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What's the % sold for the Chicago show?


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As the first reunion show sold out in 4 minutes, and the NYE concert did well too, is it true that the Chicago show is only 60% sold? Does this mean that outside of Cleveland the boys don't sell well, or is there some other underlying factor? Don't tell me that everyone spent all their money over Christmas holidays and have no money left over to pay for Berry Tickets?

Will this be the end of the road for the Berries Road Tour? If they can't sell out in Chicago, what's the chances they'll continue to try other cities outside of Cleveland. I'm just handing a whole basketload od lemons to Darlene. Maybe she can make some lemonade out of it!

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I'll take one lemonade, please, cold- with lots of ice!

Well, Kathy, I believe, in Chicago, with this weather, all you have to do is ask for "lemonade", and by default, a nice lemony "frozade" will be given to you! Want a cold liquid one? Then ask for "Hot Lemonade" ! cool

See you & B (and meet you) tomorrow !

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There has been quite a bit of promo over the last couple of days with the radio spots and newspaper articles. My guess is there will be a nice bunch of ticket sales today and tomorrow.

Just got off the phone with my contact at HOB with the Opera Box and she told me all the boxes had been sold. Seems one of the band members of the Drysdales has a whole contingent coming to see him perform and he purchased several boxes for them to view the show. (so more than just berries fans will be there)

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I think that with as little effort as the HOB has put into promoting this, and on fairly short notice, the band has done very well for selling this show.

The band should keep things in perspective while discussing future dates. They have an extremely loyal fan base, as evidenced by the number of fans travelling here and to Ohio, in the middle of winter. I know I took the long drive for the first show and would have gone to the second one if I could have gotten a seat (disabilites kept me from attending and standing). I still have those same probelms, but I'll be standing anyways tomorrow night and I couldn't/wouldn't do this for any other band. (I'll be paying for it through out the next week, but it'll be worth it!)

With pretty much only us, the fans, making calls, sending emails, etc, as the only form of promotion it is starting to fill up! I can't tell you how many writers I and others have notified, who were not aware the band had gotten back together. Imagine if we had three months notice for a summer show and a promotion company behind it, instead of the snobs of the HOB!

The last two days, while the HOB has foolishly stopped their limited radio advertising, the band has hit the airwaves on their own and sent out a real positive vibe! Today, there is a great piece in the Suntimes about them. While I wish they were on the cover of the Weekend Plus magazine (there's a woman who I have never heard of....second one in two days, right Marvin? LOL) it still is on page three, so once you open it, it's the first thing you see! I am also expecting a big walk up crowd, as Gina pointed out in another thread.

Hopefully, the writers show up and they see what we see and a buzz starts!

With little or no help from HOB, I think the band should be heartened by what they have seen so far.

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Blackhawkpat, do you know that they have handicapped seats at the HOB's? Even though I am not going, I thought that I might be, and I went ahead and reserved one for myself in Chicago. No need for you to suffer, if you don't have to. All you have to do is call the HOB's Concierge office to leave you name, and they will set you up. It's really very easy and doesn't cost you any more. I hope this helps.

June happy

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You're right! Despite the fact that we really tried, we were unsuccessful at getting a seat for my husband, a 73 year old fan with some pretty serious health issues (he refuses to get a "handicapped permit"-those are for old people). I bought the GA tickets and called the HOB to explain my situation. They put his name on a list and escorted him to a balcony stool at the rail and insisted that they give me one also. Very nice. I have to confess that I gave my seat to another older lady who needed it far more than I did. My husband said that he enjoyed the second concert much more than the first where he had to stand through it all. I enjoyed it more knowing that he was enjoying it. Meanwhile, I split my time standing next to him and down in the mosh pit. My feet hurt soooo bad, but it was worth it! I'm sorry that I can't make Chicago but I wish you all a 'Berry good time. Travel safe and enjoy!

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My post on the Marshall Crenshaw website got 255 hits. If 5% of those people go to the show, that is 14-15 fans (and maybe a friend/spouse). Marvin did his thing on his websites, Blackhawkbarb made an effort, etc. Weather permitting, it will be a great crowd, and hopefully (for the bands sake) it will be a sold out venue.

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I know for sure it's the winter weather, plus, the Christmas spending.

That has lacked the buyers for the reunion concert.

Best wait until winter is over, and continue with the HOB Concerts til Spring and Summer.

You will see the difference.

That makes sense, huh, right, YES?

Oh c'mon someone answer.Lol

Have a great time tonight, y'all happy

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