Live Touring Music Acts At Theme ParksI really enjoy seeing as many touring music acts as possible and feel seeing them makes high cost annual passes worthwhile. Here are who I have seen recently, how about you?
From Tony DudaI know that most people in the TPI universe are ride and coaster enthusiests but I really like the live touring music acts that stop into the parks thoughout the year as part of special events such as Mardi Gras at USF and Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT among others. I feel attending these shows justifies the high price of the annual passes. I'm located in Florida, so the Florida theme parks is where I see the shows. Below are the acts I have seen so far this year. What are all the music acts the TPIers attended in other parks?
Posted June 12, 2011 at 10:00 PM
The Go-Go's (USF) June 11
I know some of these acts are mostly nostalgic, but some are still first rate. What other acts are touring the parks?
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From Mike GallagherNice List.
Posted June 13, 2011 at 4:32 AM
I don't know who's at the parks this year, but since the mid-80's I've seen the following acts at amusement parks:
Monkees (minus Mike Nesmith)
There may be others, but that's all I can think of right now.
From Mike BianucciI have been the the Christian Music Weekend multiple times at SFOG, which they typically hold the Friday and Saturday before Easter. I especially enjoyed Toby Mac and Barlow Girl.
Posted June 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM
I would not have paid admission to just attend the concerts, but it was a nice bonus as a Season pass holder.
From steve leeI miss the days when Carowinds would have decent acts at the Palladium (as opposed to just busting it out now for their Christian music thing). Back in the 90s, I saw Depeche Mode and Sting there (not the same ticket, obviously). Both great shows, and great endings to a day of riding...
Posted June 15, 2011 at 4:17 PM
From Mike GallagherSting played in an amusement park? Boy, just when you think you know somebody...
Posted June 15, 2011 at 6:40 PM
From Tony DudaI saw Alice Cooper at Busch Tampa. Sometimes a paycheck is a paycheck.
Posted June 15, 2011 at 9:36 PM
From steve leeYup, Mike. It was the "Ten Summoner's Tales" tour. I was a little surprised by the location as well, especially when you consider there was a much larger outdoor venue 25 minutes away.
Posted June 16, 2011 at 12:08 PM
From Manny BarronI saw Pitbull last year at USF. It was raining but it was kinda cool, being that was the first time I experienced a concert at a theme park.
Posted June 17, 2011 at 11:42 PM
From Jessica GreenMy mom, brother and I have been going to the Summer Concerts and Mardi Gras at Universal Studios for almost 3 years. I always have fun at all of these concerts and I always bring a few friends with me. For the artist that we know and love we usually wait out for the front row which can be up to almost 11 hours waiting outside. These are the concert we've have been to at Unviersal Orlando:
Posted June 18, 2011 at 2:35 PM
30 Seconds to Mars (Front Row)
Universal Orlando FTW!
From Mike GallagherSo Jessica,
Posted June 18, 2011 at 4:27 PM
I guess the front row is NOT the way, uh-huh, uh-huh, you like it :)
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