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@flat6turboGT1: I mean, I don't have a sense of how many Nautica holds. But if you've ever been there, the two side bleachers were mostly empty and there was plenty of space in the middle set of general admission bleachers. I think the band was probably bummed because Cleveland does have a great music scene, especially when it comes to prog and AOR bands.
Even down in the assigned seats/pricier tickets where I was, there were some empty seats in our row and some noticeable gaps throughout except for maybe the first few rows (I was 7th row with 2 buddies). I also bought my tickets in presale and thought I did a killer job getting 7th row seats. Just for laughs, I went on Ticketmaster the afternoon just hours before the show and there were 3 seats available in row C (the third row) dead center.
It wasn't like nobody was there, but it was jarring to see how few they drew when they used to really pack the now-defunct Tower City Amphitheater. Apparently tickets were a lot pricier on this tour; I personally don't remember and I'd pay anything to see these guys. But apparently, several others didn't.
I couldnt believe the low crowd and apparently this has been an issue on the tour.. James imploring us to "bring your friends" next time was telling.
I really enjoyed the show though minus the crummy vocal mix. Nautica must be a chalengng place to mix. Only csoby stills and nash have sounded great there for me. Ive seen some terrible sounding shows there over the years. All in all i loved seeing DT at tower city amphitheater... RIP