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Old July 9 2010, 06:35 PM   #1
Dusty Ayres
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McBride Defends Limping Lilith Tour

Terry McBride is under the impression the media is killing Lilith Fair, and in some ways he’s not totally off base.

The Lilith Fair co-founder did a damage control interview with EW last week immediately after issuing a national press release stating that the beleaguered tour was forced to cancel 10 more dates, including a stop in Montreal.
McBride plays defensive throughout the Q&A, emphasizing slumping economic conditions that he believes are creating “one of the most challenging summer concert seasons.” But he also repeatedly blasts the media for negative coverage and journalists who were prematurely claiming shows to be canceled when in fact, according to him, they weren’t.
“I have been amazed at the feeding frenzy of negativity by the media and bloggers around Lilith Fair,” McBride blogged on June 29.
McBride Defends Limping Lilith Tour
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Old July 9 2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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Re: McBride Defends Limping Lilith Tour

I loved the original Lilith tour back in 97-99 but the reason it worked back then was the talent they showcased--Jewel, Paula Cole, The Indigo Girls, Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchant, Meredith Brooks, Annie DiFranco, Joan Osbourne, Emmy Lou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega etc. People would pay to see those artists because they were strong smart female singer songwriters with a message to their music but Taylor Swift, really?!?.

I was really excited to hear they were starting it up again this year and I thought about trying to attend but when I saw the roster of who was participating my enthusiasm plummeted. I guess this is just further proof as much as you want to revisit something you never can go back and recreate the original magic, conditions or period of time the original took place in.

I'll just have to be content with the fond memories of the original 3 year tour.

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Old July 9 2010, 07:26 PM   #3
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http://www.lilithfair.com/artists

I didn't see Taylor Swift listed???

but the confirmed roster doesn't seem too bad.
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Old July 9 2010, 09:20 PM   #4
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Well when the tour was announced Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson were two of the names I distinctly remembered being announced--I know Clarkson dropped out so maybe Swift did too?
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Old July 9 2010, 09:26 PM   #5
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I am guessing so since Kelly Clarkson is no longer listed on the site...she was on there earlier though.

[edit] They really need a broader range of female acts from all popular genres.
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Old July 10 2010, 12:33 AM   #6
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Re: McBride Defends Limping Lilith Tour

I was thinking of getring tickets for the Toronto show because I like Chantal Kreviazuk, Kelly Clarkson, Sarah McLachlan, and Tara Maclean (who were all scheduled for that show)...but not that Kelly Clarkson has dropped out I'm kind of glad I didn't get the tickets. I've seen Sarah McLachlan before and Chantal Kreviazuk's solo shows are a lot cheaper.
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Old July 10 2010, 05:29 AM   #7
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Re: McBride Defends Limping Lilith Tour

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I was thinking of getring tickets for the Toronto show because I like Chantal Kreviazuk, Kelly Clarkson, Sarah McLachlan, and Tara Maclean (who were all scheduled for that show)...but not that Kelly Clarkson has dropped out I'm kind of glad I didn't get the tickets. I've seen Sarah McLachlan before and Chantal Kreviazuk's solo shows are a lot cheaper.
Realize that when you are watching the Lilith Fair, you're watching Sarah and her guests; that's why you're paying a lot.

That said, although I love the Fair, I think that these ticket prices are way too much.
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Old July 11 2010, 02:51 AM   #8
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Re: McBride Defends Limping Lilith Tour

startrekwatcher wrote: View Post
I loved the original Lilith tour back in 97-99 but the reason it worked back then was the talent they showcased--Jewel, Paula Cole, The Indigo Girls, Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchant, Meredith Brooks, Annie DiFranco, Joan Osbourne, Emmy Lou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega etc. People would pay to see those artists because they were strong smart female singer songwriters with a message to their music but Taylor Swift, really?!?.

I was really excited to hear they were starting it up again this year and I thought about trying to attend but when I saw the roster of who was participating my enthusiasm plummeted. I guess this is just further proof as much as you want to revisit something you never can go back and recreate the original magic, conditions or period of time the original took place in.

I'll just have to be content with the fond memories of the original 3 year tour.
This pretty much sums up my feelings on the situation, although I wouldn't be able to attend even if I wanted to because I'm currently stationed in Japan. Unless, by some miracle, they come to Tokyo!
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Old July 11 2010, 02:58 AM   #9
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I didn't even know of the show here in Edmonton until the day after it happened and I saw a write-up in the paper about how poorly attended it was. I swear it got NO media coverage in advance. Shame, I was interested in attending. Even though, yeah, the lineup definitely pales to those from ten years ago, and really the whole theme/purpose of the festival isn't as relevant anymore. When it started in '97 or '98, it was groundbreaking....now not so much. Sad to see how awful it's been doing though...
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Old July 11 2010, 04:54 AM   #10
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i know a lot of people in nashville who wanted to go but it got canceled with no explanation of why.
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