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Mardi Gras 2019

Discussion in 'Universal Orlando Events' started by AlexanderMBush, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. AlexanderMBush

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    I have to assume we'll be getting a concert lineup within the next few weeks. Mardi Gras starts in just over a month.
     
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    History tells us around Jan 7
     
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    Are artists allowed to sing their music unedited at Universal? Like does Pitbull drop F-bombs in his show? I'm guessing no...but I'm curious.
     
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    Probably not, but hearing Living Colour sing "Funky Vibe" at Epcot was fairly surreal.

    Gotta say, I'm thouroughly unimpressed. Might go check out Macklemore and Steve Miller, but that's it.
     
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    I saw Dan & Shay last year and I’m actually seeing them again next week in the U.K., they are OUTRAGEOUSLY fun and impressive live, can very much recommend even if you’ve only a passing interest in them or country music.
     
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    If I'm honest, and I'll point out now this just pertains to my own personal tastes, but this may be the first year where I feel like Disney has the better concerts.
     
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    Put it this way, I'd rather see the bottom third of last year's Food and Wine lineup than the entire Mardi Gras lineup.
     
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    Nothing worth making a trip for just yet but I'll be on the lookout for the TBAs.

    And out of all of them, SeaWorld probably had the best line-up last year. I'm looking forward to their Seven Seas Festival concert announcements.
     
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    *opens brandy decanter*
    *pours one drag into snifter*
    *twirls and smells*

    Ah yes, vintage "Mardi Gras lineup this year is bad" takes. I always enjoy this once a year sampling. I'll see you again in 2020 my friend.

    *closes decanter*
     
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    Just because it's a repeated take doesn't mean it's a bad take. At least give me Huey Lewis or something.
     
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    Maybe Run The Jewels is one of those TBAs.
     
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    Just because it's not music you guys PERSONALLY like doesn't mean it's a bad line-up for Universal from a marketing perspective. These concerts bring in a lot of non-AP Florida Locals who buy one-day tickets. Having more relevant(ish), popular and artists with large fan bases like Dan + Shay is what works for Universal.

    Same thing goes for Disney. The 90's/Early 2000's bands work FOR THEM. Their concert area is rather small anyway so they can't handle large acts, they need acts who are somewhat of "has-beens", but will draw on nostalgia.
     
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    I do like me some "Vintage Mardi Gras Line up is Bad". Some of these groups I'd like to see, but I don't think they are anything fantastic. Most of these acts performed back when they were more popular and when the concerts were free.

    Hopefully those TBAs turn into something really impressive.
     
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    Oh, of course. I figured "bad for me" would go without saying. I'm just super disappointed that that's the lineup for my first MG as a local.
     
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    Anyone know what they mean by "All food and drinks will be served in tasting sizes." this year? Are they going for the food & wine style sizes?
     
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    • Bush (9os) - nine top-10 singles on the Mainstream Rock chart, even more (with plenty of #1s) on the Alt Rock charts
    • Gavin DeGraw (00s) - three legit Billboard hits, plenty more on the Adult Contemporary chart
    • Dan + Shay (10s) - six top-10 country hits
    • Macklemore (10s) - I don't even listen to hip-hop, I know this guy's songs, I know he plays mid-size to large venues (e.g. Forum, PNC Center); two Billboard #1s, other songs charted

    Go through the rest, same story, from a variety of decades/genres. Short of arena acts--which UOR isn't paying for and the venue couldn't handle--who do you all think should be added?

    I mean, they're weening themselves off the 70s/80s, but that's because that target demo is closing in fast on 55+ and more likely to go to a theme park where they can sit through the show. Those bands are moving onto EPCOT to replace all the 60s acts that are dying off. Circle of life.
     
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    That would be interesting. They're the only ones not really doing it at all out of those hosting "festivals."
     
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    Tbh, Epcot isn't even putting on many 70s/80s acts anymore outside of Flower/Garden and even then, Flower & Garden has gotten more modern with 90's and 00's acts. Well, i'll give you 80's, but for the most part, the 70's aren't represented.
     
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