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    Default So people don't sing live at concerts anymore?

    So I am reading this article on Britney Spears' upcoming tour and how Enrique Iglesias ditched the tour within 24 hours of her announcing of his participation. However, the following from the article struck me as odd....

    Britney doesn't sing live anymore and barely dances, but her tours always make big bucks for a concert industry riddled with low ticket sales
    So why does anyone pay to go see her show? Am I that "old school" that I shouldn't expected to hear some live singing at a concert nowadays? I mean, I can understand some lip-sync happening at this type of shows....but not one single song sung live? And no dancing??!! For the price of her tickets ($115 or $372), I should get some kind private dance from Britney

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    For $372, you could do alot better than her.

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    I'm not sure why anyone would want to go see her. Tony is 110% right.
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    The Wailin Jennys sing live. Not only that, they traditionally sing their final encore, The Parting Glass, utterly a cappella (no microphones, no electronics, no speakers) to close their shows. Three stunning voices. No pitch correction.

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    (saw 'em Sunday night at the Somerville Theatre...)
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    How much does one have to pay to not see or hear Britney?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slk55amg View Post
    How much does one have to pay to make her go away?
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    One reason I love Dave Matthews so much. He is very live, and each time you see him you get a different show. You never know what version of a song you'll end up with til its done.

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    Lots of "pop" artists (and yes, I use the term artist loosely) don't sing live, and haven't for a long time. The best singer in the world couldn't sing well while dancing and bouncing around.

    Also... she's a pop star catering to teenage girls. Is it really a surprise that an adult male doesn't like her music? That's like asking why anyone would ever watch Barney or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    For $372, you could do alot better than her.
    I'd rather toss off and spend the $372.00 on some Grand vinyl. But that's just me.

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    I apologize to any Britney fans out there but I can find more talent and better looks at the local Wal-Mart for free and I live in a rural area of the South, if that tells you anything. If you don't get "live" at a live show then an overpriced $10.00 CD or DVD for Britney would do just fine for the lack of talent you see.

    Personally? I'd rather spend that $10.00 to give to the Donald Trump champagne fund. I'm quite sure it will be many times more well spent there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    One reason I love Dave Matthews so much. He is very live, and each time you see him you get a different show. You never know what version of a song you'll end up with til its done.
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    Where have you guys been? You think contemporary pop "music" is about music? :tongue:

    Nooooooooooooooo. It's all about the "experience", the (soft core sexual) fantasy being played out on stage. Teenage boys want to do Britney and teenage girls want to be (as sexy and desirable as) Britney.
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    not surprising these days.. with today's "musical artists", they can't sing live.. they relay to much on studio "tricks" to make them sound good.

    get her CD and save yourself $350
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    Quote Originally Posted by danger boy View Post
    not surprising these days.. with today's "musical artists", they can't sing live.. they relay to much on studio "tricks" to make them sound good.
    I had a conversation recently with one of the editors of Stereophile magazine talking about the same thing. Damned shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman1235 View Post
    The best singer in the world couldn't sing well while dancing and bouncing around.
    Britney is a totally awesome singer and can do this !!!! {WARNING... while watching this you may get a sudden urge to fill your ear canals with concrete}



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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Tse View Post
    For the price of her tickets ($115 or $372), I should get some kind private dance from Britney
    Tell the truth, Danny! You bought the $372 ticket just so you can sit close enough in anticipation of a wardrobe malfunction.

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    Tell ya Danny, I've been to San Fran, I saw homeless girls better looking than Brit.
    $372....that girl would be mine for a month.

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    I think Auto Tune is just to hard to produce at a live show to get these no tallent singers to sound "Marketable". It is much easer to hit play on a media player. You have to have a good voice and tallent to sing live. The jean pool is pretty shallow if non existant in the pop world.

    Do a You tube search for a live video of any Ke$ha song. It really shows how bad she sounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Tell ya Danny, I've been to San Fran, I saw homeless girls better looking than Brit.
    $372....that girl would be mine for a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treitz3 View Post
    I apologize to any Britney fans out there but I can find more talent and better looks at the local Wal-Mart for free and I live in a rural area of the South, if that tells you anything.
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    Doesnt surprise me at all, there are few that can carry a tune at all let alone have perfect pitch. Fergie, The pussycat dolls, Katy Perry are just a few examples of absolutley zero singing ability.

    Surprisingly enough Pink and Lady GaGa no matter how much you dislike their lifestyle or songs can actually sing, their songs sound the same live as they do on their studio recordings.



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    Britney never really did sing live. Always lip sync and this happens a lot with pop music today. Now throw in auto-tune and if they do decide to sing live they never have to worry about being in tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximillian View Post
    Britney is a totally awesome singer and can do this !!!! {WARNING... while watching this you may get a sudden urge to fill your ear canals with concrete}


    OMG--that was painful!


    Quote Originally Posted by jbooker82 View Post
    I think Auto Tune is just to hard to produce at a live show to get these no tallent singers to sound "Marketable". It is much easer to hit play on a media player. You have to have a good voice and tallent to sing live. The jean pool is pretty shallow if non existant in the pop world.

    Do a You tube search for a live video of any Ke$ha song. It really shows how bad she sounds.
    Seriously?? The JEAN pool? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    The Wailin Jennys sing live. Not only that, they traditionally sing their final encore, The Parting Glass, utterly a cappella (no microphones, no electronics, no speakers) to close their shows. Three stunning voices. No pitch correction.

    www.thewailinjennys.com

    (saw 'em Sunday night at the Somerville Theatre...)
    Agree completely, this is the only real LIVE music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarqueKnight View Post
    Where have you guys been? You think contemporary pop "music" is about music? :tongue:

    Nooooooooooooooo. It's all about the "experience", the (soft core sexual) fantasy being played out on stage. Teenage boys want to do Britney and teenage girls want to be (as sexy and desirable as) Britney.
    Also agree completely because it's not about how they sound but how they LOOK.

    Or as Lenny Bruce said we are selling "Tits and Ass".

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    To correct you heading. "People with no talent like Britney Spears lipsync in concert".

    I prefer my singers to have talent like: Sara Evans, Brad Paisley, Styx, Iron Maiden, and people that actually use instruments in concert. I have never needed to see any of the so called Pop Stars in concert. Probably because Pops Stars on average are more about There Look, Dancing and Posing than the music they fake singing.

    PS, Any song with Auto-tune in it is ignored by me. That is why I hate most of the songs on Glee and I only watch it on occasion cause the wife loves that stupid show.
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    It is just amazing to me that grown men are arguing over a kid's pop singer, and comparing her to actual artists, as if anyone is gonig to disagree with you.

    It's like comparing the latest Hannah Montana movie to Casablanca. It doesn't even make sense. Let it go.
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    Good point Bobman, but then again, this is Club Polk,where we argue over $1.50 for a pizza.

    Personally, I wouldn't pay to see anyone lip sync their music. I gather those that do are more interested in the vegas style show on stage that goes with many pop concerts these days. My idea of a live concert,for example, is what Springsteen does.

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    Katy Perry can actually sing from what I have seen of her unplugged
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    I would love to see her unplugged.

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