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I know most of these bands work the State Fair circuit. I wouldn't be surprised if they shared the same management or promotion companies, and they're all just jumping on this without thinking about it.

 

None of these bands have had ANY press in ten or twenty years, so it's a great way for them to get their names in the news. I'm pretty sure 99% don't have any idea what SeaWorld is. Musicians are not the smartest people on the planet...

 

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This seems like a perfect opportunity to expand on the Bud & BBQ concept to a full on Food & Wine festival-type event with the live music as a side offering. The park could hire local BBQ joints to serve up samplings of their popular dishes and local breweries can serve up the drinks. There will be less emphasis on live music - any bands that choose to stay can do so.

 

Not only would this be a good way to bring people to the parks despite the controversy, it would also be great advertising for local restaurants and breweries.

 

Food and Wine was a big hit in Williamsburg. Might as well expand it to other parks.

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^ I saw them at Artpark near Buffalo NY last summer because tickets were $5. In previous years the tickets were free at Artpark because they made enough money on beer to pay the band and still make a huge profit.

 

This is a stupid decision, if they ever come back to Buffalo I'm not going to see them in protest. I wasn't going to see them again anyway but now I can huff and puff about it.

 

I would have much rather have gone to see the free Primus show in North Tonawanda last summer, but I was out of town for a wedding that weekend.

 

I have to get up to Artpark next year if they have a band I like. I never liked REO Speedwagon when they were big in the 80's and I certainly don't like them now....same goes for Heart. I would say that this event will be that much better WITHOUT them there!

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Documentaries these days are only made to make people look bad are stupid, and I'm pretty sure most people can't comprehend that.

 

If the Blackfish film crew would have asked to take a behind-the-scenes tour of SeaWorld, I'm guessing SeaWorld would have told them yes and shown them how well they take care of their animals. But the film crew would have edited it to make the park look bad.

 

My favorite comment on REO Speedwagon's page is "You guys are just now noticing that SeaWorld has animals in captivity?"

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Sadly Blackfish will probably be nominated for Best Documentary at the Academy Awards and win, which means even more will watch it and be consumed with misplaced moral outrage. And it gives the maker of this documentary a big podium to shout out her views on national TV as millions watch.

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^Meh. People will still move on pretty quick. Morgan Spurlock had to go from "serious" topics like Super Size Me and the war on terror to the Simpsons, Comic Con, and One Direction to stay relevant!

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Something I've been wondering lately. Where is the park's PR firm in all this? Normally most companies will pull out some press release putting the company in a positive light. So far, I've only seen one press release that was put out to SWO employees shortly after the movie was announced. Even Six Flags went out of their way to post a few press statements after the Texas Giant incident. Is Sea World waiting for the documentary hype to blow over before releasing anything or is there something going on behind the scenes that we're not aware of?

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I think they are very smart in just ignoring it. Much like the idiot people who troll TPR, they are looking for a response, ANY response to grab words and comments taken out of context and repurpose them for their own crusade.

 

I bet the majority of the guests coming in their park probably don't know about the movie, or if they do, don't care.

 

SeaWorld should be focusing in what they already to best, providing great entertainment for their guests and great care for their animals.

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I think they are very smart in just ignoring it. Much like the idiot people who troll TPR, they are looking for a response, ANY response to grab words and comments taken out of context and repurpose them for their own crusade.

 

I bet the majority of the guests coming in their park probably don't know about the movie, or if they do, don't care.

 

SeaWorld should be focusing in what they already to best, providing great entertainment for their guests and great care for their animals.

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I think they are very smart in just ignoring it. Much like the idiot people who troll TPR, they are looking for a response, ANY response to grab words and comments taken out of context and repurpose them for their own crusade.

 

I bet the majority of the guests coming in their park probably don't know about the movie, or if they do, don't care.

 

SeaWorld should be focusing in what they already to best, providing great entertainment for their guests and great care for their animals.

 

 

It might affect attendance but not based on backlash of the film. While the majority of guests don't know about the movie or care, When there aren't concerts playing during an event, You could probably erase at least 100 guests from visiting.

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^^ I guess considering organizations like PETA are media whores, ignoring them would probably be in the best interests at that rate.

 

If its only 100 guests avoiding the park due to lack of concerts, the park is better off leaving the concerts out compared to the thousands of guests visiting the park every day at that point.

 

And even then, the park can hold its own without the concerts. Especially if beer's involved.

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Two more drop out.

 

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More entertainers have canceled their appearances at SeaWorld Orlando following the recent release of a documentary that raises questions about the effects of captivity on whales.

 

Representatives for Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride confirmed Monday that the country singers have joined the ranks of recording artists who have pulled out of performing at the park's February concert series, Bands, Brew and BBQ.

 

A SeaWorld spokesman also confirmed that 38 Special had pulled out of their scheduled concert at the marine park.

 

They joined Barenaked Ladies, Willie Nelson and Heart in canceling their appearances.

 

The documentary, "Blackfish," explores what may have caused a 12,000-pound orca named Tilikum to kill veteran SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. Tilikum pulled her into a pool. The orca was also involved in two other deaths.

 

SeaWorld spokesman Nick Gollattscheck said in an email that SeaWorld officials respected the performers' decisions but were disappointed. He said other bands have been booked to replace those who have dropped out, and the new lineup will be announced once all the recording artists have confirmed their appearances.

 

Many of the performers canceled after fans launched a petition campaign on the website Change.org. Gollattscheck said SeaWorld officials expect more performers to be targeted in similar campaigns.

 

news.yahoo.com/yearwood-mcbride-cancel-seaworld-concerts-195555738.html

 

At least they mention that they already have replacement bands. Assuming that they will have already known of the problems the activists are causing they won't back out. I have a feeling soon that the whale nuts will loss their 15 minutes in the spot light.

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Like I always say you can't fix stupid. These people really need to get a clue and hear the park's side of the story and get their facts straight. As with all things I believe this will blow over soon and they will run out of steam on this whole nutty campaign.

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