Trouser Press
 
Back to: HomeReviewsWhat's New
 
 
 New Topic  |  Go to Top  |  Go to Topic  |  Search  |  Log In   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 
 Odd goings-on in Everett
Author: Delvin 
Date:   09-28-17 15:47

One music fan had the night of his life last night at Xfinity Arena.



Reply To This Message
 
 Re: Odd goings-on in Everett
Author: Philippe 
Date:   09-29-17 11:24

Reminds me of the Who show in San Francisco (?) when Keith Moon passed out from too many drugs and a kid was brought in from the audience to finish the set on drums. Subbing for Keith is probably more intimidating than for Loverboy's lead singer.

What's surprising is that the guy paid $100 tickets, another concert-goer is quoted as saying he paid $240, and yet another fan says she waited 24 years to see Loverboy live and was disappointed she didn't see the real deal! I didn't realize nostalgia acts charged through the nose for tickets (well, I know bands like the Eagles did, but Loverboy?)

Reply To This Message
 
 Re: Odd goings-on in Everett
Author: Post-Punk Monk 
Date:   09-29-17 12:40

What can I tell you? Bandannas cost moolah! By the way, I have successfully waited 37 years to see Loverboy [and counting].

Former TP subscriber [81, 82, 83, 84]

https://postpunkmonk.com
For further rumination on the Fresh New Sound of Yesterday®

Reply To This Message
 
 Re: Odd goings-on in Everett
Author: Michael Toland 
Date:   09-29-17 12:53

I didn't know Loverboy still existed until this article.

Edit: According to Wikipedia, not only do they still exist, they have the same lineup they've had for their entire career, minus the bass player, and that's because he died. I don't know if this is the only job these guys know how to do, or if they all still really believe in and/or enjoy their own music. Either way, I don't know if I'm impressed or appalled.



Post Edited (09-29-17 12:56)

Reply To This Message
 
 Re: Odd goings-on in Everett
Author: Delvin 
Date:   09-29-17 13:34

> Reminds me of the Who show in San Francisco (?) when Keith Moon passed out from too many
> drugs and a kid was brought in from the audience to finish the set on drums.

It reminded me of Spot's account, on the back cover of Everything Went Black, of the Black Flag gig where their vocalist quit the band during the set and stormed off the stage, leaving his (now former) bandmates to stare at each other, in front of a crowd of hardcore/skinhead fans. Suddenly a fan jumped up to the mic, called off the song, and the guys began to play. The rest of the set was a parade of fans taking the mic, sometimes fighting for it. Spot said it was the best show he'd ever seen.

> Subbing for Keith is probably more intimidating than for Loverboy's lead singer.

No doubt. For one thing, if you bomb with Loverboy, the fans will let you know, and you'll get escorted to the wings quickly. If you blow it behind the drums with The Who, Daltrey and Townshend would be likely to beat you up.

> What's surprising is that the guy paid $100 tickets, another concert-goer is quoted as
> saying he paid $240, and yet another fan says she waited 24 years to see Loverboy live
> and was disappointed she didn't see the real deal!

Yeah, I was astonished by those prices too. With that in mind, the attendance is not surprising: fewer than 2,000 fans in a venue that holds four times that number. What can I say ... apparently, neither Loverboy nor Survivor (the other band on the bill that night) can pack 'em in like they used to ... at least not at Eagles-level prices.

> I don't know if this is the only job these guys know how to do, or if they all still really
> believe in and/or enjoy their own music.

Probably a bit of both, plus the fact that they all still get along well (as evidenced by nearly 40 years with only one line-up change, caused by a band member's death).

Also according to Wikipedia, Loverboy still plays about a hundred gigs a year, including the usual bookings -- state fairs, classic-rock cruises, and the like. Me, I wouldn't have gone to this show for free, even though the arena is walking distance from my house. But hey, if Mike Reno and the boys still enjoy doing it, and can make a living at it, more power to 'em.

> By the way, I have successfully waited 37 years to see Loverboy [and counting].

High-fives, Monk! Keep the faith, brotha!



Reply To This Message
 
 Re: Odd goings-on in Everett
Author: HollowbodyKay 
Date:   09-29-17 19:55

Quote:

By the way, I have successfully waited 37 years to see Loverboy [and counting].


That's brilliantly put.

Reply To This Message
 
 Re: Odd goings-on in Everett
Author: breno 
Date:   09-29-17 22:46

I believe that the tix for the Loverboy show I got dragged to last fall were $35 apiece. It was a double bill with Rick Springfield.

I went as a favor to a friend, with the understanding that it was using up my quota of favors to do her for the remainder of the decade.

Reply To This Message
 
 Re: Odd goings-on in Everett
Author: zoo 
Date:   10-01-17 18:29

You know, I thought the guy did an admirable job in that video.

Reply To This Message
 Threaded View   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 


 Need a Login? Register Here 
 User Login
 User Name:
 Password:
 Remember my login:
   
 Forgot Your Password?
Enter your email address or user name below and a new password will be sent to the email address associated with your profile.

phorum.org