I just think that we offer an escape. That people are tired of watching the news. They are so disgusted with the negativity, the daily 24/7 media bombardment of what is wrong; that they can’t wait to have fun, and they can’t wait to celebrate with their friends. I always say, and I coined this a long time ago, and now I see it in magazines, we don’t sell tickets, we make memories. There is no price tag for that. It’s priceless. When you come out to a concert—I watch it, and it amazes me—people arrive here with the expectation of the escape, of the experience. Getting away from their mundane jobs, and the negativity in the world today. They can’t wait to get here. And man when they do, Larry, you should see their faces. They are excited. They can’t wait to get in. They run to their seats in the arena when the doors open. And when the lights go down, they jump up with excitement, and they don’t sit for the entire two or three hours, whatever it is. And when the show is over you should see the (facial) expressions of people. They are taking selfies. They are leaving happy. For a few hours out of their lives, they got away from what is wrong and got into what is right. To me, that is what we sell. Our product is fun.
Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville CT is one of the top concert venues. I visited 16 years ago with Front Porvh Blues, featuring Henry Butler, Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop, Corey Harris and Deborah Coleman.
This quote is Tom Cantone as quoted by Larry LeBlanc.