The peanut gallery for concert announcements tends to be a harsh crowd. Music is so unbelievably subjective that, if a summer lineup sways more in favor of modern rock, the classic rockers protest.
A country act? How dare they. '90s hip-hop favorites? Usually smiled upon, but certainly not by all.
So, with a little nervousness, we took to Twitter to sample Buffalo's reaction to Canalside's summer 2016 concert lineup, which you can read about in ample detail here.
*FRANKIE BALLARD WINS "MOST HEART EMOJIS"
Meanwhile Frankie Ballard at Canalside. Tell me it's not a game day. ?
— Coach Crispy (@SoRakeemCrispy) May 4, 2016
Frankie Ballard is coming to canalside this year ?
— Allie McClure (@allie_mcclure) May 3, 2016
Can't wait for Frankie Ballard to come to Canalside
— Jake Unger (@ungs_jake5) May 3, 2016
Frankie Ballard is coming to canalside ????
— Meg (@meg_piat3k) May 3, 2016
Frankie Ballard is coming to Canalside in June and it's a free concert❤️ yep I will totally be there?
— Melissa Ann (@Mellie_Ann101) May 3, 2016
Frankie Ballard is coming to Canalside ?
— Kay (@kailynnjanaski) May 3, 2016
*'90s HIP-HOP CROWD REJOICES
Public Enemy is coming to canalside...16 year old me is screaming
— Olivia Bursee (@olivia_dclxvi) May 3, 2016
public enemy at canalside??? yeaaaaaa boiiiiiiiii
— Jon Kenney (@jonkenney3) May 4, 2016
Dude!! Public Enemy at Canalside on 6/23???!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whatttttttt
— shyguy shawn (@shyguyshawn) May 3, 2016
Public Enemy is the only good show at Canalside
— Scott Escobar (@WhigParty11) May 3, 2016
Didnt know most of the Canalside artists but I’ll definitely go check out Public Enemy and the BPO’s Tribute to David Bowie ????
— christopher hyzy (@christopherhyzy) May 3, 2016
I'm probably going to meet my future husband at the free Coolio concert at Canalside.
— meh (@EllenLema) May 4, 2016
COOLIO IS COMING TO CANALSIDE I MUST GO TO THIS!!!!!
— alyssa. (@M1ssM0ss) May 3, 2016
Canalside is going to be a Gangsters paradise on August 18th... Lit
— mike stewart (@_mikestew) May 3, 2016
Omg you guys coolio is coming to canalside is August. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Hit me up if want to go.
— Levi Bourdette (@ThatLeviGuy) May 3, 2016
*THE PEOPLE LOVE FRANK, AS WELL AS FRANKIE
FRANK TURNER at Canalside?!?! ???
— Erin Copping (@29andHungry) May 3, 2016
Frank Turner at Canalside! Winner!
— Jeremy White (@JeremyWGR) May 3, 2016
Frank Turner is coming to Canalside I'm stoked
— Matt W (@MattWal17) May 3, 2016
The Arcs are coming to canalside. For those that don't know, that's Dan Auerbach's other band and they're GOOD.
— jack (@i_am_white_rice) May 4, 2016
going to only be looking forward to @thearcs at canalside
— Brooke (@brooke__pohlman) May 3, 2016
Omg SHAKEY GRAVES is FREE at CANALSIDE this summer
— potavacado (@madih_joy) May 3, 2016
so giddy about 112 coming to canalside... & then I realized how young I was when I listened to them in their prime ???
— Melanie Warren (@AdvisorMelly) May 4, 2016
*THE "WE'RE NOT SO PLEASED" CROWD:
Canalside lineup is meh ?
— Katie O (@buffalover84) May 3, 2016
Anyone else feeling that the Canalside concerts took a step back this year?
— nick (@notatfacevalue) May 4, 2016
the canalside concerts this year suck
— Emily Howell (@ehowell14) May 3, 2016
Canalside snoozefest 2016 but I'll be at @ least 1/2 of 1 show. #julytalk
— erin. (@TooElegantToLie) May 4, 2016
Only know like two people on that canalside list but who cares I'm getting drunk for every concert
— Connor Mattingly (@MattinglyConnor) May 3, 2016
Well the Canalside lineup is as uneventful as ever this year
— Grace Moser (@Bevs_House) May 3, 2016
I don't know one band going to canalside this year. Woo buffalo
— Bailey Sawers (@B_Sawers) May 3, 2016
Not excited about any of the canalside concerts this year ??
— Superman (@salerno101) May 3, 2016
I think Canalside's plan to get all the e-cig teenagers to stop coming was to get music no one has heard of, what a bad summer lineup ?
— Jared Mikowski (@J_Mikows17) May 3, 2016
Wow the canalside lineup is trash. Only good one is public enemy
— bread emoji (@Brad_716) May 3, 2016
*ON THE FENCE:
Hey, a David Bowie cover band and Frank Zappa's kid at Canalside. It could probably be worse
— Marty Benzinger (@marty_benzinger) May 3, 2016
Public Enemy is coming to Canalside this summer. Also the Arcs are coming. Otherwise the free concert lineup is pretty lame.
— Andrew (@andrew_safe) May 3, 2016
wow canalside series actually looks dope this year
— Rob Galbraith (@NotJKRowling) May 3, 2016
i've been hating on the canalside lineup since it was thursday at the square
— Rob Galbraith (@NotJKRowling) May 3, 2016
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