Reviewer

Utica, NY

#1 Nov 5, 2013
I went to the Chicago/Utica Symphony concert tonight. Great show. A really kick-ass rendition of "Make Me Smile"

Only drawback were the band tended to drown out the symphony, and the bass player, who did a lot of the singing, sucks at singing. Either he sang in a lousy falsetto voice or he sounded like he was singing through his nose. He was trying to sound like the original singer (which he isn't) but he didn't quite pull it off.

Other than those two things, it was a great show.
Ricky

Raleigh, NC

#2 Nov 6, 2013
It was a great show all the way around , congrats to the Utica Symphony , they were awesome. The blended right in with band like they were playing with them for a long time. To have one practice with the band on the day of the show, it was fantastic . Chicago sounded great also the horns , vocals , drums . Brought back alot of memories. Robert Lamm will be 70 next year looked and sounded as good as ever
Chicago Fan

Utica, NY

#3 Nov 7, 2013
It was an amazing show by a world class band. It surpassed my expectations. I hope they come through the area again. Also, kudos to the Utica Symphony.
Half Chicago

United States

#4 Nov 7, 2013
Wow. Anyone who ever doubted that uticans are permanently stuck in 1971 need look no further.
lol

Waltham, MA

#5 Nov 7, 2013
Show sucked balls.... I got free tickets so me and a friend went... Left about 5 songs into it.... Absolutely horrible...... Granted I'm no huge Chicago fan but I know a few of there songs and well let's just say that group doesn't belong performing in public anymore..... You people that think it was some great show obviously wouldn't know a great show from a pile of cow manure.... Cause guess what that show S U C K E D... I've never walked out of a concert, but I couldn't take the senior citizen act up there with that ding dong trying like hell to sing... Frig they could pulled someone from the crowd that would sing the songs better.....

The orchastra ? That's not an orchastra, that's a bunch of 2 bit hacks that can't carry the notes to Mary had a little lamb together......

On a side note when your group is playing at the Stanley with the Utica shitphomy orchatsra its time to call it quits.....
The road

United States

#6 Nov 7, 2013
Chicago was always over the shark with that dry old trombone crap and drippy lyrics.
Who did the warmup for the show? Mickey Rooney?
Ricky

Raleigh, NC

#7 Nov 7, 2013
lol wrote:
Show sucked balls.... I got free tickets so me and a friend went... Left about 5 songs into it.... Absolutely horrible...... Granted I'm no huge Chicago fan but I know a few of there songs and well let's just say that group doesn't belong performing in public anymore..... You people that think it was some great show obviously wouldn't know a great show from a pile of cow manure.... Cause guess what that show S U C K E D... I've never walked out of a concert, but I couldn't take the senior citizen act up there with that ding dong trying like hell to sing... Frig they could pulled someone from the crowd that would sing the songs better.....
The orchastra ? That's not an orchastra, that's a bunch of 2 bit hacks that can't carry the notes to Mary had a little lamb together......
On a side note when your group is playing at the Stanley with the Utica shitphomy orchatsra its time to call it quits.....
Funny didn't miss you
Reviewer

Utica, NY

#8 Nov 7, 2013
I'm not a Chicago fan either. "Make Me Smile" is their only song I really like. My tastes in music go much more toward rock & blues.

Chicago is a pop band. Sappy love songs is their thing. But everyone knew that going in so there's no reason to complain.

While not every concert is worth seeing, this one was. They were entertaining, particularly the three horn players. The songs brought back memories. When the symphony could be heard, it was good too.
music lover

Utica, NY

#9 Nov 7, 2013
Loved your review, lol; you're a real class act."Show sucked balls"...My,you demonstrate such perceptive commentary! By the way, it's "their" songs, "a friend and I", and "orchestra". But then again, education obviously is not your forte'. Your analogy using cow manure is interesting; while you don't know squat about music, I'll bet you know your cow shit. Forty years, millions of songs recorded and dollars made, and a standing room only crowd. But hey, why let the facts interfere with your ignorance and moronic opinion? I neither know nor care for your musical taste (or lack thereof). If I had to hazard a guess, it would probably be a genre (look it up, Skippy) that is populated by one hit wonders who do not and cannot perform live because they have no talent. I'll bet you're a big fan of Beavis and Butthead too. Glad you left; I hope you took your cow turds with you. It must have been intimidating to mingle with people that dressed well, spoke English and wore their pants at waist level. Get another tattoo, Skippy, and stick to the minors. You're totally out of your league at the Stanley. You're more like Rome Woodstock material. Think about taking a music appreciation course, but I'd concentrate on spelling first. You remind of an old Beatle's song (you probably think they're overrated as well.) "I'm a Loser"
Kurt

Torrance, CA

#10 Nov 7, 2013
Great show.
City

Utica, NY

#11 Nov 7, 2013
Great place to have a show like that.
ehhhh

Uxbridge, MA

#12 Nov 7, 2013
Can't say I was to impressed.If you knew the song it was really the only way you knew what they were singing.Shows like this if you aren't a die hard fan you are not going to enjoy it.Chicago was always one of those bands that the fruitcake guys liked.My cousin is a fruitcake and he dragged me their with him.It wasn't intolerable but I wouldn't go out of my way to see them.
Music Lover

Utica, NY

#13 Nov 8, 2013
It was a good concert. The audience liked it. I would go to see them again.
Reality check

Utica, NY

#14 Nov 8, 2013
I always liked the classic Chicago. They took a wrong turn in the mid 80s when they went with the overly sappy power ballad route, but that's where the money was. As for them being a good live band, they've been doing it for over 40 years. Their act should have been polished up decades ago and if their show isn't top notch in every manner from musicianship to presentation, they should be ashamed of themselves.

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