RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew
Posted by: Dave Tedder ()
Date: December 31, 2000 06:32AM

>> Perhaps the reason why Fans are not showing up to these shows is a Quality issue? I can go and see two or three 80's cover bands doing Poison, Journey and the like-tonight here in the bars of the Twin Cities, and I am sure it's the same were you live assuming you are from the US. The Gods and Ultrasound are different how? I am not denying the work, sacrafice and support it took/takes for these events to be staged, but perhaps there are other reasons why turnout was low for Ultrasound? <<

But that's just it - people CONSTANTLY bitch about the cover / tribute bands ("Why would I wanna go see a damn Poison tribute band, the REAL thing was just here / will be here soon", etc) Okay, maybe they don't bitch about them as often now but it's definitely been a sore subject in the past. Do these shows bring in people?? Hell yeah, they do. Do 98% of the audience know that Firehouse just released a new album?? Not a chance. They know Creed, 3 Doors Down, Britney Spears, Christina Aquilera (however the hell it's spelled ..), etc.
The people that post here or on the mailing lists ARE aware of that new Firehouse album. They're aware of Velocity, Taglieri, Balance Of Power, etc. At the first event we had four bands drop out due to circumstances beyond our - and mostly their - control: Velocity, Balance Of Power, Rough Cutt and Oliver / Dawson Saxon. The first three bands listed are bands people are continuously saying they'd love to see live in the States but even before they had to drop out we had SIX AOR list registrations. I can't begin to tell you how many eMails I got from people that went something along the lines of: "Hey, is it true that Balance Of Power is playing??? That's SO fucking cool, man!!!!!!!!" Did they register?? No. A TON of people said they wanted to see The Promise - who flew in all the way from Scotland to play. Did most of those people who eMailed about them register??? No. Nobody wants to commit themselves to anything anymore.

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To John Taglieri and Andrew 187 Eric Abrahamsen 12/31/2000 12:44AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 156 Lil Al 12/31/2000 01:56AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 133 Dave Tedder 12/31/2000 04:13PM
RE: To Dave Tedder &amp; SFK Kurt 146 Lil Al 01/01/2001 02:09AM
Hey Al 165 sfk kurt 01/01/2001 08:50AM
RE: Hey Al 151 Lil Al 01/01/2001 11:29AM
RE: Hey Al 145 sfk kurt 01/02/2001 12:18AM
OT for Eric: snow 138 sfk kurt 12/31/2000 03:04AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 154 sfk kurt 12/31/2000 03:16AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 143 John Taglieri 12/31/2000 01:40PM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 150 sfk kurt 12/31/2000 11:42PM
To John Taglieri 132 Ron (Holland) 01/02/2001 06:05AM
RE: To John Taglieri 144 John Taglieri 01/02/2001 08:50AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew126 Dave Tedder 12/31/2000 06:32AM
RE: Ultrasound 139 Eric Abrahamsen 12/31/2000 08:02AM
RE: Ultrasound 140 Dave Tedder 12/31/2000 07:34PM
RE: Ultrasound again 150 Eric Abrahamsen 01/01/2001 12:00AM
RE: To Dave Tedder &amp; SFK Kurt 149 Dave Tedder 01/01/2001 04:06AM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 149 John Taglieri 12/31/2000 01:36PM
RE: To John Taglieri and Andrew 128 Eric Abrahamsen 12/31/2000 10:56PM

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