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Topic: Taylorville 9:30 Show
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kincaidcaglefan
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Started on: 10/20/2002 1:06:48 AM
I just attended the late performance of Chris's and I would have to sayhe puts on a heck of a show.I have to agree that the management of Nashville North leaves little to be desired. The owner was actualy rude enough to interupt the show to tell him he didn't want people standing during his performance.Well to say the least Chris told the owner he could keep his check and for all to stand up and enjoy. He is such a class act. We waited outside after the show and he came back out and thanked those of us who were stand there and signed autographs.What a great guy.He said that he wouldnt be back there but would be back in this area. I think that the convention center in Springfield or The Talk Of The Town in Elkhart would be more than happy to have him perform.Chris you have renewed my faith in country artists. Thanks for the grate time.
Summer99
Posted on: 10/20/2002 1:37:57 AM
I too just attended the concert in Taylorville, Illinois but have to beg to differ with the previous commets. Have you ever heard the saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover"? Well I think that should also refer to don't judge an artist by his song. Chris I absolutely love your song....Breath In...however I will never purchase or attend another event with you again. I have never been at a concert where I witnessed such a high level of disrespect for the audience or the staff. You were a GUEST performing...and getting PAYED to be there and play. Those people standing were not the only ones who payed to see you. However, you were completely disrespectful and I feel what ever sum of money you recieved was far too much. Unfortunately for you Nashville North is a calm, family oriented venue...which I rather enjoy myself but also feel comfortable bringing my entire family to. There are times when it is appropriate to go wild and crazy...but this was not one of them nor the place. This is an establishment that gives me the chance to sit back, relax and see an artist up close and personal. I do not want to have to stand and watch it...that is why I am at such a venue. Did you not pay any attention to people being worried about posters....big difference in a poster or having someone standing up in front of you. Chris seemed to have a wonderful road manager who seemed to try to make an effort to be kind and keep the peace....however his band left a lot to be desired. I have never heard so many rude commets in my life. I wanted to wait outside for autographs despite my feelings towards the concert itself. Which by the way was much TOO LOUD. However after I witnessed the display by his band and backstage helpers I decided it was time to drive my two hours home and not waste the ink in my marker or film in my camera. I just hope when you play in your next venue you have a bit more respect for the owners, employees and audience than you did for the people at Nashville North. It is a venue I have enjoyed for years. It is the small town country music venue that offers so much to the area. Just walking in one realizes it is all about being friendly and family oriented...it is a comfort and a way to get away from the high paced society allowing one to sit back and watch a great concert and enjoy live country music. However...this was by far NOT a GREAT concert. I know this will not bring an apology to the people at Nashville North...but I do feel that they deserve one.
Aimee78
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 1:58:24 AM
I am not sure you attended the same show I did. The owners and staff at Nashville North were in the wrong and the ones who were wrong. I am replying to this in the most respectal way that I can, cause I know that is how Chris would want it done. NO ONE was complaning about anyone standing up, the "head guy" just decided that HE wanted everyone to sit down. It was he who was rude and disrecptifal. I am sorry, but to tell an artist, in the middle of a show no less, that he signs his pay check, that is wrong. As far as the music being too loud, I am sorry that you didnt approve, but his motto is "Play it Loud." Chris proved to me tonight by giving up his paycheck for us fans, just how much he loves us and why he does this...Its all about the fans for him and that all its ever been about. OUTSTANDING JOB Chris...We love you, stand behind you, and where you are, I will be. I also think EVERYONE who was at the show, needs to email Nahsville North and prove to them just how much we stand behind Chris. Chris is class act from start to finish and we need to stand behind him like he stands behind us. The website is nvnusa.com..Go to the contact us button, and you can send in your comments. Rest assured I will be throwing my support behind Chris and letting Nashville North know that they leave a lot to be desired and how much I love and support Chris. Lets show them Cagleheads...but please be nice and respectval, like Chris would want.
cagle1fan
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 9:46:06 AM
I have attended 74 Cagle shows and even though there has been times where I have been FORCED
cagle1fan
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 9:55:16 AM
OOPS! Sorry guys, I wasn't done! I was saying that after being at many shows and being FORCED to sit through some of those shows I have NEVER witnessed as RUDE as Mr. Meyers! Chris was VERY respectful to him and tried to compromise with him and asked him if the fans who wanted to stand could stand in the back and have the people who wanted to sit in front. Then, Mr. Meyers told Chris he is the man who signs his check. Chris felt he was forced to make us sit and I know he wasn't happy about it and out of RESPECT FOR HIS FANS he told Mr. Meyers he could keep his check.

I have always had respect for chris and the way he treats his fans and now I respect him EVEN MORE!

I will NEVER EVER go back to that venue and they will be getting a letter from me.

At one point I thought Mr. Meyers was going to throw us out but Chris was watching him to make sure thet didn't happen. He looks out for his cagleheads and we do the same for him. You mess with our man you mess with all of us! We love you Chris! Jen#1

wyndy7
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 10:49:11 AM
Just for the record, Chris did take a paycheck last night. Now whether he cashes it or not, I don't know. In defense of Nashville North, they have the reputation of an older crowd. The people in the first 10 rows are season pass holders, many of them have had those same seats for 20 some odd years. They go to Nashville North every Sat night to see entertainment, no matter who it is. They are the foundation of NN. Last night was unfortunate, for everyone involved, Chris, Mike, the people who walked out, the people who could not stand to boogie to the music because they wern't able to. But put this behind you, and travel to the next venue where hopefully you will have a better time. Myself, I feel that I am fortunate to have Nashville North in my backyard, I can stand and have a good time or I can sit and have a good time. But at least I can always see the artists perform and usually get an autograph. There are 2 sides to every story and there is always some truth in both sides. So lets move on and not dwell on the negative. Wyndy
Aimee78
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 11:01:33 AM
I am not sure why we are defending Nashville North, they were wrong and they owe Chris and his fans an apology..Just for the record as well, I am NOT a season ticket holder and I was in the fith row. Jen, I was 2 rows behind you, and I feared you would thrown out as well, but there were plenty of fields and parking lots that we could have finished the concert at. SO I know Jen was not a season ticket holder and she was in row 3, so who are these people who sit in the first 10 rows? Anyway it doenst matter, I just think we need to stand behind Chris and let Nashville North know how rude they were to Chris and his fans.
kincaidcaglefan
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 12:16:28 PM
I was in the 9th row and I am not a season ticket holder.I understand that alot of older people goto these shows but they usually can be found at the earlier shows. I only seen one couple leave during the whole thing. So what Mr.Meyers was worried about I have no clue from what I could see everyone was enjoying themselves. I truely feel NNUSA owes Chris and his band an apology for his unprofessional behavior.
caglefanfromillinois
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 2:21:00 PM
Last night was the worst display of "I'm the boss" I have ever seen. I LOVE Nashville North, I have been there 7 times and 2 more to go this year. but, last night was awful! Chris is a very emotional man and he got a little choked up whenever he was told to make everyone sit down, I am so glad the he decided he didn't drive 1500 miles to watch his fans sit and watch him. I think after his statement "Oh Hell, ya'll stand on up, we're gonna party!" he knew he wasn't gonna be back in Taylorville so he gave 200% and he played it loud. He put on the BEST show I have ever seen at that "Senior-citizen venue"- that's sad to say but that's what it is. He was supposed to sign and meet everyone after this show in the lobby, but I don't know if they wouldn't let him or if he chose not to do it in the lobby, either way his true fans got to meet him and get autographs and pictures back by his bus after he went in and had a few choice words with Mr. Meyers. Chris, if you read this don't you worry about that dick head, I'll travel all over Ill. to see you, don't worry about coming back to that POS club!!! We'll see you where we can all have fun and PLAY IT LOUD!!!
mocaglefan
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 4:55:12 PM
I agree that Chris handled the situation great. I loved the show. I was in the 4th row and am not a season ticket holder. I too will not be going back to Nashville North. I was talking the lady sitting next to me, who I think was a season ticket holder and she said people stand all the time she has never seen the owener do that before. It was great to see Chris sign after the show. It shows what a great guy he is. I can't wait to see in St. Charles in Nov. Way to go Chris, we love ya.
KrisWI
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 6:08:30 PM
I was also at Nashville North last night, I was at both shows. In my opinion they need to change there name. They were nothing like Nashville. I ordered tickets on the phone and they never said you need to stay sitting. I have the brochure they sent me, in 4 pages it never mentions that you need to stay sitting. I also did not see a sign anywhere. When the artist invites you to stand and you do and than get a flashlight in your face and told very meanly to sit, well that is rude. If they want a audience to sit they should not have high energy performers. I thought Chris Cagle was very diplomatic in trying to find a solution. The manager wouldn't even try to be reasonable. So Chris said don't pay me. His fans good time was more important to him than money. I really hope he did get paid he deserved it, he did his job he put on 2 energetic and entertaining shows. they didn't even have a meet and greet area. Which was a whole story alone. Jeff you have a lot to learn. He was very rude to fan club members. He told one woman the rules were in the newsletter she just joined. Hello Jeff we haven't had a newsletter since when. I was very proud of two members that gave up their passes so two new members could go. I will never go back to Nashville North, I will totaly support Chris Cagle in his actions and I thank him for letting us have a great time. The rest of Taylorville was great, so friendly. We had a lot of fun at a few places and everyone treated us great. It was nice to see old Cagle friends and we met some really nice new ones.Thankyou Chris Cagle and Rock Ridge for the great shows, Thankyou Cagle friends, for the fun late night outing and Wendy thanks for driving Miss Daisy and her friend Lynn to Taylorville. Kris
cagle1fan
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 7:01:52 PM
Thank you Amiee for what you said, I agree totally! You were right, I am not a season ticket holder and I was in the 3td row for both shows. If I was a season ticket holder I certainly would never go back!

I hope Chris was paid as well because he did deserve it! As people have said his fans are more important to him than a paycheck and that is so rare in the music business and that is only one of the many reasons that I am so dedicated and devoted to him and will continue to support him!!!! Jen#1

cagle1fan
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 7:04:39 PM
I forgot to add that I have to disagree about Jeff though. I thought he was very nice and handled the situation as best he could. He is new and he is just learning about us crazy cagleheads!LOL! I am sure he was stressed last night from everything and I hope you give him another chance before you write him off.

While I am on the subject of Chris' people I have to say that Chris' band is the best band in the world and I for one love and support them as much as I do Chris! Jen#1

Krista67
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 7:12:53 PM
I feel that everyone has a right to their opinions and try to respect them for that. But I have to say, I do NOT agree with the comments about Nashville North being in the right about the situation that took place last night. First of all, I have attended 2 other shows there before, and have personally witnessed the performers frustration with the crowd not standing. I think that the artists need to be informed what the rules are in regard to this, and in all likelihood, they would chose to not perform at such a venue. I understand that some people come to sit back and enjoy the show. Yet, when you are attending a show with someone like Chris, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney or whoever the artist may be of that caliber, people are going to want to stand and show their enthuisasm and support for the artists they have PAID to see. I have NEVER been to a venue other than Nashville North that has had such a rigid rule. I will also say in attending the past shows, I have never witnessed Mike Myers being so rude and nasty to people. We attended both shows, and I remarked to my mom after the 1st one that if I were Chris, I would not come back again. As I stated earlier, I feel it would be in everyone's best interest if Nashville North was more upfront with the artists about their rules. I found myself angered and disgusted by the treatment that Chris and his band was given. I don't feel that Chris was disrespectful at all. I commend him on his self-control in the situation. I stand behind him 100% for standing up for his fans in the way that he did. For Mike to inform Chris while he was up onstage that he was the one "that signs the check" was pretty crass. I feel if anyone is owed an apology it is Chris and the fans. I can tell you right now that I will NOT attend another show at NVN. I won't give my business to a person that doesn't give the artist that is helping them to make money any respect or consideration.
Krista67
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 7:19:58 PM
I wanted to also mention that I am not a season ticket holder, and we had 4th row seats for both shows. Also, my son got a chance to meet Chris before the show. Chris was so kind to take the time to meet him. After the show, Chris was sure to take the time to greet him and autograph his cap "Dream Big" and posed for a picture with him. Thank you Chris from the bottom of our hearts, for taking the time to make a little boy's evening wonderful!!! We hope to see you at many more shows. I also want to say that Mike Meyers does not any way represent how the people of IL feel about you!
nicsmama
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 7:26:06 PM
I was also at taylorville last night and i have to say chris was treated as if he was some untalented local kid who was a nobody by mr meyers. chris was our guest and not only was his show rudely interrupted but the owner thought he would try to tell him how to run his show.I had driven almost three hours to see chris last night. I was one of the many people who were standing, dancing,cheering and singing along with chris.That was what i paid to see, a performance that would make me want to do all of those things.I am glad that chris put his fans first last night and showed us all how important he thinks his fans are.When he told mr meyers that he could keep his paycheck i couldnt believe it!That was the best thing ever, chris could have went along with it and told everyone to stay seated but he didnt.I have nothing against the season ticket holders, however what did they expect at a concert? The only reason most of them came was because they didnt have anything else to do on a Saturday night. i thought that that was the best concert i have ever been to and i cant wait to see him again. THANKYOU CHRIS for supporting your fans!!!
Wendy_WI
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 8:11:59 PM
I totally agree that Nashville North was in the wrong. I have so much more respect for Chris after his performance last night. He made sure that he took care of his fans. Nashville North needs to change their name to something else; perhaps Little Branson. They obviously know nothing about Nashville! Awesome show Chris! I hope more people will be writing to Nashville North with their complaints. Miss Daisy and Lynn - it was great driving you around. I had a blast!
mystiq76
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 8:35:24 PM
Although I only attended the first show last night, I agree with those who were at the second show. It was completely disrespectful for the owner/manager of Nashville North to stop the show and tell everyone who writes the check. If it wasn't for the fans of Chris and other performers, there would not be a Nashville North. I have attended 4 or 5 shows there and this was the first time that I have heard of this happening. Although I find the place somewhat "stuffy" for the fans that like to boogie, I use to think it was a decent place. I guess the management needs to rethink who the have perform. If the season ticket holders, whom the management seems to prefer, prefer the calmer country music then I would advise the management to actually do some research on the performers and know in advance what type of performer they have there. I know that was a big run-on but I think it makes sense. Hopefully. I admit that I didn't pay for my ticket I won it on the radio. Do to work and time, I didn't know if I would have been able to go anyway, so I didn't buy a ticket. God I am glad I won the tickets. It was an awesome show. My only complaint is that I also went to see John Carrol, who wasn't with the band. I know him from years before and would have liked to see him again. Oh well. If anyone knows what happened to him please let me know. Other than that, great show, great band, and great looking guys. Thanks for a fun night.
cagle1fan
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 9:05:23 PM
John Carroll left the band last year to help out a friend in Texas who is trying to become a country singer. I think his name is Cory Morrow or something like that. He is going to be playing on Chris' new CD.

By the way, I have to say I agree about Nashville North should look into the artits they schedule if they don't want energetic performers because all they had to do was look at the title of Chris' CD, play it loud, and they would know that he just doesn't stand there and play his guitar and his fans like to "Play It Loud". Jen#1

leutzm3
Posted on: 10/20/2002 9:25:18 PM
I did not attend 9:30 show but I felt this situation was going to happen eventually. I am sorry that it happened to a fine artist like Chris. I have been attending concerts at that place for over ten years. No I am not a season ticket holder. I do enjoy concerts there because you are up close and personal with the country artists which you can not get anywhere else. Nashville North has got to change their way of running the business. The country artists of this day and age are different. The fans that follow them are different, too. That is what Nashville and all of the country industry wants. They know who buys the albums and tickets and merchandise. Chris and Nashville North need to move on from this and remember Country is bigger than ever now which is what everyone in that industry wants. The only people that this situation hurts are the fans because Nashville North will probably have a hard time booking new artists and we in Illinois will have to travel min 2 hrs to see anyone and not get the up close and personal feeling anymore because the concerts will be at bigger places. Chris remember your fans are what support you not the owner of Nashville North. We support him, too. I hope This situation does not make you stop coming to the Mid west Illinois area. You have some strong fans here.
Aimee78
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Posted on: 10/20/2002 11:46:47 PM
Jen, your welcome. I am sorry we didnt get a chance to meet, and I didnt get a chance to introduce myself. Anyways hopefully at another show we can do that. You were at the first show too right? I cant believe that people stayed in their seats for that show, so why all of sudden was it a problem? It was about Mr. MEyers wanting to start a pissing contest, with Chris and see who would win, well I dont think he was quite prepared for all of us and Chris. He found out that Chris stands behind us as much as we stand behind him, and that it what makes him a class act. I will always stand behind this man and his music, and I am proud to be among the Cagleheads. Jen are you goin to make it to the New Years Eve show? If so, let me know and maybe we can try and meet there. I would love to meet you, and make some more totally aswesome friends who share a love and passion for this man like I do.
snpsykes
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 12:04:20 AM
CHRIS CAGLE TAKES NAMES AND KICKS ASS!!! When you have such a high impact full of energy entertainer, please refrain from sitting in your seats!! I thought Chris was in the right by telling everyone to stand up, it's a God given right and if you don't like it guess you shouldn't have bought the tickets. Sorry for all the older folks who buy up the tons of season tickets so sit in their seat year after year and never let the new blood have a chance at being that much closer to their favorite entertainer. I know yaw'll are use to sitting on your asses for Eddie Arnold and John Anderson and some of these dust bunnies but please, when it comes to Chris Cagle or many of the other action-throttled country artists these days, give up those seats! I don't mean to disrespect anyone, but it's like diving into shallow water, you had better know what you are getting into before you go in! Chris you put on a hell of a concert and I hope you return to the area, as for Nashville North, sorry to hear for their loss, it was a great concert and don't let one venue stop you from coming to see some of the greatest Cagle Fans America could shell out! There's nothing wrong with standing up for the fans and earning the respect you've worked so hard to deserve!
CAGLE'N KIM
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 12:56:33 AM
Many of you know that I am lucky enough to be able to travel to various states to see Chris and hook up with all my Cagle Kin.

Well, I'm sorry that I missed this one! I would imagine that if Chris is reading any of this that he is more proud now than he ever has been of how much love, respect, and support we have for him. And it's absolutely awesome to see that same respect and support given to us in ten-fold.

I am so proud of all of you for posting here what you felt of the disrespect that Chris was shown. I am VERY proud of all of you, and all I can say is.....

Watch out world. The Cagleheads are one of the most amazing group of individuals that you will ever come across. And we will support our man to the end!!!!

April "Baltimore"
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 7:51:23 AM
I was not at the show either but I have to agree with Kim on this one! WELL SAID!!

I can't make comments on what happened being as I wasn't there, but I have heard from people that were at that show. Going on total hear-say I would have to say it sounds like Chris handled himself very well.

I'm sure all the Toys for Tots group understand all the grips on this one. We had basically the same problem with the show there in Wichita.

Chris handled himself very well but it also sounds like the Cagleheads showed an amazing level of class in handling themselves too!

Salsamaker
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 11:17:59 AM
Yep I agree with April and Kim on this one. Nothin like an artist who gives 1000% to his fans! Chris has some of the greatest people in the world behind him...THE FANS!

Yes April I can understand this one too. LOL But do we, the TFT gang, listen to the management? NAH!!! LOL WE STAND UP AND JAM!!!!

I think Nashville North is going to find out very soon who signs THEIR checks. LOL Without the fans to come see the concerts they will soon be hurtin financially. As they say in business....money talks and BS walks.

I'm glad I wasn't there, someone would have had to bail me out. LOL OH NO MARINE ON THE LOOSE!

kellysue
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 11:50:45 AM
I too was at the 9:30 show. And for them to be this rude to Chris and his fans was very uncalled for. Even the woman at the door was rude. They wanted EVERYONE out and the lot cleared before the people for the other show came. Come one I think this is a little ridiculous. And almost impossible. They even had ropes across the lot so people couldn't come in. Then I went in to look for people I knew and the woman at the door asked why I was there. I just said I was looking for someone! Though it was none of her business why I was there. And then I saw Kris, Wendy and Lynn at the door and went to say Hi. Well the woman at the door (the same one mind you) wouldn't even let them in and they ( I believe) already had their M&G passes. She told her that they talked to some guy (and if I'm thinking right, it was this Meyers guy) Well he came over and Finally let them in.

I apologize Kris if any of this info is wrong. Chris is in no way a sit down guy. We all paid good money to see him and for this Meyers guy to interrupt Chris' show (and mind you it got so quiet, you could have heard a pin drop)and say they want everyone to sit down so the people in the back could see is rude. The people at NVN have no cooth or tact at all. And I don't see where there's a problem for the people in the back to see anyway. For heaven's sake, the floor is slanted!!!!! And if it was such a problem, then they should have been on the phone like the rest of us that morning the first day they went on sale to get tickets. When I called to get tickets, they told me that the first 3 rows were for season ticket holders. Half of the 3rd row was empty. I was in the 4th row and had an absolute great view!! Chris even waved at me. Thanks Chris.

I told my dad and step mom about all of this. And they said that years ago, they were really nice people. And have since sold it to these people. Well, as Kris put it, "they need to go to Nashville and see what Nashville is all about!!" Wendy puts NVN as a "senior center" and I believe it. If they don't want people to stand, then they either need to post it or NOT BOOK high energy performers like Chris. After the show, Chris was signing autographs for people. We told him he did the right thing by telling them they can keep their check and he literally told us, and I think we as members of his fan club follow through. And that is to write Nashville North a letter and tell them about it. My husband said we should get ahold of the local newspaper in Taylorville and tell them about it and maybe they (NVN) will change their attitude about things like this. And if nothing else, if the word gets out, no one will want to perform there.

This is to Chris if you read this. (And I think I can speak for all of us Cagleheads here) We apologize to you for them being so rude to you and all of us. Even though they should be the ones to apologize to you and us. But just want to say, I think you put on one heck of a show, and would go back and see you again in a heartbeat!! But like many it won't be at NVN. And I don't blame you if you never go back to that venue. If I were in your shoes, I wouldn't. And by the way, thank you for the wink while standing in the M&G line. That really made my day!! We love you!

Caglehead#468
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 12:20:55 PM
Hey Gang, I am so sorry to hear that Nashville North not only treated Trick Pony fans poorly but now Cagleheads too!!! I was so hoping that I was just overreacting to their management's poor people skills. NOW I see unfortunately that I was not! You can be rest assured they won't be getting my money again either! When Trick Pony asked the audience to stand we did and no one said one thing to us! What a freaking double standard! How can they get away with garbage like that! OOHH it just gets me steamed. I think Jen said it best...did they even bother to listen to Chris's CD..PLAY IT LOUD?!!! I mean heck that is a HUGE hint right there in my book as to how his show will be!!! I can't believe they asked you guys to sit and then to upset Chris is just unforgivable!!!! Jen - if you get that address sometime soon post it on here because I have a few things I would like to say to them ina letter too from BOTH of the shows I attended! Tama
cagle1fan
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 12:23:43 PM
Aimee, I will be at the new years show at Billy Bob's. See you there. Jen#1
Caglehead#468
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 12:25:47 PM
PS - If I was a violent person I would have drop kicked that woman at the door! LOL It HAD to be the same woman I had to deal with that night at the TP show!!!Dark brown curly hair and glasses right? If I had not gotten out of my friend's blazer at 8:45 (when they still had not opened the lot and it was CLEAR!) I would have missed my MnG with TP because of that 'woman'!! Tama
kellysue
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 1:31:34 PM
http://www.nvnusa.com/

THIS IS THE WEBSITE ADDRESS TO NASHVILLE NORTH. I MYSELF JUST SENT THEM A LETTER TO VENT MY ANGER AND TOLD THEM HOW RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL THEY WERE TO CHRIS, HIS BAND AND ALL OF US. AND BETTER YET, I EMAILED IT BACK TO MYSELF FIRST!

CarlaGeorge
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 1:31:52 PM
Hey YŠll !!! I too have been to many shows there & have enjoyed the closeness & autograph signing. But, it 's so hard to sit there, but out of respect of others I have sat through many shows when I wanted to get up. I am always glad when the artists says get on your feet !!! YEA!!! I was at the early show & also attending Trick Pony (TP) last week. With TP, they said yŠll stand up & we ALL did...but with Chris, some people didn't stand & when all weren't standing, they would come with their flash lights & tell you to sit down after the song was over. So, sounds like the guy just freaked out after the first show & went nuts on the cagleheads during the second show. I am hoping Chris & all of us just move on & learn from this, but I sure hope the guy at Nashville North learns he can't treat people this way. During TP show we stood for like 4 songs, but when the songs were over people sat down....but with Chris we all wanted to keep standing!!! I agree with others here, it should be up front with the artist if the venue insist on sitting through out the show....& yes, new people have taken over Nashville North, but it's always been a sit down place....standing during some songs...But artists like Chris & GARY ALLAN (to be at Nashville North next month, wish me & GARY LUCK !!! I want to see Gary, so I hope he still performs there, but he too is a stand up for the whole show performer!!!) will just always make me want to stand up !!! I did notice Gary is only having one show, this will be much better, that parking lot issue is whole different problem. If they are going to have HOT GREAT REAL NEW COUNTRY ARTISTS there, then they need to prepare for them. They didn't even have any security really & they should !!! About the season ticket holders, I think they can sell tickets back for certain shows, & they have the first 10 rows, but not the outside like 5 or 6 seats...so maybe that's how some of us got our close up seat. I only called like a month ago to get my ticket & only needed one, so I got the 2nd row, but far to the right, some people didn't show, so we scooted closer to the center!! Carla
V5chick34
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 1:33:33 PM
Hello all! I have been informed as to what happened at the show in Taylorville and have read all of your posts. I am not here to judge the management at Nashville North or Chris' actions. But I ask you all to look at what happened with an objective, open mind. I know it is easy to support Chris in whatever he does, but there are two sides to every story, and both must be taken into account, that's all. Personally, I think both parties were at fault in some respect. As far as Chris is concerned, things should not have been handled in a public manor on stage for all to hear/see. Even if it was mid-show, the band could have covered for a moment while things were arranged. Making a scene is not a profesional way of handling business, which is what a show is. The management at Nashville North has the right to pick who performs there. With that right comes the duty to cater to their audience and research the talent they have as guests. I have never been there, but if the demographic of people that attend their shows and hold season passes tends to be older, perhaps they should have researched better into Chris' stage performance and career. Anyone that digs a bit into his background can tell that he is a high energy, 100 mile an hour type of guy. It was the venue's responsibility to know that. The contracts that are signed prior to the performance date also set a lot of guidelines as to what the venue can expect and what they sign on the dotted line to agree to. They broke a lot of negotiations that night. The people that go to a Chris Cagle show and follow him for miles and miles do so because they enjoy his type of performance and feel they can be themselves around him, whether that's standing up or whatever. I think that Nashville North and Chris Cagle were a bad match in demographics, and that it wasn't handled in the best way. That doesn't necessarily mean that the management or Chris are bad people. That is just my take on it all, and I hope everyone will give it a tiny bit of thought! Thanks for listening y'all!
kellysue
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 1:40:21 PM
By the way, it was the same woman, it had to be her. she was in her late 40-late 50's. maybe even older than that. about 5'5 or so in height. and very rude along with the rest of them. I can't believe they didn't have a problem w/ you guys standing and now all of a sudden it's a problem with Chris? These people need to get their heads out of their rear ends! I sure hope you all can email them and give thema piece of your mind just like I did.
CAGLE'N KIM
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 2:00:13 PM
Hey Heather!

Thank you for your view from the "music industry" side of things. I totally agree with what you said about how they should have checked Chris out. It's what some of us were talking about -- Chris is high energy. Period. Telling him to sit still?? Not a possibility!

Good to hear from you again!

Caglehead#468
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 2:23:58 PM
Yep KellySue...that sounds just like her! I certainly see everyone's point here. Yes - I agree the demographics were way off! However, I am still going to send a respectful letter to their venue. I understand they have some guidelines however I feel they could have been much more polite in upholding them. As for Chris or any other artist...they are in this business to be crowd pleasers/enterain. From what I know of what artists have said time and time again...having a crowd sing your songs back to you and standing up and hollering for you is one of their biggest rewards!! And for someone to tell his fans they can't reward him for a great show in that manner I am sure seemed very wrong to him. I guess the thing that amazes me is that I have recently seen Trick Pony and other artists in a SMALL SIMILAR venue in the town of Nashville, IN. The venues themselves are very very similar in terms of appearance, size and artists booked to perform there. After attending several shows there I have not ever had ANY TROUBLE with anyone there...in fact it was quite the opposite. My point is even though a venue's audience is typically used to a quieter 'sit down' crowd that does not excuse their poor attitudes. Sorry if my opinion offends...that is just how I feel about it.
caglelynn
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 6:42:59 PM
Hi All, In spite of everthing that happened at Nashville North, I had a great time. It's always a good time when Cagle is around. Cagle, good friends and a few Bud Lites = FUN. Chris you put in an awesome show. My Meyers will be getting a letter from me. I agree with the others posts on here about how rude they were at Nasville North. They diffently need to check out the artists they are having preform there. PLAY IT LOUD!! Says it all. Kris, Wendy and the other Cagleheads that partyed in Taylorville Thanks for the great time. Lynn
Anastasia

Cincy Caglehead
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 6:49:20 PM
I, too, attended this show and was appalled by what happened! Chris and the fans in the crowd were treated very poorly by Mr. Meyers. Chris handled it with incredible restraint and respect. He took care of his fans!!!!! And I, for one, can never thank him or respect him enough for it.

Obviously, I have no idea what took place in the negotiations phase of setting up this performance. BUT, I would like to point out as one who attended the concert, there was NEVER an announcement made that we were expected to sit!!! I have been to shows where this has been announced before the performance. This was NOT the case at Nashville North. For some unknown reason, we were allowed to stand during certain songs at both shows and then not at others. (I have no idea what criteria Mr. Meyers used to choose 'standing songs' vs. 'not-standing songs'.) Those in the front rows were able to hear the threat to Chris about 'signing his check' come straight from Mr. Meyers' mouth. There is ABSOLUTELY no excuse for his extrememly rude and unprofessional behavior!!!

Chris, I am so incredibly sorry that you had to go through this! But, I hope that the hoardes of people who waited for you at your bus (including elderly season-ticket holders!) spoke volumes to you about the way you handled yourself. Thank you for loving and respecting us fans the way you do!!!

Debbie~
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 7:31:30 PM
What happened at the show was so unbelievable to me. We were there for both shows & watched the behavior of Mr. Meyers as the night went on. We were in the 7th row & there never seemed to be any issues about standing, except with Mr. Meyers. If he & NVN feels so strongly about staying seated during the show they should post that somewhere in the place. Just like the sign for "NO VIDEO CAMERAS, & NO RECORDING DEVICES" There were no signs about standing. There was nothing on the reverse side of our tickets, sometimes there are rules.

It was my first time at this venue. I am embarrassed that this happened in my home state, & Chris & the Cagleheads had to go through this. People should not be treated like that, getting a flashlight flashed in their eyes. Chris was obviously upset to see this happening & then to be put on the spot was so wrong.

I agree, there were better ways for this to be handled, & Mr. Meyers should have taken those measures.

As for the concert, Cagle thanks for another amazing night & the Cagleheads support you 200%... It was a total blast! Great to see everyone again & See Ya in Vegas!!

CagleChick1488
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 9:32:45 PM
I, too was at the show, but not the 9:30 one. I was unimpressed from the minute I pulled into the parking lot. First of all, I got there about 1 hour early. I went up to the doors to get my M&G pass, and the doors were locked. The lady told me that I would have to wait outside until they were ready. I would have understood a little bit better, but she was extremley rude. I attended the show, and Chris asked his fans to stand up, and we gladly did. the SECOND the song was over, the man was flashing us with the flashlight if we werent sitting down. The next time Chris said "yall dont have to be afraid, stand up, so we all did again. Agan when he was done, here came the light. I could see a few older people around me, but they could see most of the stage very well. I disagree with not letting people stand up, but if he had a problem with it, or had in the past as it sounds like, he should talk it over with the performer before they start the concert so they are aware of it as well. I think that the people at NVN were extremely rude and I WILL NEVER GO TO ANOTHER CONCERT THERE UNLESS IT IS CHRIS!!!! I think it is disappointing too, because it is a place where a fan and the artist feel very close and almost "together as one". Chris got a little personal telling stories and such and its a nice family, homey feeling enviornment. I thing that Chris and us fans deserve an apology. CHRIS WE BACK YOU 1000000000% !!!
Aimee78
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 10:28:38 PM
I just would like to tell everyone that I CALLED Nahsville North today, and boy oh boy..you should have been on the phone with me. I was completely respectful, and tried really hard to get my point across so that they knew and understood that I was upset but yet, be nice about it. I talked to a lady whom identified herself as the owner, and her husband was Mr. Meyers. anyway, here is what the "problem" was.. JEN!! did you know that you were standing on the seats? I was amazed to learn this..How dare you!! LOL...Anyway that is why he flashed you with his flashlight and wanted everyone to sit down. He was worried about liability. I almost lost my teeth. I proceeded to explain to her, I was in the 5th row, and I DID NOT see anyone standing on the seats. She didnt specificly say you, but I know she had to be talking about you...She also claimed that Chris was rude also and that it was "a bad experience for both sides"...She said I wanst behind the scenes and that I didnt know what happend in private. I told her I seen enough in public. I basically told her that no matter what, we stand behind Chris and that there was a better way for her husband to handle things and that he needs to think about that before the next show, and that everyone is upset and wont be coming back. She asked how I would have handled it, and I told her, I certianly wouldnt have been a bully and stopped the show in the middle, it was down right rude. She told me well, "we run 4 bussiness, and we have been in the construction business for 35 years, so we must be doing something right" I was like well, sorry but construction is not entertainment. She kept kisssin up to me, telling me I was being very nice, and that she hopeed this wouldnt keep me from coming back, and I pretty much told, yeah it would... So thats is the scoop I got on the phone, she also told me, that she has been reading emails and taking phone calls all day!! WAY TO GO CAGLEHEADS!! that is what we need to show them we stand behind Chris as much as he stands behind us..and JEN!! please dont stand on anymore seats...LOL LOL LOL LOL....I will see you in December...email me and tell me where your staying and maybe we can get toghter before the show sometime. Take care. Aimee
kincaidcaglefan
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Posted on: 10/21/2002 10:53:35 PM
I was in the 9th row and i can say for fact that there was noone who was standing on seats in the first 8 rows..I did see a few tall men but they werent on the seats. What a new way to cop out and place the blame on someone else..Suzie
Becki
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Posted on: 10/22/2002 12:52:57 AM
I know another artist who won't be back! David Lee Murphy! We were treated the same way, sit down NOW!! Or get thrown out, no matter what the artist said. David Lee's father-in-law even tried talking to the guy(not sure who he was) and he might as well have been talking to the wall. Then when it was over, the rude women working were running us out of there. I told them then I would NEVER EVER be back there!! That's the main reason I didn't go see Chris there, it's really close for me. I'm glad I wasn't there for this, after the last time!! GRRRRR!!! What is it with some venues??! They need to CALM down. They stir up more s*** than I've EVER seen the fans do, all the shows I've been to, for real.
Aimee78
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Posted on: 10/22/2002 11:31:19 AM
TTT
kellysue
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Posted on: 10/22/2002 12:16:20 PM
I was in the 4th row and never saw anyone standing on the seats. Why would you even need to stand on the seats if you're that close?? Talk about a big cop out!! I still say we try to find what newspaper is up there and write them too. I had been there years ago to watch other performers, but dont' remember anything like this. There used to never be any problems of standing. But My family said that these people used to not own it until at least about 6-7 yrs ago, or at least that was the last time they had been there. So they may have just recently purchased it. The people that owned it b-4 were very nice and not at all rude like these people are. These people basically treated us as if we were two yr olds. I think we're all a little bit more mature than that and know how to conduct ourselves and not get out of line. There was absolutley no excuse for their rudeness to Chris, the band and to the fans.

I sent them a email yest and told them about it. I also told them in the email they needed to go to Nashville to see what they do there, then in (), I put this, ("that's in Tennessee by the way!"). I still agree though that Chris handled this the best way he knew how and took great care of his fans. If I were in Chris' shoes, I probably would have done the same thing. We love you Chris and will stand behind you a million times over for doing this for us. THey should be apologizing to ALL of us for their childish behavior. I do know this much, they need to stick with what works and it's not music. I also know though, I sure wouldn't want to live in a house they built. It's liable to fall down around you while ya sleep!

kincaidcaglefan
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Posted on: 10/22/2002 2:26:56 PM
The name of the local paper here is THE BREEZE COURIER there web site is www.breeze-courier.com. they have a link to contact them on there. Suzie
Anastasia

Cincy Caglehead
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Posted on: 10/22/2002 5:10:27 PM
Okay, I know my opinion is UNSOLICITED, but I feel compelled to share it. So, if you need to, feel free to go ahead and shoot me.

As a Caglehead who was at this concert, I STRONGLY encourage us all to NOT contact the local newspaper. The last thing that Chris needs from this is an 'ugly' article or a variety of articles 'fighting back and forth' in a newspaper. Call me paranoid, but we all know that the media is biased and I would hate to see what they could/would do to an issue like this. Also, this could be the situation of a local newspaper that is more concerned with their communityís image than they are of Chrisí image. Rather than stirring up potential negative publicity, I encourage all of you who were there to contact Nashville North by email or phone (like most of us have done) and voice your opinion to them. I really feel like this is something that should be left between Chris, Nashville North, and those that attended the concert.

However, after saying all of that, I do realize that this is more than a 'Chris Cagle' issue for those of you who regularly attend concerts there. If standing at future shows is an issue you feel the need to fight with Nashville North about, feel free. But, PLEASE, I encourage you to keep Chris out of it.

cagle1fan
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Posted on: 10/22/2002 5:31:50 PM
I WAS NOT standing on my chair and I may just have to call them myself. What a cop out! I already sent them an email but I may just have to give them a call now. Thanks for letting me know what they said.

Aimee, I will see you new years eve. Jen#1

Salsamaker
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Posted on: 10/22/2002 5:50:53 PM
Anastasia, I agree with you on this, Chris should not be put in the middle of this fight. Even though he was attacked, along with his fans, names should not be used in the newspaper. Talk about BAD publicity. YIKES!!!

Now, if some of you have been there more than once and had the same treatment as you received during Chris' concert then you have to weigh some things....is this a small town, do the people who own Nashville North have friends in the newspaper office, etc. I do like April's suggestion too. Instead of goin after the establishment in their own backyard, go bigger and warn others who may drive 6 hours or longer to attend a concert there. Go to other sites that you visit and let them know of the treatment you received as a paying patron.

I feel very sorry for Chris and the others who had to deal with these "people". I am so glad I was not there...I would be callin many Cagleheads to bail me out of jail. LOL I can see April now, truck attached to a chain grabbing at the bars. LOL Please, let's think about what we want to say and see if we really want to say it to a small town newspaper, or if we want to warn others about the treatment. Cagle On kin!!!!! (((HUGS)))

kincaidcaglefan
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Posted on: 10/22/2002 7:14:58 PM
I only posted the name and web site on here becasue a previous person had mentioned soemthing about it, but personanly i agree with others about NOT contacting the paper as you have said it is a SMALL TOWN newspaper and NNUSA is one of there big advertisers.So if you feel youmust contact them please use common courtesy and respect for Chris and other future performers..Suzie
Aimee78
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Posted on: 10/22/2002 10:48:16 PM
I agree, I dont think we should put it in the paper. I know that Kincade was only trying to help...It was only a suggestion, and I think it would get us nowhere fast. I am sure they have friends in this paper, etc...so it would just blow up in our face and make negetive for Chris and no on on here wants that.. I do have to warn you though, that I did leave messages on Neal McCoys website, and it was polite just telling them that this may happen to them as well. GOt a few responses, and they were postive, I left another message on John Berry's site, and was attacked by some person to have claimed to be from Taylorville and that I Was a liar, and that nothing happend the way I said it did and Mike Meyers was completly right and justifited in his actions, and that we were all rude and obonioxious, and refused to sit down when asked, and when he confronted Chris, he was rude to him, and told us to do what hever we wanted..Did any of you there, at any time during this fiasco hear Chris say that? I pretty much in fact remember him asking us to sit down just to keep the peace..I dont appriacte being called a liar especially from someone who didt EVEN ATTEND THE SHOW!! but I refuse to answer her back, if she wants to believe that, then fine so be, but just in case you want to read how much of a liar I am, its posted under my name at www.johnberry.net and go to fan club and at the top, message board. We all know what happend that night and we know who was rude and who wasnt and that we should be proud of ourselves for standing up for Chris but yet being respectful about it. Chris would be proud of us, and that is all that matters to me.
Aimee78
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Posted on: 10/22/2002 11:12:34 PM
Ok, I couldnt take it, I answered her back, but if you all do go there and read it, notice I answered it with a maturity level that most of us have on here, and that they dont...I just couldnt take being called a liar by someone who wasnt even there...and somethign that I know I am right on...
cms121979
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Posted on: 10/22/2002 11:35:24 PM
Hey Guys! I wasnt at the show in Taylorville .. In fact, this is the first I heard about this .. I CAN NOT believe someone expected you guys to sit through a Cagle Concert! How totally hilarious is that?!?! *lol* .. As for publicizing it, I totally agree .. Chris probably wouldnt want all the hype around him .. If he did, he wouldnt have told Mr Meyers to keep his money right? Chris.. you ROCK ... That was sooo totally cool of you .. I know that was just standing up for what you believe in, but from the sounds of it, it was one show I am sorry I missed! You are so incredible! Cagle Fans - I am proud that you all supported Chris that night .. It wasnt easy for him to do .. and with your support Im sure he felt a little better! And people wonder why we love Chris so much? *lol*
Byrd & Cagle
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Posted on: 10/23/2002 2:32:32 AM
I'll try & make this short! I wasn't able to attend that N-Ville North show, I wish I would have now! But, I have been there, TWICE before, both for Tracy Byrd shows. The first time was in Nov. it was cold & kind of rainy & we had tickets for the second show & we got there a little early. My mom asked some one on the front door if she could come in just for a minute to use the bathroom... she was told, in a VERY NASTY WAY.... "NO!! You have to go into town!" Now... How "FRIENDLY" was that? I think not at all! I found on both trips, ALL of the employees there very rude! I know all about "Old, Season Ticket" people! My parents have had season tickets at the Little Nashville Opry for 10 yrs! On the front row at the 9:30 show for about 6 or 7 yrs. & NOT ONCE, did Mrs. Hamilton EVER, make people sit down in the middle of a show! After a friend told me what Chris did at N-ville North... YA GOTTA LOVE THAT! GO CHRIS!!! I am very glad to know that you care that much about your fans like that!!! I KNOW... WE will NEVER go to Taylorville ever again! I'll stick to The Little Nashville Opry!!!!
Caglehead#468
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Posted on: 10/23/2002 10:48:47 AM
Byrd and Cagle - I could not agree with you more on the Little Nashville Opry point! They are in a small little town like Taylorville and they treat their customers just the opposite of Nashville North! When I sent NVN an email I made that very same point to them!
kellysue
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Posted on: 10/23/2002 11:13:56 AM
I was the one who suggested the newspaper thing after my hubby had the thought. But after you guys have thrown your thoughts down on here, I realize too, that may be a bad idea. It would only get Chris in the middle and cause a fuss. And I know Chris wouldn't want that. I did vent my anger at them and hope they get the point we are all trying to make. I only hope that Chris never has this problem with another venue again. And if he does, we are behind him a million times over. Thanks for listening to me vent.
kacey
Posted on: 10/23/2002 12:38:52 PM
Ok everybody sit down be quiet and listen....is that how you were treated at the show Saturday night?? Well, that's the way adolescents are usually treated and that's the way you were acting. You showed no common courtesy or respect for anyone around you. I've been to Nashville North many times and never seen a problem like this. It's a place where I can take my daughter or my grandmother and have a very enjoyable experience. The only thing you are doing by going to other artists web sites is making a scene and giving Chris a bad name for having such a "roudy crowd" of followers. It's one thing to support your artist but the only thing you are doing is giving him and all his followers a bad name. The more you defend Chris and his actions the more the concert goers of Nashville North will defend them so I believe it would be in the best interest of everyone involved if you would just drop it and and go on to the next show. You must remember, no matter what Chris said on that stage he DID IN FACT have his check in hand when he walked out that door! Some of the comments made in this message board aren't even worth responding to. CHRIS TAKES NAME AND KICKS ASS??? Geeez what a joke. And what about the one saying OLD PEOPLE SHOULD STAY HOME?? Makes me shake my head in disbelief and think that perhaps your money would be better spent on therapy and medication. The only people Nashville North will lose as a result of this negativity are the Cagleheads which really is no great loss afterall.
Aimee78
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Posted on: 10/23/2002 12:58:48 PM
Arnt you being just a little judgmental?? We are a family on this board, and I have become really close to some of the people on this board who share the same passion and love for this man that I do. for you to come on here and attack us like this, is uncalled for. Sorry but that is how I feel about it. We are standing up for Chris and I know that he is and would be proud of us. If you cant respect that then, I am sorry, but your missing out on a really great artist, one who would do anythign for his fans. As far as Nashville North, why if they are "So Right" are other fans like Trick Pony and David Lee Murphy saying they were treated this way as well? I think we have been more than mature about this..This board is a place for us to come and discuss things and vent our anger and share our joys, not to be judeged and I know that I can speak for a lot of people when I say we dont appricate it.
Aimee78
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Posted on: 10/23/2002 12:58:51 PM
Arnt you being just a little judgmental?? We are a family on this board, and I have become really close to some of the people on this board who share the same passion and love for this man that I do. for you to come on here and attack us like this, is uncalled for. Sorry but that is how I feel about it. We are standing up for Chris and I know that he is and would be proud of us. If you cant respect that then, I am sorry, but your missing out on a really great artist, one who would do anythign for his fans. As far as Nashville North, why if they are "So Right" are other fans like Trick Pony and David Lee Murphy saying they were treated this way as well? I think we have been more than mature about this..This board is a place for us to come and discuss things and vent our anger and share our joys, not to be judeged and I know that I can speak for a lot of people when I say we dont appricate it.
Caglehead#468
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Posted on: 10/23/2002 1:22:38 PM
I agree with Aimee. There is no need for you to come on here and bash us for supporting Chris. Originally, I dismissed the staff's actions after the Trick Pony show feeling like I was reading too much into it. After hearing that this has happened more than once I realized there is no denying that there is a problem. How they can treat guests like this and expect people to come back is beyond me! I feel Nashville North did not handle any of these situations in a professional manner at all. Had they posted signs stating 'NO Standing' we would have a whole different situation. As I said in my letter to them.... They need to screen the artists they book there. Perhaps that way they can have artists that will not get the crowd going well enough to make people want to stand up. JMO
caglefanfromillinois
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Posted on: 10/23/2002 9:09:29 PM
Hey everybody, I just thought you might like to read the e-mail I sent NVN ---- "I first off would just like to say that I love your establishment. I have been there 6 times this year and will be there to see Neal Mccoy in Dec. But the way Chris Cagle was treated was awful. I was so saddened by this display by Mike. Mike, you're a great guy, I have met you many times but it was you, not Chris that was out of line Saturday night. He put on a great show, and my gut was in knots while you were talking to him. And I have been to your establishment many times and will be back but also for a long time the lady that they are talking about in the post (https://chriscagle.com/messageboard.asp?page=1&topicID=24970) I have felt has been rude to me EVERYTIME I WAS THERE!! She needs to have a talking to. But, I overlooked it each time because Mike and Sandy have always been so nice to me. I do suggest you read the comments on this page because they are so true. Pay attention when you read my post (caglefanfrom illinois) because those are my personal opinions. I can't express how I upset I am, because your venue brought down the image of Taylorville as a whole to some. I am happy that some people did go into the businesses in town and saw how friendly they are, because this Saturday there was no friendship in the air. I find it hillarious that he was your "mystery guest" and such a big deal was made about him coming and then he puts you in your place!! You need to realize that not all of the people that are patrons to your business are 70 years old, I myself am only 17. I will be there this Saturday night lke all of them this month (by the way great job of getting great artisits this month!) to see John Anderson, I doubt he will be as entergetic, but me and my brother who came to last week's show will be there wearing our Chris Cagle shirts prodly!! If were are treated rude by that woman again, my mouth will shoot off at her!!! Mike and Sandy I'm sure it was a bad experience for both ends, I'm really sorry this happened but I knew it was bound to. You have a great establishment and usually a great environment, with the exception of occasional rudeness from that woman!! I sincerely hope that this was a learning experience for you, maybe next time, you should say no standing or atleast talk to the artist before hand about a limit to their standing. Oh, and Sandy by the way NOONE WAS STANDING ON ANY SEATS!!!!!! I'm sure that was something that was thought up as an excuse, and it won't work. I am very upset but will give this venue I love another chance." -- Something will be said to them this Saturday too!
Caglehead#468
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Posted on: 10/23/2002 11:18:31 PM
Wonderful letter caglefaninillinois...thanks for sharing it with us.
Byrd & Cagle
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Posted on: 10/24/2002 2:21:33 AM
Hi caglehead#468... I said the same thing in my email to NVN about LNO. I hadn't heard about the other shows that they've had "problems" with. Sad isn't it? I have been going to the Little Nashville Opry since 1978... I was only 5 then. It really hasn't changed all that much since then, still kind of like home & FRIENDLY! I love it down there! I just wish they would get Chris in THERE! I'm thinking that the owner THERE, she would probably be one of the 1st ones to stand up during the show for HIM! By the way, if anyone is coming to see Chris on Nov.13 @ 8 Seconds, me & a lot of others will be there too, (it's my 2nd home! lol) But I know for a fact... THEY WILL LET PEOPLE STAND UP DURING THE SHOW IF THEY WANT TOO!!! ;-)) Still love ya Chris!
Caglehead#468
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Posted on: 10/24/2002 8:25:06 AM
OH I agree...they really need to get Chris in there! Actually I was surprised when I got the schedule and he was not on there! I really thought he would be. Oh well, I am sure he will be next year...will probably replace the Nashville North show date! LOL
kellysue
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Posted on: 10/24/2002 9:37:33 AM
This is to kacey who I have to ask were you there Saturday night? Probably not. And you shouldn't be judging people in the manner that you are when you weren't there to witness the event in person. If you have such a problem in all of us backing him up on this, then you really aren't a Caglehead as you claim and have no right to claim yourself as such. If you're not gonna stand behind him and help defend him as we did, then maybe you should go somewhere else and be a fan. But I can gaurantee you this much. You won't have as much fun as we do here with Chris. I'm sorry if you feel that I'm attacking you, that's not my intention at all here, just merely pointing out a true fact. All I'm saying is don't put words in our mouthes as you have done and judge us in the manner that you have done.
kacey
Posted on: 10/24/2002 11:45:35 AM
Ok - first of all. If I weren't at the concert do you really think I would be here defending the actions of Nashville North? Second of all - If you read back through my post you will see that I NEVER claimed to be a Caglehead in the first place. It's not that I don't like him, I do enjoy his music...he sings some good songs but I do have a different view of him after Saturday night. I just feel that no matter what the circumstance is a person who is in the public eye like he is really needs to consider that fact before he makes a decision to ignore things he previously agreed to and I'm not talking about the standing. You will also see that I didn't come here to voice my opinion until Aimee decided to take it upon herself to jump from message board to message board "warning" people about Nashville North. It is one thing to come to this site and voice your opinion and rant and rave, hey that's fine. This is your place but just because you had a bad experience doesn't mean you should go jumping around to some of the other artists who are scheduled to be at Nashville North telling them to BEWARE of Nashville North and it's owners. If any of you will go to the John Berry or Neal McCoy boards you will see that they support Nashville North for the most part and that those artists have already been there and without incident. So call me judgemental if you wish but I wasn't being any different than anyone else here, just on the other side of the fence. Maybe it's time for you to take a look at the big picture and see that although Nashville North's Mr. Meyers may not have handled the situation in the best manner possible Chris didn't either. I certainly don't expect any of you to agree with that but it's the truth. The best support you can give Chris right now is to just get past this nightmare you seem to be experiencing and move on. The more attention you give this, the more of an issue it will become. With that said, I won't be posting anymore to this board...may you all be able to move on and enjoy the next show. Kacey
CAGLE'N KIM
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Posted on: 10/24/2002 1:15:43 PM
I'm hoping I don't make anyone mad here, but I'm going to say something....

Can we please drop it???

You all know that I love and support Chris with all I have. And I agree with most everything that was said on this topic in defense of Chris. But I think enough is enough. They will believe what they want to believe, just as we will.

I encourage all of you to continue to support Chris.... that is what we are here for. Go on being the wonderful Cagleheads that we are, defending Chris to the end, because most of you were there and know the truth.

Just remember the most important thing is: Let's all get along!

Caglehead#468
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Posted on: 10/24/2002 1:32:26 PM
I agree Kim...we need to let this post fall off the board and move on. No post on a board is going to change anything now.
Aimee78
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Posted on: 10/24/2002 5:38:53 PM
I actually agree with Kim, we have done our job and stood behind Chris and there is not much more we can do about it now. I think we did a hell of job, no one was IMMMATURE about it, everyone was polite and respectful, and those who dont stand behind Chris, oh, well they are missing out on a great artist, and they will not be able to experience something that we have with Chris, a personal relationship. That showed Saturday night, and I for one stick to my original postion, that Chris handled it with class, and so did we when we went to bat for him. Job well done Cagleheads, and now lets move on and look forward to the upcoming Single, Beautiful Day. PS If Kacy wants to think I am wrong for posting a FRIENDLY AND POLITE warning, then so be it, its a free country and everyone is entitled to an oppinon. I was just upset casue she choose to come on here and attack us, and that I dont stand for. We are a family, and I am loyal to each and everyone of you just like I am loyal to Chris. Some people dont get that concept, but taht is their loss, not mine.
melva
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Posted on: 10/24/2002 8:48:47 PM
We were in the 6th row and NO ONE was standing on their chairs! Do they just make things up as they go! I aslo talked to the owner "Mrs. Meyers and told her we would never be back there again. And I also have friends that are season holers and they want refunds!
melva
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Posted on: 10/24/2002 8:51:23 PM
In fact we were right behind the girls that got the flash litghts in their face. That was just mean!
snpsykes
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Posted on: 10/25/2002 2:20:03 PM
Oh Kacey has an opinion, apparently since the concert was so awful and their were so many adolescents, apparently it wasn't in your best interest to just leave, if ya can't take the heat get your ass out the kitchen! John Berry & Neal McCoy, fine artists, but please compared to Chris, I could snooze through their concerts, no wonder their were no incidents, the crowd was asleep! Semper Fi Chris!
cagleheadsrock
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Posted on: 10/25/2002 2:54:02 PM
Well i dont know about that happening after the show but that is crap. If you pay your hard earned money to go to a concert and then you have to witness that kind of rude behavior from the owner of the place then who the heck would ever go back there again to see anyone and give their money. My first concert i ever attened was Sammy Kershaw and it was at Nashville North after the concert me nad my fmaily waited outside so maybe we would have a chanch of meeting him and some ladie came out the back door and said GO AWAY HES NOT COMING OUT SO JUST LEAVE!!!!! that was tottally uncalled for. I feel bad for the people that was at the late show having their experienced screwed up. I attened the early show and some guy came with a flash light and told veryone to sit down.WHAT CRAP!!! as for nashville north if you want our money again treat us right~!!!! michaelwestcott2002@yahoo.com
Sarah (IL)
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Posted on: 10/25/2002 8:19:22 PM
Just wanted to say that I didn't go to the show because we had such a terrible time the first time we went to nashville north. We went to see Kenny Chesney and we were so bored during the first show that we didn't go to the second show even though we had tickets for it. Instead we decided to just make the two hour drive back home. I was considering giving them another try- for Gary Allan, but after hearing about Chris's show there's no way I'm going back! I just have one more point to make- If you want to sit back, relax, and just listen to the music- STAY HOME AND LISTEN TO THE CD!!!

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