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Colin Clayton from Vancouver, British Columbia
The show was awesome from start to finish. Hit after hit had the place shaking as well as Jeff Lynne's beautiful ballad "When I Was A Boy" from tlhe 2015 album Alone in the Universe and "Handle with Care" from the Travelling Wilburys. The acoustics were outstanding and the band played flawlessly. It was a night to remember these songs and just how impressive they are and as there were still a few great ones missing from the concert such as Confusion, Twilight and Rock and Roll is King it would be nice to hope for another tour sometime. I would never miss them if they come this way again.
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?
Tammy Tiziano from Cave Creek AZ
Best show I’ve seen since Pink Floyd’s The Wall!! LOVED IT
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.
Ken from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A great show!!!! One of the best concerts I have ever seen. Jeff Lynn was right on and the band was super. You could close your eyes and believe you were listening to the album. The only hit song they did not play was Hold on Tight (to your dreams) but that was of little disappointment. My only complaint had nothing to do with the show but rather with the concert goers. Why can't people remain seated? If two people stand then the people behind them have to stand and so on. Nearly everyone at the show I attended was 50 and over and some people can't stand for an entire concert. The other problem is people who must constantly be on their phone by either Tweeting or texting or Twittering. I wish people would be a little more considerate and understand that they are just not that important.
Mr Blue Sky from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME !!!
I saw the special from Wembly on showtime and watched it 3-4 more times. Fast forward to a few weeks ago and I find out they are playing in Philly , and it's sold out. Having missed the 76 show I wasn't going to miss this one. I scored a single ticket (first time ever going solo to a concert ) and greatly anticipated the show. WOW....it didn't dissapoint and the experience was unforgettable....everyone sang along without worrying about surroundings...it was Jeff Lynnes ELO afterall . Best decision I made in awhile and might not be my last solo show if tickets are scarce. ELO ROCKS !!! always did, ALWAYS WILL! !! *seats were adequate , sound was awesome and food and beverage were top notch.
Tracy T from Columbus, Ohio
BETTER THAN '81 TIME TOUR
Fantastic show! More firepower than the 1981 Time Tour show at Riverfront Coloseum in Cincinnati. This legendary group and music will always reign as my favorite. Great ability to bring studio sound to the stage. This memory made possible by my children as a Christmas gift will remain forever. So worth the drive from Columbus to Philly! I enjoyed the city too. Very friendly and so much to see.
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