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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Now we know

There wasn't a seat to be had at the CenturyTel Center for the Hannah Montana concert.

So now we know this: At least Shreveport-Bossier City likes something.

For years we have moaned about fan apathy here. Remember when Miami was good and came here to play Tech, and there were at least 7,000 (more like 10,000) empty seats at Independence Stadium.

Remember when the Hornets and Spurs played in a half-empty CenturyTel Center.

So maybe it takes a teen pop star, a national cable television show and outrageous ticket demand to fill the building.

But the building can be filled. There's hope for us all.


Blogger Roy Lang III said...

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10:24 AM  
Blogger Roy Lang III said...

The building was sold out for a Mudbugs hockey game three seasons ago. As a matter of fact, that's how they found out the true capacity of CenturyTel. The building thought they had 12,500 seats, but came to find out it was less because they finally sold every seat.
Want impressive? Garth Brooks just completed his NINTH consecutive sold out show in the SAME CITY.
Nine nights, nine sold out shows at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
The best part? He charges $25 a ticket. That's it and that's all.
His mission is to defeat ticket scalpers and so-called entertainers who make people pay $30 to enter the fan club -- thinking they are going to get tickets -- only to get nothing.
Brooks could fleece his fans too, but doesn't. It's no wonder his popularity hasn't faded. Hopefully up-and-comers such as Miley (I guess in this case, her family) will take a page out of his book.

10:40 AM  

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