Lou Crosby from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JEFF LYNNE'S ELO CONCERT IN PITTSBURGH AUGUST1ST 2019 WAS THE BEST LIVE SHOW EVER!
Ive done many shows all over the US and attended countless This was one the best ever!
Cory Willoughby from Toronto, Ontario
JEFF LYNNE'S ELO
Hard to review this without bias. My husband and I were lucky enough to catch their Wembley Stadium show last June and it was incredible! This one of course did not match it, but I was expecting this. Luckily we had awesome seats. Friends had an obscured side view and thought the show was awful. We were super disappointed that they did not perform Last Train To London. It seemed Mr. Lynne was struggling with some singing and the show started 45 minutes late and was short. For a $415 ticket that was disappointing but we still had a great time, my kids loved it. I will always adore the band.
Becky from Bishop, California
ELO FLYING HIGH
Good show--not great because it pretty much was the same set list from last year's Forum concert. Thought they'd mix in a few other songs (like Strange Magic) & drop a few (like Xanadu). But their musicianship, led by Lynne, was great. Crowd sang along. Loved the light show. Sound was pretty good at the Honda Center. Drove 280 mi for this show & it was worth it.
P Bierre from San Jose, California
GREAT PERFORMING BAND, NOT SO GREAT VENUE ACOUSTICS
Jeff Lynne is the creator of some of the most musical pop content of the past 50 years. This year's tour band is very tight, and with 3 string players (2 cello, I violin), the "orchestra" in ELO is beautifully rendered. Jeff's vocals were clear and strong, although his statue-like stance perhaps detracts somewhat from the band's energy. I wish I could say something good about the listening environment inside the Shark Tank. Perhaps it was where our seats were located (far back, upper), but there is too much echo in the tank for fine concert listening. The fast-paced micro-rhythms tend to get washed out. Jeff has put together an impressive light show based on very modern photonics and software -- all exquisitely timed to the music. It's a 3D pattern of moving beams and blades that bathes the audience in robolighting. Personally, I didn't go to see a fantasmagoric light show, I went for the music. And from where I was sitting, not only were the lighting visuals out of sync with the sounds I was receiving, the stage visuals (drumsticks) were also noticeably out of sync. There is a well-known solution, and that is to place speakers close to all concertgoers, so that the audio speed-of-sound delay is overcome, and everything stays in sync no matter where you're sitting. And having paid over $100 per seat for our tickets, I felt somewhat let down at the lack of attention to show quality as viewed and heard from these seats. The large screens are just too small for the size of this venue. I'm straining to see how SAP Center, designed as a hockey emporium, will ever function as a primo concert venue. The oval-bowl shape and too-live acoustics are never going to adapt to a quality concert-venue, and the more uptempo the music, the worse things get. Why doesn't a tech-mecca like San Jose have a large, indoor music-performance venue?
ED from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
GREAT SOUND BUT JUST GO BUY A CD THE SHOW IS FORGETTABLE
the music is great. the light show feels dated .nothing special. Jeff Lynns personalty adds nothing to the show he stands and sings and does not interact with the audience I can get that from a cd. disapointed in mr Lynns lack of personalty he makes no connection with the people. the hits deliver but I dont plan on going to another one of their shows. I want more of something I cant get from a cd.
Maureena Cloutier from Strathroy, Ontario
KIND OF DISAPPOINTED
This was the first concert my husband and I every attended. We were more than annoyed with all the Neanderthals standing up in front of us, blocking our view, and on top of that, they had to have their cameras stretched over their heads, causing a further obstruction. It is rude and extremely inconsiderate. We all paid good money ($740 for two tickets). Thanks. We won't be going again. But Jeff Lynne...we think you are awesome and a musical genius.
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