three days, plus working on a consulting project, and a friend’s
birthday. Gotta say, I had fun.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean all the events were good.
First off, never go see a concert a Sound Advice Ampitheatre.
Both shows that I saw this weekend where at this venue. I was not
able to make out the words of ANY of the bands (and I saw a LOT of
bands). Mixes were horrible, no balance to the sound at
all. It might have something to do with being an open-air
ampitheatre, but I’ve seen great shows at Pompano Beach Ampitheatre, so
I don’t think THAT’s an excuse. One thing that was different is
that the bands I saw this weekend were alternative rock and/or metal
bands. A lot of these guys go for the ‘heavy buzz-saw’ sound,
which is OK on a CD, but terrible live. Three chords and some
space go a LONG way live.
Also one other thing that truly disappointed me was people’s
behavior. Ok, so the concert was OzzFest, but jeez, does EVERYONE
have to act like an a-hole? There were some very nice people
there, but there were some real losers, too. To all the people
that threw grass and mud during one of the sets, YOU are the reason
concert prices go up. Plus, you piss the rest of the people
off. I had absolutely NO sympathy for the people that were being
forcefully thrown out of the concert. I do not like to have to
watch my back while trying to watch a concert. You guys probably
doomed the ‘lawn seating’ for that concert venue (although WHY someone
would want to listen to the horrible mixing job is beyond me).
Sorry about the rant, but I don’t like having to have fights with
friends, just because I tried to get out of the way of being hit with
flying mud and grass.
Tomorrow, I should have a more positive blog (I hope!)