If you were in the front half of the crowd, you likely didn't see a large group of people leave (though some did come back when the music started), or stand still for much of the show - because you probably didn't look behind you to see the ones not dancing and leaving early.
I'm glad from your vantage point everyone was showing enthusiasm, because from where I was standing, people looked bored. I expected the entire place to be dancing, not just a part of it.
Don't get me wrong - any other time, if I wasn't in a rush, I would have stopped to take photos of that bike processional through town... loved the crazy costumes and it did make my wait more enjoyable.
"At least five blocks away..." My reference to parking was not because of a walk to venues (I enjoyed walking all over town — at least 4.5 miles on Saturday), but because it added to the confusion and slowdown of traffic. I, along with plenty of other cars, had to constantly make U-turns for closed roads, circle blocks looking for parking spots, etc. It only added to the traffic delays. For people who don't live in Asheville or any city where they are attending a show, parking in a relatively central location to the venue sure makes life a lot easier than having to wander the streets trying to remember where your car is.
I do respect his talent, but he doesn't show it often enough. The guy has admitted to writing crappy pop songs because they sell. That is selling out - plain and simple. No other way to put it. If you read the review again, you can see that I pay as many compliments as I do call him out for the crap... and there's a lot of crap.
Amy, if he had played "Daughters," I would have written an even more scathing review... Luckily the audience was spared that one.
You are making a lot of assumptions about the crowd, and not commenting on his music, Bob...
They're not doing the Harlem Shake dance, but the EDM song by Baauer is called "Harlem Shake."
Lunchbox Records and The Birdsnest were the only two independent record stores in the area that were participating in Record Store Day.A lot of unique releases are issued on Record Store Day that are only available through independent stores. If you're looking for one of those releases, your choice of store is severely limited in the Charlotte area.
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