Highland Concerts was either kind enough or crazy enough to give us media badges and let us loose inside Lights All Night at the Dallas Convention Center this year. Words can’t describe the madness that ensued, so here are some pics to sum it up:
Back to being able to write a positive review!
Holy shit. After the previous night of being at a crap show, and having to hear the worst kind of dubstep (the main stream kind), I decided to give Nashville another chance. Even though it was another dubstep show. Everyone who truly knows me, knows I am not a fan of dubstep. But after hearing the first couple opening DJs, who did a great job by the way, my ears were blessed with the sounds of Karl Tenn Banx, their Soundcloud is here. These guys were amazing. Great track selection, good technical skills, and they knew how to work the crowd.
The sound system was a lot better than the venue from the previous night, as well as the lighting. Seen is definitely a venue worth checking out. Hope I get a chance to hear these cats again.
And great job to the promotion company. Link down below!
I have NEVER written a negative review on this site. And I didn’t think I would have to. Because I didn’t believe that someone would ever use the same scam tactics that Jimmy Mondragon did. Let’s start with they hype up to the show. SOOOOO MUCH HYPE!!!! Oh, there’s going to be great music, awesome DJs, excellent performers (it’s titled Circus UV Party, so I was under the impression there would be Cirque Du Soleil type performers there), and the venue is awesome, and it’s going to be soooo much fun!!!!
So let’s begin where things started to go wrong.
1. I approach the venue, and the gentleman asks for my ticket. I ask him if there is a will call list. I mean, tickets were sold via Eventbrite, and I have never been to a show before where the promoter doesn’t print out the will call list. He tells me there is no will call list. Okay, great, so now I have to wander around Nashville until I find an open wifi spot. Their availability of open wifi was limited. But I did find a spot, and downloaded my ticket, which I had purchased for 50 dollars for the “VIP” option, rather than the ten dollar GA option.
2. VIP option over GA option. Was there really ever a difference? One of things it mentioned was being able to cut the line. What line? There was no line. Want to see a line? Check out any Insomniac, Night Culture, RealMusic, or Disco Donnie Presents event. Special perks?? None. No drink ticket, no glass of champagne (it WAS a launch party), no VIP area, nothing. Should have saved myself forty dollars, but I suppose that is my fault.
3. The performers…. Circus UV Glow Party….. Cirque Du Soleil type performers? No. The pole performers moved more like strippers than someone who is in it for the art of what can be done on a pole. The hula hoop girls were decent. Keep practicing, you’ll get there. The silk performers, I’m sorry that y’all didn’t have more height. I am sure it must suck only being able to perform 3 feet off the ground, instead of ten. I have seen what silk performers can do when given the proper height clearance. I hope that all the performers continue to grow artistically, so they can work for a better production company.
4. The sound was terrible. Don’t know what kind of music they usually have in that venue, but the gear was definitely not meant to handle dance music. Either that, or their sound guy sucks. Hey Ultra Violet, need a new a sound guy? I’m moving there in January. Let me tell you what to get, let me set it up, and you won’t hear anyone complain about the quality of sound again. And the sound was worse in the main room than the second room.
5. The DJs. The ones I did see perform, please go back to your bedrooms, practice some more, and quit downloading shit files and Beatport top 40 crap. BE fucking original, for once. Normally when I see a DJ perform, if they are good, I will actually make the effort to learn their name and I will tell other people about them. Which is going to be a part of my next review for another show.
6. The promoter. If one of your patrons comes up to you at 11, and says they are leaving, you have a problem. So your reaction should not be “Thanks for coming out.” It should be, “Oh? What for? What is wrong?” Unless you don’t think people wanting to leave your show so early is a problem. In which case, please, continue to not care about your customers. You will fail, leaving the people who do care room to gain more business.
Things that were good.
1. I met a few cool people there. I am hoping I get to hang out with them again.
And here is a copy of the flyer. Promoter, get a new flyer designer. It can be WAYYYYYYY better.
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What a great time! Lots of Dos XX freebies, beautiful women in amazing costumes, and a super bad ass drum line!
No press pass = no awesome shots. Sad face. But thanks to a certain photographer, my camera made it in to the venue. Here is what transpired. Happy face!