A few thoughts on the Elmont show.
The USB Arena was clean, modern, with seating that had more legroom than anywhere I have been before. The parking logistics were a nightmare. Awful signage around the venue.
Many empty seats. Some entire sections with good sight lines had nobody in them. Too many shows in the NYC area? It was a Friday night, not a Tuesday.
There seemed to be something lacking tonight. I don’t know if it was a lack of crowd energy that influenced my overall experience, but I felt like the band struggled to get into a groove. Phil seemed to be a step behind on many songs, especially Domino.
On the positive side, they pulled it together for a stellar Afterglow, and Second Home By The Sea was the best I have heard of the three shows I’ve attended.(Charlotte, Philly)
it was still a fun night seeing my favorite band. If it was my first time seeing Genesis since 2007, I’m sure my perception would have been different and not as critical.
Seeing Boston later this week to wrap up my live experience with the band.
O was speaking to someone in ticketing recently, and they mentioned that empty seats recently fan be chalked up to vaccine/ illness issues. They are getting calls about refunds because of vaccine requirements plus people looking for refunds when people are not feeling welland awaiting covid tests.
a you went brand new arena, that I guess was supposed to be awesome with acoustics. How did it sound.