No Sounds Are Good Sounds
Metra Park's Rimrock Auto Arena had a very busy weekend. The Women Of Faith event and the Elton John concert stirred the building to life for the general public for the first time since the Father's Day tornado.
The best sound of the whole event was the lack of complaints concerning the sound in the building. It was a huge relief for all the people who worked so hard and so quickly at getting the building put back together. Checking Twitter feeds, Facebook posts, and even monitoring other local outlets turned up few posts or conversations complaining about the sound.
That's great news for country music shows Cat Country is presenting later this year in the arena. Sugarland is the first country show on tap for the Spring, June 6th. Ronnie Dunn, the singer of all the country music duo Brooks and Dunn's greatest hits takes the stage July 23rd.
Here are some of the comments grabbed from Facebook and Twitter posts about the sound:
Awesome! A MUCH improved sound system from the last time I was there.--Anthony
Sat behind the stage and even there the sound was great.--Tommy
Show was unbelievable.--Brad
I was very impressed with the improvements. Great job. --Sheli
I've been attending concerts at The Metra since the early 80's and I have to honestly say that it's the BEST I have ever heard it sound. The acoustics are 100% better. Great job on the redesign and I can't wait for more shows to come!--Jeff
The official grand opening of the arena is June 19, one year to the day of the tornado that made all the improvements possible. After the clean up from last night's show the construction crews are back at work today.