Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Stone Temple Pilots - 8/28/10 - Show Review

The Stone Temple Pilot's show was this past Saturday at the First Niagara Pavilion. I wasn't planning on writing anything but after reading some reviews, and hearing another, I thought I would throw in my two cents. Let me first sum up the show with two words, 'It Sucked'. Yesterday I was driving into work listening to 102.5's Jim Krenn talking about the show. He made the statement that the vocals were barely audible (very true). Then he proceeded to say twice "It was a great show." Huh? How does that work? If you can't hear the vocals it's still a great show?

We were on the lawn quite far away from the stage. The big problem was no one could hear Weiland's vocals out that far. After the first couple of songs he addressed the crowd about his recent fall in Cincinnati (I was told) and his rumored lip syncing. After he launched into his next song the lawn people started chanting "Turn up the mic! Turn up the mic!" Unfortunately, this did nothing. Next they started booing the stage. Again, nothing. You might have thought it was Weiland's pipes from getting older. Nope. When the bassist sung backup you could hear him clear as day. How the board guy didn't notice his voice wasn't carry was beyond me. It got worse. People in the back continued to chant before many bailing halfway through the set. Just a big disappoint overall.

4 comments:

  1. I seriously would have written the same review. I was on the front part of the lawn and I could her a damn thing. I was pist! A lot of people did leave. I had 10 ft of lawn all around me. Some of the songs were too slow, like Interstate Love Song. The Deleo bros were great, but the rest sucked.

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  2. Agreed. Couldnt hear anything. Scott looked tired and lifeless. Watch the Concert from Aug. 2001 at the Rolling Rock Town Fair in Greensburg. The energy and the sound are some of the best of any band ever! Go to youtube and search for Stone Temple Pilots Rolling Rock. This show is by far considered the best concert for the group in their prime.

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  3. I RESENT THE REMARK I READ ABOUT THE CROWD HAVING A LACK OF URGENCY AND NOT CONNECTING WITH THE BAND!WE COULDN'T HEAR THE VOCALS FOR THE FIRST 75 MINUTES! EVEN WITH THE BULLHORN IN THE MICROPHONE!!! WE COULD AT LEAST SEE WEIYLAND SINGING ON THE BIG SCREEN...THE LAST 30 MINUTES OF THE SHOW WAS BETTER THEY FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT BECAUSE WE COULD SUDDENLY HEAR EVERY WORD. IT WAS LIKE MAGIC, BUT THEY HAD ALREADY PLAYED ALL MY FAVORITE SONGS. THATS WHY EVERYONE LEFT!!! EVERYONE WAS SAYING THE SAME THING, THEY COULDN'T HEAR SCOTT! WE WERE DISAPPOINTED THE WAY THE SHOW HAD GONE. WHOEVER THE SOUND MAN WAS - HE NEEDS FIRED!!!!!!! WHY DID IT TAKE THEM SO LONG TO FIGURE OUT THAT THERE WERE NO VOCALS? ALSO, THAT NIGHT I WISHED THERE HAD BEEN A LIVE FORUM ON THE BIG SCREENS THAT WE COULD HAVE TEXTED, AND THE BEST ONES DURING THE SHOW COULD BE CHOSEN AND SHOWN AND ALSO TO LET THEM KNOW DURING THE SHOW WHAT WAS GOING ON OUT THERE... THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN A BETTER CONNECTION AND RESPONSE IF THEY HAD A CLUE.... UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY AND THE SHOW WAS DISAPPOINTING, BUT WE ALL STILL HAD FUN HANGING OUT TOGETHER :-)

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