What I am trying to say here is that a smart business targets its audience. Experience PRS is a three-day sales pitch. From my experience, Signature Club members tend to be forty-plus years of age. While twenty-something and thirty-something Signature Club members do exist, they are easily outnumbered by the graying crowd. Having Mark Tremonti play on Thursday is a lost opportunity because his music does not resonate with Baby Boomers and most early Gen-Xers. Mark Tremonti will not experience the bounce that Davy Knowles experienced with Baby Boomers because Davy sounds like he is straight out of the early seventies. Like the Rival Sons, Davy's music puts a big smile on the faces of people who grew up in the sixties and seventies.
Note: PRS Marketing/Artist relations, if you are listening, you need to bring Scott Holiday and Robin Everhart of the Rival Sons into the PRS family.
Last edited by Em7; 08-11-2012 at 12:15 AM.
Another great line up and looking forward to all 3 days!
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I am an early fifty-something, and I feel like a youngster at Signature Club events. I can safely say that the majority of the Signature Club members that I have encountered are either Baby Boomers or people who were born at the tail end of the Silent Generation.
Well, i guess the line-up must adhere to the artists' schedules and imho it is awesome. Remember that it is a FREE event and that we should be grateful that it exists at all. I'm currently trying everything to make it happen to attend this year and one of the main reasons is Mark. I had the opportunity to chat with him before and he's just such a cool aproachable guy. I think that it's great that his appearance is made possible.
I admit that i love AB and his solo record. And i'm 35
I am mostly looking forward to Mark, love Alter Bridge and Marks solo record is phenominal!! I'm 45 and I enjoy the heavier stuff but I also enjoy all the artists that perform every year. Prs covers a huge pallett of music every year and let us mingle with the folks and play in the factory....one of the highlights of my year...can't wait
2010 Black cherry 10 Top Tremonti-signed by Tremonti Modded by PTC DGT frets
2010 Mira Vintage Mahogany-Dragon 1 pup in bridge
2012 Faded Blue Jean Burst 10 Top Tremonti
2012 PRS Tremonti Custom SE Grey/Black PRS Phase 2 tuners, Mannmade 2000NOS Trem,Refret with DGT frets at PTC, USA nut, PRS USA pots and knobs
I understand your argument btw, it's just a done deal, so let's just look forward to it. Still very much hoping to make it this year.
If you can go, have fun and i hope you'll have a good time despite the modern rock thing
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Last edited by Poffypoffa; 08-11-2012 at 05:20 PM.
Easy on Hans,as he's an expert on people he deems SOCIALLY INEPT!!
Each year there seems to be someone who is upset about what artists are playing and whatever night they are playing. I REALLY appreciate the weekend and consider it a bit tacky to make these kind of comments. In this market, I'm really glad PRS is still putting on this weekend.
Also ... I'm 66 and enjoy listening to Mark ...
Thursday night is about renewing old friendships, starting new ones, havng a bite/brew, lengthening the Experience by one day ... and listening to music ...
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I'd like to respond to some comments before I get this thread back on track...
(Mod Hat off)
What is it about that comment that makes you think I was speaking to you? And how does that reflect poorly one me?
On the off chance you did, in fact, hold the monthly meeting of "Cranky Old Guys Who Want You Off Their Lawn" then you have my sincere apologies.
Given your 3 attempts to respond to me (I like the 1st 2 better, BTW), I'm guessing you didn't get the point of the post. Doubtless, as you choke on my hook, you get it now.
Your comments are tacky, condescending to younger members of this community, and have the potential to insult PRS Artists who really don't deserve it. Telling you as much (which I'll happily do in person when I see you in September) isn't character assassination; not by a long shot. Please stop being such a Drama Queen.
(Mod hat back on)
I would like to invite everyone to re-read the PRS Sig Club benefits list. Click here.
If you are among the few who aren't happy about the line-up at the Sig Club this year, I suggest waiting to renew your membership next year - if at all. Once the line-up is announced, you can decide whether or not the juice is worth the squeeze.
If you signed-up BEFORE the line-up was announced and are now unhappy with the Artist(s) and/or their performance date, please remember that none of the things you signed up for come with a promise to present specific artists at specific dates and times - pending membership approval. Complaining about the Artist(s) performing at the Sig Club event is like trying to return a partially-winning lottery ticket as defective.
I love the Sig event....I don't care who's playing. Good gutiar is good gutiar in my opinion. I'm glad to pay the $60 bucks...t-shirt, strings, and music?! Oh yeah....
He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo.
Another Mother Further.....nuff said...... MF BABY!!!! Can't friggin' wait!!
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