We attended Stagecoach last year and the line up was great. We were counting on going this year as well, However, the line up is really dissapointing. I don't see George Strait, Brooks and Dunn, Kenny Chesney or Gary Allen. They've been replaced by Rascal Flatts, Tim Mcgraw and the Judds...Are you kidding me?? I'm hoping. I will say that the only two worth seeing are Trace Adkins and well, that's it. Very Very sad. Not the mention the cost...last year I paid $70.00 a ticket. What the hell is going on.
Yeah, but Tim Mcgraw is a legend, and Carrie Underwood never, ever tours, so you have to catch her when you can...and Rascal is probably one the greatest entertainers in today's country scene. A change is good. You have to mix it up, or people get bored.
Rascal Flatts is far from one of the greatest entertainers today and Tim Mcgraw is good but far from a legend. George Strait is a legend in my opinion and frankly, I get enough of Carrie Underwood on the radio and T.V. every second of the day.
The great thing about the Stagecoach Festival is that there are 4 stages. If you don't like one act go to another stage. I don't care for Rascal Flatts either but there are lots of other acts to see. The promoters of the Festival know they have to put on the "POP" acts to get the big numbers people to show up. That way they can afford to get the lessor known acts here too. It's not about 1 or 2 big names, it's about all the names. Go see someone you've never seen before and maybe you might broaden your horizions. There is too much talent on the schedule to be turned off by a couple of acts you don't like.
My iPod listings would tell you that this is a disappointing line-up for me. I love Rascal Flatts, but the other artists are not appealing enough to command my atention, much less my time and money. It's a shame because my husband and I had such a great weekend last year and were looking forward to '08, even passsed up Dixie Chicks and Sugarland in LA in order to save up for gold circle tickets for Stagecoach. Maybe in '09!!!!
Well stated! How can you beat last years line up? Makes this years seem sub par! Maybe they started to quick last year and expaectations for this year were very high, very dissapointing. I do Like Rascal Flatts and have seen them, awesome show, but not to excited about the others, might have to sit this one out and wait for the big guns to come to town on their touring.
I too was very disappointed in this years lineup. This year's lineup is more for the younger crowd, the combo country/pop/rock crowd. Although Tim is a great draw I won't be spending my money on this lineup this year. Also the increase in Gold Circle tickets prices without the food influenced me.
the lineup also depends on who is touring at the time and if their schedule will allow for those specific dates. it is not possible to get a bunch of big names to perform if they aren't already out on the road and in the area at the same time. common sense, people!
and if you are going just to watch the manestage acts then shame on you, open your minds and your ears...there are also booths, parties in the campgrounds, etc. i go to coachella every year and was at stagecoach last year--i don't know 80% of the bands playing beforehand, but afterwards you walk away with a new appreciation of so many artistsyou never would have seen otherwise. it' the experience as a whole, not just who is up on stage...
wow lots of opinions and ya'll are totally entitled to your opinions but if you have never experienced stagecoach you are missing out because you are closing your mind to specific acts. If you have not seen these people in concert ever how do you know they are disappointing really? I have seen just about all of them and the only one I have issues with is Kelly Pickler and talk about a bad act Miranda Lambert shes horrible in concert but that does not stop me from seeing the big headliners. When was the last time you saw the Judds on stage together? Stagecouch was the best time ever my fiance is away on duty and totally disappointed that he is missing this again. Anyone who has gone to Stagecoach and thinks its a waste of money obviously did not get the real experience. You meet the coolest people and camping is a blast. I highly suggest it camping out. Again entitled to your opinion and that was mine. You pass up because of a few acts you think you dont like you are missing out on an amaxing weekend. See you their whoever shows.
* IF WE HAVE THE SAME IT WILL B BORING THIS IS GOING TO B GREAT U CANT BEAT TIM MCGRAW THIS IS GOING TO BE MY 9TH TIME SEEING HIM ALL TOGETHER I LUV HIM THE JUDDS? HOW OFTEN WILL U SEE THEM AGAIN I THINK IT IS GREAT *