Poor Promoting

May 19, 2011
Now, fast forward or rewind to Monday night... depending which way you look at it. We had free tickets to see Tomorrow's Bad Seeds at Crown Theater inside Rio. I'm sure your asking the same question I did, "there's a music venue at Rio?" Yep, it's a live music and night club venue. It's operated by the same folks as the Viper Room in Los Angeles. I guess its been open a year, but I only recently learned of it when I received an invite to see Afroman a couple months back. I was gonna see the show, but I got high. Ok, not really. Truth told, I'm an old lady masquerading as a women in her 30's. I was too tired to stay up late, knowing I'd have to be up early the next morning.

I prepared myself for the Tomorrow's Bad Seeds concert. After work, I napped so I'd be energized for late show. Go ahead, you can say it. I know I am so rockstar. We got to Crown just after 10:00. Bud Light draft were sold for $2, but even at the low price, it was tough to swallow so our next beers were Corona ($7). Ouch, but I guess they gotta make money somehow. It certainly wasn't by ticket sales, not only were free tickets available, but it was a very small turnout.

A local band RNR or Rhyme and Rhythm opened the show. They're a bit hip-hop, funk, soul, and raggae. It was an interesting mix. It was a shame the sound wasn't up to par. I'm not sure if it's the venue, in general, or just the set up for this night's show, maybe the lack of attendence threw it off? No clue, but the fuzzy music continued into HaleAmano and TBS's performances. We saw HaleAmano last year at the Dirty Head show. It was good to see them again. It was after midnight by the time Tomorrow's Bad Seeds took the stage. They played well over an hour, playing hits like Love Street, Only For You and Bad Seeds, plus a bunch of other lessor known songs - at least by me.

I'm shocked how few people were there. You'd think they'd make more with no show at all. I know promotion for this show and others has been really poor. Heck, the venue was open nearly a year before I ever even heard of it. That's not good, I'm usually pretty on top of things.

We have tickets to Seven Mary Three next Monday. We were planning to go, but I scored last minute tickets to see System of a Down on Sunday. I might not have enough rockstar left in me to hang for two shows, but we'll see. I'm interested to see if that show has a better turnout.

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