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RACHEL PLATTEN STEALS THE SHOW AT PENTATONIX MSG CONCERT 6/6
I'd never seen nor followed any of the acts on this bill. As a lifelong music fan and concert lover I scored an inexpensive (and surprisingly decent) seat in section 212 right over the stage so figured "what the Hell?" With no expectations I went in. Citizen Queen opened with a short, likable acapella set although their stage patter felt programmed and rushed. Then Rachel Platten who fits the "White girl can 'sAng' bill" blew me away. All heart and SOUL, with a booming voice, powerful lyrics, she wore her heart on her sleeve and from the first note I just said to myself, "she's got IT." Just wonderful. And real. Every word about her struggles in NY clubs to post partum issues to the awe she felt playing Madison Square Garden rang true. She just won me over. Pentatonix- as GREAT vocally as they are, disappointed though. Too loud for acapella and just too many bells and whistles. Less is more, folks. From video screens to giant balloons on down. It's all a giant distraction. JUST SING.
Nancy from Montreal, Quebec
SOUND WAS BAD
Thank goodness the opening act Citizen Queen only had a few songs. One of their singers was off-key and threw the whole thing off. Excruciating! It was like a reject from a high school talent show. Rachel Platten was great. Pentatonix were amazing but the sound was not good at all. It definitely did not do justice to their amazing voices and vocal harmonies. Disappointed.....
Laurie B from Green Bay, Wisconsin
SOUND VERY DISTORTED AT GREEN BAY CONCERT
I never heard of Pentatonix until a week before the concert. My wife wanted to go so bad. We bought expensive seats due to our last minute decision to go. We enjoyed Rachael Platten and hearing her was amazing. She did a great 30 minutes or so and had the audience on their feet. Then came Pentatonix. Could not hear or understand much as the sound was so distorted and LOUD. My wife wanted to leave, but I thought we should at least stay a little longer due to the expense and her wanting to see them so bad, maybe it would get better. People were leaving. The crane camera was unfortunately on our side of the stage and never stopped moving all over the place in our way. The side lights were blinding to us. I did enjoy the whole affect of being at a concert and the visuals etc. Pentatonix, you have some bugs to work out. Please take the base down and stop with the big moving camera. My wife said she had a splitting headache after the show. I just kept my hearing aids turned waaaay down.
Something from Fargo, ND
WISHED IT WAS OVER SOONER
I was looking forward to the concert. I was disappointed. Havanah was great but I don't think i liked anything else. They kept doing snipits of songs and by the time I figured out what they were singing they had switched songs. I didn't find that very entertaining. Also way too much talking. They took forever to come on and then they talked for so much of it. I think they had like 6 complete songs sang by the time it was over. Not impressed. Disappointed. Also a couple of the songs i recognized they switched up the tone on the melodies and it was hard to enjoy. Would never go again.
Thomas from Seattle, Washington
NOT ALL ABOUT THAT BASE
It has been years since I have gone to a concert let alone been to the tacoma dome, and I love the pentatonix, citizen queen, and Rachel Platten, they all sang fantasticly for what I could hear the light show the effects the stage lighting all fantastic even the videos were fantastic with the camera guys, a small detail that was distracting at times was one of the spot light guys seemed to struggle with his spot light at times, but the biggest problem I had was the sound quality that base was way to ridiculous and loud for an acapella group like I love base but when its an acapella group they are mainly SINGING you know like the TREBLE? If we can't hear their actual singing, the point of an acapella group is to be matching there overall loudness to make it sound amazing, y'all need to have a chat with your sound guy and fix his base problem love y'all I hope this problem can he fixed
Armena from Las Vegas, Nevada
My seven year old son wanted to see Pentatonix so much and sing the ‘Mary, did you know’ with them. We heard a band and then another singer from 7:30-9:15 pm. It was long and way past my son’s bed time. We will continue to love Pentatonix but will listen to the songs we will choose ourselves online. They have the most amazing voices but the sound system was terrible, and the songs they sang were extremely loud, too much... We did not connect with them emotionally at all! Their song choices were not good. I hate to he negative but it was a total disappointment. Waiting for about 2 hours to get disappointed... Lots of people left during the concert, including us. Can someone please write here if they sang any Christian songs at all? Please?
Deb from Philadelphia
PENTATONIX BETHEL WOODS
I drove several hours to hear Pentatonix at Bethel Woods and could not hear them. Whoever was in charge of the sound system should be removed asap. I wanted to run to the mixing console several rows away and smash it.
Pentatonix may not have known how their wonderful arrangements were delivered as loud, metallic mush. I hope they read these comments. The crowd at Bethel Woods was big for acapella. So, wake up, and be who you are.
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