cwgator wrote:Perhaps no one really cared he was performing?
I think this was probably it. And I don't intend to be insulting them. I was there last night (park, not concert) and my wife and I felt genuinely sorry for everyone involved.
I am not sure how expensive the tickets were. But although they didn't include the concert with admission, they did it the other way. They included admission to the park with tickets purchased to the concert. So, it still was an unusually inexpensive way to be entertained, all day long. But the way they structured the buy 1 get one free, entirely depended on one thing: did you want to see a Daughtry concert?
Not many people did.
Structuring it the other way (buy admission, get concert for free) means that the artist is going to get much less money per person who wants to see the concert. And if they ever had a popular artist come, people would be really upset if the Palladium filled up before they got inside of it. That'd make people really mad.
I remember things getting off-topic back while Fury was being built, discussing the future of the Palladium. Right now, it's a waste of prime park real estate. And I look at the Palladium as if they have have 2 real options (which don't need to be acted upon immediately, they can drag it on for few years).
1. Start booking acts that people are interested in
2. Tear it down and build something that people are interested in
I don't care which option they choose. I'd be happy with either one.
I've seen plenty of concerts since moving to Charlotte. I'd guess at least a couple per year. I've missed plenty of others that I would have like to go to, but missed out on for various reasons. I enjoy a wide range of musical styles. I have not heard of any shows at Carowinds that I'd pay money to see.