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Last night was my first time to see the band. Was disappointed. What was with the videos that
reminded of MTV in when they first came out and scratched my head then said what’s that
gotta do with the song. Actually dozed off for a while during the first set. In the beginning of
the show the leader announced that Chip’s daughter was going to sing in the second half. Yea
she song in a prerecorded video..wtf. I’m glad I didn’t have to pay for the tickets.
C.Ferrer from Cleveland, Ohio
NOT WORTH THE MONEY
The musicians are great, but the absence of Chip Davis and daughter Elyse Davis was a let down (program indicated she was singing a song during the second half, which turned out to be a mix of videos of her performing elsewhere) - definitely not worth the $100+ per ticket we paid, The beginning NASA video felt like we were at the science center, not a Christmas concert, and one song seemed to roll into the next with no connection with the audience.
Don C from Barrington, Illinois
I had high expectations and this show fell short. The volume was low
as if there were no speakers. The screen was difficult to see. The
show needs a reboot. Everybody near us was saying the same thing.
The one redeeming feature were the lights but even that was still so
yesteryear. It you saw the show 20 years ago, it not much different
now. They are milking this for all they can get without investing in
John Stevenson from Minneapolis, Minnesota
MANHEIM STEAMROLLER - MPLS ORPHEUM
I used to be a big fan. Chip Davis set the tone of self promotion with a lack luster space
shuttle and 1970's video. No energy from the performers - great musicians but poorly
orchestrated. Should have stayed home
Kelly from New Brunswick, New Jersey
I surprised my mother and daughter with
this show...Was My Surprise how let down I
was... Hardly a Christmas Celebration ...
What was with the old horrible video
displays...Not one Xmas decoration on
stage.. Very Few Xmas Songs played ...The
NASA Intro was NOT a good idea for a Xmas
Themed Concert ... I left devastated for
wasting my moms time.... That was alot of
money for me to dish out for this let down ...
:-( The Videos played made it even worse
Barbara Valentim from Charlotte, North Carolina
So disappointing, we were guest of our friends at this event last evening.
the Laser show is terrible, quality of the video graphics is awful....I have better
picture on my home TV. Why we were paying to watch a video of the singer in
Mexico and various cities.....flashing lights in your face.....about 40% Christmas
the videos of NASA Clips ? why?
the whole show was dated......felt like the 70's. bad. bad. bad
did not enjoy, would not recommend
JSF Sarasota Resident 40+ Years from Sarasota, Florida
VERY DISAPPOINTING ON MANY LEVELS - BAND & VENUE
We saw Mannheim Steamroller at the Van Wezel 11/17/2018.
Small Seats, uncomfortable, hard to get past people in the rows. I've
never seen the Van Wezel look worse. Cables stretched/draped along the
top of the entrance doors going back to the console. What an Ugly Site!
Performance: No Energy from the band whatsoever. I've never seen such
straight faces in a performance before. NO EXPRESSION whatsoever. They
looked bored. Pathetic.
Sound: Where was the Kick Drum? We don't know, it wasn't in the mix, oh
wait, they found it on ONE song, and then it was gone again. There was a
string section in their "Orchestra"... couldn't hear them, but there they
sat... emotionless, expressionless, not being heard. The center performer,
on a riser, the one person who spoke... once, and not so well, was playing
some kind of electronic pad thing... it never made a sound. Wasn't in the
So Very Disappointing overall. Light show was the best part of it, and that
was weak. Show is Outdated.
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