Last Saturday at about 10am, I sat at my desk with two computers at the Ticketmaster website and my cell phone in my hand. My wife had her sister and her friend in KC manning their phones. My wife had her phone working and her mother's phone working. For what? To purchase a limited amount of Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus tickets in STL. They released 1000 tickets to the sold out show. I got through and got my wife and daughter two tickets to see this show with the Jonas Brothers as the opening act.
The show, Hannah Montana, is horrible but I will have to admit that she has a good voice. She really can sing. (But the music is awful, but she's not performing for me, but for 10 year old little girls).
The children have such a powerful demographic. If you don't believe me, look at the scalper prices for this concert ($1000!). The sad thing for me? In the past year, I have seen three critically acclaimed bands (one of those bands twice [Wilco], plus Spoon and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin) and if you add all of the attendees to those concerts, they would not equal how many people are going to be at Hannah Montana concert in STL tomorrow night.
BTW, The Cold War Kids are coming to town in a few months. I am digging Columbia right now. Cowboy Junkies are coming (I saw them in 1991). Not going. Sold out in Columbia? Modest Mouse and Alice in Chains.
I will have to let my daughter write a review of Hannah Montana. I am glad I don't have to go but I would have for my daughter. At least she is scandal free and seems like she has a great support system with Achy Breaky Heart singer Billy Ray Cyrus as her father.