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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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    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:
    I finally got a response two weeks after I sent the email to Rogers Place.

    I got a phone call from the Director of Security for Rogers Place. She wanted to hear my side of the story so I basically retold what I wrote in my email.

    I also mentioned that when I first arrived to my seat, a mid-20s female sitting beside me shifted over one seat (there was an empty seat in our row) so that now there was a space between her and I. After 3-4 songs she traded seats with her boyfriend so he was now adjacent with me. I can tell she was not happy to be at the concert, she must of been dragged to it by the boyfriend. I think it was her that complained to security. Moody millennials

    The security director already interviewed the officials involved with my ejection that night. After hearing my story, she agreed the response by security was very heavy-handed. It should of been handled and communicated more effectively. She is going to use my incident to train staff on "event appropriate" crowd interaction. She mentioned too about Rogers should do better to cater to the "fan experience".

    The Rogers Security Director said she has only been on the job for 5 months. She is still trying to get a understanding on how Rogers Place personnel operate.

    Reading between the lines from our conversation, I got the impression she was hired to fix issues. Also consider that the arena opened in September 2016, and in less than 7 months they already have a new security boss.

    She sounded very sincere that I was treated badly by Rogers Place staff. I told her I felt better after speaking to her.

    I then asked, "Is there a way you folks can compensate me for my bad experience?".

    She replied she has no control on ticket giveaways. But she gave me her email address and said next time I go to an event at Rogers, she will give me Rogers Bucks to spend for concessions.
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    So I'm curious, and I forget some of the details in your previous post but were the security who evicted you from the Roger Waters concert young? I ask this because I sometimes wonder about duplicity and unconscious complicity in serving the complaints of same aged individuals. I've seen this increasingly in many instances. From my recollection you're a bit older like myself. I wonder if any ageism was operating and that you were just perceived to be some inappropriate old fart that was automatically in the wrong and that they did evict you further to *service* the young complainant.

    There seems as well to be no obvious logic or intelligence in the decision making and generally in the world today and so that complainants get placated. Often times the complainants are the ones that could be redirected. Or at the very least told that there is nothing at all wrong with what X individual is doing and just enjoy the show like everybody else.

    Don't feel too much like anything will change. Security has always been overhanded at arenas and was at Rexall as well. What you tend to get is bottom of the barrel type security paid as little as possible that usually end up hating their job. Especially dealing with an endless amount of drunks that attend hockey and other events and do get out of hand.

    The last thing I'll mention is security in any environment, facility, in time approaches lack of patience and assumption of the worst. Because they've seen the worst possible behaviors any of us see. So a type of burnout occurs quickly whereby security are at some point treating reported people as if they are a significant problem whether they are or not. The process starts lacking treatment on a case by case basis. In likelihood you were also treated the way you were because of experiences with some similar others that had been dealt with at prior or current events.

    Police can often be the same. You can often get treated on the basis of their dealings with the last several calls they went out to.
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    I am 50. The 2 cops and 4 security were in their late 20s to 40.

    The youngest one, a female, was the most friendly and chatted with me as I was being escorted out. The next youngest was a police officer, likely a newbie. I remember looking straight in his eyes as I was being grilled by a Rogers guy. He had that same expression we get when our spouse is ranting and chewing out a waiter. The "C'mon, enough already!" look. The cops were not calling the shots, they were probably told to be backup.

    I don't believe it was ageism. Remember I am Chinese so I look 30.

    From my previous post, after talking to the Director of Security, I think there is a poor workplace culture at Rogers Place. Maybe the corporate mumbo jumbo gets to people's heads.

    I spoke to others who attended events at Rogers and they also feel a different vibe, security-wise, compared to Rexall and other major stadiums. I wonder if other folks on C2E feel the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    @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.
    This is the root of the problem of major venue rock concerts. It is an industry first.

    Everyone is so concerned to please "The Man". And that includes Arena Security.

    It's ironic my incident happened at a Rogers Waters concert. The Wall album was conceived by Waters because "I loathed playing in stadiums ... I kept saying to people on that tour, 'I'm not really enjoying this ... there is something very wrong with this..'"
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    Days after I got kicked out, I thought about this scene in the movie The Wall
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    The Eagles.... May 15
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    RIGHT ON !!

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    I have much more respect for bands that leave via an Irish goodbye.
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    ^Genesis jumps to mind, but they will probably reunite for a farewell tour at some point.

    I'd love to see the Eagles live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    I'd love to see the Eagles live.

    You got lots of time.

    They'll still be playing in 2036.

    At the Century Casino.

    With Streetheart, Lover Boy, and Nazareth.

    Tight.

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    ^Don't forget Headpins and Chilliwack! Canadian casino staples :P
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    I thought The Eagles disbanded after Glenn Frey died but it looks like his son plus Vince Gill are filling in.
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