Bele Chere moves ticketed shows to Me...

Bele Chere moves ticketed shows to Memorial Stadium; The Wailer...

There are 24 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Apr 2, 2008, titled Bele Chere moves ticketed shows to Memorial Stadium; The Wailer.... In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Grammy-winning country music superstar Travis Tritt and famed reggae band The Wailers are the ticketed headlining acts at the 2008 Bele Chere festival in Asheville - and in a major switch, those concerts will ...

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Tim

Great Falls, MT

#1 Apr 2, 2008
I thought they were doing away with the pay concerts? I really wish they would just dump this stupid event all togther. Its just a bunch of punk kids, that are to drunk to be in public.
Music lover

Savannah, GA

#2 Apr 2, 2008
Tim wrote:
I thought they were doing away with the pay concerts? I really wish they would just dump this stupid event all togther. Its just a bunch of punk kids, that are to drunk to be in public.
I love Bele Chere and have attended every one since I have moved here 5 years ago. I would not pay to see/hear Travis Twitt though ... not a main stream country (?) fan.
Matt

Asheville, NC

#3 Apr 2, 2008
The Wailers are the greatest. Travis Tritt is a has been,hokey,redneck fool who's greatest success has been from cover songs.What a joke! And he is fat and stupid.
hmmmm

United States

#4 Apr 2, 2008
Matt wrote:
The Wailers are the greatest. Travis Tritt is a has been,hokey,redneck fool who's greatest success has been from cover songs.What a joke! And he is fat and stupid.
...hmmm, then I'd say he'd fit in just right...
jess

Fletcher, NC

#5 Apr 2, 2008
Tim wrote:
I thought they were doing away with the pay concerts? I really wish they would just dump this stupid event all togther. Its just a bunch of punk kids, that are to drunk to be in public.
If ya dont like it than stay away from downtown for the weekend... simple as that. i know every year before i go down there that there will be drunkards everywhere and its quite amusing to tell ya the truth.
catchinheat

Taylorsville, NC

#9 Apr 2, 2008
i beleive that memorial stadium will be somewhat empty..travis tritt?? give me a break! now thats one concert that should be free!!
Music lover - no rap

United States

#10 Apr 2, 2008
O.K. guys, how many of you have won Grammys? You can cast the first stone at Travis who incidentally, has won two. I avoid "Hell Share" like the plague however a Tritt performance makes it almost tempting.
yikes

Greer, SC

#11 Apr 2, 2008
nice mullet there, travis
NCbred-FL accidental

Live Oak, FL

#12 Apr 2, 2008
Be nice, Travis has had quite a few great songs and I believe you all have had none. So mullet, hokey-ness or not, he's still having a good life. Oh, hey, I think that's the name of one of his hits...heh heh

Download Girls Gone Wild,What Say You, Honkey Tonk History for some good party music, and that's what Bel Chere is isn't it?
NCbred-FL accidental

Live Oak, FL

#13 Apr 2, 2008
Oh, by the way, you can't see his underwear!!

Since: Feb 08

Canton, NC

#14 Apr 2, 2008
haven't lost anything at bele chere.

“CLAN ROSE”

Since: Apr 07

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#15 Apr 2, 2008
ladder truck idiot wrote:
haven't lost anything at bele chere.
I wonder if the costs of cleaning up Asheville when it is all over with is justified by the income from this farce.

Where in the world do they get "Bele Cher", when Asheville was settled bu the Scot-Irish? Does this say something about the mentality of the city leaders who planned this mess?
Thank God for Clairol

Lincolnton, NC

#16 Apr 2, 2008
NCbred-FL accidental wrote:
Oh, by the way, you can't see his underwear!!
Oh thank God. He's ugly and gross enough without throwing underwear into the equation.

“PO'd Puddy Cat”

Since: Jan 08

Asheville NC

#17 Apr 2, 2008
About 30years ago it started out as a celibration of the area for the area and showcased local talent, local crafters and local resturants. I took my 5 kids to the first one, we spent the whole day there, had lunch of hot dogs and drinks and only cost $15.00 Now one person can hardly eat for that price and nothing there has anything to do with Asheville. While they say it brings a lot of money into Asheville, a lot of money leaves Asheville when the vendors pack up and leave on Sunday. There are very few local businesses represented and local bands have to sign a contract that they will not play locally for 6 months before the event. I try to avoid the whole thing now. The only good thing is that it usually rains at least once during the three days, even in the middle of a drought.

“CLAN ROSE”

Since: Apr 07

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#18 Apr 3, 2008
Carolinakat wrote:
About 30years ago it started out as a celibration of the area for the area and showcased local talent, local crafters and local resturants. I took my 5 kids to the first one, we spent the whole day there, had lunch of hot dogs and drinks and only cost $15.00 Now one person can hardly eat for that price and nothing there has anything to do with Asheville. While they say it brings a lot of money into Asheville, a lot of money leaves Asheville when the vendors pack up and leave on Sunday. There are very few local businesses represented and local bands have to sign a contract that they will not play locally for 6 months before the event. I try to avoid the whole thing now. The only good thing is that it usually rains at least once during the three days, even in the middle of a drought.
But why "Bele Cher", and what does the term mean? Is that just another yuppie "congloberation" of words meaning nothing?

At least with the town close by here (Tyler, TX) there is a meaning to the "Rose Festival".

“PO'd Puddy Cat”

Since: Jan 08

Asheville NC

#19 Apr 3, 2008
I guess Bele Chere ment something to one of the yuppie transplants that came up with the name. Who knows?
Anne Coombs

United States

#20 Apr 6, 2008
YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!

“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#21 Apr 6, 2008
Old Rose wrote:
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But why "Bele Cher", and what does the term mean? Is that just another yuppie "congloberation" of words meaning nothing?
At least with the town close by here (Tyler, TX) there is a meaning to the "Rose Festival".
From their website:

"What does Bele Chere mean?
Bele Chere means “beautiful living” and comes from an ancient Scottish dialect."

OK?

“Finally a proud american!”

Since: Oct 07

Charles City Iowa

#22 Apr 7, 2008
I love Bele Chere and have attended every one since I moved here 5 years ago ... I will not pay to see Travis Twitt though ... not a fan of "Mainstream" music.
Chazz

Lincolnton, NC

#23 Apr 7, 2008
Nothing wrong with Bele Chere but be clear on what it is. A bunch of stuff and greasy food for sale at exorbitant prices, a lot of drunks rolling into town for something to do and a few not so hot bands (that you now get to pay for to see). Have a good time.

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