CoasterBuzz Podcast #68 posted

Posted Monday, March 19, 2007 9:46 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Jeff, Catherine and Pat review this week's news in the amusement industry.

  • The gang hits the Blue Man Group show in Dayton. Something for the whole family.
  • Kennywood introduces technology into the queues. Does it interfere with the classic feel of the park?
  • US borders are unfriendly to tourists. Frankly, "secuirty" is mostly a feel good effort.
  • Cedar Fair ups the distribution slightly, and the execs make a nice dime from their holdings.
  • More on the fear from Disney's value resort plans in Orlando.
  • Six Flags VIP program is way under-priced.
  • Wet 'n Wild gets a tornado. What's next for ProSlide?
  • Six Flags loss beats analysts slightly, and call 2006 a transition year. We're with them on that, but that excuse won't last forever.

Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast

Monday, March 19, 2007 10:09 PM
Hey Jeff and Pat,

Kept an eye out for you last night, but as you know that was totally impossible. BMG was incredible! I didn't know what to expect, other than what I had already seen from them before on tv. My wife was basically going along to make me happy, but she quickly got caught up in how much fun this show was. We both agree...we got our moneys worth, and we will see them again. Vegas is our goal!

I don't think I've ever laughed as much as I did last night at any concert I'd ever been to before. In many of those cases that was true before the BMG ever came on stage. Mike Relm was hilarious, as well as, all the questions they asked to see if "you" were a Megastar.

- The use of the rods, I'd never seen before, and that was sweet. (esp. the portion in the dark).

- Teenage Wasteland was what I waited for all night, and I wasn't disappointed.

- The part where they put the tv's on their heads was funny, and was mind-blowing too.

This wasn't my last BMG show, and I do thank you guys for not being afraid to jump out of the box on a coaster podcast, and talk about them. That made me want to see thanks!

*** This post was edited by Floorless Fan 3/19/2007 10:11:39 PM ***

Monday, March 19, 2007 11:00 PM
Jeff's avatar The song is "Baba O'Riley," and while still cool, it lacked something without the violin part. To see someone shred like that on a classic instrument, going faster and faster, is amazing.

Glad you're drinking the blue Kool-Aid. :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 12:15 AM
The Mole's avatar I saw you Jeff, you were in the RCM shirt on the left of the stage. Pat was in a white shirt (I think). I was on the floor in the same shirt (not assuming you saw me, just that I saw you standing there and by accident remembered your face from some pics.)

Awesome show, here's some links to video/photos...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 12:33 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Well done. (Stalker ;) )

Nice pics. :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 12:59 AM
I was just about to say that... haha
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 9:14 AM
I would have had my photos from the Evansville concern up last night if my hard drive wasn't such a poopoo head
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 9:45 AM
Jeff's avatar I'm jealous, you got to meet the singers. I have a lot of respect for Peter Moore, that guy is a professional. I dig his tour journal entries.

Still gives me chills every time I see "Above" started. Although from my seat, I could see the stage right Blue Man's reflection in the Rock Box, so it harmed the illusion for me.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:17 AM
The Mole's avatar Yeah, I agree Jeff. I wanted to make sure to get pics with him, Mike Relm, and Adrian.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 1:40 PM
I live a grand total of 15 minutes from the Nutter Center. I'm there all the time for basketball, but have never been there for a concert, so it's kind of strange for me to see the photos of the floor jammed with seats instead of a basketball court.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 6:14 PM
kpjb's avatar Say what you will... Tracy Bonham is no Venus Hum. It's a shame what happened to Annette.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 6:33 PM
Jeff's avatar What happened to her? She only did "I Feel Love," and frankly Tracy was better suited anyway for "Up To The Roof."
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 8:43 PM
The Mole's avatar From wikipedia....

"After their collaboration with J.J. Abrams (Alias, Lost, Mission: Impossible 3), and their subsequent creation of the EP Songs for Superheroes, it was uncertain whether Venus Hum would release any new material. Annette had developed painful vocal nodes and needed a speech pathologist to relearn her singing ability."

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 11:51 PM
Jeff's avatar Well seeing as how they released another album last year, I'd say Annette is just fine. Check YouTube for the video where she shows you how to make "Pink Champagne" (how cute is she?).
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 8:39 PM
kpjb's avatar Yeah, I agree that Tracy Bonham is a better collaborator. If I had to see one of them minus BMG, though, it'd be Venus Hum.
Friday, March 23, 2007 8:46 PM

How cute is she?


*** This post was edited by GregLeg 3/23/2007 8:47:41 PM ***


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