I was there at the concert, and travelled many hours from Canada to see it. It was a once-in-a-lifetime show for so many reasons. It is true that Ashley kept an "eagle eye" on her father. It was wonderful to see such a loving, talented, and protective family in action. Glen has been God's gift to the world and he will be surely missed, but perhaps through Victoria Ghost, his melodies, his memories, and his music will live on, albeit somehow different. God bless Glen Campbell, and the talent he produced.
Harsh. Sounds like you'd have preferred someone to stand motionless at a mic and sing opera all night rather than be open and authentic.
Some unnessary comments here Paloma. A disappointing review.
I'll pass on the pass this year, after buying them for the last seven years. Tired of fighting the lines. Asking far too much for the value received. I'll cherry pick a couple of shows and save a bundle.
Great story. We saw him last January in New York, and this past May in Albany. The show had changed quite a bit as they dropped most all of the new released songs from Ghost on the canvas. Glen remembers all of the old stuff but struggled with the newer material. But as you've said, it didn't matter. He was great. I got to meet him the next morning in Albany which I'll never forget, but I missed him just 45 minutes in my backyard last night.
His kids did a great job with "heyyyyyyy, little one". I felt like I was 9 again glued to the tv watching his variety show. There's only one Glen Campbell, and he is the rhinestone cowboy.
I agree that the ticket prices are way to high. Dail;y passes would be great. Also they need to do more for the hadicapped in wheelchairs..
They need daily passes. The price is ridiculous.
as a crew member on this tour let me tell you all how sorry we are for the problems with this show. trust us it was a bad day for us all. When we arrived at 8 am that morning ready to start loading in, we were disgusted to find the state of the venue. The stage which they claim has had thousand of artist on it showed its age. we tour with 1000's of pounds worth of equipment and the legs on the stage were not equipped to handle the weight of our set. the decking on top of the stage was rotten and uneven. Now moving on to the rigging points, The armory says they have never seen a tour require three trusses (which is a complete lie) however it would not of been a problem and we could of made it work however the fact there was no rigging points from the midstage to the back of the stage which is never ever ok. (no place to hang back lighting, backdrop curtains, and video screens. so in essence the stage was cut in half which is why rob had to say the stage was to small since we only used half the stage . The tour had to bring in a structural engineer for the building as the management could not provide the riggers with any blueprints that stated how much weight could be hung from their building. Needless to say as a crew we sat around twiddling our thumbs for over 7 hours before it was decided that the show would go on. next problem was they had 1 forklift for 8 trucks and the forklift was made for inside and could not drive outside where the trucks were parked since the venue has no loading docks. So again we sat around waiting until new forklifts arrived that were capable of handling the gravel and dirt parking lot we were in. The whole experience was terrible for every party involved and again I would like to apologize for the terrible experience.
Directly from the Main Street Armory Facebook...We have been receiving a fair amount of complaints concerning the Twins of Evil tour that took place Tuesday 10-16-12. Long wait lines and over occupancy seem to be the main concerns. Most blame has been pointed in our direction, but these issues aren’t our fault and are instead a combination of errors. As many people may have heard Rob Zombie said, “the stage is too small.” The truth is, according to their production the stage was the correct size. We received their production layout months in advance and made the stage to their specifications, which was 60’ wide by 40’ deep. The actual problem was that they needed 3 steel trusses to hang their assorted equipment from. This aspect was not detailed in their production layout, and never in 7 years of hosting events have we been asked to accommodate three trusses for rigging. We set the stage to provide them with two. When they arrived Tuesday morning, their head of production told us that this was an issue and attempted to cancel the show. We offered to move the stage forward, so they could have 3 trusses available, but the fire marshall determined that moving the stage that far forward would cause occupancy issues. It was then decided that we would go forward with the show without the extra props considering it was close to a sold out show. Their head of production then found fault in our stage saying it wasn’t stable enough and wanted to cancel the show again. We have had some amazing national touring acts and have never had an issue with staging. But again we offered to accommodate their wishes by bringing a palette of plywood sheets and securing them to the entire decking of the stage. The head of production was unsure if the plywood secured to the decking would solve the issues and wanted to consult with the head rigger. Instead of quickly giving an assessment and response, he waited hours before giving the ok. Because of his lack of a timely decision, setup was pushed back past the opening of doors. Production didn’t want the doors open until they had finished their stage setup, which resulted in a long wait for the fans. Opening the doors on a timely matter is crucial for our venue. We have done crowds just as large without any issues. When opened on time, we get people in quickly and efficiently. Unfortunately, these circumstances made this impossible and for that we are sorry. We are currently making other adjustments to make our venue more accommodating. We will be removing the balcony behind the stage to allow for our third truss to be accessed and to allow the stage to be moved back further. These adjustments will allow such giant productions as Rob Zombie’s to have no issues in the future, as well as make more standing room for those of you in the crowd. We deeply apologize for any issues that may have occurred to you, or your accompanied guests. We will continue to listen to your concerns and devote time to resolving any current and future issues. We hope to have your continued business and promise to continue to bring some of the best national touring acts to our hometown of Rochester.
I completely agree with everyone here to a tee. I'm from Buffalo and drove 70 miles to see Manson. I experienced the same problems as everyone above did so I'll try not to mention those and bring up other points. The problems first started with driving around for 30mins for a parking spot because the venue was not proactive enough to know the twins of evil tour had a large quantity of semi and buses that took up the parking for the guests who were forced to elsewhere, mind you i didnt mind paying for parking but all the places that nearby doing that were filled. So I had to park faraway in a sketchy neighborhood. This show was originally posted to be at the Blue Cross Arena but quickly changed to this ill equipped venue. If you look elsewhere the majority of this tour is in arenas and amphitheaters... or at least at venues that have their shit together. There are 3 entrance/exits to this venue and only 1 was being used while one was opened then shut on people as previously mentioned and the other for smokers,All this while Marilyn Manson was well into his set. I was told that it was the securities 2nd gig at the venue and they didnt have radios to communicate each other... oh im sorry I know high school volunteer av kids that use radios and the security cant? (which is somehow our fault) I was told the security couldnt arrive on time because there was no parking. When I went to complain at the box office, I told tix taker i was doing so and i was coming back and the kid turned out to be some punk that gave me attitude. Rob Zombie said that this place was too small to fit everything on stage. They were also allowing people smoke inside the venue. We should all get some what of a refund and start a petition against the venue or promoter who is behind this and for not taking proper steps of action to try to make this run smoother.
Three hour drive and we saw two songs of MANSON. The armory should be very disappointed about their poor planning. I have been to over one hundred shows and I have never missed anything because of a wait to get in line. Disgusted! !!!! I will never go there again and I will let everyone know my experience with the Armory!
Did anyone ask the other member's of the Lobster Quadrille what happened to the band?
Went here last night to see a show that I wanted to forever see, was pretty excited. Last time I went to the Armory was to see Korn and that went well. However when i went to see the Twins of Evil.. doors were suppose to open at 6, yet I was still outside in the cold at 9pm. The staff told the people with tickets to move to a back door so when we all went, thousands of people were turned down back there and told to go get back in line. After already standing in line I refused to go back to the end of the line for another hour after the staff were being a bunch of morons and being rude. If anything after a two hour drive and being so excited this show turned out to be the biggest disappointment I have ever seen. Paid well over $70.00 to see this show and missed half of it standing outside. Thanks a lot to the staff of the Rochester Armory, I will never buy tickets there along with many other people I know, it is the biggest waste of time.
May the staff in charge of admittance be struck by the crabs of one million prostitutes.... and may there arms be to short to scratch
yes we did line up.........and waited over an hour and a half to get in.we most of manson. main st armory is def the minor league.the bands were great, the fans,,,,were awesome.but the venue and staff suck.
hey i am not sure but i don't think Cheetah Chrome and Richard Lloyd are in this band
My own tastes are to hear pieces that I am unfamiliar with. Too often the RPO programs war horses that I have heard better played/interpreted elsewhere. Bravo to Remmereit for promoting lesser know works. It is somewhat shocking that the Hansen had not been played by the RPO for 80 years, and the Goldmark was a RPO premier. As far as appealing to the masses: everything played was accessible to the audience, and on Saturday night, the audience seemed pleased by the performances.
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How do you "organically" take an orchestra to sell out concerts? Your review doesn't even make any sense. I can't even make sense of what you are getting at aside from the fact that you thought the program didn't showcase the orchestra well. Please don't try to write something you don't understand yourself. BTW, Korngold was a good choice if one wants to "appeal to the masses".
While I consider it a great pity, neither Cheetah or myself have had anything to do with David Thomas' version of "Rocket from the Tombs".
David is smart enough to put together musicians that will not completely disappoint ticketholders, but it is not enough simply say that we are touring with them, when the complete opposite is true. Neither Richard Lloyd nor Cheetah Chrome will be touring with this faux RFTT. I hope to God it's a great show and I wish David well but I also wish you would tell his booking agent the truth, the advertisement is incorrect and sleazy.
Yours – Richard Lloyd
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