Kevin from Boston, Massachusetts
EXPENSIVE CROWD KARAOKE
I love Anita Baker, was more than excited for her show. All I wanted was to hear her sing her songs, instead I got crowd karaoke, she couldn't be heard. I was torn between the energy of the audience and wanting to hear one of my favorite artists sing her songs. I love Anita Baker, going to miss her.
from Jacksonville, Florida
ANITA BAKER TOUR-JACKSONVILLE
First, let me start by saying I love Anita Baker! She looked amazing for any age. Her voice is still a National Treasure. The concert was sold out! The crowd was amped and ready for her long awaited return to the stage. However, I was completely turned off by her constant berating of the sound crew (embarrassing) and house staff (she complained about the fog machine being used). It was an instant buzz kill from minute one. I could not enjoy her wonderful voice and beautiful songs due to her excessive complaining! I walked out of the concert early just to get away from the negative energy radiating from this truly gifted artist. What a shame! All the right ingredients were present to make for a magical event but her behavior and "Diva Tantrums" left a very foul taste in my mouth. I felt like I parted with my hard earned cash and time to see and hear a very bad "Sound Check" that was masquerading as a concert. Totally unprofessional and disrespectful to an adoring audience.
Ms. Lisa from New York, New York
WHAT HAPPENED? KARAOKE LIKE...
Could not follow along with song choices...just saw her a few months ago in Connecticut. ..and she was amazing. Farewell also...maybe she should have made that the last show..because tonight she seemed extremely tired and the show started late and ended super quick. So! For all you Valentines lovers tomorrow...there's hardly any classic Anita Baker love songs . . . . beware...signing off a disappointed Anita Baker Fan for over twenty years. 😢.
Janie from Boston, Massachusetts
ANITA BAKER AT THE WANG
I Love Anita Bake and was so excited to see her only to listen to the crowd sing most of the songs and when she did sing the acoustics were soooooooo bad. it seemed like the concert was very low budget. Maybe it is a good thing this was her farewell tour
Melidy LaCoste from Atlanta, Georgia
Deeply disappointed! The music was good and her audience sang a good number of her biggest hits. Problem is...I didn't know I was going to an Anita Baker sing along!!! This woman allowed the audience to sing every single song and she was completely drowned out. She didn't even attempt to control her audience so I guess all the jokes me made about being tired weren't really jokes. She's one of my all time favorite female artists but she completely ripped us off. The only thing comparable to my excitement before the show was my disdain during and after. Completely dissatisfied!!!
Shelisa Williams from Las Vegas, Nevada
I attended the show on Friday June 1, 2019. Although Anita Baker can sing, I did not expect the entire show to be a sound check. It was a big waste of my money and time. She sang approx 5 songs because she kept complaining about the reverb, and inability to hear the horns and piano, but that’s what the soundcheck is for.
Annette R from Buffalo, NY
The band was great, unfortunately they were so loud we couldn’t hear Anita. The acoustics were straight jacked up for the whole show!! And Anita spent the whole night blaming everyone from her band director to the venue staff by name. The mess that her fans for over 30 years had to sit through last night could’ve been avoided with more rehearsals and more sound checks at the venue! But again the band was great especially the brother on sax!! Last night they outshined Anita which may be why they were never introduced by name, we found that to be odd too🤔 Also, I don’t think the 5 star reviews were being accurate they obviously had a lot more to drink before the show than us.
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