Galveston a bust?
November 02, 2009 10:00:15 AM UTC Post #1

Sat, Oct 31, Moody Gardens Concert was not vintage Skynyrd. I drove four hours to the concert. Whoever was handling the sound mix needs to consider a couple of things. Lynyrd Skynyrd, in my opinion is the best concert band ever. Both the line up from the 70's as well as now. I have seen Ronnie and been to several concerts over the past 10 years. It pains me to say this because Skynyrd is a legendary band.

The concert Sat. nite was unpleasant. The sound system was so loud, that is "hurt" to listen. I moved all over the venue. My seat was around 30 rows back. I also stood at the back of the venue, I moved to stage right and left. The bass drum made your chest hurt, the guitar mix was loud and made your ears ring! The group I was with felt the same.

The band just didn't seem to be in sync. During Three Steps, Michael got off tempo and it was obvious. Gary's guitar riffs seemed a bit "weak". Please tell me this was a fluke, that somebody was sick or having a bad night.

This is the greatest band of all time.....let us enjoy the music and make it a little less painful to hear the great songs.

November 02, 2009 11:45:36 AM UTC Post #1

At least you didnt pay for Premium seats and have 100 people pile in front of you, pour beer all over you and knock you down, after driving 5 hours to get there.

November 02, 2009 6:22:48 PM UTC Post #2

@GiddyUp: I did in fact pay for premium seats and tried to move to help the sound. This venue is not an amphitheater, but a field with a large concrete slab, folding chairs, with a big stage erected at one end.
Won't see a show there again

November 02, 2009 11:13:05 PM UTC Post #3

Sounds like the venue was the problem and not the band.

Ain't nothing sweeter than a Southern girl!

November 04, 2009 3:30:21 PM UTC Post #4

I too am very sorry to say this ~ because Skynyrd ROCKS ... but their opening band was really disappointing. I usually like just about anything live, but this was bad...and especially opening for the likes of Skynyrd - I expected much better.

November 04, 2009 3:44:59 PM UTC Post #5

I've never seen a "pileover" like that at a Skynyrd concert, but will wait and see what happens in Bloomington. I wonder if a lot of that is security too / why some crowds lay back and others pile on. Mob mentality rule and the like. Sounds like the place had bad acoustics, but I HAVE seen Skynyrd play a little off after and extended time off. The first shows seem a little off... not that I would take too much away from it, it's still a good time.
November 04, 2009 4:29:25 PM UTC Post #6

I loved the concert, yes there were problems and the sound was not that good. Where else in my area could I have seen Skynyrd in such an intimate setting? The band did get off on a couple of occasions but as a long time musician myself I understand that can happen and sometimes the sound I.E. monitor issues can cause one not to hear his/her band mates. I do not know what the problem was but it was good to see that even extremely seasoned musicians can and do have problems occasionally. With all good bands the drummer continued to "lay" down the beat and everyone got back in sync. and all on stage had a good laugh... they are human. I am a police officer in Galveston County but did take the night off to see Lynyrd Skynyrd and Edgar Winter who is still a great musician and showman. I am not much into Leon Russell but I do respect his contribution to music history. Over all I am very pleased and thank Moody Gardens for bringing these shows to Galveston!! Thanks again Moody Gardens and Thank you Lynyrd Skynyrd. Skynryd if you read this pass a message of "hello and 73 to my Ham radio buddy from 38 special LJ K4EB from WJ5X. God Bless Skynyrd and Keep on Keepin on, God does have a plan for you, and thank you for your show of faith...Lewis/ WJ5X

November 04, 2009 7:52:51 PM UTC Post #7

A few years back I saw the band play at Red Rocks in Morrison, CO. A cloudburst passed through while the boys were playing, and the banner they were using as a backdrop started blowing around and creating chaos. The roadies came out, took the banner down, and restored things in short order. But what impressed me the most was that the band NEVER STOPPED PLAYING while all this was going on, and I don't remember them missing a beat either!

Long live Skynyrd Nation!
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