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  posted on 10/26/2014 at 06:35 PM
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With all due respect, fan from 71's use of a restaurant analogy is flawed on so many levels, I wouldn't know where to begin.
Phew !


Gotta' be somewhere to begin...
If my favorite eatery (band) is charging x amount of money for my food (music), and I have to pay more x's for less quality food (music) from the eatery (band)...I'm bitchin' to somebody!

 

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  posted on 10/26/2014 at 06:47 PM
Couldn't agree more that the analogy is flawed. Music, is such a personal thing on so many levels. Some love it on every level just because they do. Many musicians in the audience look at it from a different angle and at the end of the day there is no right or wrong perspective, even financially. Obviously, demand and supply rule. Things cost more today than they did, 10, 20, 30, and 40 years ago including music, and while it is unfortunate many can't afford to go it is reality. I thought both nights were epic, my opinion only and I am sure there were many that thought the same of Tuesday and Wed. The fact I will not be there Mon and Tues while I would like to be, will not change my view on the weekend shows. They were my closure and the fact I spent a bunch of money to be there does not faze me at all. It will not change my life in the longer run, but the Brothers have and that is worth every penny spent. Oh and at a restaurant, you can keep sending it back until they do it right which would be cool if you could do that with Liz Reed if ya didn;t think it was up to par,,,,,,,,,,,,,just saying

 

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  posted on 10/26/2014 at 06:57 PM
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I am sure there were many that thought the same of Tuesday and Wed.

And if the guy next to me paid the same money and DIDN'T think so, I certainly would not consider his opinion to be any less than mine.

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Oh and at a restaurant, you can keep sending it back until they do it right which would be cool if you could do that with Liz Reed if ya didn;t think it was up to par,,,,,,,,,,,,,just saying

Really. Try telling a major act you didn't think their show was worth the money you spent and see where that gets you.

 

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Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.
We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
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  posted on 10/26/2014 at 08:21 PM
fan from 71.

I was there this weekend for both shows. I knew what was on the menu before going into the restaurant. I knew the restaurant, and the staff. In short, I knew what to expect before going in. Personally I expect more from a professional kitchen than any given performance from a highly skilled and professional band on any given night.

I don't think the restaurant analogy was a good analogy, or even a proper one. If anything the analogy highlights how much an individual's expectations create more than one kitchen or band is able to deliver for any reason, on any given night, to any particular diner, or listener for that matter. That said, I could almost predict that Friday night's show and Saturdays will be the highlight of the final run.

I could be wrong, but experience tells me that anyone lucky to attend the last two nights shows might be setting the bar to high as to to having their expectations met, and that for some, probably, will not be met. Not though any fault of ABB performances over the next two shows, but again, that the bar of expectation from the (fan ) listener, is set to high, as if the last shows where the last musical supper to end in some sort of musical transcendent existential experience.

It's not a Death Row musical last meal of waffles, lobster and whatever else a long time listener would like it to hear. It's a concert, on a Monday, and Tuesday night for cryin out loud. It's been said many times; They call it Stormy Monday, and Tuesday's twice as bad, Wednesday's Worst, and Thursday's oh so sad. The Eagle flew on Friday and Saturday, they went out to play.

Go figure. Hey if I'm wrong, and I hope I am, cool. If I'm right, it is what it is, a good meal on a good night, at the beginning of a slow work week for everyone, and I mean everyone, players and listeners alike. Some accuse bands of phoning it in and sometimes they do. Don't we all, and at all levels at times ? My response to that is Order ! Pick Up ! And get the hell out of the kitchen.

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  posted on 10/26/2014 at 08:36 PM
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Hey if I'm wrong, and I hope I am, cool.


I expect you are.

Go back and listen to Tuesday night shows from the Beacon past. The blue plate specials are pretty damn delicious.

 

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  posted on 10/26/2014 at 09:10 PM
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fNot though any fault of ABB performances over the next two shows,

If the restaurants (venue) decor is beautiful, and the staff (hostess/ticket taker - waiter/usher) do their job great but the food (band) sucks, I'm taking my issue to the performer(chef).

 

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We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
Brother against brother....

 

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  posted on 10/26/2014 at 09:23 PM
People - including myself - forget that the first few shows of any past tour often are like they were. Perhaps we just expected them to be firing on all cylinders right off the bat. The summer festival shows imho never did compare to the length abd breadth of the three week beacon runs of the past. They are what they are - this is all we have and I've seen two killer shows. Not that my expectations aren't two more killer shows

 

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  posted on 10/27/2014 at 08:25 AM
From a poster in another thread...

"Alan Paul was saying via facebook that this was the best show so far. I thought Wednesday’s was a bit better. To each their own, I guess."

Interesting. One person thought a particular show was "epic", and another didn't. Imagine that....
How can that be if they're all epic?!

 

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Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.
We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
Brother against brother....

 

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  posted on 10/27/2014 at 09:23 AM
Personally, I'd take any ABB Beacon performance, stellar or not so great, over sitting here in Virginia wishing I was in NYC.

 

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  posted on 10/27/2014 at 09:50 AM
I agree with the previous comment about Blue Plate Specials. I suspect tonight and tomorrow night's show to be outstanding in their own right in ways that perhaps go beyond what words are able to convey.

Fan from 71....again, and with all due respect the continued use of the restaurant analogy misses the mark entirely. If it were me I'd you have you escorted out of the Restaurant. Sorry the food didn't meet your expectations, but the rest of the diners seem to be having a grand time of it. You can't equate the price of admission as a valid platform for critique with respect to any art form. Who would do that, I ask you ? Who ? A sense of entitlement is not a valid baisis for criticism. It's wrong on any level. What, you expect Gregg to come down to your seat and ask you how your meal was ? You're kidding right ?.

 
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