Poor Don Mclean
There are 23 reviews regarding to the “The Real Love” Concert, Don Mclean got 10 one stars in his entire career lifetime, but for “The Real Love” concert, he got 7 one stars out of the 10.
I cannot stop wondering what made Don accepted this arrangement. What is his true opinion about this whole concert and the audience reviews? Did he really have tough time in terms of Money? What was really happening during the intermission, why it took him so long to come to stage, did he regret?
Anyway, let’s check those amusing reviews, similar to the reviews in Amazon books, there always one star reviews and five stars review. And you can tell who wrote those five star reviews because they sound like one person with no brain.Five Stars Review #7–What a Great Event by Desire4art
This is one of the best musical I've seen. The story is really touching and I could really feel the love they are trying to express. I too think that love shouldn't be limited amount us only, but it should be spread between all beigns including the animals.Favorite moment
: Near the end of the musical performance where the main female cast (Thon?) found the spiritual path she was looking for.Five Stars Review #9 -- enlightment by enlightment (I kept the spelling as it is)
I am very impress and enjoy this program.The music and the act are superb.The story is touching.This is very good program for every ethnic,regardless of religionFavorite moment
: Supreme master talk on Skype Don Mclain concert at the end is.excellent. @
Setlist: all are good @
Opening act(s): very goodFive Stars Review #13 --unforgettable afternoon by musicareer
it was a great musical event. The real love musical part was very inspiring. Cried so many times by the performance and the story. Don Mclean's part was also superbly amazing. I was melt down by his music and voice.
What a wonderful & unforgettable afternoon ......
Let’s look some of the one star reviews, you can see some real emotion here, of course, in the eyes of Madam Chinghai’s followers, those are very low level souls. Even if I am with her now, I would feel very shameful that they have lured people into this concert in this way!Schlock On Parade... by Dan907
This doesn't even quality as craptacular...a muddied story with writing that seemed to have been cobbled together from too too many soap operas, along with poor performances from the start, doomed this production....wanted to stay to see Don McLean, but knew we couldn't manage to sit through the second half without shouting at the stage "Are you kidding me???"....
Bad...bad...bad.....an we had such hopes for this show...Favorite moment
: When we left before intermission....Supreme Master Cult by MFSE
Thought I bought tickets to see well known broadway talents and Don Mclean give a concert. Instead we were forced for hours to see propaganda from vegans to their cult leader act in a play that they performed in about her life. WHO CARES! What a crock! Total false advertising, fraudulent sale of tickets. The ad in the Times made it look like there was to be a concert with these well known performers and to be filmed for Supreme Being TV. What it didn't say is this was a homage to their "guru", who talked by "skype" for 45 mins about "love and being kind to animals"! Don Mclean finally came on about 5 hours of nonsense later, by then we had had enough. He sang 5 songs and it was over. I want my money back. I was forced to watch a "play" grandiose over their "leader".
The lobby erupted in protest to what we were being forced to watch! The police were called and tried to settle down the people. What the police should have done was arrested the people on stage for making us watch this drivel.
Pasadena Playhouse @Favorite moment
: The end!Real Love Musical Not Worth Seeing by PasNative
My mother wanted to see The Real Love musical because guest stars Betty Buckley and Shirley Jones are of her era. I accompanied her to the event. Ms. Buckley's and Ms. Jones's appearance was very brief, which was a disappointment to Mom. The event started 25 minutes late, which was uncalled for. The musical was mediocre, and the sound system in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium was surprisingly bad. It was difficult to hear some of the singing and much of the dialogue. The first act of the musical was so long that we'd been in our seats more than 2.5 hours by the time it ended. We left at intermission. Two other attendees with whom I spoke had come to the show to see Don McLean but also left at intermission, because they figured it would be 6:00 P.M. or later by the time the musical was done and he appeared. In sum, this event was not worth purchasing tickets for.Favorite moment
: None @
Setlist: N/A @
Opening act(s): The patter that preceded the start of the musical was too long.Hoping to forget The Real Love Musical by RoscoeR
This is the first show my daughter and I have ever walked out on. NOT at all what we were expecting. We both felt very uncomfortable being there, like we were part of a cult. I was really looking forward to hearing Don McLean but could not stand to sit through the second half of the "musical". I am hoping to remember Adam Pascal in Rent. I may never be able to enjoy him in a musical again if I can't get "The Real Love" Musical out of my memory.
Unfortunately, "The Real Love" musical event probably will be UNFORGETTABLE for us!!!! I wish I could forget it!!!! At least we have something to look back and laugh about. Especially the part about walking out at intermission to go get a burger.........
The parking was a total nightmare.Favorite moment
: Leaving @
Setlist: Who knows.... @
Opening act(s): Can't believe Cloris Leachman was going to call The Supreme Master a prostitute. What was that all about?????VERY DISAPPOINTED by ExtreemlyDisappointed
My wife and I were very disappointed and had to leave before it was over. The reasons that we left were several.
1. The so-called Supreme Master's diatribe regarding her beliefs and her attempt to sell them to the audience were distasteful and long-winded.
2. The process by which contributions were made to non-profit organiztions was entirely too involved and lengthy.
3. After sitting there for 4 hours we still had no idea if Don McLean would ever appear even though he was tha main reason we were there. Obviously the promoters were holding Mr. McLean until the end of the program in hopes of forcing the audience to stay in their seats in order to allow the sale of Supreme Master's philosophy by keeping us in our seats. It did not, however, work as a large number of people finally had had enough and they left the auditorium in droves. My overall opinion was that I was swindled out of the money that was paid for the tickets.Favorite moment
: The play and the music was well done.Posted 08/29/2011 by anonymous50
This was not what it appeared. First, a 2PM program didn't start until after 2:30PM. Then we had to sit through useless sound bites from MC's who were reading off tele-prompters and mugging for the cameras. Only "The Real Love" song featured most of the big names that were promised to appear. It was only after we got there did we realize that Don McClean, the main reason we purchased these tickets, wouldn't set foot on stage until well after 5PM, after the "musical," and more useless speeches and banter from the MCs. There wasn't enough tofu in the promised vegan buffet to make us sit through another 3 hours of boring entertainment just to hear Don McClean sing "American Pie."Favorite moment
: You must be kidding!EVENT WAS A NIGHTMARE by GMTV
This event was supposed to be a musical play, plus a Don McLean concert at the end. Unfortunately, it was really a 5th anniversary celebration of a cable TV channel, with guest speakers, 2 hosts, and a charity presentation, and it turns out the event itself was televised - LIVE! This was not mentioned in any of the advertising, or on the Ticketmaster web site. The event started late, and what was supposed to be a 3 hr show ( 2 - 5 PM) turned into a 5-1/2 hr nightmare (didn't end until 7:30).
I plan to ask for my money back today.Favorite moment
: When Don McLean took the stage - FINALLY - about 2 hours later than expected.