Gone But Not Forgotten Festival Honor...

Gone But Not Forgotten Festival Honors Patsy Cline,...

There are 9 comments on the Billboard story from Feb 28, 2013, titled Gone But Not Forgotten Festival Honors Patsy Cline,.... In it, Billboard reports that:

For country music fans, March 5, 1963 represents the day that the music died. Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas, Patsy Cline, and pilot-manager Randy Hughes were returning from a benefit concert in Kansas City and were roughly a hundred miles from Nashville, when they entered a late winters' storm.

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Newport, TN

#1 Mar 2, 2013
someone was wanting to get rich off this at first because ticket prices were 25 bucks per day up until either the day of or the day before it began then thats when they lowered them to 10 dollars per day guess it helps to have a festival with people there attending it, i might have attended if they had been 10 a day all along but then they change it on such short notice i had already made other plans and im sure lots of others did too because i wasnt gonna pay that outrageous price to go
tree hugger

Paris, TN

#2 Mar 2, 2013
talk to billy r. kee he set the prices and he has the money. ask him what he is gonna do with it.
i also

Newport, TN

#3 Mar 2, 2013
wonder if anyone bought tickets in advance at the higher price were given a refund on the difference or if they were even notified of the price change in the first place lol

Since: Jun 12

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#4 Mar 2, 2013
This is our claim to fame? This is stupid. I wish Benton County would quit trying to capitalize on this tragedy.

We went the better part of 40 years without publicizing or exploiting this and we should return to that.

Things would be different if one of the passengers on that plane had true ties to Benton County.
tea party tea party

Johnson City, TN

#5 Mar 2, 2013
really it was a good idea... i hope its successful. saw debbie kyle on tv .even thou shes spent all that money on the convict she still has plenty of money to eat i see.
lv

United States

#6 Mar 2, 2013
uncle countryboy kipt wrote:
This is our claim to fame? This is stupid. I wish Benton County would quit trying to capitalize on this tragedy.

We went the better part of 40 years without publicizing or exploiting this and we should return to that.

Things would be different if one of the passengers on that plane had true ties to Benton County.
I don't think they are exploiting this.
I was out of town today & was talking to a woman in a restaurant. She is from Texas and has a daughter in Nashville. I told her about the event. She was so disappointed that she hadn't heard about it before & asked if there was a way to go to the crash site. She and her daughter are huge Patsy Cline fans.
So, there is interest out there. It would be wonderful if this event could grow & perhaps some day big country stars could perform. And if the crash site could be improved, people would visit that year-round.
I don't think anything that can bring tourists here is bad or exploiting. I want to see this county grow! People coming in & money coming in can help it grow. I hate to see people just shoot down ideas. Those negative attitudes are what keeps things the same around here. Please embrace good changes!!
i remember

Newport, TN

#7 Mar 3, 2013
tea party tea party wrote:
really it was a good idea... i hope its successful. saw debbie kyle on tv .even thou shes spent all that money on the convict she still has plenty of money to eat i see.
when she was just out of high school working at the tastee-freez she sure has come a long way i wonder if she would even act like she knows someone anymore after all those years some folks have a way of changing on you when they think theyve made it
tea party tea party

Johnson City, TN

#8 Mar 3, 2013
i remember wrote:
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when she was just out of high school working at the tastee-freez she sure has come a long way i wonder if she would even act like she knows someone anymore after all those years some folks have a way of changing on you when they think theyve made it
well im curious as to what she has made other than a total fool of herself...but i sure can believe she spent time at the tastee freeze.
Booker T

Voronezh, Russia

#9 Mar 9, 2013
looks like wrote:
someone was wanting to get rich off this at first because ticket prices were 25 bucks per day up until either the day of or the day before it began then thats when they lowered them to 10 dollars per day guess it helps to have a festival with people there attending it, i might have attended if they had been 10 a day all along but then they change it on such short notice i had already made other plans and im sure lots of others did too because i wasnt gonna pay that outrageous price to go
Most events like that cost north of $50 so stop being a tight wad. Personally I wouldn't attent a Patsy Cline festival if my way was paid to it and the show was free.

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