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    Shania Twain - Rogers Place - May 9 and 10

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    Anyone hear anything about Eminem coming to Edmonton next year?
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    Saw something on Facebook. So yes I did if it's real....

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    I saw it too but so far nothing official, not sure how legit it is.
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    Sounds like that was a bit of fake Facebook news
    https://boxden.com/showthread.php?t=2521195
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    Feb 15 at Rogers Place: Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin and Bullet For My Valentine
    http://www.rogersplace.com/avenged-s...ruary-15-2018/

    Sounds like a shiny happy show!
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    I went to the Roger Waters concert last night. I got kicked out at the intermission.
    Here is my email to Rogers Place I just sent:


    Greetings,

    This letter is directed to Rogers Place security.

    I attended the Rogers Waters concert on Tuesday October 24, 2017.

    My ticket is Section 117, Row 23, Seat 12.

    The intermission for the concert was approximately at 9:00 pm. I went to the washroom and upon returning to my seat there were about a half dozen police and security outside the section entrance. I was told there has been a complaint against me and I will no longer be allowed to stay for the concert. A security personnel retrieved my jacket from my seat. I was escorted out by security to the LRT station.

    Perhaps because I was shocked at the heavy-handed security, I did not plead my case to your personnel as I would of liked at the time.

    Yes, I was drinking beer but I was never vulgar or unruly towards the folks in my section. At times I was standing, dancing, playing air guitar but I did not block anyone's view as there was a wall behind my row.

    My question is why was I not given a fair warning to settle down (even though it's a rock concert) after someone complained? I was basically told to get out of the arena with no specific explanation other than "there was a complaint". Was there more than one complaint?

    Was I, a fifty year old non-muscular Chinese Pink Floyd fan, a major security threat that warranted the attention of at least two Edmonton Police and four Rogers security officials?

    Pink Floyd and Rogers Waters is the one concert I will pay to attend. I am a diehard lifelong fan. Maybe I was too enthusiastic and the alcohol fueled my excitement. Is that a major crime? I was feeling good yet not being belligerent or aggressive in any way.

    I am disappointed I missed the second half of the show as I heard it was awesome.

    But I am very disappointed in the way I was treated by security at Rogers Place. If I was told to tone it down and park my bum in the seat I would of complied (even though it's a rock concert).

    You folks ruined my evening, a night I looked forward to for over a year. Is this the way Rogers Place administer the "fan experience"?

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    That's really unfortunate, if you were not being a jerk and your removal was unjustified. Second half of the show was spectacular, although I'm a huge Animals fan, so I'm certainly biased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post
    I went to the Roger Waters concert last night. I got kicked out at the intermission.
    Here is my email to Rogers Place I just sent:


    Greetings,

    This letter is directed to Rogers Place security.

    I attended the Rogers Waters concert on Tuesday October 24, 2017.

    My ticket is Section 117, Row 23, Seat 12.

    The intermission for the concert was approximately at 9:00 pm. I went to the washroom and upon returning to my seat there were about a half dozen police and security outside the section entrance. I was told there has been a complaint against me and I will no longer be allowed to stay for the concert. A security personnel retrieved my jacket from my seat. I was escorted out by security to the LRT station.

    Perhaps because I was shocked at the heavy-handed security, I did not plead my case to your personnel as I would of liked at the time.

    Yes, I was drinking beer but I was never vulgar or unruly towards the folks in my section. At times I was standing, dancing, playing air guitar but I did not block anyone's view as there was a wall behind my row.

    My question is why was I not given a fair warning to settle down (even though it's a rock concert) after someone complained? I was basically told to get out of the arena with no specific explanation other than "there was a complaint". Was there more than one complaint?

    Was I, a fifty year old non-muscular Chinese Pink Floyd fan, a major security threat that warranted the attention of at least two Edmonton Police and four Rogers security officials?

    Pink Floyd and Rogers Waters is the one concert I will pay to attend. I am a diehard lifelong fan. Maybe I was too enthusiastic and the alcohol fueled my excitement. Is that a major crime? I was feeling good yet not being belligerent or aggressive in any way.

    I am disappointed I missed the second half of the show as I heard it was awesome.

    But I am very disappointed in the way I was treated by security at Rogers Place. If I was told to tone it down and park my bum in the seat I would of complied (even though it's a rock concert).

    You folks ruined my evening, a night I looked forward to for over a year. Is this the way Rogers Place administer the "fan experience"?
    Brutal and unjustified mate. Sorry to hear.
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    This is why Top_Dawg avoids crowds like the plague.


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    @Northguy. My sympathies.

    Its why I don't even prefer to attend such events in such facilities. The concept of rock is truly dead, debauchery dead, celebration at such events dead. Its been replaced with metal detectors, gated entries, screening, monitoring, and complete with arbitrary rules and application thereof. Add to this ticketmaster controls, pricing, and an elaborate "Industry" and its just not the same thing. Its sadder still that an avante garde longterm artist like Waters, that had come from a wild and eclectic scene in London gets to see this nonstop corporate sickery on display. So sanctioned, so sanctified. Clap on command, rattle jewelry, its the Beatles playing at Royal Albert. That sad, staid delivery has become the mode of popular entertainment events. So many possibilities were better.

    So ironic as well that counter culture is so completely subverted to product means. Who needs thought control? No, just saturation bombing of packaged product. Doesn't matter the product, Waters meets Katy Perry, industry marches sadly on.

    I LOVE Pink Floyd, LOVE Roger Waters, I've gone to Pink Floyd but never Waters and I decided again not to, because I just don't want to see such an artist in such a pop bred venue. heh, I also don't want to see myself age..

    I'll put on a DVD, put on an album, I've heard the catalog so much and loved it so much I don't want any event to provide an alternate, and possibly unsettling lasting memory. The work stands on its own, so well, its already taken me to the places I wanted it to countless times.

    I think I'll go listen to Wish you were here. Or Wish I was there.

    cheers
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    Thank you all for your understanding.

    I thought I might get some backlash such as "two sides to every story", blah, blah. Anyone who knows me expects me to account for all of my stories.

    On Wednesday afternoon, two hours after I sent the email to Rogers Place, I got a reply:

    Good afternoon,

    Thank you for your email. We will take a look into this for you and have someone follow up with you.

    Thank you.

    Regards,
    Rogers Place Ticket Services Team
    So far no further response. I will keep you all updated.

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    One item that keeps popping up in my Facebook feed is a Day of the Dead tour coming to Edmonton on March 2.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/120522068665194/

    No venue, no indication of who is running it, and months after the real celebration. FB posters are sounding off about what appears to be cultural misappropriation. Anyone heard of this?
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    Queens Of The Stone Age with Royal Blood on May18th at Rogers. This will be my 8th Queens show, they never disappoint.

    Is anyone else suprised they are headlining arenas now? They are a little too big for Shaw type venues but I cannot see them selling out arenas even with Royal Blood on the ticket.

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    That is an insane lineup for rock fans. I wonder if it'll be a half-bowl at Rogers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chmilz View Post
    That is an insane lineup for rock fans. I wonder if it'll be a half-bowl at Rogers?
    Ticketmaster is showing the layout as the full concert bowl. Should be an echofest.

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    They headline massive concert festivals all over the place. They are definitely on the Rogers Place level these days.

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    Unfortunate that it's on the Friday of the long weekend, as I'm typically in Jasper that night. They definitely put on a very good live show, and Villains is a great album. Still one of my favorite shows at Rexall was NIN/QOTSA/DFA 10 or so years ago. Now THAT was a lineup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    Still one of my favorite shows at Rexall was NIN/QOTSA/DFA 10 or so years ago. Now THAT was a lineup.
    I still get flashbacks to how awesome that show was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chmilz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    Still one of my favorite shows at Rexall was NIN/QOTSA/DFA 10 or so years ago. Now THAT was a lineup.
    I still get flashbacks to how awesome that show was.
    That show was amazing.

    Looks like they are only opening the lower bowl for this show which is understandable. Hopefully that does not affect the sound.

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    Foo Fighters coming Sep 8. 2018 shaping up nicely for rock fans.
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    Edmonton's Purity Ring will be opening for Katy Perry's US tour. Any word of the tour coming this way?
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