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Comment Archives: Events: 2 Stars

Re: “Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band/Cuda/George Foley & Friends

they are okay iguess if you like reggae

Posted by mbuck on 05/15/2015 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Roof with a View

Yea $400 reservations for only 2 hrs....

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by broke in cleveland on 04/30/2015 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Keb' Mo'/G. Love and Special Sauce

Music was great by both Keb Mo and G Love, but it had to be the shortest concert I ever saw! Keb Mo came on first with a nice, but very short set. G Love was up next and had a lot of people dancing. But again it was a super short set. No encores.The whole show for the two groups,(Including the break time between acts for set changes) was about an hour and a half. Really expected more for the $45 a ticket we spent I guess.
Most people left grumbling after the show, though a small crowd gathered by the box office complaining. The Rocksino finally offered free tickets to any upcoming show that wasn't sold out.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by wizard on 08/22/2014 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Wanda Sykes

Kind of disappointing performance actually. She spent the first 10-15 minutes in a monologue airing her views on how the President was being mistreated and miscast by the media in particular and America in general. There was no comedy involved at all. The theater was eerily quiet during this time period with just occasional applause for a statement she made. The whole show was only 45 minutes so this took up considerable time, performance-wise.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Deb Malisheski on 10/13/2013 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Burlesque Fest

Hope it is better than the show I saw in Akron a few weeks ago?

Posted by mmp0322 on 08/04/2011 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Nickelback/Saving Abel/Papa Roach/Hinder

No Ticket for Nickelback? You Didn't Miss Much.

If you thought that releasing your end-of-the-week frustration through Nickelback's raw guitar sound and crude lyrics would have been great, your Friday night was better spent listening to their CD.

It was a mixed-aged, slightly-rowdy crowd, with even some youngsters tagging along with their parents for whatever reason. No blankets or chairs allowed at this Blossom event. But, if you paid for a pavilion seat, you received a beer bath, and possibly a T-shirt, during a cups o’ beer and T-shirt launch by some crew guys that Chad Kroeger spent a whole lot of time introducing, yet I still don’t remember their names. One “crew guy,” obviously from Ohio, did get the crowd to join in the Ohio State O-H…I-O cheer. How rock ‘n’ roll is that.

When Kroeger wasn't wasting time with other such filler (giving a taste of his rocker's scream, showing an obvious desire for the 22-year-old blonde in the front row, calling the crew to hand a guy a Corona, reiterating that it was Friday although all his days are like Fridays, and demonstrating how cool the word "fucking" sounded when inserted into Cuyahoga "Fucking" Falls) he allowed for some music play. Thanks, Chad, that’s what we’re here for. We heard not-at-all-disappointing fan favorites, such as “Something in Your Mouth,” “Rockstar,” “Figured You Out,” and, of course, “Photograph,” which was accompanied by the band’s own pictures down memory lane shown on the back screen that the crowd seemed to like. Nickelback also played an okay rendition of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell,” featuring Hinder’s vocalist Austin Winkler and Papa Roach’s singer Jacoby Shaddix, and a raw, raspy version of Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places,” as sung by Kroeger.

As if Kroeger’s BSing wasn’t enough, the drum solo began. Yeah. If you stuck it out, though, (and some people didn’t) you eventually got to hear “Animals.” Seriously...you got few songs and a whole lot of babble.

By the way, if pyrotechnics is your thing, you did get your fireworks. If not, you may have spent time hoping that the drummer would or would not catch on fire.

For me, this concert was like watching the news for your lottery numbers and finally seeing enough of your numbers that will get your money back--but not before having to suffer through all the crap you didn’t care to hear about. My lawn seat ticket was free.

Posted by abitcheeky on 08/15/2009 at 3:51 PM

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