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The Rant: Memphis Music Fans Suck

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"We've lost our way."

I use this phrase a lot when I talk about national politics. But I'm using it now regarding the Robert Plant and Alison Krauss show on Mud Island last week. I'm a recording engineer and former rock-star wannabe. It takes an act of Congress to get me out and see a concert anymore. But the lure of this once-in-a-lifetime show did the trick.

As I sat in my fifth-row center seat, I was reminded yet again why Memphis has lost its way. At about the fourth song, I realized that most people around me thought this was a double-bill and that Krauss was opening for Plant. They were sure they'd hear "Tall Cool One." They were in for a rude awakening ...

Read Dennis Cupp's rant about Memphis music fans.

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