October 19, 2017
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  • Anonymous

    We need more acts like Rascal Flatts and less of whatever that mess was last night. I hit Shaw’s, directly across from the Stage at 8 pm, just in time to hear some screeching 30-something-nobody yelling into a microphone “You F-ing love this “f-ing” Sh–!!, dont’ you?” 

    And I thought, ‘No, you’re just some junk warm up band for some group that pulls tank tops and muffin-tops and cheap/gross-tight, cotton shorts onto Main Street in Bangor on a sweaty weekday’.   As I drove up Main Street, I observed the junkie crowd hanging around on both sides of the road. 

    Then I looked at the concert attendance, which was poor.  Then I looked at the number of free-loaders loitering along Main Street.  At that gross Dunkin-Donuts, at Shaws and at those peering behind the fence, whose numbers seemed to exceed paying customers by a factor of two. 

    I know that  I promised that I wouldn’t complain if the Waterfront Guys brought Govt Mule to Bangor, and you delivered.  I’m sorry guys that it looks like I’m backing away from that pledge.  But really, this town doesn’t need any help attracting the loser-crowd, we are already drowning in it.  As a member of the non-loser crowd, I can tell you that I’m not open to hearing some flunky drop-0ut dropping F-bombs through my living room window at 7 pm.  Warren Haynes or not.

    • Anonymous

      Good for you, Bangorian!   We don’t agree on much – but a hearty “Amen” about your comments on the coarseness and degradation that many in the entertainment world find necessary to broadcast.   I know we differ on the cause(s) and the solution for the problem, but it’s good to find some commonality on an issue like this.

    • Anonymous

       I don’t think you will hear the same language coming from the the Rascal Flatts stage…..which is what this article was about.

    • Anonymous

      Are you calling other genre fans losers? You really need to experience life a little more, though I do respect your opinion. If you were there only at 8pm than you missed the best parts of this concert. The crowd always grows towards the headliner. There are crowds of people everywhere. If you go to Shaw’s you will hear the F bomb once in awhile. If you hang out on main street downtown, you will probably hear the F bomb sometimes. If you are watching tv, listening to subscription radio, viewing a wrestling match (not on tv- live), a premium channel film, an internet conversation,  a tennis match live, baseball game live, boxing match, football, hockey, netflix, comedy show, etc. etc, etc,- The fact of life is what you can tolerate within your reasoning. Your reasoning is not reality as far as how progressed we have become as a society. You have all types, and you have good and bad behavior. What seperates the 1930’s with the 2000’s is the line between them. The F bomb is reality in everyday life. If you are going to pick on one thing, please start picking on all of the above. WFC brings the best of every genre. And they even went out to please you my friend (Govt. Mule/Moe), so why complain about shows that you (yourself) don’t fancy? Tonight’s show (Rascal Flatts) will probably be against everything you said. WFC brings class. Veteran poster however. We love you, Bangorian! In Bangor, life is not dull… I think we actually like it that way! :) WFC Great to have you!

      • Anonymous

        “The F bomb is reality in everyday life.”
        It may be a reality, but that doesn’t mean others have to be exposed to it.  A short while ago, my DH and I (who are grandparents)were walking past a car, where a young man had his radio blaring with a trashy f-bomb song.
        A young mother holding a toddler’s hand and pushing a carriage, stopped dead in her tracks and said loudly, “Do you mind?  I don’t want my kids to hear this and I don’t want to listen to it, either.”  The man immediately turned the volume down and apologized.
        I gave that mom a huge round of applause.
        People are going to continue to do things like this as long as nobody “calls” them on it because apparently when the parents taught the “It’s not all about you” concept, too many kids weren’t paying attention.

        • Anonymous

          I understand what you are saying, and yes a potty mouth would have had his mouth washed out with soap in the 1950’s, but in my world if you don’t like what’s on, you change the channel, you walk away or you choose to accept that the world doesn’t change for you. Just because you don’t approve, would you shut down the world? Should we ban all bars, shopping centers, sporting venues, concert venues, television, movie theatres, restaurants, towns, cities because your feeling is that a F bomb can’t happen ever? Maybe you can erase the word completely from the universe. Good luck with that… It’s gonna happen anyway. Brace yourself… Freedom of speech means you are probably gonna hear something someday, sometime that you don’t approve of. Relax- It’s life. It sure the hell (whoops sorry-bad word) doesn’t make a bit of difference to me. Tonight, all class, Rascal Flatts. I hope you come on down! It’s gonna be unbelievable! …and (censored)ing hot !!

    • Smiles McGee

       Bangorian, we’re usually at odds on several things but you’re description of “No, you’re just some junk warm up band for some group that pulls tank
      tops and muffin-tops and cheap/gross-tight, cotton shorts onto Main
      Street in Bangor on a sweaty weekday” is commendable…almost as much as the description of the suspect in the knifing case at the 4th of July celebration as a “rugged white woman”…

      rugged is right.

    • Anonymous

      Go away.

      • Anonymous

        No, we like Bangorian. He has said some good things lately in support of Bangor. He also balances it all out and gives us points to make. Kinda like him! Bangorian is not looking to agree with anyone but his opinion is his and his right. We just don’t agree with him all the time. Btw, Bangorian has the best seat in the house. I live on the waterfront as well, but I believe he is even closer to the concert venue. Jealous!!!!

    • Anonymous

      I was at that concert last night…and I don’t do drugs…I don’t flaunt my muffin top, and I don’t drop the F bomb every 5 seconds…for the record…those “losers” have more money than you”ll ever have..and you really shouldn’t slam all rock fans…cause we’re not all losers…if you don’t like the acts…go somewhere else for the night…we’re not all junkie free loaders…thank you for the judgement though

    • Doreen Mann

      I don’t live in your area but I do live in Maine. Rascal Flatts is a very highly respected group. They have a lot of followers young and old. I am really surprised the writer for this article didn’t write much about the concert. 8,000 fans is awsome and it was a great show.

  • Smiles McGee

    $100 a ticket…lol

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