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Thursday, March 19, 2009

From Concert Withdrawls To Concert Disappointment

It had been over three months since I saw a band in concert and was so excited to see one of my favorite bands, "Shinedown" live last night. The opening acts, "HaleStorm" and "Saliva" totally rocked the house! We were on the floor, practically touching the stage and the sound was amazing! Then came time for the headliner. After half an hour of waiting through set change, the first two songs were great! The sound was mastered wonderfully! Then it all went downhill from there. They kept bumping the volume until all you could hear is distortion, and the lyrics were lost.

It hurts my heart. I absolutely love this band! The lead singer has a voice to die for, but if they drown him out, what's left? So sad. It was the first time I've ever left a concert early. Only one other time have I been this disappointed after a live show... "Garbage", a band I loved in the 90s. They almost ruined concerts all together for me. I have a feeling I'll be weary in the future to see another beloved band. Too bad a few bad eggs can ruin the bunch.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not gonna stop listening to the albums, but a little respect is lost. If you've never heard these bands check out their pages. http://halestormrocks.com/ , http://www.shinedown.com/ , http://islandrecords.com/site/artist_home.php?artist_id=301

I am glad to say that I got to meet Lizzy Hale, lead singer/guitarist for "HaleStorm" (this chick can wail) and she was so genuine and happy to meet every fan. It's these bands that make the concert experience so great! I really look forward to the day they make it big and truely believe they will!

2 comments:

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear about the dissappointment. I've gotten to the point that concerts are evil. I waited 21 long years to see my beloved Bon Jovi in concert. My friend was able to score tickets for us the day before they went on sale for the Fargodome. We got there and I watched the entire concert on the big screen hanging from the ceiling. It could've been some guy they pulled off the street standing up there for all I knew. We couldn't see crap and what was so awful was the fact that there were worse seats than ours and these people paid the same amount as we did for tickets. I was very dissappointed and near tears, so I decided to just drink as much as possible and at least enjoy being drunk at Bon Jovi!

Amorous Rocker said...

That sucks. I've seen Shinedown live before (they're one of the favorite bands! <3) and didn't have that problem. I was against the rail at the very front and could hear him crystal clear. This was just last summer too. Another time I saw them I was further back and still didn't have to deal with his pretty voice being drowned out by music. He has such an amazing voice too, so sad to cover it up, lol. So sorry you didn't have a good experience for that part of the show.

The only concert I have ever left early was Evanescence several years ago. I wish they had drowned her out with music, lol. I was so disappointed too because I was excited about seeing them and she just sounded horrible live.

Have a good weekend!