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Friday, June 17, 2011


Thursday Night Concert Series
Eric Stein Stage-Oakdale Park
Salina, KS


Lawrence, KS
© Lydia Lowe  6/17/2011 
R to L: Darrell Lea, Maria Anthony, Clarke Jamison, Brian Foster, and Sebastian Alfie
FORTNIGHT. . .this was probably not the right act to kick off "That's Entertainment".  This group is a cover band that plays the "B" sides of cover tunes.  I'm not sure if they think that this will grab the audience attention because it's music they've never heard before, if they think that people will think that this is their original tunes, or if they prefer the "B" sides of records (some people do like the "B" side).  Or perhaps there is some other reason that we will never know.  Whatever the reason, this band features no original music and the "B" sides that they play are not recognizable, not interesting, and boring.  I believe that the band thinks that they have found a niche that is not being addressed by other cover bands or bands in general, but they need to realize that there is a reason that no one is doing this.  It is a novelty right at first, but the novelty fades once you realize that at no time will they ever play anything that is vaguely recognizable by anyone that is well known.

As a free concert in the park, it was O-Kay.  The people who attend the concerts in the park are mainly there to socialize with their friends and family, relax, eat, drink, and kick back on a summer evening.  However, I don't think that this is a group that I would pay to go and see.  I can think of better ways to waste money.                                                       

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