What a great article! Good for you for standing up and enjoying a concert.
Learn to spell Sheppard. It's in your story.
The audience at the Alice In Chains show at the Nautica was similarly disappointing. Great show, sleepy crowd. No wonder no one bothers to play the area any more.
Also think of all the money that goes out of these old buildings that were built with no energy codes in place. The money saved in utility cost surely offsets the initial cost of construction.
First off. let me establish my bona fides - Graduated HS in73 - lived in Cleveland all my life. I have a Very Thick scrapbook of concert ticket stubs.
I'll Start by saying if you are into rock & roll, you DO NOT LISTEN TO CLASSIC ROCK EXCLUSIVELY!!
Fer GAWDS SAKE MAN Broaden yer horizions. Go to the Beachland, go to the Grog, hit the fucking bars man! Do you have any Idea how much great music is being created today? It sure as hell isn't being played on 98.5! Are you aware that Radiohead is saving the world from yet another gawd-awful Pink Floyd reunion Tour?? Have any Idea how badly Trent Reznor kicks Ozzy's ass? How Wilco and Iron & Wine have taken the country rock mantel and made an entire genre of music out of it while corporate country keeps recycling the Eagles?
And you spend time bitching about people trying to get you to behave at concerts - Spare me.
End of Rant
I like cider, I love craft beer, but I just can't get too excited about mead. I don't know, maybe I haven't tried the right one.
Dale Baker, I applaud you. If you wanna pay money to sit down somewhere, go to a movie or baseball game. Nobody sits at a Rock Show. Its the total opposite of what you do. You're never to old to Rock n' Roll, but if you happen to be, stay home! Being from the true home of Rock, Detroit, I love your belief system.
Wow sounds like Cleveland is becoming "Gods Waiting Room" Rock On!
its so insane to me. Its a concert. I will never understand someone asking me to sit down at a concert. If your going to sit, then sit home or buy a front row ticket.
I think its incredibly rude to ask someone to sit down!
Don't tell me I'm rude for standing at a rock show. Shame!
I stand and dance because I feel the music, I dance because I'm happy and that is self expression. If you want to express on your ass then go ahead. But don't tell me how to enjoy myself and I wont tell you how to enjoy yours.
Rock and Roll isnt at the Rocksino. Rock and Roll is a young mans game played in bars. Look for places like that if you actually want to rock out, and not go to the ribfest or any of that other stuff.
IF you honestly expected anything different you are truly naive and need to re-evaluate what you think is "rock and roll". Because this thing called Clear Channel happened and you are fattening up their checks.......
How about the way the city and the HOB ,Rocksino and Gund Arena (the Q) want to run out smaller venues around town? How about touring modern rock bands skipping cleveland, and all we can do is gentrify our neighborhoods and discredit all the new music coming out of it.
And people wonder why all young people don't stick around here.... ridiculous.
I recently went to the Ringo & All Star show at Jacobs Nautica. The two men in front of us stood the whole time, ignoring people asking them to sit down...and I noticed several people (who could not stand --older, or recently had knee surgery) did not get to even see the concert. One of the standing men was not really "at this concert", because he was on his phone the whole time. He stood, and did not watch the stage.....HE WAS LOOKING AND USING HIS CELLPHONE THE WHOLE TIME.....STANDING, TEXTING, WORKING HIS APS, WHATEVER THEY WERE. JUST A PURE IDIOT.
Oh and another thing. you paid just as much for your ticket as everybody else which entitles you to stand if you want to. In my opinion if they don't want people standing in front of them dancing and singing, then they should have stayed home.
First of all, Dale....did you ever think that some people who are in their 50's, or 60's or even 70's who enjoy a rock concert might not be able to stand up...or might have a hard time standing up and sitting down according to whatever the person in front of them is doing, ie. up, down, up, down.
I find your attitude revolting and self-serving. Don't think you are defending Cleveland and the rock n roll presence here, because you are not. You can get off that bandwagon that you are defending how serious Clevelanders are about their 'rock'. At Rocksino, you were simply being obnoxious and a bad neighbor to other concert goers. And probably drunk or high. How rude to spoil it for everyone. You can't stay seated and enjoy a concert? What's wrong with you! Respect others and you will have a better time and not spoil everyone's time, including your own. What a waste of several thousands of dollars spent by the 20-30 people you annoyed. I feel sorry for them, and I feel sorry for you.
That is horrible!! Its not the Cleveland orchestra!!! Get ur ass up Cleveland!! I hope the old people read this post.just because you're older doesn't mean you're old. I tell older people this all the time, " quit acting old because soon enough you will actually be old and you won't be able to stand up and listen to a good rock concert!"
I totally agree! It's a disgrace to Cleveland & true Rockers. I was appalled when I saw the Golden God Joan Jett last December at HR. We stood the whole time singing & rockin! That's what I live for...feeling the energy of live music in my soul!! If you want to sit stay home in your lazy boy.
Rubber City Rocker
We saw you Dale, and we stood the whole show. A lady came up to us after the show and told us "we ruined the whole concert for her" I told her she should buy the DVD and watch it on her couch. I don't think we'll be attending any more shows at the Hard Rock Live.
I empathize, Dale. I saw George bring down Music Hall years ago, and NObody was sitting down! In cases like yours, or when I'm surrounded by loud, incessant, irrelevant chatter, I usually just try to move to a more conducive location. I just want to dance in my 2' square & listen to the music. Then again, there have been times when a simple "f*ck you" is in order. Choose your battles wisely!
Hmmm...well, this seems to happen at most events, including Browns games. My take: it isn't up to any one person to suggest how another person should experience music or sports.
If people are older, or lazy, or not into standing at concerts, that's just as legitimate as those who do want to stand. The question is: are a majority of people standing and "rocking out" or sitting? If the majority are standing - then I think it's appropriate to stand and defend that. But, if you're the only one standing, then that's just the way it is. You're blocking their view - and they are not obligated to stand just because you are.
If having to sit at a concert ruins your idea of Cleveland music fans - or the concert you came to see - that's on YOU.
Dude I was there. People were standing and sitting cheering on and rocking out with George for the whole performance. Which happened to be one of the best concerts at The Rocksino ( love that place) Anyhow if you were that couple that stood up all by your lonesome blocking about three hundred people of all ages from seeing center stage. Next time get with the crowd.
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