Concerts at Paramounts Kings Island.

Monday, August 15, 2005 12:57 AM
Just wanted to get a little info on the concerts that PKI does.

I noticed that Raven-Symone will be performing this August 27th. My 10 year old daughter likes her alot and now that Raven is 18, I don't mind saying she looks good. :) I was considering purchasing tickets for this. At $34.99 a person which includes all day park admission plus concert, it seems like a good deal.

Are all the seats in the concert arena good seats so to speak where you can see the performers no problem?

How is the sound system in this arena?

How long do these concerts usually last?

Overall, is this really worth it for someone coming from Chicago?

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Monday, August 15, 2005 2:20 AM
Audio for any show is generally not the house sound system.
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Monday, August 15, 2005 2:56 AM
If I remember correctly the seats in the Timberwolf are all pretty much benches? I don't remember exactly.

The sound system is ok, the last concert I saw there (Duran Duran) I was about half-way back and could see fine.

The concerts usually last about as long as any other concert I guess. I think it's a good deal.

I wanted to see the Cinderella/Ratt/Bulletboys show there on the 6th but had other plans. :-P

-Tina

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Monday, August 15, 2005 6:59 AM
The seats in Timberwolf are all benches, and they have no backs to them.

Almost all acts bring their own sound, but most acts there overdo it to the point where you can hear the show in at least Action Zone and sometimes even Oktoberfest.

As far as the price goes, the best discount I have seen so far is $21.50 which would make that show about $13, which I think isn't bad for a concert. Be advised if you have season passes or can otherwise furnish admission the park used to (and perhaps still does) offer a "bring-your-own-admission" ticket price. Considering that the lowest PUBLIC advance sale price I have seen is $34.95 that would make the concert a free bonus.

About the only obstructions to seeing in the whole place are two support coluns for the light tower in the center of the seating area. I've sat pretty far back and could still see.

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Monday, August 15, 2005 9:02 AM

you can hear the show in at least Action Zone

I heard most of the Jesse McCartney show during BeastBuzz in Action Zone. Much to my chagrin, it was catchy, and you could dance to it. ;)

I wouldn't expect a three hour marathon. But, with a single act you should get at least one full set plus an encore.

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Monday, August 15, 2005 9:05 AM

coasterqueenTRN said:
I wanted to see the Cinderella/Ratt/Bulletboys show there on the 6th but had other plans. :-P
Those losers are still together? I don't understand why these bands can't move on.
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Monday, August 15, 2005 9:07 AM
It's not like they have a lucrative career waiting in the rings for their post-music days. Professional Big Hair Model doesn't pay that well.
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Monday, August 15, 2005 12:04 PM
That whole Hair Metal thing is just reaching the nostaligic time period. These bands are really cashing in lately.

I have a few friends who I used to be in bands with back then who've put together bands playing the old hair metal and are making seriously decent bucks playing clubs on the weekends - all of us who were kids back then are now 30-40 and have disposible income to get away once in a while and the interest is high at this point for some reason. Hell, I've considered taking a stab at it for some easy cash - I just need to drop 25lbs and grow my hair back. ;)

I dunno, I was cool with it back in the day and I still pop a CD in once in a while. I've never been one to need music to have a message or whatnot. Most times the musical equivalent of junk food is what I'm after - when it comes time to be thought provoking or profound there are much better mediums.

To this day nothing serves as a better soundtrack for those looking to get wasted and laid. :)

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Monday, August 15, 2005 12:09 PM
But you know what, none of the bands from that era still interest me, even at a nostalgic level. It was all so horrible! I mean, you had Def Leppard and Bon Jovi, and everyone tried to sound like them. It was all so horribly lame.

Bands like Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones continue to tour because they don't suck. Most everything labeled "rock" from the 80's sucked.

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Monday, August 15, 2005 12:14 PM
They must be making some cash, even if they are playing theme parks, clubs, whatever. That is not their WHOLE bread and butter, though.

From what I understand most of them have moved to Nashville and started producing, including members of Cinderella, Poison, and yes, Nelson. :-)

Hey if the occasional nostalgic tours make money the more power to them.

A lot of us who actually dug them as teens would appreciate a memory or two down the road, just so we can make fun of ourselves. :-)

I still have my cheese T-shirt collection. :-)

I am curious how many people went to that show. If it was anything like Duran Duran's 5 years ago it was late 20's to late 30's drunk girls screaming explicit propositions to the band members. Ah, the good ole days. :-)

Speaking of Def Leppard, them and Bryan Adams just played here in Charleston (at a pretty-good sized areana) and from what I understand it nearly sold out.

This labor day Bret Michaels and Loverboy are playing. Oh boy. lol.

-Tina

*** Edited 8/15/2005 4:30:58 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Monday, August 15, 2005 12:36 PM

I mean, you had Def Leppard and Bon Jovi, and everyone tried to sound like them.

I think that applies to any genre of music that takes off and becomes 'popular' - a handful of artists set the rules and everyone else follows the money.

Happened to rock & pop in the 80's. Happened to the whole "alternative" scene in the 90's. The Rap Metal thing in the late 90's. Rap/Hip-hop in the early 90's and again this time around. Pop in the late 90's. Disco in the late 70's.

Anytime I think of a certain style of music that catches on and become the popular music of the day, it's usually a few artists who break through followed by countless others who then run it into the dirt. It's the cycle of music. It's happened since music became money and will continue to do so.

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Monday, August 15, 2005 1:15 PM
Yeah, I still have some old issues of Metal Edge from the late 80's and 95% of those bands are broken up, doing other things in music, working at Burger King, etc.

Except.....Firehouse and Trixter. :-0

-Tina

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Monday, August 15, 2005 1:19 PM
I actually thought that Skid Row was one of the more decent and original bands in the 80's. Too bad they came in at the end of the Hair Metal era.

I think Warrant just about singlehandedly ushered in the destruction of that style of music. Also, the music market was so saturated with similar bands, that killed it too. I remember aobut 6-7 years ago, at the Wild Dawg Saloon, Tina, in Huntington, Quiet Riot played there. I told my brother who went with me that this would be cool if it was about 1980 something.

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Monday, August 15, 2005 1:27 PM
I remember hearing about that show. It's amazing how these bands can go from playing huge, sold-out areanas to small beer joints. ;-)

Bret Michaels is going to be playing (minus Poison) at a fair in late September. Whatever helps pays the bills. :-)

Most of those bands I liked maybe one or two of those songs back *then*. The only stuff I still enjoy listening to now is old school Motley Crue, Cinderella, and Skid Row's second album. The rest I haven't listened to in years. Oh, and I have always loved Aerosmith.

You want to see something hilarious? I am so glad I SCANNED these in. They still crack me up.

No, I wasn't a stalker. ;-)

-Tina

*** Edited 8/15/2005 5:30:05 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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