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Topic: Charleston Show
Posted By: HunterB
Subject: Charleston Show
Date Posted: March 12 2007 at 10:20am
My wife and I walked out of MP's show here in Charleston last night. After
subjecting us to an unannounced warmup act, Ron Sexsmith, who was an
able guitarist and an amiable, gracious person, but whose lyrics consisted
mainly of a strung-together compilation of seemingly every cliche one
seems ever to have heard, Miss Peyroux decided to finally grace the
audience with her presence after about a 45-minute wait. The audience
grew so restless for the show to begin that several times we begin
clapping in unison. The second time this occurred--and Charlestonians
are famously polite--a few catcalls were heard. Our reward once MP
appeared on stage? A half-hearted, "Sorry you had to wait. I was learning
a song. . . You do have a bar here don't you [referring to the venue]?" I
may be paraphrasing slightly, but that's the gist of it. At another point,
she responded to the audience's mediocre applause by asking, "Is that
ALL you've got for me? Come on!" Throughout the show she made wry,
sarcastic comments about the host city that was paying her handsomely
to appear (a point she grossly pointed out), at one time asking, "So what
do you folks do here all day? Shop?" Anyway, I have an unwritten rule not
to pay good money to be insulted by what we in Charleston call "Come
y'uhs"--the Gullah word for interloping Carpet Baggers, especially since I
can get that for "free" from all the ones who are moving here from Ohio
(on the bright side, at least they pay taxes, I suppose). Miss Peyroux is
frequently compared with Billy H. She may have approximated a fair vocal
imitation, but I understand that Miss Billie always played the gracious
guest to those who hosted her. Miss Peyroux could learn from her

Posted By: dasher
Date Posted: March 12 2007 at 2:28pm

Hunter B -

Please keep an eye out for the Charleston paper's review of the show.  If you should manage to find it, please post the link here on the forum.

Sorry your show stunk...

Atlanta Dan

Posted By: daduke
Date Posted: March 12 2007 at 2:30pm

Hunter B-

I was at the show as well and I have to totally agree with you.  Not good.  Not good at all.

Posted By: dasher
Date Posted: March 12 2007 at 2:43pm

Here's some info from the Charleston paper.  Maybe tomorrow there will be a review (shudder) of the show. - Stories.aspx?section=preview&tableId=133404&pubDate= 3/8/2007

Posted By: TN Lady
Date Posted: March 13 2007 at 10:41am

I completely agree with Hunter B.  Probably the worst concert experience I've ever had.  Even though I hail from Nashville, I too was appalled by her rudeness to her Charleston audience.  Immature, tacky and not very smart.  Do you think anyone in the audience will ever buy any of her music?  Not this attendee.

Posted By: stewbiff
Date Posted: August 27 2009 at 3:05am
I'm a big Dino Jr fan, and J Mascis fan, but that show last night at the Music Farm was so insanely loud it was obnoxious. Some had ear plugs in, and anyone that didnt paid the price. I've played as a drummer in the Farm many times so I'm not afraid of some loud rock n roll, but that last night was just silly loud. Youre truly doing real damage to your fan's ear drums.
Is the sound man deaf ?
OTHERWISE...good show.

http://www.Digbands.Com/blues - blues

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