Local comments on Hull

Brian Cady brianinatlanta2001 at yahoo.com
Mon May 28 06:40:55 CDT 2007

>From the Hull Daily Mail: 

The concert was fantastic but I have no doubt as to why so many tickets remained unsold ,The previous history of reducing ticket prices at the eleventh hour, and the poor publicity. The Who tour has been advertised in the nationalpres for months but I have never noticed an advert for the Hull Gig in any of these ads.Hull has a small town mentality if we think that way we shall never be anything but a small town.If the organisers of the concerts at the KC thought bigger and advertised these events Nationaly surely there is a greater likelyhood of attracting people into the city for these events 
Merilyn Wilson, Hull 

The Who, Bon-Jovi and REM! If Hull can attract acts that are not 20 years past their day then it might fill the stadium. I guarantee Oasis,Arctic Monkeys etc etc would sell out in hours. Elton John (although not my music choice) is obviously popular and filled the stadium. Real music fans in the area have been waiting for a decent band. Try harder KC. 
Paul, Hessle

I was at the concert and travelled down from Scotland to see my favourite band.What a fantastic concert, a fantastic place to have a concert and a great atmosphere. The people of Hull and the surrounding areas don't know how lucky they are to have this sort of entertainment on there doorsteps. My nearest venue is 2hours away and as for getting tickets for any concerts, well they are sold out so quickly you don't have a chance. Well done to the KC Stadium please don't give up these concerts. 
Vanessa, Glenrothes

Maybe if the ticket prices were lower then more people would be able to afford to go and would have. Paying £35 to stand in the rain!! CRAZY. Does it make good business sense to have highly priced tickets and sell only half? I think not. 
Mandy , Hull

I Really enjoyed the Gig on Saturday night, although I thought the Encore set was a little subdued towards thye end, most bands I have seen play leave on a big number, not a cup of tea. I suppose that will endear me to all of the died in the wool Who fans out there, but it is just my opinion, did not spoil the night; just strange. I believe that The Who played Sheffield & Newcastle within 2 nights of the KC gig , that would sureley have reduced the catchment area for the fans. If I remember correctly the Elton John show was down south the night before then on to the Stadium of light and did not have another show in this area, perhaps that is the reason for the non-sell outs? 
Phil Edwards, Hull

Thought the Who were fantastic, an amazing performance from the boys. Regarding paul from Hessle comments Not wishing to sound pedantic...... However REM formed in 1980 and released there most popular album in 1992 and in 2001 released REVEAL Which sold about 6 Million in Europe - Hardly 20 years Past there sell by date is it? 
Axl Rose, Hull

I find it hard to understand how KC lost money! A pint of bitter and J2O cost me £5.40!! Looking at the amount people were drinking, the bar profits must have been enormous! The Who were brilliant, Roger can still sing and Pete can still play. Amazing! 
AB, West of Hull

Got to agree with Merilyn comments,the KC really has to look at it's marketing of the gig,no advertising of the gig in the national press whatsoever.Having travelled over the country to see sell out concerts by The Who over the years,it is obvious the publicity department at the KC isn't very good. 
Keith, Hull

I would have liked to have gone but i got tickets to glastonbury instead so will see them there. I agree with the comments about the type of bands that they put on. Ok some big legends etc but wheres the music for the younger generations?? If you want to fill the place book the likes of .Oasis, Kasabian, The Killers, Razorlight, Artic Monkeys etc Its 2007!!! surely its not to difficult to work out. 
lee, notts

I paid £225 including booking fee for 4 £50 West stand seat tickets. I opted for seats as I wanted to make sure my two teenage kids would be able to see properly. However the lack of a full crowd on the pitch affected the atmosphere. About 20 minutes into The Who's set a few fans near me, obviously disappointed at the empty space in front, asked the stewards to be let onto the pitch & they obliged. We followed suit & the atmosphere in front of the stage was awesome! I agree with previous comments about ticket pricing being too high, at £25 & £40 a ticket maybe the books would have balanced better for the KC management. To anyone who wasn't there, you missed one of the great Rock & Roll acts in the world! Probably the last chance we'll get to see them. Pete Townshend's guitar playing, for a man in his 60's, is amazing! Highlight for me was 'Won't Get Fooled Again' which blew me away! Keep the concerts coming! Even if I did end up paying sixty quid more than I had to! 
Dave Hudson, Beverley 

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