Last block party gets cancelled

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  1. SillyOldMan

    SillyOldMan Well-Known Member

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    The last Ronnie mund block party set for Chicago this weekend has been cancelled. I checked ticketmaster for tickets yesterday and it looks like they still had a ton available so I'm assuming the event was cancelled because of that.

    * Howard never was able to take off in the Chicago radio market for a variety of reasons.
    * the space was too large. Last time hey held it in a smaller Chicago venue.
    * the event was really in Hammond, IN and not chicago. Hammond is like a 30-40 minute drive from downtown I think and really isn't a great venue considering a brand new casino opened up recently in the city by ohare airport. The last event was in wrigleyville, right in the heart of the city.

    So poor planning and poor choice of venue. Looks like the block party exits with a whimper.
     
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    Just kidding, more like:

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    I think most of it has to do with Howard. He was always bringing up the shows and allowing the guys to promote it. They would have Howard TV there and constantly talk about it on the air. The Block Party started out as a goof but continued to grow. I think it finally hit Howard when he saw the Ronnie Billboard in Atlantic City. He realized all of this was simply piggybacked off his name and the quality sucked. Plus with the Jamaica Block Party it had really gotten out of control.

    Not to mention the recent Lisa G. book debacle has probably added to his anger towards D Level staff members trying to become celebrities. I heard this last week when they were talking about J.D. they kept saying he was famous. They are obviously over-rating their popularity.

    At any rate, Stern stopped talking about it so most people aren't interested in going.
     
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    Can i kiss the bat stache batmund?
     
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    wig was a total puss about the block party- there were no marbles
     
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    i can't imagine who the fuck shows up to these
     
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    The biggest bullshit thing was that the Block Parties were wildly successful and Howard was putting an end to them because they were embarrassing them. Howard was only saving face and rather just stopping them because it was a complete failure and they couldn't even give away tickets, he wanted to make it look like the shows were hugely successful but he wanted to end them.

    The Block Parties went from every weekend to twice a month to once a month. The venues went from legitimate comedy halls to shit rooms and even movie theaters. I guarantee you that the reason Scott dropped out was because he saw that the Block Parties were over and Howard kept on rehashing the same Shuli/Scott fights on the air to desperately generate interest in the shows.

    The Block Parties were initially successful, but people quickly caught on that they were huge rip offs because they lacked humor. Yet another Stern Show failure.
     
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    Or, it sucks and nobody gives a shit. :dontknow:
     
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    Noooooooo
     
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    I don't think planning or choice of venue had anything to do with it. They could plan it around the clock for three months and book it at Radio City Music Hall and still no one would want to go to a Ronnie Mund Block Party.
     
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    :console: You will make it!
     
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    Howard is a cunt.
    You guys better get your shit together because I am retiring at the end of this contract...... then he cancels the block party
     
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    in other news Shuli is now headlining Subway sandwich stores - just because his name isn't up there by the sandwich doesn't mean he isn't the headliner
     
  20. SillyOldMan

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    I think it had something to do with it. Hammond sucks and is in he middle of nowhere and it is too big and too expensive of a venue.

    What else had something to do with?

    Well...... 1) the block party sucks and 2) Howard stopped mentioning it as much (if at all) on the air.