Concerts in the past...

Babe_Ruth

Sultan of Swat
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#1
I am sure a few members here can agree with me on this one.

But if you look at concerts during the 80's, there was so many people there, like 70,000-100,000 people sometimes. It looked like the concerts were also better, more entertaining.

Now look at them today and it's very rare you'll see one that as more than 50,000 people.

Why do you think the concerts in the pasts aren't like this today?
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#2
I've read that few people do go to concerts nowadays than in the past decades. It's not that interest has waned. It's more that people find other (cheaper and more acceptable) outlets elsewhere to enjoy their favorite artists (ex: internet music video sources, DVD release of live concerts).
 

ancredelamour

Registered Member
#3
I think that most of the hip artists today don't have bands and rely on computers and things to make their music good. Why would anybody want to go and see that?
 

Nance

Registered Member
#4
I also think that it might have something to do with the fact that maybe bands didn't tour so much back then.

I mean some bands now go to certain cities like every year, whereas they would not have visited so much before, so maybe the novelty has worn off.
 

OliviaGrace

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#5
I've read that few people do go to concerts nowadays than in the past decades. It's not that interest has waned. It's more that people find other (cheaper and more acceptable) outlets elsewhere to enjoy their favorite artists (ex: internet music video sources, DVD release of live concerts).
This is true for me. The Eagles came here a few months ago as the first concert at a newly built arena. Good seats were $175 each. No way!
 

icegoat63

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#6
Concerts of the past had way more glamor and action than the ones of today. I mean take into consideration all the Laser Light Shows, Pyrotechnics, and other Special effects that the 80's and 90's have. Those kind of things are few and far between anymore so right there that goes to show a huge dropoff in the quality of the shows.

Also take into consideration that almost all concerts can be found for free on the internet. And those huge performances are at the well known Venues like Madison Square Garden. So performers will obviously give there all at venues like that and then half ass it when they get to Porterville, California.

In a nut shell, I do believe that the quality of LIve shows have diminished vastly. Just imagine going to a Motley Crue concert back in the 80's when they were the most populare compared to a Nickleback concert who seems to be the popular band at the moment.
 

Xeilo

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#7
I think it is a mix of what has already been said, bands touring so much and people just being able to download or buy live dvds and cd's. I have some live dvd's of some bands, and it is good to watch and listen to, but no where near as good if I was there. Too bad I don't have the time to go to concerts all the time.