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Yacht Rock wrote: May 15th, 2022, 12:35 pm Sounds fun! My wife and I are going to be at Paul McCartney next weekend in Winston-Salem. Looking forward to it very much, even though at nearly 80, his voice is going.
Is that next weekend? Is he playing the FB stadium? I think he would be really good in a small venue setting. But he probably making a pant load on this tour. Enjoy!
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Yeah, it's at the Wake stadium on the 21st. Definitely smaller than some of the other venues he's been playing. We got good seats but it was a pretty penny. We've never been able to align our schedules with his tour before so this is a treat.
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Yacht Rock wrote: May 15th, 2022, 10:06 pm Yeah, it's at the Wake stadium on the 21st. Definitely smaller than some of the other venues he's been playing. We got good seats but it was a pretty penny. We've never been able to align our schedules with his tour before so this is a treat.
I am just not a Stadium tour guy unless there gonna be a huge stage show. But I’d imagine they’ll have some good projection screens etc. and it will be cool
We had pre COVID tickets to the tour but dumped them. They were not cheap then so I can imagine now. I’m happy you got them that’s a real score! The closest we will get to sir Paul is getting our picture taken crossing Abbey Road in June!
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McCartney was amazing and the show was worthy of making it one of my bucket list items. We were lucky enough to have parking right across the street from the stage side of the field and tailgated during the sound check that lasted over an hour. It rained before the concert but skies were great by the time the gates opened and the concert started.

Still riding the high from Saturday night!
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Someone uploaded this cellphone video of the McCartney concert in W-S. Concert starts about 5 min in. I 've only watched about 15 min so far, but my first observation is that he has great energy and can still play a mean bass, but his age really shows in the vocals. Struggles with intonation.
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Yacht Rock wrote: May 23rd, 2022, 4:03 pm McCartney was amazing and the show was worthy of making it one of my bucket list items. We were lucky enough :D to have parking right across the street from the stage side of the field and tailgated during the sound check that lasted over an hour. It rained before the concert but skies were great by the time the gates opened and the concert started.

Still riding the high from Saturday night!
Awesome! I worked an event in WS on Sunday and several seasoned citizens were talking about the concert. I’m glad I got some good info from the younger crowd
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By Purple Haize
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Hard to believe I survived another Blue Ridge Rock Fest! Can’t even name all the bands I saw all or parts of their sets. Couple of stand outs

Lacy Sturm. New to me but not the crowd. Great draw for an early Sunday time slot. Gave a really good testimony
Skillet - The guitar plum wears me out watching her. Really like them in concert
Gojira- Set of the weekend. I’m generally not into that heavy of music but dang they are good. Outstanding live. Y music you can physically feel
Mudvayne - didn’t care for the music just stayed to see whether the lead singer was gonna have a heart attack
Sevendust- really good. Great crowd interaction
Otherwise - long time favorite smaller band of mine. Glad they got to play and generate some buzz
Stone Temple Pilots - new guy sounds like the dead guy. Second favorite set of the weekend
Ice Cube - No one was more surprised by how big and friendly the crowd was than Cube!
Ghost - good stage show. Entertaining and funny lead singer. Music was different. Probably Satanist’s :D

Three shows I missed that I would have liked to see

Tenacious D - they rarely tour but it was gonna be tough to go from one end to the other and back to see 3 consecutive acts. So I went with I Prevail which was good. And I had premium viewing for
Alice Cooper - love his shows. But again logistics weren’t in my favor. No way I could have traversed the grounds and through 20k to get to the show before it was over
Queensryche - it was either them or Ice Nine Kills. And I’ve seen them a few times and got to meet them earlier in the day.

I’ll be back in 2023. Great festival!
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By Cider Jim
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Purple Haize wrote: September 16th, 2022, 9:05 am
Three shows I missed that I would have liked to see
Alice Cooper - love his shows. But again logistics weren’t in my favor. No way I could have traversed the grounds and through 20k to get to the show before it was over
In your mind, what band trumped Alice Cooper and kept you from hearing his band? :dontgetit
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By Purple Haize
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Cider Jim wrote: September 16th, 2022, 12:41 pm
Purple Haize wrote: September 16th, 2022, 9:05 am
Three shows I missed that I would have liked to see
Alice Cooper - love his shows. But again logistics weren’t in my favor. No way I could have traversed the grounds and through 20k to get to the show before it was over
In your mind, what band trumped Alice Cooper and kept you from hearing his band? :dontgetit
Gojira was right before him. I would have had to go from right up front of the stage there. Through / with 20 k people up the slope then down the hill to the next stage. It would have taken 15-20 minutes if not more. Then had horrible spots to watch the last 20 minutes or so then walk back up Hay Maker Hill down the slope in time to see Mudvayne who closed the night. Instead I watched A Day To Remember and they weren’t too bad.
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By PAmedic
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I try to see zombie every time he comes into town. Freaks on Parade tour was great although his set was a little short so I was kinda bummed. Power man 5000 and static x opened, then Mudvayne just before RZ. They crushed it- my first time seeing them and apparently their first tour in over a decade so that was cool. Definitely a rock and roll show 👍🏼
JK37 next time I’ll take u since it was down at the waterfront and we coulda pregamed at your place
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Cider Jim wrote: September 16th, 2022, 12:41 pm
Purple Haize wrote: September 16th, 2022, 9:05 am
Three shows I missed that I would have liked to see
Alice Cooper - love his shows. But again logistics weren’t in my favor. No way I could have traversed the grounds and through 20k to get to the show before it was over
In your mind, what band trumped Alice Cooper and kept you from hearing his band? :dontgetit
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
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By Purple Haize
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JK37 wrote: September 17th, 2022, 8:20 am I listen to KLOVE, and I’m not old. So I get very few of these references. But I read every word of this thread and keep coming back.

What a LOSER I am!
You should know Skillet and Lacy Sturm (FlyLeaf)
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PAmedic wrote: September 17th, 2022, 9:03 am I try to see zombie every time he comes into town. Freaks on Parade tour was great although his set was a little short so I was kinda bummed. Power man 5000 and static x opened, then Mudvayne just before RZ. They crushed it- my first time seeing them and apparently their first tour in over a decade so that was cool. Definitely a rock and roll show 👍🏼
JK37 next time I’ll take u since it was down at the waterfront and we coulda pregamed at your place
I’m down
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By JK37
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Purple Haize wrote: September 17th, 2022, 10:29 am
JK37 wrote: September 17th, 2022, 8:20 am I listen to KLOVE, and I’m not old. So I get very few of these references. But I read every word of this thread and keep coming back.

What a LOSER I am!
You should know Skillet and Lacy Sturm (FlyLeaf)
Yeah, give you that. Couldn’t name a song for either off the top of my head.
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Time to play catch up!

Doobie Brothers-Nashville
A lot of deep cuts. But it was their 50th Anniversary tour and they did have Michael M with them. Everything was super tight and the harmonies were spectacular. It was obviously an extra treat the MM was there. He still has the pipes.
- Pretty sure I was one of the youngest people there. I went with 5 managers from my company
- the arena was about 3/4 full which I found surprising. Tickets were ~$100 for lower bowl. But it was in Nashville. So a band like the DB’s wouldn’t move the needle there like it would in say Roanoke
- for a group called The Doobie Brothers there was a surprising LACK of Doobie at the show. It was later pointed out to me that it was still there, but in the form of CBD oil and gummies :D

Grand Ole Opry
This hurt. My highlight was the guy who reads the announcements and ads. His voice was smooth. I wanna buy Humana Medicare D coverage and I’m not even eligible for it! One group did bust out Country Roads, which was appropriate since the Mountaineers were playing. I belted that ad boy out at the top of my lungs!
- apparently mosh pits and crowd surfing are frowned on at the Opry. So “Know Before You Go”

Iron Maiden
This is now officially the loudest concert I’ve been too. And no it’s not cause I’m old! They are the rare band whose stage show AND music are equally awesome. You usually get one or the other. For instance, no pyro oversized mascot or Spitfires at the Doobies, but their vocals were on point. Bruce still has the pipes but something happened near the end and he had to go off stage and was covered by an extended guitar solo. Afterwards he was good but something was off. As is their want they played their new stuff (Writing on the Wall is a great cut….and a retelling of the story of Nebuchadnezzar ) and deep cuts. Surprisingly, for them, they did finish with their Greatest Hits. Which upon reflection shouldn’t have surprised me since the tour is called Legacy of the Beast. The place was full of incredible energy and people belted out song at the top of our lungs. All 24,000 of us. Place was packed

Can’t remember what’s up next. Probably sor Christmas stuff. I already have my Blue Ridge Rock Festival ticket and RV spot reserved for next year so that’s always good!
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