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A happy father from Denver, Colorado
SHOW WAS GREAT
I will start this off with I’m not an Ariana fan. I’ve seen the earlier reviews and it seems people are complaining about issues the artist has no control over. The reason she came out at 9:30? There were two opening acts. That’s why the ticket says 8:00. The reason for the clear bags? Remember a terrorist bombing that happened in Manchester at an Ariana concert? My daughter had a blast. She was dancing and singing along to every word. The smile on her face made this a five star experience for me.
Biggest fan from Denver, Colorado
I had an amazing experience. I was at the front row, and during her song NASA, her dancer Darrion actually danced and sang with me the whole song. Even though there was a long wait, i was very happy. This was by far the best night of my life. Amazing singing, her dancers were amazing, overall great experience.
Jason from Jacksonville, Florida
She was not late on the venue website it said the show started at 7:30 but when u purchase the ticket on ticketmaster it said it starts at 8. The venue pushed the show back due to the game that was going on around 7:00 so they didn’t want the traffic to be bad with a game and a concert starting around the same time
Cam from Vancouver, British Columbia
Reading these reviews is very disappointing to me. Ariana did and always has served up an amazing show with beautiful visuals and stunning live vocals. Seeing people complaining about her coming on "two hours late" is also irritating to read because artists always come on after the tickets showtime. She has two opening acts, what do you expect? Everyone in that arena was extremely engaged the entire show and you could tell how pleased fans were as we exited the arena. Don't attend an Ariana Grande show if you expect a gig where half of the show is spent talking to the audience. Ariana focuses on visuals and live vocals for her shows, in order to please the fans who paid to hear her sing their favorite songs. If Ariana spent half of the show talking, she would not be able to fit her 30 SONG setlist full of everyone's favorites. Amazing performance Ariana, you outdo yourself every single time.
Angry tired mom from Boston, Massachusetts
WHY IS BEING 2 HOURS LATE ACCEPTABLE IN THE MUSIC WORLD?
We were so excited to go to this concert, this is my daughters 3rd AG concert. My only beef is why does the ticket say 730 start and the MAIN artist doesn't come out til 930? its not just an AG thing, its an industry wide issue. In what other profession would this be allowed? I was always taught when you are late, you are sending a message that you dont want to be there or you dont care about others time. Why not come out at 8 or 830 for dramatic affect, not TWO hours late. I had a 12 year old w me on a WED night, its a school night for 70% of her fans, we didn't get home til 130 am. So unnecessary. So was it an amazing show, yes, but did it take away from our energy and excitement to have to WAIT 2 hours, yes.
Anonymous from Saint Paul, Minnesota
I wasn’t happy that you had to have a clear bag to get into the show not even allowing a small crossbody brown purse. And no cameras only cellphones. There’s cameras on the cellphones and harder to get pics. I mean your fans want pictures and only allowing a cellphone and all the lights don’t always get get pictures. You pay to see them with there ticket prices that sometimes are a little crazy but overall she concert was amazing. She put on a good show. It was a little later then expected for people that work early but I wouldn’t of missed the show to see her. She can really put on a show for her fans.
Katya from Toronto, Ontario
Live show is less interesting than watching Ariana on TV. In a live show she seems to be less talented. Her voice is so much different. And waiting until 9:25 to see that. I remember Katy Perry with her beautiful decorations and a sweet voice, her jokes. Comparing this concert to my experiences with Katy Perry. Very mediocre!
Connie J from Chicago, Illinois
SHE COMES ON WAY TOO LATE
Enough already of coming out at 9:30. We dont get more excited. Just more tired and dont enjoy anything. Why would someone think it's a good idea? It makes your fans sleepy. Not worth it
Robzilla from Toronto, Ontario
Ariana sounds amazing live. Her singing, and the band’s performance, is stellar. BUT the show is a bore. The dancers are a distraction, not an enhancement. There was ZERO performer-audience engagement. I was hugely disappointed with the live show.
Tanya from Phoenix, Arizona
She intentionally had low, bad lighting throughout the concert...likely lip-syncing!!! We couldn't even see her face the whole time and NO entertainment. Stage and light effects were very minimal. Dear Ariana, go pay to see Bruno Mars in concert and take notes...that's a beyond awesome singer/performer/entertainer/the whole enchilada!!!
Laura from San Francisco, California
TOO MUCH IDLE TIME
Waited about an hour for Social House to get on stage and then almost another hour before Ariana Grande to come on stage who showed up at 9:30. The concert ticket reads 7:30. This lapse in time made for a long and boring evening. What happened to opening acts performing until right up until the next performer?? There’s no doubt that Ariana Grande is very talented and has some great hits. However, I couldn’t get over the lag time and the fact that her stage looked like a toilet bowl from where I was sitting (in the 200’s) with ants dancing all over it. There were few people dancing in the seats, which I feel is expect from a young star. Ariana did show a lot of affection toward her dancers and musicians on stage giving them hugs at the end of her songs which was very sweet.
Rebeca from San Francisco, California
The sound was horrible. Nice place, clean, comfy seats but the rumble of the music not good. Special House openers were late started around 8:30pm and they sang only 20 minutes then wait another 40 minutes for Ariana Grande. She started around 9:40pm 🙈 My daughter loved the show and this is important for me because I went for her . I have enjoyed other concerts not this one.
Morgan from Gallatin Tennessee
GREAT VOICE, HORRIBLE PERFORMANCE
She started 2 hours late, didn’t engage with the crowd, was very boring. Acted like a diva. So disappointed, my daughter was too.
Disgruntled from Las Vegas, Nevada
WAITED 90 MINUTES PAST ADVERTISED START TIME
The show was supposed to start at 8 pm. At 9:30, after waiting around for 90 minutes, we gave up, left and threw away our tickets. Huge disappointment to wait that long for a show. But, it's Vegas. We left. Went and got a drink. Rescued the evening. No thanks to Grande who couldn't get her act together to show up on time.
K Wind from Las Vegas, Nevada
DISAPPOINTED! 1.5 HOURS LATE
Then performed basically in the dark! I could hardly tell her from her dancers! Left after 2 songs! Glad they were comp tickets!!
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