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Old 06-05-2014, 08:12 AM
 
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Those bands would also bring in vendors!

Like geriatric and hospice services.
Maybe they can see if Justin Beiber will perform for you next year.

Most of those 80's bands are still some of the top grossing bands each year.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:19 AM
 
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I wonder if other festivals across the upstate counties have similar issues.

If Aloft 2015 is a reality, the concert lineup needs vast improvement. America, Chicago, Doobie Brothers, Kiss, Steely Dan and others would bring in crowd.
Does anyone remember seeing America when they came to Donaldson in the nineties. If I remember right, the concert was free and it was awesome. Later they had a birthday bash for one of the band members in a hotel down the road and I got to meet the band members.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:59 AM
 
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Most of those 80's bands are still some of the top grossing bands each year.
Hmmm, I guess that depends on why your definition of "top" is.

None of them are in the Top 25:

Top 25 Tours of 2013 | Billboard

Or the Top 100 (pdf):

http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/cha...ricanTours.pdf

Maybe they are in the top 500!?!?
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:55 AM
 
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Hmmm, I guess that depends on why your definition of "top" is.

None of them are in the Top 25:

Top 25 Tours of 2013 | Billboard

Or the Top 100 (pdf):

http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/cha...ricanTours.pdf

Maybe they are in the top 500!?!?
I saw at least 7 in the top 25, not bad after 30 plus years. Also, Justin was in the top 25, so your good.
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:59 AM
 
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Default Metamucil presents Aloft?

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I saw at least 7 in the top 25, not bad after 30 plus years. Also, Justin was in the top 25, so your good.
You may need to get your eyes checked.

None of the bands mentioned on this thread are on the lists, nor are they from the 80's.

Zero in the top 25. None in the top 100.

And largely older people go to those shows, which was my point.

Like I said, those bands would bring in a lot of vendors.

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Old 06-05-2014, 04:04 PM
 
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Does anyone expect Paul McCartney, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, U2, the Who and Rolling Stones to perform at a balloon festival? I doubt it. The musicians mentioned still play in larger venues and can sell out concerts.

I wonder why Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina is able to get great musicians each year for their concert series. This year, they have ZZ Top, Steely Dan, Three Dog Night, 38 Special and Boston. ZZ Top has performed at Heritage Park before.
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:21 PM
 
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I vote for Nena and 99 Luftballoons


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lur-SGl3uw8
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I vote for Nena and 99 Luftballoons


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lur-SGl3uw8
Awesomely perfect.

Now THAT's some 80's music! And it brings back memories. I've got my old parachute pants around here somewhere...
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:46 PM
 
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Does anyone expect Paul McCartney, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, U2, the Who and Rolling Stones to perform at a balloon festival? I doubt it. The musicians mentioned still play in larger venues and can sell out concerts.

I wonder why Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina is able to get great musicians each year for their concert series. This year, they have ZZ Top, Steely Dan, Three Dog Night, 38 Special and Boston. ZZ Top has performed at Heritage Park before.
You're going to get nothing next year, I think.. I don't see there being a festival.. The sad part is.. In the early 90's, when it was on the July 4th weekend, it was HUGE down at Donaldson Center. Then they moved it to Memorial Day weekend and Anderson, and.. Then after the move to Simpsonville.. It's not what it was.

I remember in.. I think it was '92.. They had Brooks and Dunn performing.. But, they were on their way up at that point.

When I lived in DC, the country music station there, WMZQ, did a concert at the Battlefield in Manassas every year. In 1991, I think (Maybe it was 1990) they got Garth Brooks on his way up..

Another station would do the WHFStival at RFK.. Again, getting 'classic' acts or acts on their way up.

Anyone who can sell out an arena isn't generally going to do a small town festival. They won't even do a big town festival.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:57 PM
 
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My first year going in I think it was 2008 it was cheap to get in like 5-10 bucks and free parking if I remember right. They had okay bands.

My issue is this, it's not worth the price and the traffic, $25 bucks a person to see the same balloons I can stand on the corner of Fairview rd and see fly up, um yeah think again.

As for the concerts we have an amazing venue for them and whoever the moron is that's running the show needs to be replaced. Tampa, Fl has an amazing amphitheater at the fair grounds and can bring it good bands, so whats our problem. Why are we not bring in great concerts to our venue? I just looked at the calendar and I think I counted like 5-6 things for the rest of the year. We should be using that venue every freaking weekend with something.

Then again I think some of the biggest issue is the city of Simpsonville and the way they are handling running the show and venue if you ask me.
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