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Where do old rockers with old fans go when they get old?

Discussion in 'Rock Lounge' started by Old Dude, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Old Dude

    Old Dude I do not suffer fools gladly.

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    I've been getting emails about the Moody Blues upcoming ocean cruise, where they and a bunch of other old rock acts will be the onboard entertainment. There was another such cruise for European heavy metal acts. Then there is the phenomenon of aging country and country/pop acts setting up shop permanently in Branson, Missouri so that instead of touring to where their fans are, they bus their fans in to see them in Branson. Pop stars have long done the same thing in Las Vegas, where Elvis ended his career.

    So, where do the classic rock acts of the 60's and 70's end up when they're too old to handle the rigors of touring on the road? Will Southern Rock bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, etc. end up in Branson? Will bands like the Stones or Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band book themselves in places like Caesar's Palace in Vegas? Or maybe the Boss might be better at a casino in Atlantic City. Will the Baby Boomers who make up much of their fan base and who are in the 60's and 70's themselves prefer flying to a resort city to going to local stadium concerts?
     
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    Skynyrd is already doing the cruise thing. The simple man cruise is sold out every year.
    And it's not just old bands.
    There's the Jam Cruise and Island Exodus (Government Mule). Ok mule is pretty old.

    The day may come when we will see the boss busking in the subway for loose change.

    How bout the monsters of rock cruise?
    http://monstersofrockcruise.com/

    Southern Rock cruise. Which now has Skynyrd. I guess no more simple man cruise?
    https://southernrockcruise.com/

    Rock Legends cruise?
    https://www.rocklegendscruise.com/
    That on looks awesome

     
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    I'm old....and I personally like the idea of a cruise or resort to see concerts. Ive done the big arena concerts most of my life. It's crowded and not always the best seats and the food sucks!

    Heck yea. A cruise with a much smaller arena and nicer accommodations. I'm definitely on board!

    I also like the outside festivals too. 3 days of concerts from daylight to dark. Plenty of food and drink.

    Times are a changing, @Old Dude. A lot of these changes are so much fun!

     
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    Yeah it looks like a party to me

     
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    Purgatory.
     
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    Party, yes. Classic Rock, no way. It looks like a celebration of bad 80's pop. Not that there's anything wrong with that, if that's what you like. Different strokes for different folks, and all that. But for a Baby Boomer who wants to experience some classic rock partying, that's a nightmare. Our kids or grandkids would probably like it. Or maybe those of us in a state of denial about our age looking to drink some poisoned water from the fountain of youth.
     
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    Cruise with bad 80's pop sounds like intensive torture. But if the cruise consisted of Blackfoot, Deep Purple, Scorpions, Uriah Heep, Bob Seger, Nazareth, Michael Schenker band and last but not least Golden Earing, then yeah defnitely book me on it...!:)
     
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    A rock cruise might be fun. Personally, I think I'd prefer seeing some of my favorite classic rock bands in a casino night club setting. One of my favorite touring acts was Ringo's All Stars, where individuals from classic rock bands formed an ad hoc supergroup and backed each other up on their best known songs. I'd like to see a show like that in Las Vegas or Atlantic City.
     
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    Honest to goodness, I came in this thread to say they probably go to cruises. I meant it kind of as a joke, but now that I think about it, that sounds amazing.
     

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