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Bocelli is a great singer and though he did his best to be gracious to the audience by singing generously for the encore he didn't choose his best body of work. He looked gaunt and thin. Besides, the wonderful San Francisco Symphony, and the soprano singer (forgot her name) the other parts of the concert were very out of place and plain cheap. I could care less for the dance numbers at the corner of the stage, the Italian pop singer was promotional at its best, the violinist was thrilling but not befitting to be part of the show. The videos and the lighting system were primitive to the point of being repulsive. The stage designers had no taste or skills. I felt that the organizers had to cater to the widest audience to collect as much money as possible. The blinding dollar signs in the heads of the show organizers blinded the show and its only purpose-to give us Bocelli and Bocelli alone. If senjor Bocelli chooses to come to san Francisco again, let his venue be the Davis Symphony Hall or San Francisco Opera. I think the singer of his statue doesn't need to compare himself with Arianna Grande or Golden Gate Warriors.
WKR from Houston, Texas
THE GOOD, BAD AND THE UGLY
The good …..his magnificent God given voice! I enjoyed the dancers and all of the beautiful women who sang & played violin. Desperately wish he had sung more songs we were familiar with. We paid a lot of money, and his talent is worth every penny....but nothing is as satisfying as your heart being able to sing along with a song recognized.
The "bad" was a level of audience that came in torn jeans, consuming burgers and beer, and using cell phones that they engaged with all night. This was NOT a rockets game. Low class....they were spoken to at intermission but they tended to ignore all around them.
The "ugly" was a line wrapped around the Toyota center an hour before scheduled start time. Caused late start. Glad it was not raining! Then once in, they would not honor screen shot of email ticket That should be made clear when buying, since the line was at a standstill while folks tried to remedy that issue. Possibly a venue issue, but needs to be fixed. Also, screens hard to see.
A Fan from Houston, Texas
2ND TIME AROUND!
I saw Bocelli in Vegas at the MGM 12 years ago. It is a huge venue similar to Toyota Center. This time my son honored me with surprise plane tickets and costly floor seats to see Andrea perform in Houston. I traveled from Mexico just to go to this concert. And I LOVE andrea Bocelli and am very familiar with his magnificent voice and repertoire both operatic and popular.
As constructive criticism I would say that I would never go to his concerts at this venue again. He deserves a classier backdrop for his performances. The expensive floor seats were too small, too close together, and uncomfortable.
Little more than a metal chair with a bottom cushion and so tight that you could not avoid touching the person seated next to you. And the visibility was awful. One flat level. A tall person in front of you makes it impossible to even see the performer at a blurred distance. The stage is not high enough for good visibility. Better and cheaper seats would be the first rows
Of the second level. We could not even see the whole stage and often not the performers. Even at a distance.
The concert at MGM was much better.
The performance in Houston was wonderful but the changing backdrop scenes were distracting and weakened the impact of the performer. The sound system did not seem quite right. The orchestra did not sound forceful even when playing without a singer. And for some odd reason all these factors led to a somewhat disjointed concert in which I never felt that the performers connected with the audience.
It was as if we were two separate entities. Maestro Bocelli himself seemed tired and unusually somber with few of his famous smiles. Almost as if he felt bad. He did not acknowledge the audience and interact with them as he did in Vegas.
I do suggest that the person(s) responsible for the stage, the show itself, heed the comments of many reviewers. Most of us would prefer to see a majestic performance by Mr. Bocelli without so many theatrics. He doesn’t need that. His voice speaks. The sound system is obviously of utmost importance. And the audience could do without the blinding lights . Above all, such expensive seats should at least be comfortable and provide some visibility. To hear him sing I can stay at home.
And I adore this performer but will never go to this venue to a concert again.
Oz from New York, New York
I enjoyed Bocelli’s beautiful voice. Too many other singers on stage. Mr. Foster should have stayed longer.
The had a screen up before the performance stating Jennifer Garner, Ed Sherin, and Mateo Bocelli would be appearing...this did not happen.
Too many people recording on their phones.
Concert 20 minute late in starting
Msg not organized too hectic leaving escalators turned off
Karen Murray Boston from Fruita, Colorado
BOCELLI WAS AMAZING, THE VENUE ABHORRENT
Andrea Bocelli was incredible in Denver. Unfortunately, I feel like we - yes correct we as those who attended - need to apologize to Mr. Bocelli for the venue, Ball Arena. The ballpark franks flowed, along with the popcorn wafting through the smoke in the lights. Beer can popped and people were way more than fashionably late, as exemplified by many attendees' use of phone flashlights illuminating the arena as much as their voices yell… "Here are our seats!" Constant conversation took place in an effort to be heard over Mr. Bocelli's voice, displaying the fact no one can ever overpower his voice. Ballcaps, sweatshirts and flannel flowed freely. Having a world-class event such as this at Ball Arena is a huge mistake. The arena is perfect for hockey games, basketball games and whatever other sporting games that want to be there. Not for the hosting of a talent that has performed for world leaders in some of the finest venues in the world. Andrea Bocelli deserves better than Ball.
Larry Griffin from Denver, Colorado
Who paid a lot to hear and see Andrea BOCELLI, not his children or other less talented singers. We had hoped for some of his most famous songs and were sorely disappointed in his selections. His voice is truly magnificent, but we felt short changed overall.
Sue Rice from Portland, Oregon
Have waited for years to see and hear Bocelli. Felt the song selection was weak. Kept waiting for the more popular favorites. His duet with his son was priceless. Could have heard one more. His daughter was adorable. His voice of course was outstanding. The back drop scenes were beautiful. Nothing he could do about the rude crowd who arrived late and had to disrupt seated patrons. At the appointed time to begin, arena was half full. 30 minutes later , when concert actually started, it was filling up and continued to fill with lights off. Then you had the people that had to get more wine and beer. Times I thought I was at a Blazer game and I had splurged on the tickets. Still pleased I saw him in person.
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