, prices of tickets have skyrocketed at the Beacon since the Dumb*ss Dolan family has taken over. And yes, I did know how much a ticket cost before I went.

However, I did not know how long the show would last, and I did not research it beforehand...didn't think I had to. Honestly, given the genre and the ticket prices I was expecting 2 sets and an encore, now I know. And no, parking isn't part of any ticket package in NYC, ever.

I'm glad I went, I boogied as hard as anyone there, the music was quite good, but the other factors (sound, length, stage presence) all need work, in my opinion.

This is America, right? People are entitled to an opinion?

Net/net, I might pay to see them again at a less expensive venue but for $115 I don't think I got my moneys' worth.

LynSkyn1981, did you enjoy NYC while you were here?

October 06, 2009 9:58:29 PM UTC Post #37

@Dr Bombay:

Hi,
Southern born and raised here to..Carolina...but I can understand about a concert you didn't feel was up to par... though like I said before can't recall any bad Skynyrd concerts ,,just some better than others.... ( still mad about them not playing the Breeze, LOL,,),Jefferson Starship sounded so bad I left...
AC/DC in the 80's was SOOO loud, and I like loud music mind you,, but it actually was hurting my ears so much I couldn't enjoy the concert and had to leave...
Boston though on that 1st tour sounded so good I didn't want it to end...think they ran out of songs though...

And yes, thats what America is all about ...the 1st...Freedom of speech...I'm not mad are you?

October 07, 2009 9:37:17 AM UTC Post #38

GTRPKR, certainly not mad!

roadfatigue, what I don't get is why do the bands allow it? Certainly there's an element of supply/demand plus the fact that a lot of these older bands are at the tail end of their productive/money earning years, but at a certain point it really does get ridiculous. I have to believe the band has some power to control pricing, whether or not they choose to exercise it is another thing.

The Beacon show was not a sellout. I got 7th row center the day of the show and there were 4 empty seats right next to me. There are 4 bars downstairs at the Beacon, 2 serve liquor, 2 just beer and soft drinks. I went out fairly early to grab a beer and the 2 beer only bars were closed. Asked the guy about it and he said "this show isn't a sellout, much smaller crowd than we expected".

Be interesting to see if they adjust the ticket prices if they visit the Beacon again.

October 07, 2009 7:42:51 PM UTC Post #39

=Tom Soares said:Welcome to the new Skynyrd Nation site. If you have any comments or suggestions please post them here in this topic and we will consider them for the future of the site.

Can You get word to the Band and ask them to Check this new site out,I think they'll agree to become more involved...We should make a section for the Band members to comment.In this age of interaction the Newer fans and Old,like me whew gonna be 50 Nov, would have one of the most interesting and interactive sites if Band members connected Live say once a month to talk,give updates ETC.
We need to create that ability and a place for Band only comments.
Please try and advise them this new site is working but needs their support..
Suggestion does Skynyrd have a Charity.? Ask them to collectively think of one and we can add that to this site...theres limitless possibilities with the internet .
I know if The BAND,their loyal fans ,management and family work together the acheivements given by the Grace of God will be more amazing than anyone can envision.
Thanks Tom

Happy Trails

October 08, 2009 2:12:54 PM UTC Post #40

Hallo Tom
Dank U voor de nieuwe Skynyrd site.
Vanwege een Europese Skynyrd fan.

Thanks, Rudolf

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