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(MLive.com)   Adding to the things Detroit can be proud of, they have just been named the biggest Nickelback market in the world   (mlive.com) divider line 41
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2012-04-12 08:09:32 PM  
Detroit, I am disappoint.
 
2012-04-12 08:47:42 PM  
Someone's got to like Nickelback.
 
2012-04-12 08:55:01 PM  
I am not surprised. Michigan contains vast numbers of jabronies.
 
2012-04-12 09:02:22 PM  
Now, now, lay off Detroit. Them people is living in Mad Max times.
 
2012-04-12 09:05:42 PM  
Nickelback, the pride of Canada

This is where I stopped taking the article seriously.

Besides, I thought Detroit was becoming a refuge for poor urban hipsters. If true then most of the fans would like the band ironically.
 
2012-04-12 09:12:22 PM  
"If you play a Nickelback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil....even worse, if you play it forwards you'll hear Nickelback."

/love that quote
 
2012-04-12 09:17:28 PM  
Obvious tag is in Brazil getting a rock to the dome?
 
2012-04-12 09:18:43 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Someone's got to like Nickelback.


So I like "How You Remind Me". What of it?


Truth be told it's a good song to like when a hot stripper is on stage dancing to that song amid strobe lights...

 
2012-04-12 09:26:35 PM  
Detroit is surrounded by suburbs. A vast, bland ocean of suburbs.
 
2012-04-12 09:28:09 PM  
Someone didn't watch football on Thanksgiving last year.
 
2012-04-12 09:32:04 PM  
My wife likes Nickelback. She enjoys their music. Likes to sing along.

So... they are pretty good, right?

Right?
 
2012-04-12 09:41:52 PM  
Haven't these people suffered enough??
 
2012-04-12 09:52:28 PM  
Detroitions know how to rock out. KISS wouldn't have written that song about them if they didn't actually rock out.
 
2012-04-12 09:55:56 PM  

Loucifer: My wife likes Nickelback. She enjoys their music. Likes to sing along.

So... they are pretty good, right?

Right?


Get a new wife. :-/
 
2012-04-12 10:02:56 PM  
We listen so that you guys you don't have to. Now send us hops so we can continue to make great craft beers.

/really, we apologize
//"Never again" rocks
///ducks
 
2012-04-12 10:09:32 PM  

Loucifer: My wife likes Nickelback. She enjoys their music. Likes to sing along.

So... they are pretty good, right?

Right?


Judging from the offices I've worked at, 35-45 year old moms trying to hang on to youth seem to be a prime market for Nickleback.
 
2012-04-12 10:16:37 PM  

Loucifer: My wife likes Nickelback. She enjoys their music. Likes to sing along.

So... they are pretty good, right?

Right?


Right. If Mrs. Buck is happy, everyone's happy.

//Christ, they aren't that horrid, haters.
 
2012-04-12 10:38:57 PM  
There a few venues to attend for concerts going on all summer in Detroit. Almost nothing worth going to see unless you don't have taste. I have seen programs for singers I thought surrendered to retirement a long time ago.
 
2012-04-12 10:41:07 PM  
Detroit - on behalf of most of Canada, we are so, so sorry.

/What, a Canadian saying "sorry"? Why I never!
//feelsbadman.jpg
 
2012-04-12 11:09:14 PM  
Named by who? Nickleback?
 
2012-04-12 11:11:52 PM  
That does it. Between the Nickleback fans and Juggalos, it's time to tear that motherfarker down and build Delta City in its place. For the good of humanity.
 
2012-04-12 11:24:32 PM  

shastacola: Named by who? Nickleback?


FTA it looks like the claim is based on the fact that Detroit shows sell out faster than anywhere else. That fact in itself raises all sorts of questions in my mind, all of which are far more interesting than establishing credibility of the claim itself.

First, how is it that Nickelback sells out shows in the first place? Second, how bad must the music scene in Detroit be if this is true? Some of the other questions are more broad and generalized, mostly revolving around the state of mind of Detroiters generally.
 
2012-04-12 11:34:14 PM  

Balchinian: shastacola: Named by who? Nickleback?

FTA it looks like the claim is based on the fact that Detroit shows sell out faster than anywhere else. That fact in itself raises all sorts of questions in my mind, all of which are far more interesting than establishing credibility of the claim itself.

First, how is it that Nickelback sells out shows in the first place? Second, how bad must the music scene in Detroit be if this is true? Some of the other questions are more broad and generalized, mostly revolving around the state of mind of Detroiters generally.


It doesn't seem to be a claim based on fact at all, other than Nickleback says so.
 
2012-04-12 11:56:03 PM  

Balchinian: shastacola: Named by who? Nickleback?

FTA it looks like the claim is based on the fact that Detroit shows sell out faster than anywhere else. That fact in itself raises all sorts of questions in my mind, all of which are far more interesting than establishing credibility of the claim itself.

First, how is it that Nickelback sells out shows in the first place? Second, how bad must the music scene in Detroit be if this is true? Some of the other questions are more broad and generalized, mostly revolving around the state of mind of Detroiters generally.



Well Canada is right across the river i imagine that's why, if not who knows maybe there isn't a good show at harpos that night?
 
2012-04-13 12:20:23 AM  
I never asked for this.
 
2012-04-13 12:29:31 AM  

Loucifer: My wife likes Nickelback. She enjoys their music. Likes to sing along.

So... they are pretty good, right?

Right?


No.
 
2012-04-13 12:49:54 AM  

vemeron: Balchinian: shastacola: Named by who? Nickleback?

FTA it looks like the claim is based on the fact that Detroit shows sell out faster than anywhere else. That fact in itself raises all sorts of questions in my mind, all of which are far more interesting than establishing credibility of the claim itself.

First, how is it that Nickelback sells out shows in the first place? Second, how bad must the music scene in Detroit be if this is true? Some of the other questions are more broad and generalized, mostly revolving around the state of mind of Detroiters generally.


Well Canada is right across the river i imagine that's why, if not who knows maybe there isn't a good show at harpos that night?


The music scene in Detroit is pretty awesome -- especially during the Spring/Summer. We've a wide range -- everything from the Hoedown (June 8-10) to DEMF (May 26-28). Link (new window)
 
2012-04-13 01:01:12 AM  

vemeron: Balchinian: shastacola: Named by who? Nickleback?

FTA it looks like the claim is based on the fact that Detroit shows sell out faster than anywhere else. That fact in itself raises all sorts of questions in my mind, all of which are far more interesting than establishing credibility of the claim itself.

First, how is it that Nickelback sells out shows in the first place? Second, how bad must the music scene in Detroit be if this is true? Some of the other questions are more broad and generalized, mostly revolving around the state of mind of Detroiters generally.


Well Canada is right across the river i imagine that's why, if not who knows maybe there isn't a good show at harpos that night?


I refused to go there because I prefer not being stabbed.
 
2012-04-13 06:10:25 AM  
Remember: Music, as with all art, is entirely objective. If you like something, but people on the internet say it sucks, then you are WRONG. It is objectively bad and you are wrong to have ever said otherwise. Stop enjoying it immediately and acquire new tastes in music/movies/etc.

If you suspect that some of your artistic tastes may be wrong but aren't quite sure, here's a handy tip: check whether the artist in question has sold a very large number of albums/books/prints/etc. If so, then they are almost certainly objectively bad (or will soon be deemed so). You should preemptively begin hating them right away.

The underlying key here is really that you shouldn't merely "like" something because you personally find it enjoyable. That's ignorant. The internet exists to tell you what you should like, how much you should like it, and when you should stop doing so.
 
2012-04-13 07:14:29 AM  

Handbasket: vemeron: Balchinian: shastacola: Named by who? Nickleback?

FTA it looks like the claim is based on the fact that Detroit shows sell out faster than anywhere else. That fact in itself raises all sorts of questions in my mind, all of which are far more interesting than establishing credibility of the claim itself.

First, how is it that Nickelback sells out shows in the first place? Second, how bad must the music scene in Detroit be if this is true? Some of the other questions are more broad and generalized, mostly revolving around the state of mind of Detroiters generally.


Well Canada is right across the river i imagine that's why, if not who knows maybe there isn't a good show at harpos that night?

The music scene in Detroit is pretty awesome -- especially during the Spring/Summer. We've a wide range -- everything from the Hoedown (June 8-10) to DEMF (May 26-28). Link (new window)


You don't have to defend it to me, like most of what I say on Fark my comment was facetious. And although I wouldn't personally include anything called a Hoedown in a list of musical highlights, JazzFest is one of the premiere jazz events in the country as far as I am concerned. Detroit's music scene has always been good, and has always been known to be good.

shastacola: Balchinian: shastacola: Named by who? Nickleback?

FTA it looks like the claim is based on the fact that Detroit shows sell out faster than anywhere else. That fact in itself raises all sorts of questions in my mind, all of which are far more interesting than establishing credibility of the claim itself.

First, how is it that Nickelback sells out shows in the first place? Second, how bad must the music scene in Detroit be if this is true? Some of the other questions are more broad and generalized, mostly revolving around the state of mind of Detroiters generally.

It doesn't seem to be a claim based on fact at all, other than Nickleback says so.


Did you miss it twice? Detroit sells out shows faster than any other city. That is information that would have to come from TicketBastard, or whatever sleazy company they sell the tickets through, not from Nickelback themselves. The band wouldn't have a clue about that unless they were told by the ticket seller.
 
2012-04-13 07:43:13 AM  

Lyonid: Remember: Music, as with all art, is entirely objective. If you like something, but people on the internet say it sucks, then you are WRONG. It is objectively bad and you are wrong to have ever said otherwise. Stop enjoying it immediately and acquire new tastes in music/movies/etc.

If you suspect that some of your artistic tastes may be wrong but aren't quite sure, here's a handy tip: check whether the artist in question has sold a very large number of albums/books/prints/etc. If so, then they are almost certainly objectively bad (or will soon be deemed so). You should preemptively begin hating them right away.

The underlying key here is really that you shouldn't merely "like" something because you personally find it enjoyable. That's ignorant. The internet exists to tell you what you should like, how much you should like it, and when you should stop doing so.


You're an idiot. By your logic, Nickelback and the Beatles are similar because they both sold a lot of records.
 
2012-04-13 08:06:36 AM  
Nickelback is this generation's Journey. In a few years people will be embarrassed to say they listened to them, then they will eventually make an ironic comeback.
 
2012-04-13 08:07:16 AM  

Balchinian: Did you miss it twice? Detroit sells out shows faster than any other city. That is information that would have to come from TicketBastard, or whatever sleazy company they sell the tickets through, not from Nickelback themselves. The band wouldn't have a clue about that unless they were told by the ticket seller.


I read the article , here's the quote:

Nickelback's Detroit backlash became a national joke -- an out-and-out PR crisis that the band admittedly handled well (their response video posted on "Funny or Die" was comic gold).

Despite the haters, the guys in Nickelback are laughing all the way to the bank.


April 12, Detroit Free Press: The idea of "Detroit Rock City didn't come out of nowhere," says Kroeger. "Detroit likes to rock. It was and continues to be our sort of holy land, you know. Detroit sells out (Nickelback shows) faster than everywhere in the world, including our hometown."

So when asked about the "Detroit backlash" they claim they sell out Detroit faster than anywhere else. Seems like a good PR type of answer, it's not a quote from ticket sellers.
 
2012-04-13 08:17:04 AM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: vemeron: Balchinian: shastacola: Named by who? Nickleback?

FTA it looks like the claim is based on the fact that Detroit shows sell out faster than anywhere else. That fact in itself raises all sorts of questions in my mind, all of which are far more interesting than establishing credibility of the claim itself.

First, how is it that Nickelback sells out shows in the first place? Second, how bad must the music scene in Detroit be if this is true? Some of the other questions are more broad and generalized, mostly revolving around the state of mind of Detroiters generally.


Well Canada is right across the river i imagine that's why, if not who knows maybe there isn't a good show at harpos that night?

I refused to go there because I prefer not being stabbed.


To Windsor? Smart move. That place is like a poor man's Detroit, which is obviously saying a great deal.
 
2012-04-13 08:28:28 AM  

Loucifer: My wife likes Nickelback. She enjoys their music. Likes to sing along.

So... they are pretty good, right?

Right?


If the ladies like Peter Cetera then you like Peter Cetera....
 
2012-04-13 08:45:12 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: Nickelback, the pride of Canada

This is where I stopped taking the article seriously.

Besides, I thought Detroit was becoming a refuge for poor urban hipsters. If true then most of the fans would like the band ironically.


That's actually a distinct possibility. Them hipsters LOVE Detroit recently.
 
2012-04-13 09:03:21 AM  

Mad_Radhu: That does it. Between the Nickleback fans and Juggalos, it's time to tear that motherfarker down and build Delta City in its place. For the good of humanity.


Hey now, Eminem is pretty good.
 
2012-04-13 09:13:25 AM  

LL316:


Well Canada is right across the river i imagine that's why, if not who knows maybe there isn't a good show at harpos that night?

I refused to go there because I prefer not being stabbed.

To Windsor? Smart move. That place is like a poor man's Detroit, which is obviously saying a great deal.


Actually Harpo's is a ghetto club in east side Detroit that used to get D level rock acts a while back. It has a reputation for people getting into fights that usually end with an ambulance showing up. There were a few shows that I've wanted to see there in the past but I'm happy with the number of holes in my body.
 
2012-04-13 10:15:16 AM  

skinink: Truth be told it's a good song to like when a hot stripper is on stage dancing to that song amid strobe lights...


Noticing the song means you are not fully devoting your mental faculties to the breasts on display.
 
2012-04-13 02:38:21 PM  
I was on a layover in Detroit, and went to eat at a nearby restaurant. The waitress said she wasso excited that she was merely an hour away from going to see Nickelback live in concert. I almost spit my drink out and laughed in her face.
 
2012-04-14 12:59:13 AM  
That's it. I'm telling everyone I'm from Chicago from now on.
 
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