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Thread #58236 Message #999599
Posted By: John Robinson (aka Cittern)
10-Aug-03 - 06:10 AM
Thread Name: Nickel Creek--overrated?
Subject: RE: Nickel Creek--overrated?
I saw them in Glasgow a while back. Their PA was terrible (I think the sound man worked with rock bands and simply did not know how to treat an acoustic line up). This may have been lack of management on the record company's side since there was also virtually no promotion at the venue (very few posters etc) and no merchandising stand! And this on a tour intended to promote a new album!
The signs were not good but they saved the day. In a fair sized venue they switched off the PA, took up the house lights and asked everyone to walk towards the stage. They then played acoustically - and blew us away! Astonishing!!