Where was Canberra? (for the Chris Botti Concert)

CamillaG 20 June 2011 5

I attended a phenomenal concert by Chris Botti and Co. a week ago at the Canberra Theater.

As a jazz enthusiast, I have had the pleasure and good luck of watching many a legend.

This concert was mind blowing and mind boggling.

Superb jazz performed to a lackluster few.

Half the seats were empty.

Has this always been the case?

I’m new to Canberra and am trying to figure it out!

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5 Responses to Where was Canberra? (for the Chris Botti Concert)
luther_bendross luther_bendross 5:45 pm 20 Jun 11

To answer the question in your title: probs at something interesting. Just sayin.

Erg0 Erg0 2:32 pm 20 Jun 11

So apparently the answer is “it was half-empty because it wasn’t advertised on RiotACT”. Promoters take note!

I’ve had a couple of similar experiences at fantastic shows that were criminally under-attended, but Canberra is capable of mustering a sellout crowd on occasion. I’ve never really figured out why this is the case – you’d think that people would be keen to get to a good concert, since relatively few well-known artists come here, but that doesn’t always seem to be the case.

grump grump 2:22 pm 20 Jun 11

not a big jazz fan personally but my son plays trumpet and my wife thought it’d be a good show – he was FANTASTIC – effortless playing, incredible range and ability – and gave those there a great show. I too was surprised at the numbers but maybe it was a limited promotion and i confess I’d never heard of him before.

Still, one the best shows I’ve been too.

Stevian Stevian 2:19 pm 20 Jun 11

This is a good thing. it keeps the riff-raff out if they don’t know it’s on.

The problem with events in Canberra is that the dregs always show up in droves when events are advertised

p1 p1 1:49 pm 20 Jun 11

Personally, the reason isª that I did not see a single advert for said concert. Although as Riotact is the only local news source I watch, listen or read, it is hardly surprising.

ª – Not that I would have gone anyway, but I have noticed that I occasionally miss out on gigs I otherwise would have liked because I don’t know they are on until they are sold out.

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