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Adorecream

The worst concert you have been to, since 2004

In 2004, long before I joined was this hilarious thread about the Worst concerts you had been to.

http://prince.org/msg/8/100234?&pg=3 - 4 pages

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The answers were hilarious, with MJ, Liz Phair and other forgotten 90s alternative rot featuring like someone called Fischerspoon. The funniest was a Sinead O'Connor concert with 3 songs in it, and one dude who got stoned before a Liz Phair concert that lasted 15 minutes and missed it due to the Polices arresting them - well you shouldn't smoke illegal drugs. Or Lauryn Hill ruining her show with mountains of anti white rhetoric.

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A lot of those acts are forgotten now (No one likes drugged out grunge and shitty angry girl acts anymore). How about here we describe the shittiest concerts we have been to since the 2004 era. The person who saw the O'connor concertette threw her CDs out the next day, meanwhile who had even heard of that bald harridan since then?

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Can be concert, tour, coffee shop stage, club date, cinema, rap cage stadium whatever, hayrides, Country and rap festivals. As long as it was live music. Support acts are fine too.

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Only rule is the concert must have been since 2005, and any act popular before then, is fine -so your Macca tours are fine.

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For me it was John Farnham playing support on a Lionel Richie tour in 2014, he wa sokay, buthis band were terrible, not tuning their guitars and forgetting their parts, poor Johnny was about to thump them.

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Reply #1 posted 02/12/18 9:15am

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bunch of guys yelling and jumping around eachother....Image result for cash money records

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Reply #2 posted 02/12/18 10:45am

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North Sea Jazz Festival 2007 & 2008.
2007: Sly Stone. As ever, he was late, he played for no more than 15-20 minutes and let his band do all the work, but still the fact that the unthinkable happened, Sly Stone on stage, made it worthwile anyhow.

The next year, Bootsy Collins got the original JBs back together which in theory should be fantastic, but they wasted our time by having some totally uninteresting rappers go on for about 20 minutes and when they finally got started, instead of Bootsy leading the show, they had somebody pretending to be James Brown doing the lead vocals. Even Danny Raye was there doing his "Jaaaaamesbrooooown!" routine, but it was all fake. Such a shame, because the band was really good.
And then a strange thing happened: after the show, with the band just standing there and not playing, Bootsy moved forward and started doing his "we want the funk" and "turn this mother out" chants and finally got things going- without music! And then he moved into the crowd like he usually does. That's charisma. Just a shame that he wasted it on this parody of a James Brown show.
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I hate to say it, because I've since forgiven her, but mine would be Erykah Badu several years ago.

It was an outdoor show and she was the headliner and main reason my girls and I were there. She pulled a Lauryn Hill move and was like an hour or two late. When she got on stage she had an attitude and hardly sang so the whole set was pretty much just a band jam session. She left early. It was just all around bad and very unlike her.

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Reply #4 posted 02/12/18 2:11pm

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thekidsgirl said:

I hate to say it, because I've since forgiven her, but mine would be Erykah Badu several years ago.

It was an outdoor show and she was the headliner and main reason my girls and I were there. She pulled a Lauryn Hill move and was like an hour or two late. When she got on stage she had an attitude and hardly sang so the whole set was pretty much just a band jam session. She left early. It was just all around bad and very unlike her.

Interesting, as she and Lauryn Hill come up a bit in the earlier threads, both sound very erratic. These responses make me think and feel sorry for you guys. I seldom have enough money to do major concerts and when I do, thank God they are usually epic. If I ended up at a shitty concert, I would be pretty raw, especially if the artist was really popular, had a lot of hits and sounded great in their albums.

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No one has mentioned autotune, singing to back up tapes or their vocals sounding nothing like the processed vocals on the albums.

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To me a good concert should be

1. At least an hour long of the headliner (Not 40 minutes and 3 support acts or ages between songs)

2. Singing and performing the music should be at least 80% of the show and all talk and sideways banter should be constructive (Audience engaging and band introductions)

3. Foul language should be saved for the music, unless its a foul mouth metal, grunge or rap group known for their obscene lyrics.

4. Support acts should complement the star, being musically proficient and do enough to get the audiences interest, but not outdo the main act or be so bad they get the audience antsy.

5. The main act should play at least 4 or 5 major hits of theirs or in the case of a nonchart act, at least 5 known songs by fans rather than new stuff or stuff the audience don't know (Demos, fillers, new songs not released).

6. Intangibles such as decent seating, unless in a standing seat, being able to see stage (Eg no pillars or obscenely oversized people in front of you, are venue not performer issues.

7. Refunds or easy rescheduled concerts should be offered for shows that underperform. You should have choice.

8. The band and performers should match the line up advertised, any absences or additions should be explained, especially if a member is a greenhorn or below the level of the crew member missing.

9. Acts should appreciate their audiences by playing smash hits and known songs, rather than unheard of solo and new songs (Paricularly if they are a heritage act with a pre 1980 and even pre 2000 heyday).

10. All performers and artists should not be under the influence of any drug or alcohol, even if they group is known for its use of such substances, professionalism should prevail. Minimal standards of hygiene should also be observed, especially for long haired metal and hippie musical collectives.

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Reply #5 posted 02/12/18 4:53pm

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Ah, to be honest, they;ve all been pretty good.

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I don't strictly agree with the rule you put out there the acts should mainly do their hits. I've seen Neil Young do shows where he didn't play more than one or two of his best known songs, and those were some of the best shows I ever saw him do. Similar to Prince - you might hear ANYTHING from his whole history, and on the flipside, there was no one song that you KNEW FOR SURE would be played.

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Reply #6 posted 02/12/18 9:53pm

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CASH MONEY RECORDS TAKING OVER FOR THE 99 AND 2000S

paisleypark4 said:

bunch of guys yelling and jumping around eachother....Image result for cash money records

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Reply #7 posted 02/12/18 9:59pm

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Most recent one I can think of..The Weeknd, last year. He doesn't know how to play to an arena yet, it was SO underwhelming. He just walks back and forth across the stage, and doesn't do much else. However, he tries to dance like Michael Jackson during his faster numbers, but he looks like a drunk guy at a bar...no surprise from all the Hennessy and weed flowing through his veins. And he also had 3 horrible opening acts, a fat rapper jumping on stage, two skinny rappers smoking blunts and jumping on stage, and an r&b singer who was mediocre at best. Ok, rants over lol

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Reply #8 posted 02/13/18 12:40am

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Most recent one I can think of..The Weeknd, last year. He doesn't know how to play to an arena yet, it was SO underwhelming. He just walks back and forth across the stage, and doesn't do much else. However, he tries to dance like Michael Jackson during his faster numbers, but he looks like a drunk guy at a bar...no surprise from all the Hennessy and weed flowing through his veins. And he also had 3 horrible opening acts, a fat rapper jumping on stage, two skinny rappers smoking blunts and jumping on stage, and an r&b singer who was mediocre at best. Ok, rants over lol

Sounds dreadful, a lot of these rappers seem to have no stage presence or abilities, just get up and talk their shit with no movement or rhythm. Given how far down the bar has been set for rap dancing I am not surprised. Sad the Weeknd uses, as he is a good singer.

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Drugs suck ass, ruin careers and stifle talent. Agree about what guy said about Neil Young, but I know his fans would know heaps of his music and respect the fact he is a cult artist who has a huge following, so those fans mostly know what to expect. The 3 shitty rappers the guy had to sit through above - man that would have been painful.

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The shit even came here - the support acts French Montana and Nav (Weird ass rapper names, places and brands like Kodak Black and Bodak)

https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/the-weeknd-starboy-legend-of-the-fall/auckland

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Reply #9 posted 02/13/18 8:30am

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khill95 said:

CASH MONEY RECORDS TAKING OVER FOR THE 99 AND 2000S

LMFAO!!!!

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Reply #10 posted 02/13/18 8:31am

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khill95 said:

Most recent one I can think of..The Weeknd, last year. He doesn't know how to play to an arena yet, it was SO underwhelming. He just walks back and forth across the stage, and doesn't do much else. However, he tries to dance like Michael Jackson during his faster numbers, but he looks like a drunk guy at a bar...no surprise from all the Hennessy and weed flowing through his veins. And he also had 3 horrible opening acts, a fat rapper jumping on stage, two skinny rappers smoking blunts and jumping on stage, and an r&b singer who was mediocre at best. Ok, rants over lol


He said he has stage fright still like Adele. So sad to have all that talent no stage presence.

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Some that come to mind:

Sam Hunt, 2017. This poor guy just CAN NOT SING. I mean, really - he cannot sing. I don't mean that I just don't like his voice. I mean that he cannot carry a melody or sustain a note or do anything charismatic. He's a big, good-looking "country boy" so I guess the girls like him. But the man cannot sing a lick.

Alanis Morrissette, 2005 - I'm glad this one made it before the date cut line! I will NEVER get tired of bellyaching about how bad this show was. Z.O.M.G. Every freaking song was about how bad her mother abused her. Or her boyfriend. Or life in general. And they were all "acoustic". And there were two video screens onstage playing black-and-white video of the most depressing scenes you can imagine. I hated every second of it and got as drunk as I possibly could. Just thinking about this show makes me want to go get drunk this very minute, and stay that way all day and night.

Jason Mraz, 2005 - Alanis Morrisette's opening act. I thought he was a joke. Seriously. He came out wearing something stupid, and had some heavy-set bearded hipster guy in a Gilligan hat with him that beat on bongos or something. All his songs were about children. I honest-to-God thought he had come straight off the set of "Barney the Dinosaur" - that's how infantile his songs were. But the girls went nuts! I asked one screaming hottie what was so attractive about this no-talented loser and she screamed, "He got naked in Playgirl magazine!!!" Needless to say, this night was the worst night of my entire life.

Black-Eyed Peas, 2010 - They are nothing but a karaoke act. They sound good on a record, but don't ever ruin it and see them live. There is no there there.


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Reply #12 posted 02/13/18 1:37pm

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RodeoSchro said:

Some that come to mind:

Sam Hunt, 2017. This poor guy just CAN NOT SING. I mean, really - he cannot sing. I don't mean that I just don't like his voice. I mean that he cannot carry a melody or sustain a note or do anything charismatic. He's a big, good-looking "country boy" so I guess the girls like him. But the man cannot sing a lick.

Alanis Morrissette, 2005 - I'm glad this one made it before the date cut line! I will NEVER get tired of bellyaching about how bad this show was. Z.O.M.G. Every freaking song was about how bad her mother abused her. Or her boyfriend. Or life in general. And they were all "acoustic". And there were two video screens onstage playing black-and-white video of the most depressing scenes you can imagine. I hated every second of it and got as drunk as I possibly could. Just thinking about this show makes me want to go get drunk this very minute, and stay that way all day and night.

Jason Mraz, 2005 - Alanis Morrisette's opening act. I thought he was a joke. Seriously. He came out wearing something stupid, and had some heavy-set bearded hipster guy in a Gilligan hat with him that beat on bongos or something. All his songs were about children. I honest-to-God thought he had come straight off the set of "Barney the Dinosaur" - that's how infantile his songs were. But the girls went nuts! I asked one screaming hottie what was so attractive about this no-talented loser and she screamed, "He got naked in Playgirl magazine!!!" Needless to say, this night was the worst night of my entire life.

Black-Eyed Peas, 2010 - They are nothing but a karaoke act. They sound good on a record, but don't ever ruin it and see them live. There is no there there.


I truly feel sorry for you. Alanis Morisette had one hit album in 1995/96 and lets face it who would listen to it now - most of us were attracted to the line "And are you thinking of me when you FUCK her" and her music was sooooo depressing and boring as fuck, she kick started the whole angry, I am wearing piercings in my eyebrows and braiding my armpit hair girl femmo craze of the late 1990s/2000s - Michaelle Branch, Fiona Apple, Liz Phair, Angry lesbo looking chicks I am looking at you.

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Jason Mraz - a one hit wonder and God, how much I hate Jeff Fischer/Hippy/Shagga doo, I stink of marijuana and 3 day old lentils type douchebag singers. Save your money - you just know its going to be crap reminds me of some drop kick hippy stoner like Jeff Fischer.

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Black Eyed Peas - their combined IQ is 127, they have done more to dumb down music than anyone, their whole career is a series of nonsensical one liners and drum machines having sex.

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Never heard of your Sam Hunt, but ours is a drunken poet born around 1940 who is always pissed and spouts doggerel while he is pissed that our local (NZ based) cognoscenti call poetry.

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Reply #13 posted 02/13/18 1:43pm

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Crystal Castles 2008. Everyone bought tickets as they were headliners at a venue that usually houses bands, then it changed to just a DJ set, now I don't even remember seeing a DJ set, lol

Of course, they are now broken up.

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RodeoSchro said:

Alanis Morrissette, 2005 - I'm glad this one made it before the date cut line! I will NEVER get tired of bellyaching about how bad this show was. Z.O.M.G. Every freaking song was about how bad her mother abused her. Or her boyfriend. Or life in general. And they were all "acoustic". And there were two video screens onstage playing black-and-white video of the most depressing scenes you can imagine. I hated every second of it and got as drunk as I possibly could. Just thinking about this show makes me want to go get drunk this very minute, and stay that way all day and night.


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I saw her for the Jagged Little Pill tour (Intellectual Intercourse) so thankfully it was just every track of her iconic nineties album in her prime.

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Adorecream said:

RodeoSchro said:

Some that come to mind:

Sam Hunt, 2017. This poor guy just CAN NOT SING. I mean, really - he cannot sing. I don't mean that I just don't like his voice. I mean that he cannot carry a melody or sustain a note or do anything charismatic. He's a big, good-looking "country boy" so I guess the girls like him. But the man cannot sing a lick.

Alanis Morrissette, 2005 - I'm glad this one made it before the date cut line! I will NEVER get tired of bellyaching about how bad this show was. Z.O.M.G. Every freaking song was about how bad her mother abused her. Or her boyfriend. Or life in general. And they were all "acoustic". And there were two video screens onstage playing black-and-white video of the most depressing scenes you can imagine. I hated every second of it and got as drunk as I possibly could. Just thinking about this show makes me want to go get drunk this very minute, and stay that way all day and night.

Jason Mraz, 2005 - Alanis Morrisette's opening act. I thought he was a joke. Seriously. He came out wearing something stupid, and had some heavy-set bearded hipster guy in a Gilligan hat with him that beat on bongos or something. All his songs were about children. I honest-to-God thought he had come straight off the set of "Barney the Dinosaur" - that's how infantile his songs were. But the girls went nuts! I asked one screaming hottie what was so attractive about this no-talented loser and she screamed, "He got naked in Playgirl magazine!!!" Needless to say, this night was the worst night of my entire life.

Black-Eyed Peas, 2010 - They are nothing but a karaoke act. They sound good on a record, but don't ever ruin it and see them live. There is no there there.


I truly feel sorry for you. Alanis Morisette had one hit album in 1995/96 and lets face it who would listen to it now - most of us were attracted to the line "And are you thinking of me when you FUCK her" and her music was sooooo depressing and boring as fuck, she kick started the whole angry, I am wearing piercings in my eyebrows and braiding my armpit hair girl femmo craze of the late 1990s/2000s - Michaelle Branch, Fiona Apple, Liz Phair, Angry lesbo looking chicks I am looking at you.

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Jason Mraz - a one hit wonder and God, how much I hate Jeff Fischer/Hippy/Shagga doo, I stink of marijuana and 3 day old lentils type douchebag singers. Save your money - you just know its going to be crap reminds me of some drop kick hippy stoner like Jeff Fischer.

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Black Eyed Peas - their combined IQ is 127, they have done more to dumb down music than anyone, their whole career is a series of nonsensical one liners and drum machines having sex.

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Never heard of your Sam Hunt, but ours is a drunken poet born around 1940 who is always pissed and spouts doggerel while he is pissed that our local (NZ based) cognoscenti call poetry.



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Reply #16 posted 02/13/18 4:24pm

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I've never been to a bad concert. no shit. Been lucky. The weirdest was in the 90s, with the Metal Band Raven, who were somewhat popular at the time. There was like 3 opening bands so it took a while. During the 3rd band Exciter--member them? hehe--there was a big fight. Most of the people got thrown out or they left. There had to be about 20 people left to see Raven. Raven came out with their full stage show with lights, fog and costumes, the two members had those headset mics. It was Spinal Tap as shit. Raven took it in stride and rocked pretty good. Even going into the audience and jamming. What a night.

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I would have loved to have been at one of those Glam Slam concerts where there were 30 people and P would play for 3 hours. lol

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I've been lucky with the shows I've been to ... I only tend to see acts I really like who I know are gonna put on a great show. Of them, Madonna at Wembley Stadium in 2008 wasn't great, mostly because the sound was horrendous and we were stood miles away (pun intended!) at the back of the pitch.

One that sticks out though is Bring Me The Horizon. Had the misfortune of wandering in to their set on the Other Stage at Glastonbury couple of years back ... christ, they were awful! This naff, nu-metal schtick that was out of date 15 years ago, let alone now. One of those bands that tries to have swagger without having the music to back it up.

And for some weird reason during the quieter moments in their songs the singer kept telling the crowd to "Push it back ... push it baaaaaack". Everyone where I was standing just looked around like what is this idiot on about? Trying way too hard to be cool and failing miserably. Turns out they are named after that Johnny Depp line from the Pirates film ... tells you all you need to know biggrin

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2freaky4church1 said:

I would have loved to have been at one of those Glam Slam concerts where there were 30 people and P would play for 3 hours. lol

I wish I could have gone to an after-show

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