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Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #600 on: June 15, 2018, 02:47:14 PM »
MEMI has been running Riverbend and PNC for a really long time (since the beginning?) without disaster.

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Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #601 on: June 15, 2018, 02:51:49 PM »
It's a shame (actually, no, it's not) that Matthew67 is no longer on these boards, as this debacle is actually evidence of the locals first, skeptical of outsiders attitude that he talked incessantly about. Where the operator comes from for a venue like this should really not matter, but of course good ol' Cincinnati has to live up to its provincial reputation, and go with the nonsensical local choice for this project.

If it doesn't matter who programs the venue, then what exactly is PromoWest's advantage? Seems to be the property taxes PromoWest would pay that CSO would not, though CSO has offered to pay the ticket taxes. The tradeoff, then, is [x amount in property taxes] versus [CSO's reinvestment of revenues in cultural events benefiting the city] plus [guaranteed use and fair compensation of union workers] plus [the reclaimed opportunity cost of real estate at The Banks Promowest would have used] plus [the possibility of incorporating the CSO venue into an astounding weekend-long concert festival on the banks of the river that would be an incomparable showcase for the city, many times moreso than Bunbury].



There seems to be zero indication that this would happen. What precedent is there that CSO would run a festival bigger and better than Bunbury? Promowest has actually proven they are capable of organizing and running a successful festival.

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Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #602 on: June 15, 2018, 02:58:13 PM »
MEMI has been running Riverbend and PNC for a really long time (since the beginning?) without disaster.

There is a reason why that venue does not attract the bands that other cities get.  It's a combination of the layout of the venues and the mediocre management.
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Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #603 on: June 15, 2018, 03:23:16 PM »
It's a shame (actually, no, it's not) that Matthew67 is no longer on these boards, as this debacle is actually evidence of the locals first, skeptical of outsiders attitude that he talked incessantly about. Where the operator comes from for a venue like this should really not matter, but of course good ol' Cincinnati has to live up to its provincial reputation, and go with the nonsensical local choice for this project.

Here's what he probably would say:

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Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #604 on: June 15, 2018, 03:24:52 PM »
ugh, good riddance.
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Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #605 on: June 15, 2018, 04:34:44 PM »
I swear he was a bot

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« Reply #606 on: June 15, 2018, 04:37:46 PM »
I swear he was a bot

I merely shuffled his own comment back to him and he responded without missing a beat.  I read his response and I was like...whoa. 

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« Reply #607 on: June 15, 2018, 04:57:01 PM »
I took a hiatus for awhile from UrbanOhio, because i just could not read his comments anymore. Sometimes you gotta walk away...

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« Reply #608 on: June 15, 2018, 09:10:46 PM »
What happened to Matt67?  Did he finally get the boot or did he leave voluntarily?  I had noticed I hadn't seen him, but didn't realize he was gone.  Not sad about it, just curious. 

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« Reply #609 on: June 15, 2018, 11:48:28 PM »
MEMI has been running Riverbend and PNC for a really long time (since the beginning?) without disaster.

There are people who try to avoid going to Riverbend.  PNC Pavilion is much better than the original one.  The main pavilion is terrible.  There are too many seats with obstructed views, and the pillars block some of the views.  Getting out after a concert is a disaster.  They also add $3.75 per ticket for parking.  So if you are dropped off, you still are paying that charge. 

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Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #610 on: June 16, 2018, 12:02:28 AM »
1984 Riverbend is certainly "old" for that sort of venue (explaining all the damn poles) and obviously has to deal with flooding problems. But if it was somewhere else that wasn't in the boonies the land would become too valuable and it would have been bulldozed by now -- the Columbus equivalent only lasted 15 years due to land price pressure. I'm surprised the much larger D.C. version has made it this long.

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« Reply #611 on: June 16, 2018, 09:08:11 PM »
"Oh, and by the way, which one's Pink?"

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« Reply #612 on: June 16, 2018, 11:12:58 PM »
Certainly not Cincinnati proper, but this festival has a nice lineup.  Surprised I just heard of it recently, and this one involves camping.  I have never been to the Renaissance festival - anyone familiar with these grounds?
https://bellwetherfest.com/


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« Reply #613 on: June 17, 2018, 03:56:08 AM »
Certainly not Cincinnati proper, but this festival has a nice lineup.  Surprised I just heard of it recently, and this one involves camping.  I have never been to the Renaissance festival - anyone familiar with these grounds?
https://bellwetherfest.com/




Yeah the Renaissance Fair's buildings are permanent.  So it's like a fake English town with city walls and a castle.  But totally different than the Loveland Castle.  It's right off of I-71.  There is only about a mile between 71 and Ceasar Creek State Park. 

I can't tell from the website if they're going to use the actual jousting area and all that.  If they do, it will be awesome. 



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« Reply #614 on: July 09, 2018, 11:50:29 PM »
The satanic ska band Mephiskapheles is kicking off their 2018 tour next week in Cincinnati:


I first heard them on WAIF, probably in 1994.  Specifically, this song:


I saw them at Bogart's in 1996 and then at Ripley's (where the Clifton Heights Chipotle is now) in 1998.  The band disappeared without a trace on December 31, 1999...they didn't even have a website or an email address.  After a 13-year Y2K hiatus, they returned with only a week or two's notice to play a bowling alley in New Jersey at midnight Jan 1, 2013.  They have been mildly active since. 

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Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #615 on: July 10, 2018, 12:58:54 AM »
...at a deli?
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Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #616 on: July 10, 2018, 01:24:10 AM »
...at a deli?

Affirmative.  It's definitely a lot nicer than the Riddle Rd. Market's back patio. 

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« Reply #617 on: July 10, 2018, 08:54:03 AM »
...at a deli?

....in Pleasant Ridge?

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« Reply #618 on: July 10, 2018, 11:36:14 AM »

....in Pleasant Ridge?

Of course.  Who wouldn't kick off their U.S. Tour in Pleasant Ridge? 

Their first gig in 13 years (remember, this band actually had a video on MTV back in the 90s) was...here:
https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x89c2266a3fab5901%3A0x938ab4e6d6c1f8e0!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4s%2Fmaps%2Fplace%2Fasbury%2Blanes%2Bnew%2Bjersey%2F%4040.222908%2C-74.0020252%2C3a%2C75y%2C13.58h%2C90t%2Fdata%3D*213m4*211e1*213m2*211sQYAH5GjqypHmyCxYFiDVRw*212e0*214m2*213m1*211s0x89c2266a3fab5901%3A0x938ab4e6d6c1f8e0!5sasbury%20lanes%20new%20jersey%20-%20Google%20Search&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipO-uB556kvwpPdFzYKXvnIlnOayMi7nPytEhpGP&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiIo_D_7ZTcAhWFMd8KHb61BkcQpx8IiQEwCg


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Re: Cincinnati: Festivals, Music Concerts, & Events
« Reply #619 on: July 18, 2018, 12:19:09 AM »
The Grand Central Deli is a pretty nice spot...for me to poop on.  No, seriously, it's a nice place that you would expect in a college area but it's Pleasant Ridge. 

Here was the band tonight, playing their smash hit from 2015 Satan Stole My Weed:

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« Reply #620 on: July 18, 2018, 01:24:23 AM »
Also, mark September 6 on your calendars...The Pietasters will be playing the Northside Yacht Club:
https://www.thepietasters.com/tour-dates/

The whole thrust of the band was a tacky Wilson Picket revival.  The singer's act was a self-parody -- he was kind of an alcoholic jerk but his act was much more of an alcoholic jerk.  I and my friends found the whole shtick endlessly entertaining...we probably first heard the band in 1994 and it was love at first listen.  They sold out Bogart's several times in the 90s...the best show saw my friend Mike thrown out for shining a pointer laser in the bouncer's eye, then the band threw their guitarist face-first off the stage and nobody caught him.  You can't make this stuff up. 

The perspective of all Pietasters songs was from the cage of a lousy but unbreakupable relationship.   The singer is always drunk and always actively attempting to break things up, but never does.  In the next song he'll be back, he'll be drunk again, and we'll hear the same blame and excuses.  Then, the album typically resolves with an about face where he crawls back to his woman and denies everything that happened during the preceding 40 minutes. 



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« Reply #621 on: July 18, 2018, 07:53:23 AM »
somewhere in a box full of boxes, in the basement on a back shelf, I have a pietasters CD from college.  a "live" version I think.  Some fun songs.  Never quite mainstream though

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« Reply #622 on: July 18, 2018, 12:23:10 PM »
somewhere in a box full of boxes, in the basement on a back shelf, I have a pietasters CD from college.  a "live" version I think.  Some fun songs.  Never quite mainstream though

Was it Strapped Live?  I never heard that one, except maybe the live version of Drinking & Driving.  It's amazing how big that band was in the 90s to have never entered the public consciousness.  I was there when they sold out or nearly sold out Bogart's, multiple times. Presumably that happened nationwide. Where did those 800+ people in each city go? 

Oh yeah I just remembered that Drinking & Driving song...it went something like:

Oh what the hell I'll have another one
'cause drinking & driving is so much fun


It was a cover (was the original band The Business?  I can't remember)...and they'd end the shows with that and 30-40 people would start flipping the tables and stealing gear.  You'd see the bartenders getting so pissed. 


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