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(WESH Orlando)   REO Speedwagon cancels SeaWorld concert after they heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend who heard it from another SeaWorld mistreats their Orcas   (wesh.com) divider line 37
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2013-12-14 08:12:17 AM
+1, subby


/also shakes tiny fist for the earworm
//REO Speedwagon was still around?
 
2013-12-14 08:24:03 AM
Somebody in the band has seen Blackfish.  I don't blame them for cancelling.  Blackfish gave me freaky orca related nightmares.
 
2013-12-14 08:29:48 AM
Fantastic, fantastic headline.
 
2013-12-14 08:30:26 AM
REO sucks.

That is all.
 
2013-12-14 08:42:37 AM

PreMortem: REO sucks.

That is all.


Love 'em or hate 'em, they helped raise $400K for Illinois tornado victims.
Good on them.
 
2013-12-14 08:43:27 AM
I thought everyone knew about this for years. They're on their like 50th Shamu.
 
2013-12-14 08:43:51 AM
I'm saddened that it would take some media coverage to let these bands know that it sucks to be captured and made to do tricks in order to get food.

I realised this when I was a child.

Still, I'm glad the media reports these boycotts and brings attention to this animal slave trade.
 
2013-12-14 08:45:39 AM
<B>Subby</B>, reveal yourself and take a bow. That was nice.
 
2013-12-14 08:55:27 AM
*slow clap for the headline*
 
2013-12-14 08:56:40 AM

bearded clamorer: PreMortem: REO sucks.

That is all.

Love 'em or hate 'em, they helped raise $400K for Illinois tornado victims.
Good on them.


Charities suck (mostly).


/hungover, world sucks
 
2013-12-14 09:11:21 AM
First let me say I'm not some hardcore PETA supporter, I love eating animals.  But places like Seaworld should be illegal.  It's disgusting to keep such an animal confined.  I realize zoo's are similar but this is on a scale of it's own.
 
2013-12-14 09:24:12 AM

PreMortem: REO sucks.

That is all.


I always get them mixed up with Journey, Chicago, Air Supply, Foreigner, Shiat.
 
2013-12-14 09:31:12 AM

PreMortem: REO sucks.

That is all.


I've seen them twice, once with Pat Benatar and once with Styx and Ted Nugent (and yes, both in the last 5 years). If all you know of REO Speedwagon is the "Can't Fight This Feeling" ballad side of the band, you're missing an entire dimension. That's what I expected to get, and I was pleasantly surprised by the energy of the band and the fun they had playing the rock tunes I never really knew existed before that night. I was disappointed that their tour didn't hit any convenient venues this summer; I'll have to catch them in 2014, maybe.

Plus, I had to laugh when Kevin Cronin said to the audience before one of the ballads that "half the audience was married to our music, and the other half was conceived to it."

/part of the latter half
//maybe...I never did ask Dad for confirmation, and don't really want it anyway
///good headline, and the other half now has "Take It On The Run" stuck in her head
 
2013-12-14 09:33:09 AM

Cream of Meat: First let me say I'm not some hardcore PETA supporter, I love eating animals.  But places like Seaworld should be illegal.  It's disgusting to keep such an animal confined.  I realize zoo's are similar but this is on a scale of it's own.


The Grammar Nazis want to make you illegal for misusing apostrophes.  What do you have to say about that?

\and yes, subby, take your applause on the run
 
2013-12-14 09:46:58 AM

pwn3d781: PreMortem: REO sucks.

That is all.

I've seen them twice, once with Pat Benatar and once with Styx and Ted Nugent (and yes, both in the last 5 years). If all you know of REO Speedwagon is the "Can't Fight This Feeling" ballad side of the band, you're missing an entire dimension. That's what I expected to get, and I was pleasantly surprised by the energy of the band and the fun they had playing the rock tunes I never really knew existed before that night. I was disappointed that their tour didn't hit any convenient venues this summer; I'll have to catch them in 2014, maybe.

Plus, I had to laugh when Kevin Cronin said to the audience before one of the ballads that "half the audience was married to our music, and the other half was conceived to it."

/part of the latter half
//maybe...I never did ask Dad for confirmation, and don't really want it anyway
///good headline, and the other half now has "Take It On The Run" stuck in her head


I saw them with my wife earlier this year. She turned to me about fifteen minutes into the show (they were on tour with Styx, of course) and she says, "Wow. I had no idea they could rock." REO is definitely a great band, and they usually make it to this area every couple of years. I would definitely see them again.
 
2013-12-14 09:52:38 AM
No matter what you may think of REO, Roll with the Changes is one of the best rock songs ever written.
 
2013-12-14 09:55:12 AM
When did zoos/animal parks like SeaWorld get involved in the concert business? Is this something new?
 
2013-12-14 10:03:47 AM
So will Puppet Show take the entire bill now?
 
2013-12-14 10:18:32 AM

Skippy the Stunt Baby: No matter what you may think of REO, Roll with the Changes is one of the best rock songs ever written.


Truth
 
2013-12-14 10:21:35 AM

John Buck 41: When did zoos/animal parks like SeaWorld get involved in the concert business? Is this something new?


No. There's a great/awful video of the Beach Boys* wheezing and pantomiming their way thru a set at some amusement/animal park from a few years ago.

*Mike Love + a bunch of other dudes
 
2013-12-14 10:27:50 AM

cygnusx13: Skippy the Stunt Baby: No matter what you may think of REO, Roll with the Changes is one of the best rock songs ever written.

Truth


Back On The Road Again was as good as anything out there - sung by the bass player. There is no bigger fan in the world of Gary Richrath than me, but Richrath is a depressing shell of himself now - obese, gray, and can't play for shiat anymore. But the old Gary Richrath? Not a maestro, but played well and his sound fit perfectly with that band. Not to mention some of their best songs were written by him.
 
2013-12-14 10:44:59 AM

Skippy the Stunt Baby: No matter what you may think of REO, Roll with the Changes is one of the best rock songs ever written.


Indeed. It was also used very effectively in Cabin in the Woods.
 
2013-12-14 11:05:59 AM

PreMortem: REO sucks.since 1980

That is all.


FTFY
 
2013-12-14 11:45:56 AM

Skippy the Stunt Baby: No matter what you may think of REO, Roll with the Changes is one of the best rock songs ever written.


THIS!  Gary on guitar is woefully missed these days.
 
2013-12-14 11:51:42 AM

pwn3d781: If all you know of REO Speedwagon is the "Can't Fight This Feeling" ballad side of the band, you're missing an entire dimension.


I think REO got overshadowed by Foreigner, otherwise they'd have been a bigger band.  The "I Can't Fight This Feeling" video was really popular because it was cute & funny so that's what REO got remembered for.
 
2013-12-14 12:31:50 PM
Good for REO.  Growing up in Iowa in the 70's Speedwagon, along with Styx, Head East, and Cheap Trick, was one of those bands that was always around and always on the radio.  They were rock gods in the Midwest, and I still listen to all of them today.  Decade-Greatest Hits was one of the most listened to albums when my friends and I were in high school....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03HN2wAQH5w
 
2013-12-14 12:35:29 PM

Cream of Meat: First let me say I'm not some hardcore PETA supporter, I love eating animals.  But places like Seaworld should be illegal.   It's disgusting to keep such an animal confined.  I realize zoo's are similar but this is on a scale of it's own.


I understand that , but if people don't have access to seeing animals, they just won't give a fark.
/Look at what humans do to humans, just based on skin color or income
 
2013-12-14 01:58:06 PM
"REO Speedwagon" was one of my nicknames growing up having more to do with phonic similarity than anything else. My GF has restarted the practice. Based on the comments above maybe it's time to give up and go see my nickname band if they come to Washington.

/CSB?
//can't fight this nickname anymore
 
2013-12-14 03:26:54 PM
I'm laughing harder than I ever thought I might.
 
2013-12-14 06:46:50 PM
www.80s.com
 
2013-12-14 07:53:08 PM
Listen, you can pen me up and make me perform stupid tricks.  Fine.

BUT DON'T MAKE ME LISTEN TO REO OR I'M GONNA GET MEDIEVAL ON YOUR ASS.
 
2013-12-14 10:53:36 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

One of the most underrated live albums of all time. Gary Richrath FTW.
 
2013-12-14 11:02:37 PM

pwn3d781: That's what I expected to get, and I was pleasantly surprised by the energy of the band and the fun they had playing the rock tunes I never really knew existed before that night.


Wife and I have three copies of REO Live.  It has a lot of songs from REO Two, which you would probably like.  You Can Tune a Piano came out when I was in HS, and I've been a fan ever since.
 
2013-12-14 11:05:18 PM

Farkomatic: cygnusx13: Skippy the Stunt Baby: No matter what you may think of REO, Roll with the Changes is one of the best rock songs ever written.

Truth

Back On The Road Again was as good as anything out there - sung by the bass player. There is no bigger fan in the world of Gary Richrath than me, but Richrath is a depressing shell of himself now - obese, gray, and can't play for shiat anymore. But the old Gary Richrath? Not a maestro, but played well and his sound fit perfectly with that band. Not to mention some of their best songs were written by him.


That and "Riding the Storm Out" were pretty rocking songs I enjoyed in my big haired rock chick teen days.

I saw Lou Gramm and John Waite at the Destin Seafood festival a couple years back. Waite opened, did an acoustic set and was great - funny and engaging as well. Lou Gramm was actually kind of sad. Overweight and unhealthy looking, and sounded like bad Foreigner karaoke. The audience was on the small side so we snuck out on the sly so as not to hurt his feelings.

Get off my lawn!
 
2013-12-14 11:05:43 PM

3StratMan: [upload.wikimedia.org image 470x462]

One of the most underrated live albums of all time. Gary Richrath FTW.



UFO's Strangers in the Night is good too.  I learned about them a bit too late from an older roommate.
 
2013-12-15 03:24:23 AM
I don't believe it. Not for a minute.
 
2013-12-15 06:09:00 PM
They'll ride the storm out.
 
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