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New Orleans ROCKED by Godsmack!!!!

Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

What a fuckin great show!!!! 4th time seeing GODSMACK was the best yet by far. Not sure what pissed Sully off before the show, but he took it out on a crazy New Orleans crowd. Come back soon please

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  1. RE: New Orleans ROCKED by Godsmack!!!!

    Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    We were at the show in Lubbock, Texas last night. The show itself was great. But what a nightmare trying to get my tickets. I purchased them from on January 30 and paid for three day shipping. Two weeks prior to show, no tickets. I called ground control and was told they didn't have tix yet but will get them in time to ship. Monday before show still no tix. Called ground control again. Was told "we sent out an e-mail that all tix will be will call as there was no time to ship.". I never received an e-mail. Got to venue around 2:30pm day of show. Box office had tickets for everyone except those of us who bought from Doors opened at 5:30 and stiil no tix for any of us who are in the fan club. Finally we were given tickets that were leftovers from another show, not even a Godsmack show. Not a good experience for the fan club members. We felt like the red-headed step-children who were forgotten about. And I still haven't been refunded the shipping fees I paid when I bought the tickets. If this is how they treat their fans I will think twice before renewing my membership.

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    RE: New Orleans ROCKED by Godsmack!!!!

    Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    @BIG_BOSS .... Check your email I did reply to you there :).

    Again these guys are out there working their asses off each and every night. I don't know how much more I can stress that knowing these guys on a personal level how much they give. The last thing this band wants to to purposely disappoint ANYONE, esp after knowing people have spent their hard earned money to see a live show. It completely bums them out to think of any fan walking away disappointed, it;s the last thing they ever want. This band has been around for many many years and are very seasoned at being out on the road and things happening. They do everything they can at that given point of time to try and fix and prevent a show from going less then perfect, but again there are some things we just cannot control. I think it's safe to say if we can take back things from going wrong or happening in our life, we all would,but unfortunately we cannot go back in time and do so.

    They do what they can to make sure the show does go on, even if the lights go out, or their is a power surge, or a amp breaks.. etc etc. Not every single show is going to go perfectly, even if they have that intent or not. Life throws curve balls out way all the time, and we do what we can to get through it and move.

    I have seen this band perform live prob well over 40 times now. I can honestly say I have never walked away from any given one show disappointed or have ever felt ripped off. Where some shows better then others, yes, but that is completely normal for ANY band. This doesn't mean they are not going out their trying their best each and every night. There are places where I am sure the crowd is stronger at then other shows, but that doesn't mean the band walks off stage because of it...or calls off the tour. They will always keep on keeping... and hope people will understand that things always can't go 100% perfectly each and every night. We are only human.

    With all that being said and done I will again apologize on behalf of the whole GS camp to anyone who has walked away from any shows disappointed and bummed out. It's honestly the last thing they want, but in their defense again, they do the best they can out there... Just know that.

    Dominique ~ Web Manager
    Godsmack | Sully Erna | |

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    RE: New Orleans ROCKED by Godsmack!!!!

    Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Harley Chick do me a favor.... will you send me a email regarding your VIP experience so I can forward it to the Ground ctrl staff? Thanks, I just want to make sure they see it and a sorry to hear you had issues. Next time, and this goes to anyone having issue contacting them, feel free to email me directly and I will make sure they get the issue taken care of prior to the show.
    Dominique ~ Web Manager
    Godsmack | Sully Erna | |

  4. RE: New Orleans ROCKED by Godsmack!!!!

    Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    @bighoss, I didn't bash you. But I think your response proved my point. Relax and enjoy the music.
    I also deleted my previous post as you felt disrespected by my words. As for my identity, this is a godsmack forum, so all you need to know about me is they are my favorite band.

  5. MIA avatar MIA

    RE: New Orleans ROCKED by Godsmack!!!!

    Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    I'm not sure if all is happy again but I thought Dom's words were perfect.
    I don't see bands trying to tick off fans and they do their best to provide a great show and experience. That's what they do. Not everyone will like it.
    And somewhere there was a comment that not all shows ROCK --- so true. Can't say I;ve enjoyed all the Aerosmith shows I've seen but it happens.
    I had a GREAT experience with Grd Control and Godsmack. So I hope you'll decide to see them again,

  6. RE: New Orleans ROCKED by Godsmack!!!!

    Sun, May 6, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    razor_wire wrote:
    They did the drum battle at the Mayhem shows I went too as well. Sounds like there is a really good reason that Sully was pissed. I am really sorry that you didn't get the full experience.

    "find yourself and lose it at the rock show"

    Leticia Loupe

  7. RE: New Orleans ROCKED by Godsmack!!!!

    Sun, May 6, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Im just reading all this about the concert... I've also seen Godsmack quite a few times. We all know something had to happen for these guys not to be able to give the crowd what they wanted to. Im sure Sully made the best decision possible with what he had to work with at the UNO arena. Sometimes things happen that are out of our control. We can only do the best with what we got. Godsmack always puts on a great show. Last time I saw them was with Metallica at the New Orleans Arena and they blew Metallica out the water;(figuretively speaking).. My opinion I love the way Sully works up the crowd. If ur truly a Godsmack fan, the energy that their music gives you, should be enough. It was for me.
    Leticia Loupe

  8. Re: New Orleans ROCKED by Godsmack!!!!

    Thu, May 10, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    I believe that they just ran out of time. I believe the curfew at UNO is 11PM and they were forced to cut the setlist short, which is what I think pissed Sully off as he mentioned. They just had too many bands on the bill and not enough time allotted. I was disappointed in the short time they played, but they rocked every second of it. Oracle live was friggin awesome!!! I missed the drum battle the last time they were here in 2004, (I was backstage meeting Metallica when Godsmack was on stage) so I was looking forward to seeing it live. They should have just left the first band off the bill, Man Made Machine (they were OK - not as good as Halestorm). There was also a couple of soundcheck problems in between each band that took to long to fix. Just a bad night for the crew. Can't complain about 4-1/2 hours of live music for $45. Cheapest ticket of any concert I've been to in the last 8 years. Metallica and Godsmack was $90 in 2004!!!