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Get on Up: A James Brown Celebration

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Wednesday August 13, 2014 / 8:00pm
Get on Up: A James Brown Celebration
2 tickets
Section M or N (Bench Seating)

How was your experience?

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Very, Very, Very disappointed. The production was very weak. The show started off with introductions. Some of those introduced were late coming on to the stage. A couple of those introduced moved so slowly towards the microphone it was like they didn't want to be there or were forced to be there. The singers both male and female voices were too weak to give James Brown sound any justice. The music was too low. Funk has to be played a little louder than most music to touch your soul. Far too many of the camera shots were zoomed out. I don't know if the show had to be politically correct but it made a big mistake by having females lead singers. They dropped notes, some sounds were out of tune as they tried to sing above their range. The male singer wearing the hat put on a good visual show however he chose the wrong songs for his vocal range. Very disappointing experience during the intermission. There was no mood music at all. If the venue has people crammed together on bench seats as tight if not tighter then on an airplanes the venue should also have baggage size restrictions. Some bags were so large they denied passage and were clearly a safety hazard. If there were any need to evacuate the number of injuries would be staggering. In conclusion it appears the concert cut a lot of corners to save money. One example, no back up singers. The last song was the best part of the show. Lots of energy due to the star of the movie who literally rescued the show. If not for him I would have reduced the rating by one star. I went through great pains to give a balanced assessment of the concert however from what you have read you know I'm not Hoodini.

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