Sunday, December 9, 2007

David Allan Coe Concert

Last night was the David Allan Coe Concert that I said I may go to at The Barn in Kent, Ohio. I have added a blog about rating a concert venue in which I rated this venue as a 9 out of 30. Only the parking in Kent allowed this venue to get over half it's points.

I like a lot of his songs but he was a bitter old man. That did not add to the experience.

Can a venue make or break a concert. That absolutely has to be true. The concert was scheduled to start at 9:00 and was changed to 10:00 at 8:30 after we were there for an hour and a half. We had been there since 7:30. The Barn is a venue that has 5 separate areas. The main dance floor area is the only area that has a view of the stage. Because of the five separate areas The Barn has a large crowd capacity which are all located in the one viewing area at the same time. There is no seating where you can see the stage. My wife and I had to stand on a window ledge between two of the areas to even see the artist.

The lighting was so bad you couldn't even take a descent picture. I went as close to the stage as possible and got a picture and got my hearing blasted by the speakers. What I won't do for my blog.

When you are trying to take picture over people heads they don't come out well.

This is a view from the back of the room on a raised platform which was private. I went into the space to get a picture.

We eventually made our way to a seating area where you couldn't see the concert, only hear it. I told the wife we could here it better on a CD and we might as well head for home. In all it wasn't a good experience and I would never go to The Barn again for a concert.

The one good thing from the concert is i met and talked to Ken Steel one of the DJ's from WQMX 94.9. He was very friendly and it was nice to meet him. WQMX has a great bunch of people.


Shark Girl said...

The 2nd and 3rd photos look like they were deliberately done with special effects and filter. They look like art. Nice job, even though it wasn't intended.

fishing guy said...

SG: I wish I could take credit, but when you have such bad lighting and you camera over your head, you get some strange results.