In the Arena, 2/22

21 Feb


Another week, another delay on the L.A. report.  I’m also tempted to rename the blog the “Red Eye Report 2” after the long hours we’ve been putting in the last few weeks!

Rickey Smiley did indeed sell out our theatre configuration (which we plan to use more and more in the future) last Saturday night.

Wednesday night Kid Rock brought his Rock and Roll Revival tour to town.  I had looked forward to hearing Dickey Betts perform but for me Rev. Run was the standout of the evening.  Of course, I only heard about five minutes of the entire show so I’m not the best one to give a critique.  It seemed like the crowd really enjoyed the evening, though.

The annual Beta Club conference kicked off today and will run through tomorrow evening.  Sunday we’ll be hosting the Ebony Fashion Fair, with the Mississippi Natural Gas Convention in the building Tuesday through Thursday of next week.  We’ll follow that up with Monster Trucks next Friday and Saturday.  That’s another packed week of events.

I have to admit that I am a little down now that we have finished our record-breaking February run of concerts.  However, our purpose is to bring visitors to town, and conventions and family shows certainly fulfill that mission.  We’re already working on more concerts for later this year, but it will be awhile before any more are announced.

Next week:  the L.A. report.  I may even post the photo of the Hollywood sign that my daughter requested I send to her.  Now that’s a souvenir that works within the budget…

Until next week,


3 Responses to “In the Arena, 2/22”

  1. billy February 25, 2008 at 6:24 pm #

    I attended the Kid Rock show last week. I paid good money for my tickets and was ejected about 45 minutes into the show. All I was told was that I had too much to drink. If you look around I was not the only one with a little much to drink. What gives you the right to toss me when ya’ll sell the beer.

  2. Todd February 26, 2008 at 10:05 am #


    Without knowing any of the specifics, it’s hard for me to say why you were ejected from the arena. In the majority of ejection cases, the person ejected is behaving in an unruly or disruptive manner and is unwilling to change this behavior after being contacted by our event staff.

  3. billy February 26, 2008 at 12:20 pm #

    I was just enjoying the show when this guy in yellow came up and told me to stop acting a fool. The next thing I knew I was being escorted by the event staff to the door and told to leave. Why do they not wear security t-shirts? Event Staff reminds me of the ushers. By the way the old people taking tickets need to be replaced, they move too slow when we are trying to get in the door. I respect those folks doing the security because they have to put up with alot.

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