Concerts at parks

Friday, July 4, 2003 5:26 PM
I recently found out that Six Flags Darian Lake had the roc the mic tour their with 50 cent, Jay-z, Missy Elliot, Fabolous, and Busta. I wanted to know how come other parks like Six Flags great adventure doesn't have hip hop, r&b, pop, rock, etc. type concerts at there parks? I think they will pay make more money just for having artist come and perform at the park.

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Friday, July 4, 2003 5:46 PM
I think SF parks would rather invest their money into other things. After all, people go there to ride rides, not go to concerts. It costs a hefty dollar to bring that type of entertainment any where. It surprises me that they even were at Darien Lake. It must have been convenient for the tour or soemthing. Also, SF parks are also more family oriented so I'm not quite sure if people like "fittycen" mix with the kid-friendly ambiance.

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Friday, July 4, 2003 6:46 PM
They also target Six Flags Darien Lake as a resort, too... so along with the concerts with A+ bands & festibles coming there... they also have an excellent campground that's rated very high by AAA and a very respectable on-site Hotel...

...the thing they don't have is a truly quality park to go along with it. It's clean & all... but it's lacking... so the concerts, campground, & hotel bring it all together in one package, and help draw in crowds which would otherwise be turned down if they didn't have that present at the park.

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Friday, July 4, 2003 8:23 PM
Of course, some parks have had problems with concerts over the years, so when parks do have concerts they're generally pretty careful about such things as 'genre' and 'audience.' To put it bluntly, parks are more inclined to hold Christian rock festivals than they are to hold hip-hop concerts. (Although the time my Darien Lake visit coincided with a Christian rock festival, I noticed that the crowd was not unruly, but was very destructive...lots of vandalism that day).

I actually attended a concert in a park...at Darien Lake, in fact...in 2000 when I had the unique opportunity to combine a Moxy Früvous concert and a roller coaster trip in a single visit... :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
edit: had to fix one letter...for some reason my "ü" came out "¨" the first time I tried it...
*** This post was edited by RideMan 7/5/2003 12:25:08 AM ***

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Friday, July 4, 2003 8:54 PM
I'm all for it if the park has a place to hold the concert, like PKI and PKD. We saw a WWF show at PKD in 1999, and there were wrestlers roaming the park and riding rides all day long.

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Eastcoaster

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Friday, July 4, 2003 9:19 PM
Silver Dollar City has a great concert every day. They have this singing group, and every single show will be completely different than the other. It's nothing like usual park "show"
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Saturday, July 5, 2003 8:25 AM
SFGAdv does have concerts. The B-52s were there yesterday and Twisted Sister is there today.
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Saturday, July 5, 2003 9:49 PM
Yeah, i know this is kinda late, but the reason most parks probably dont have concerts is because they don't have a performing arts center like darien lake does.

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Saturday, July 5, 2003 10:32 PM
One cool thing I heard about the Twisted Sister concert at SFGAadv is that the only way they were allowed to do the concert is if they signed an agreement that said they could swear at all during the concert. That's kinda funny.

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Sunday, July 6, 2003 4:48 PM
Believe me, I was at SFDL the day "fittycent" came there and the park was so rough. I was disgusted with how rowdy it became and police didn't stop anything. On top of that, I don't know if it's a regular occurance, but half of the GP was drunk. This isn't exaggerated either. The crowd drawn by the roc the mic tour was not family oriented at all, and even scared my family away. We left the park early that day. Needless to say, I didn't see the concert.
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Sunday, July 6, 2003 5:58 PM
Wow... Twisted Sister... I don't think that counts man. ;)

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Never Has Gravity Been So Uplifting.

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Monday, July 7, 2003 8:59 AM
Comment 1: Surprised that Six Flags and Twisted Sister are still on speaking terms after that little threatened lawsuit over SFKK.

Comment 2: I have been to parks during various concert events and it does seem that the hip hop crowds seem to be the worst behaved crowds. Then again, like Rideman said, the Christian concert crowds are little hellions too. Most of them are kids that are hell bent on destroying the park and terrorizing the other guests. When my uncle used to work for SFGAm as their entertainment director, he would book in concerts all the time but they eventually gave it up because they always had incidents at the park on those days. I don't know if they have picked up the practice again since he has left the park, but I know they werent real happy with the incidents they had before.

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Bob Hansen
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Monday, July 7, 2003 10:45 AM
Concert tours are usually determined by competing concert promoters who can gaurantee at least X number of tix sold, or the promotor is responsible for the balance due...a predetermined number is set by the artist or their representing company. So, less-popular artists like the B-52's & Twisted Sister would be grateful to play in such a venue like an amusement park, imho b/c their predetermined quota is low. If you have ever wondered why a particular artists doesn't come to your area, that could be a reason why. There are many other possible factors of course.

I think it's a good deal to go to a park to see a concert. See a show and ride the rides...good idea to me.

That's an interesting note from Rideman about the Christian crowd...They must have been letting out their church-rage?

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