01 July 2012

Cape Cod Melody Tent Fucks up a Wet Dream with Ziggy Marley show, 2012.



Update: 
I forgot the "best" part:
"Put your lighters up down!"
Seriously, after the band signaled the crowd to toast by lighter, at least one site crew lady, undoubtedly with Great White fire tragedy delusions emblazoned in her head ran around telling us "Use your cell phones!"


You remember the phrase "so and so could fuck up a wet dream?" Well that is the case at the Cape Cod Melody Tent, which play an ungrateful host to Ziggy Marley last night. While we heard some good jams and I got to give Ziggy a high five, this was the most disappointing time I have seen him. It wasn't his fault. Where shall I start? 
1. Ticketmaster's usual bullshit made two $34 tickets into a $92 investment. 
2. The warden in the khaki suit a/k/a/ "Frantic Bob" who barked at us to clear the aisle. We were just four folks standing there just outside the tent, bothering nobody, discussing the woman who had just rung us up for two bags of $7.50 chips until we corrected her "that can't be right!!!" 
3. The $7.50 bags of chips, supra
4. The 9:30 beer/wine cutoff. Really??? The show still had like an hour to go. We had finished one round. Everyone was like, WTF??? 
5. The food: The usual highway robbery, and they ran out early. 
6. No encore. I get the feeling watching the event handlers that they were afraid of some potential riot or something, dealing with us Reggae folks... when in point of fact I didn't see one person having a bad night. People from all races, ages, ethnicities, etc all coming together in the great Marley tradition, simple. I did get to give and get a Crucial High Five with Ziggy but we were not... free... like we want to be....


PS: I was the resident lawyer for a reggae club. We would never treat patrons like this.

2 comments:

99 said...

Ironic,too, considering that this is his "Wild and Free" tour. Woof, you would think people could loosen up a bit and let said "reggae folk" have a little fun after spending all their hard earned cash on such a venue. Oh well. Another one bites the dust...

Christopher King said...

Well apparently you are free to spend some of your money wildly, until 9:30p.

C