09-22-2006, 08:31 AM
scalzmoney Wrote:I just heard an audience recording of the 9/8 show in Mass. The standout in an otherwise polite, but exuberant audience is the idiot who screams his lungs out for 40 seconds following 'Leaving Beiruit'. He yells 'what about 9/11, Roger, you chickenshit?!' I'd guess that he left the arena immediately what with his objection to the material and all, but I doubt it.Yeah... the problem with audience recordings is that they tend to only pick up what's loudest, which would be the amplified band and the audience members closest to the mic.
I really have no idea how I'll react, let alone those around me. I don't expect I'll leave. I paid good money to get in. Roger may or may not include his soapbox. I may or may not react. We'll see.
But no, I won't leave. First, I want to witness it all, so that I can appropriately praise and criticize the concert. And also, I want to see the things that made me a fan of Roger in the first place.
Has anyone considered that Roger is doing this because controversy generates publicity. And publicity, in turn, sells tickets? The Pittsburgh show is being aggressively promoted on TV, and when I checked two days ago, you could still purchase pavillion seats. I don't recall those tickets being available when he came through a few years ago, and I certainly don't remember TV ads.
Perhaps this is all just a stunt to counter slow ticket sales?
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