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A View from the Rocklahoma Seats at Different Times

So people will stop saying I'm making up attendance figures.

During Warrant


At dusk, during Night Ranger


During Great White











































Reader Comments (22)

Note that the reserved section only has half the seats out. It was never fuller than this, not during Stryper, not during Twisted, not once.
July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
PATHETIC!!! M3 puts this to shame and that was a one day festival put on very quickly. Of course ROK had this coming to them when the went cheap last year and this year was a disgrace!
July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
You're making it up! You photoshopped it so that the main stage had the attendence of the side stage! Wait, was that Sam texting while playing metal keyboards?? See!See!

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
... crickets....
July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDamnp78
Wow.... M3 put this to shame!
July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Rock gone wild will put M3 to shame.
July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRev.Sweetchops
^^^^^ Not so sure about that. I doubt RGW will have 10,000 people there each day.
July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
And i want to add that RGW's lineup is the best out of the three though...just wonder about traveling to Algona IA.
July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
I would say average daily numbers were give or take about 7500 people. The problem was that between the heat and marginal lineup that there was not ever a band that brought everyone into main stage area at once. 4 people from our group were a sleep in the camper during 2 of the headliners(tired and to hot, drunk,etc.) The deal is that there were some good bands there, but not alot of people saw them. Let's face it there are not a whole lot of people that are willing to give up a weeks worth of vacation and that are able to fork over the cash to come vip or plat to a rock festival. Your are probably pulling from about 10,000 people to do that for a fest like this. Imo, they got about 4500 of that group. That is not terrible, but you have to have headliners that are going to bring in people on certain days, if you don't then your stuck with about 4500 vip and 2500-3000 ga people. All in all it was a good time and I am glad I went, but you have to have some true headliners next year to bring the people back.
July 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterokstpat
10,000 ? So you think no more than a third of the people who bought tickets, went in at any one time ? Even during the headliners ?
July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
I was there and STRYPER and Jackyl filled almost every seat..At night that place was hoppin..I was sitting in VIP during these acts and had to sit towards the rear because it was to full.
July 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterowen
RGW here we come!! Glad I didn't make the trip south after all!
July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTroy
Are you crazy? First the week before ROK started they had only sold just over 2,500 VIP and Reserved seating combined and by the looks of pictures there was not more than 2-3,000 general admission tickets sold (that is being generous), So at most there was 5,500 which is still high if you ask me and you damn well know a good portion of those were comp tickets or reduced.
July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
Owen, you are a bald faced liar. I assume you work for CTF, I can't see why else you'd tell such a lie. We have photos from Jackyl and Stryper as well as the ones posted, and it was half full, same as the rest of the weekend. I know from being in the front to take photos that it seemed full, if you were at the front, but if you went back to look, it was NOT. The reserved seating was only half laid out, and it never filled either.

KixRules - how many does VIP hold ? That is, the front section ? It was NEVER more than half full. Reserved was only half laid out, 12 rows to be exact, and it also NEVER filled.
July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Chrstian, last year when all of the wooden benches and white chairs were VIP's there was just over 6,400 seats...I would estimate that the wooden benches hold around 4,000 people and the white chars around 2,400.
July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
OK, so there were 2,000 tops in VIP, and less than a thousand in reserved. GA was really empty too, making our estimate of 3500 pretty close to spot on.
July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Its very hard to argue with photos. The attendance sucked, thats a sign to the promoters that they need to do something drastic. This is not the musicians fault (well maybe Stryper), but the blame rests on the promoters that made there legendary festival look foolish.
July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJB
Christian, maybe you misunderstood me, or I wasn't very clear. I never said that there was 10,000 there, not even close. I meant that you are only pulling from about 10,000 people that could or would shell out $450 for a ticket plus travel costs to go to a fest like this.
July 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterokstpat
Is it just me or is there a LOT of hostility on BOTH sides of this? The pics look legit (which I KNOW they are) so it looks like the other 5-10k of people were camera shy.
July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Insider
I think there should be NO more 80s festivals at all in America. Obviously people can't appreciate it and spend their time crying and bitching on forums like this instead of watching bands. So fuck it - let it die.
July 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter??? ???

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