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(Click On Detroit)   Classic Detroit music venue Pine Knob changes name from DTE Energy Theater back to Pine Knob on news that no one ever stopped calling it Pine Knob   (clickondetroit.com) divider line
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‘’ 1 day ago  
Or because the naming rights expired.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

lindalouwho: Or because the naming rights expired.


Lights.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

lindalouwho: Or because the naming rights expired.


and? the rights could have been renewed. it's not like the venue owners don't like money, or DTE doesn't have any.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

baorao: lindalouwho: Or because the naming rights expired.

and? the rights could have been renewed. it's not like the venue owners don't like money, or DTE doesn't have any.


Excuse me, but the rights WERE NOT RENEWED.

What's your problem?
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

lindalouwho: baorao: lindalouwho: Or because the naming rights expired.

and? the rights could have been renewed. it's not like the venue owners don't like money, or DTE doesn't have any.

Excuse me, but the rights WERE NOT RENEWED.

What's your problem?


You made it sound like the rights expired and there was nothing anyone could do about it.

they weren't renewed, probably because everyone hated the name and nobody called it DTE Theater.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Our local 'civic center'/ convention hall/ concert venue changes names every time someone pays for the latest round of renovations

/they have an ice rink too
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

baorao: lindalouwho: baorao: lindalouwho: Or because the naming rights expired.

and? the rights could have been renewed. it's not like the venue owners don't like money, or DTE doesn't have any.

Excuse me, but the rights WERE NOT RENEWED.

What's your problem?

You made it sound like the rights expired and there was nothing anyone could do about it.

they weren't renewed, probably because everyone hated the name and nobody called it DTE Theater.


Getouttahere, the company didn't want to renew, or they would have. And no one else stepped up to buy the naming rights. It happens.

People can see you, son.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
That means the name is up for grabs again. I've got $5 to chip in for UFIA Theater. It can't be that expensive, it's in detroit.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
I don't know who DTE Energy is, but anyone who would change a unique music landmark name to a corporate name is a farkup of epic proportions. Way to turn the economy of the surrounding area into shiat, and way to fark up the mythos of the city, DTE. Hope you get sued for everyone's los of revenue, your children cry because you have to move to a smaller house, and your lawyers tell all your employees and clients about the vital flaw in all your NDAs.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

baorao: lindalouwho: baorao: lindalouwho: Or because the naming rights expired.

and? the rights could have been renewed. it's not like the venue owners don't like money, or DTE doesn't have any.

Excuse me, but the rights WERE NOT RENEWED.

What's your problem?

You made it sound like the rights expired and there was nothing anyone could do about it.

they weren't renewed, probably because everyone hated the name and nobody called it DTE Theater.


Sort of like nobody ever calls it "Willis Tower" in Chicago.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Also, it's not uncommon for people to anywhere to call venues by their origi
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
*riginal names
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Well that's it, I'm not buying anything from DTE, whatever it is they do.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

lindalouwho: baorao: lindalouwho: baorao: lindalouwho: Or because the naming rights expired.

and? the rights could have been renewed. it's not like the venue owners don't like money, or DTE doesn't have any.

Excuse me, but the rights WERE NOT RENEWED.

What's your problem?

You made it sound like the rights expired and there was nothing anyone could do about it.

they weren't renewed, probably because everyone hated the name and nobody called it DTE Theater.

Getouttahere, the company didn't want to renew, or they would have. And no one else stepped up to buy the naming rights. It happens.

People can see you, son.


You're almost there.

Just think one step further and ask yourself why they didn't see value in renewing.

I'm waiting for you on the other side.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

lindalouwho: baorao: lindalouwho: baorao: lindalouwho: Or because the naming rights expired.

and? the rights could have been renewed. it's not like the venue owners don't like money, or DTE doesn't have any.

Excuse me, but the rights WERE NOT RENEWED.

What's your problem?

You made it sound like the rights expired and there was nothing anyone could do about it.

they weren't renewed, probably because everyone hated the name and nobody called it DTE Theater.

Getouttahere, the company didn't want to renew, or they would have. And no one else stepped up to buy the naming rights. It happens.

People can see you, son.


FYI, a username containing 'linda' is most likely not to be correctly referred to as son, but please, continue...
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
What they call DEMF these days? I lost track.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

baorao: lindalouwho: baorao: lindalouwho: baorao: lindalouwho: Or because the naming rights expired.

and? the rights could have been renewed. it's not like the venue owners don't like money, or DTE doesn't have any.

Excuse me, but the rights WERE NOT RENEWED.

What's your problem?

You made it sound like the rights expired and there was nothing anyone could do about it.

they weren't renewed, probably because everyone hated the name and nobody called it DTE Theater.

Getouttahere, the company didn't want to renew, or they would have. And no one else stepped up to buy the naming rights. It happens.

People can see you, son.

You're almost there.

Just think one step further and ask yourself why they didn't see value in renewing.

I'm waiting for you on the other side.


Half the people anywhere don't acknowledge name changes; hasn't stopped naming rights from happening everywhere.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Tabletop: That means the name is up for grabs again. I've got $5 to chip in for UFIA Theater. It can't be that expensive, it's in detroit.


Or about 30 miles north of Detroit.  Which is a drag for those of us who live south of Detroit and have to deal with traffic to get there.  And yeah, the only people who called it DTE were born after 1990
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Sexy Jesus: Well that's it, I'm not buying anything from DTE, whatever it is they do.


They are the electricity utility for SE Michigan, so have fun with that.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

petec: lindalouwho: baorao: lindalouwho: baorao: lindalouwho: Or because the naming rights expired.

and? the rights could have been renewed. it's not like the venue owners don't like money, or DTE doesn't have any.

Excuse me, but the rights WERE NOT RENEWED.

What's your problem?

You made it sound like the rights expired and there was nothing anyone could do about it.

they weren't renewed, probably because everyone hated the name and nobody called it DTE Theater.

Getouttahere, the company didn't want to renew, or they would have. And no one else stepped up to buy the naming rights. It happens.

People can see you, son.

FYI, a username containing 'linda' is most likely not to be correctly referred to as son, but please, continue...


I called him son.  ;)
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Tabletop: That means the name is up for grabs again. I've got $5 to chip in for UFIA Theater. It can't be that expensive, it's in detroit.


I'm in, but we need something that we can say it means other than, well...

United Federation of Inclusive Artist or something, we can go non-profit and really take the shiat out of it

gofundme is at #SupportUFIA
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

baorao: lindalouwho: Or because the naming rights expired.

and? the rights could have been renewed.


But they weren't
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

petec: Tabletop: That means the name is up for grabs again. I've got $5 to chip in for UFIA Theater. It can't be that expensive, it's in detroit.

I'm in, but we need something that we can say it means other than, well...

United Federation of Inclusive Artist or something, we can go non-profit and really take the shiat out of it

gofundme is at #SupportUFIA


Universal Fraternized Internet Association.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
To be fair, the article says they did get a new sponsorship deal. I'm guessing they just didn't like the sound of "United Wholesale Mortgage Music Theater" or "Trinity Health Music Theater".
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Hendawg: Tabletop: That means the name is up for grabs again. I've got $5 to chip in for UFIA Theater. It can't be that expensive, it's in detroit.

Or about 30 miles north of Detroit.  Which is a drag for those of us who live south of Detroit and have to deal with traffic to get there.  And yeah, the only people who called it DTE were born after 1990


Back in my day, it was Detroit Edison, and we had Isaiah Thomas and his mom on the commercials.

And we liked it.

/oh Isaiah!
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

lindalouwho: petec: lindalouwho: baorao: lindalouwho: baorao: lindalouwho: Or because the naming rights expired.

and? the rights could have been renewed. it's not like the venue owners don't like money, or DTE doesn't have any.

Excuse me, but the rights WERE NOT RENEWED.

What's your problem?

You made it sound like the rights expired and there was nothing anyone could do about it.

they weren't renewed, probably because everyone hated the name and nobody called it DTE Theater.

Getouttahere, the company didn't want to renew, or they would have. And no one else stepped up to buy the naming rights. It happens.

People can see you, son.

FYI, a username containing 'linda' is most likely not to be correctly referred to as son, but please, continue...

I called him son.  ;)


(sulks)(smacks self in head)(thinks, pay attention dumbass, or be the dumbass)
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
I went there, a long time ago. I saw Jim Croce and Loggins and Messina. It was Croce's last concert; he was killed in a plane crash a day or two later.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
The pandemic kept our big concert venue shut down for so long the building is beyond economic repair.  The powers that be have decided not to replace it saying we can use the Opera House.  I didn't even know we had one.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

WastrelWay: I went there, a long time ago. I saw Jim Croce and Loggins and Messina. It was Croce's last concert; he was killed in a plane crash a day or two later.


Oh, I had to go and fact-check myself. He did one concert after that, according to wikipedia.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

cyberspacedout: To be fair, the article says they did get a new sponsorship deal. I'm guessing they just didn't like the sound of "United Wholesale Mortgage Music Theater" or "Trinity Health Music Theater".


New partnership deals. That's good, but most likely less money than naming rights.
 
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‘’ 1 day ago  
I saw James Brown and Elvis Costello at Pine Knob. Not together, probably not even the same year.

/ CSB
 
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‘’ 1 day ago  

Dinodork: Hendawg: Tabletop: That means the name is up for grabs again. I've got $5 to chip in for UFIA Theater. It can't be that expensive, it's in detroit.

Or about 30 miles north of Detroit.  Which is a drag for those of us who live south of Detroit and have to deal with traffic to get there.  And yeah, the only people who called it DTE were born after 1990

Back in my day, it was Detroit Edison, and we had Isaiah Thomas and his mom on the commercials.

And we liked it.

/oh Isaiah!


Damn that takes me back!

I totally read that in his mom's voice.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Growing up not far too far away, I saw a lot of cool concerts there. There's a pavilion over the seats in front of the stage, but "the lawn" seats were where the party was. Time was, way back when, you could bring your own coolers in. Lotsa good times there.

/and it was ALWAYS Pine Knob
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

jaytkay: I saw James Brown and Elvis Costello at Pine Knob. Not together, probably not even the same year.

/ CSB


I saw Captain and Tenelle and Asia at Pine Knob!

/Fight me
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Kinda reminds me of the Spokane Opera House. It's was originally called the Washington State Pavilion Opera House (for Expo '74). It's now called the First Interstate Center for the Arts. Many people still call it the Spokane Opera House (yrs trooly included).

/got nuthin'
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Then I got my wisdom teeth out and that same night saw Soundgarden and Neil Young. AND ate a hot dog.

/Opiates
//If you've never seen Neil Young from that era, you probably still have your hearing.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

WastrelWay: I went there, a long time ago. I saw Jim Croce and Loggins and Messina. It was Croce's last concert; he was killed in a plane crash a day or two later.


Jim played there in 1972. Died on 1973.
May be some dates missing.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Damn right.

/Been there so many times
//Great headline, yo
///Does Eddie Money still open the season every year?
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
I've lived all over rural America and every town has a bucket.
Tom and Bob are over at the bucket.

Bucket?

Bucket of blood.
It's the bar.

That's the name?

No. It's Penny's but we all call it the bucket o blood. Or buckkit fer short.

Oh .. Uh.. Ok..

Then I move back to the holler and I hear some guy talking about him being over at the "broken nose"

The broken nose?
"Yeah, you know. The bukkit"

Gotcha.

That would be the McKee tavern.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

petec: lindalouwho: baorao: lindalouwho: baorao: lindalouwho: Or because the naming rights expired.

and? the rights could have been renewed. it's not like the venue owners don't like money, or DTE doesn't have any.

Excuse me, but the rights WERE NOT RENEWED.

What's your problem?

You made it sound like the rights expired and there was nothing anyone could do about it.

they weren't renewed, probably because everyone hated the name and nobody called it DTE Theater.

Getouttahere, the company didn't want to renew, or they would have. And no one else stepped up to buy the naming rights. It happens.

People can see you, son.

FYI, a username containing 'linda' is most likely not to be correctly referred to as son, but please, continue...


Thatsnothowrhisworks.gif
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
I haven't been this happy since the demise of the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Been to Pine Knob a few times, long long ago.

The same thing would probably happen with Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH if it ever got corporate sponsorship.  Course I'm not sure that would be allowed since it's inside a National Park.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

mrspeacock: ///Does Eddie Money still open the season every year?


His singing voice ain't what it used to be.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
In a word, no.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Boston
Queensryche
Ozzfest 2000
Operation: Rock and Roll - Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Judas Priest and more!

/Always called in Pink Knob
//Knob
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Been to a lot of concerts at Pine Knob, one sticks in my memory, as it was when I just got back home from boot camp, and a friend called me up to say that he had an extra ticket.  Must have been summer 1978,

CSB time:  Do you want to go to this concert at the Knob? I won a couple of free tickets from a radio station (WABX?) for a show tonight, and my GF has to work
Sure, why not.  Who's playing.
Some guy named Meatloaf.
WTF is a Meatloaf?
IDK, but they're free and I also got VIP parking.

OK, so we go there, got something like 3rd row front center seats in the pavillion; the band comes out and plays like five minutes of some EL&P wannabe version of Bolero.  Everybody is just sort of looking around, confused like. (I don't think Meatloaf got much airtime in Detroit before this concert) They finally finish, then some fat guy in a cheap tuxedo comes out and starts singing.  So, I guess this is Meatloaf.

I say to my friend, that at least that backup singer (Karla De Vito) looks pretty hot, so it might not be too bad.  Got to see them do Paradise from the Dashboard Light right in front of me.

As we were leaving I said: I'm not sure what we just witnessed, but I'm sure we'll never hear of them again.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Been to Pine Knob a few times, long long ago.

The same thing would probably happen with

Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH if it ever got corporate sponsorship.  Course I'm not sure that would be allowed since it's inside a National Park.

I've been there once for a huge music festival: Flaming Lips and Sonic youth headlined. That place is fantastic.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Stupid naming rights are stupid. Here in San Diego, the Sports Arena (where the Gulls play) is called Pechanga Arena. It is not unheard of for people who don't know any better to head to Pechanga Casino, 60 mi away.
All of us old hands in San Diego still call it Sports Arena.

And I'm from the Detroit area, we never stopped calling it Pine Knob.
 
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