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Poor Concert Lineup at Fair this Summer

Original post made by Sonia, Castlewood Heights, on May 8, 2010

Have you seen the concert lineup at the fair this year? It's horrible! What are your thoughts?

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 8, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Have you always been so ungrateful? Get a life!

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Posted by repleasnacrat
a resident of Stoneridge
on May 9, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Looks pretty good to me! Whats your complaint....

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Posted by Linz
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on May 10, 2010 at 8:46 am

I think it looks great, but you can't please everyone...

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Posted by Jennifer
a resident of California Reflections
on May 10, 2010 at 5:06 pm

It really is pretty bad. No really big headliner bands and I looked at other fair lineups in the Bay Area and they have people like Rick Springfield and Eddie Money. Looks like someone's cutting corners at The Alameda County Fair this year!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm

you can't dance anyway sniffer so why do you even bother to post...hmmmmmmmmm...?



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Posted by maja7
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on May 11, 2010 at 9:49 am

As a family, we usually spend the day go at the Fair and end it with seeing a performance. Wente doesn't really have too much going on this year either, for my taste. Disappointment abounds.

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Posted by Steve Rosefield
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on May 11, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Tower of Power

I have spent a lot of years in the music and production business. Many older groups eventually allow their musical and performance skills to severely diminish, or eventually reveal that they had few tools in the chest to begin with. But there are many examples where well trained, fundamentally sound musicians continue to evolve and grow over the years and eventually become far superior performers than they were at the height of their main stream success. TOP absolutely exemplifies the latter category.


• World renowned TOP and session drummer Dave Garibaldi is a local – he lives in Livermore (at least for the few weeks a year when they are off the road)

• TOP founders Emilio Castillo and “Doc” Kupka allegedly met at the Alameda County Fair 40 years ago!

Best show you will ever see for $9.00

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Posted by Cutting more corners
a resident of Downtown
on May 11, 2010 at 9:50 pm

The Alameda County Fair also tried to use some artists' works without appropriate compensation too! Everyone should know how they run their "business" of cutting corners by cheating people.

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Posted by Howard
a resident of Canyon Oaks
on May 12, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Cholo, you're a freak.

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Posted by Grace
a resident of Highland Oaks
on May 12, 2010 at 5:36 pm

I agree on a couple of points: Tower of Power is a top-notch band, always a crowd-pleaser and I always try to get to the fair on the night that they are playing. Always try to get there *early* too, as the stands are packed during their shows.

I know the fair's standard formula is: one comedian, two country-type bands, one or two R&B, three "light pop", one or two Christian rock, something for everyone, kinda middle-of-the-road, nothing too exciting and nothing to rile up the crowd. Perhaps they try to play it safe after the shooting incident in 1998.

Little Feat is a great jam band, too! Looking forward to seeing them, as well as Tonic... !! So, on second glance, not too shabby a line-up after all.

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