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Carrie Underwood disses Atlanta in an Esquire story

AP: At a pre-Grammy party in 2009.

AP: At a pre-Grammy party in 2009.

One of my colleagues, scanning the Web, found this Esquire.com interview with Carrie Underwood.

In it, the Oklahoma native and massively big country star makes a cryptic statement about Atlanta:

Atlanta? Tough town. It’s hard to get people to show up for anything. What do people do there?

I’m not sure what she means. I know she’s been here a few times to do concerts. The one I went to last, in which she co-headlined with Keith Urban in 2008, was sold out. I mean, we certainly showed up to Gwinnett Arena!

The first leg of her 2010 “Play On” concert tour conveniently skips Atlanta.

One blogger below notes that she has been to a couple of Thrashers games when her boyfriend on the Ottawa team is in town. That may not have left a good impression.

This gawker blogger notes that some of her other answers come off kind of sad e.g.

As you step off that stage, you’re pretty much alone.
My cell phone is my best friend. It’s my lifeline to the outside world.
It’s hard to find people who don’t want something from you.
People think, Oh, you travel around, you get to see the country. I’ve seen basements, I’ve seen concrete, I’ve seen pillars.

And here’s a funny quote about her ex:

On whether ‘Cowboy Casanova’ is about her ex Tony Romo: “No. I would never immortalize a guy that did me wrong. I would never give him that much credit.”

240 comments Add your comment

Nana

December 10th, 2009
3:18 pm

Does she mean she doesn’t like Atlanta? I’ve been to so many concerts here and everyone I’ve ever been to has been a sellout, from Elvis (1773, 74,75, 76) to Turner Stadium, Phipps Arena and Gwinnett Arena .Please have her explain that comment Rodney.

Marge

December 10th, 2009
3:23 pm

I think she is right. What is there to do here but drink or shop?

KD

December 10th, 2009
3:28 pm

When she was at The Gwinnett Arena, it was a sell out, in fact I remember it sold out in just a few minutes

ChippersLoveChild

December 10th, 2009
3:30 pm

Could be sports related…. the fans here never show up for anything.. unless they are transplants from the opposing city. Pathetic town.

Deirdre

December 10th, 2009
3:33 pm

Poor Carrie was in a bummer mood when she did that interview.

I always find a lot to do in Atlanta. Some of the restaurants are pretty good, love the aquarium, the sports venues are busy places, the zoo is very nice. Carrie is just tired of being recognized wherever she goes and probably finds herself stuck in a hotel most of the time.

I Report/You Decide

December 10th, 2009
3:34 pm

It’s true. The NASCAR races don’t draw good crowds here, the Hawks/Braves/Falcons/Thrashers only draw good crowds when they are having really good years, and sometimes not even then, etc. The Olympics that were held here in 1996 were an ambarassing joke due to our city “leadership.”

I had an opportunity to go to an AC/DC concert in Nashville this past year. What a breath of fresh air Nashville was compared to Atlanta…a vibrant after-hours downtown scene with bars, restaurants, and clubs that are fit for decent people to frequent. Nothing like the aggressive panhandlers, street freaks, pimps, thugs, and other assorted losers that populate downtown Atlanta after dark. The people that run this town just don’t get it, and apparently never will.

flicketyflack

December 10th, 2009
3:35 pm

It’s a strange comment seeing as Atlanta’s a great concert town but I’d guess she’s referring to turnout for Thrashers games. She’s been to 2 Thrashers game when the Ottawa Senators were in town and I’d guess the turnout was sparse.

Glenn

December 10th, 2009
3:35 pm

Well, maybe Underwood has the big head. It happens to entainers who rise to stardom and become very wealthy so quickly. She is beautiful and I wish her the best, but I would much rather see Kelly Pickler.

DBH

December 10th, 2009
3:36 pm

Lemme see if I’ve got this straight. Underwood, who’s from Oklahoma, is dissing the ATL for there not being enough to do? ROFL!!!

Cindy Lou

December 10th, 2009
3:36 pm

Then Carrie we don’t need you here….just alway remember where you come from. Boycott Carrie Underwood!!!

Nana

December 10th, 2009
3:40 pm

I salute you RoHo on this thread. You have it going bigtime! :)

TrafficHeadache

December 10th, 2009
3:42 pm

Lame pampered country princess. Go back to Oklahoma and watch paint dry.

Nana

December 10th, 2009
3:44 pm

D – Did you finish your shopping?

Yvonne

December 10th, 2009
3:45 pm

Thank you, Carrie, for exposing this wannabe (New York, Chicago, LA) city. If there were any way my husband could get transferred out of this boring hell-hole, I’d get outta here before you can say bye!!! Just my $00.02. This city has been a joke way before and after the olympics. BTW…ask transplants how they like it here. The results will astound you!. Good job, Carrie!!!!

Shirley Franklin

December 10th, 2009
3:45 pm

Lots of homeless people to keep you company downtown

Nana

December 10th, 2009
3:48 pm

Finishing up my day and week here at the office, so I’m going to make tracks and head home. Hope everyone has a great evening.

Like it or leave it

December 10th, 2009
3:49 pm

For all of you complainers who have a problem with Atlanta, Delta and Trailways both sell one way tickets.

Nana

December 10th, 2009
3:50 pm

All the transplants to Atlanta are always welcome to leave.

TI

December 10th, 2009
3:50 pm

I bet Yvonne lives in Lithonia.

Atl Resident

December 10th, 2009
3:50 pm

Maybe Carrie was carjacked or something and couldn’t get around to get anywhere. I would expect maybe Taylor Swift to think of saying something like that but then Taylor has little bit more class. By the way, where the hell at is Carrie from in Oklahoma anyway?

martin

December 10th, 2009
3:50 pm

Hey Marge: You must be an ignorant redneck that lives in Smyrna or Gwinnett if all you do is drink and shop. It’s a different world in the city. Give it a try.

Rickster

December 10th, 2009
3:51 pm

Nana… surely you made a typo. I don’t think you OR Elvis was alive in 1773-76.

You’re not that old, are you? :-)

Leedawg

December 10th, 2009
3:51 pm

She’s still freakin’ hot. Yummy!!!

martin

December 10th, 2009
3:54 pm

Yvonne, why don’t you leave your husband and move from Lithonia. Maybe you’re bored because you’re boring.

Atl Resident

December 10th, 2009
3:54 pm

No, Yvonne doesn’t stay in Lithonia but maybe buford hwy corridor.

outspoken1

December 10th, 2009
3:54 pm

Maybe, Just Maybe she is Miss UnderSTOOD!

Jackie

December 10th, 2009
3:54 pm

she’s absolutely right. I agree with Yvonne. This city has been a major disappointment. My hubby’s getting transferred out of here in June. I can’t wait.

Rickster

December 10th, 2009
3:55 pm

Hey… if a negative comment about Atlanta by Carrie will knock he-whose-name-I-shall-never-type-again, off the main blog page… have at it Carrie! :-D

Nana

December 10th, 2009
3:56 pm

Rickster, no typo, I assure you. Elvis died in 1977 and I was old even then. So glad to see you back on here after the last few weeks you’ve had.

I really am leaving the office now. I’ll check in when I get home, in about 2 hours from now.

Hayseed Dixie

December 10th, 2009
3:56 pm

There’s plenty to do in Atlanta.

Hey, if people ain’t buying yer fake country crap, just dis the city.

There’s *plenty* of legit country options that have NO problem selling out Atlanta.

We just have high standards, Ms. Underwood.

Herbie

December 10th, 2009
3:56 pm

I guess her statement can technically be called “quixotic,” (It’s unpredictable) but I don’t think that’s the right word there, Rod. Maybe cryptic? Just sayin’.

Mel

December 10th, 2009
3:57 pm

Yvonne, we are not trying to be like NY, Chi or anyone else, that’s where all the crime came from. We would love to see you & your kind get the hell out of Atlanta.

Atl Resident

December 10th, 2009
3:57 pm

This city is not all bad, if that’s case tell that to most of new yorkers and others who have migrated in here over years.

tmitch

December 10th, 2009
3:57 pm

Yvonne,

ATL is also the home of DELTA, remember, THEY ARE READY WHEN YOU ARE!!!! I’ll buy the ticket to get your sorrry A$$ out of here, take the other 2 million transplants with you.

Carmennnn(:

December 10th, 2009
3:57 pm

Heyy,What have you Been Up Tooo??

Dawn

December 10th, 2009
3:58 pm

Yvonne, no one want you here. Peace out!

sugarfoot

December 10th, 2009
3:58 pm

Her 15 minutes are almost up. I am so sick of hearing about her. Atlanta-love it or leave it!

Apple J

December 10th, 2009
4:00 pm

Her boyfriend plays for the Ottawa Senators of the NHL. She is right if she has been here for a hockey game. Hockey is a great sport, Thrashers are having a good year and nobobdy shows.

dee

December 10th, 2009
4:00 pm

amazing,, how can someone from Oklahoma even attempt to diss Atlanta, are you kidding me!!! There is plenty to do in Atlanta, I never get bored, it’s all about knowing where to go. The people complaining are most likely boring people, and I see you’re still living here..HA HA!!!

martin

December 10th, 2009
4:01 pm

Jackie – take Yvonne and both of you leave whatever crappy suburb 30 miles outside of the city you reside (Lithonia, Acworth, Lawrenceville, etc..) Don’t let the traffic hit you on the ass on your way out of town. We don’t want you here

World Be Free

December 10th, 2009
4:02 pm

She has a point-been to a sporting event in Atlanta lately that is not labeled “Georgia football”?

Mel

December 10th, 2009
4:05 pm

Hey Jackie, Take Yvonne with you, don’t go away mad just go away.

anna

December 10th, 2009
4:06 pm

Carrie was talking about sports, hockey games.

oh, and hayseed dixie… her concerts here have sold out. so your standards are not that high.

and Carrie’s last album has been in teh top ten since its release, and has sold 700,000 in 4 weeks. so um, yeah i think her fifteen minutes are going to be extended.

ana

December 10th, 2009
4:06 pm

people are just mean. she really didn’t mean that but… she is right :)

GLOBETROTTER

December 10th, 2009
4:06 pm

SADLY IT IS TRUE. Atlanta lacks substance.
I hope and pray that the new mayor will understand the need for public art, street vendors, street fairs and later bar hours. This place acts like a hick town at times.

Speler

December 10th, 2009
4:07 pm

Hey I Report/You Decide –

What’s more “ambarassing” is your lack of spelling skills. You can copy and paste the correct spelling for future posts here: embarrassing

You’re welcome.

Heather MacDonald

December 10th, 2009
4:07 pm

Oh, my. It appears someone opened the gate again.

Herbie

December 10th, 2009
4:10 pm

There ya go, Rod. Cryptic works much better.

The Other Glenn

December 10th, 2009
4:13 pm

She is correct . It is a tough town for venues . On the flip side the weather is nice most of the time . But yes this city is about shopping , tv , & drinking .

Deirdre

December 10th, 2009
4:13 pm

Wow! Who knew?

I agree with flickityflack…she probably is upset that more Atlantans don’t go to the hockey games. After all, her boyfriend is a hockey player.

And can we PLEASE stop with the Delta is ready when you are crap!!!!!!! It’s so old!

The Pirate

December 10th, 2009
4:14 pm

What an absolute Door Knob… one can assume she now outsources her critical thinking… sheez…

VolnATL

December 10th, 2009
4:15 pm

Yvonne,

Something tells me you wouldn’t be happy anywhere. Sad.

Robbie

December 10th, 2009
4:17 pm

Maybe she wandered through Downtown Atlanta after her concert. Walk around here after 6pm and it’s a wasteland.

anna

December 10th, 2009
4:17 pm

pirate,

how do you know how many times she has been here? She has been here quite often now, so i dont think its outsourcing. its from personal experience probably. anyway, isnt she allowed an opinion? everyone can not like a particular town that much for whatever reasons.

boots

December 10th, 2009
4:19 pm

I’ve seen her twice in concert – sold out both times. Pretty much every other major show sells out, too. Not sure what everyone’s problem with Atlanta is – calling us a lame city. Besides, there is a major recession going on, and it is not easy to shell out $85 for concerts.

huntersdad

December 10th, 2009
4:19 pm

maybe if they would build the stadiums closer to the actual fan base rather than downtown the more fans would show up. If Atlanta is so bad then why are there so many transplants?

Lee

December 10th, 2009
4:20 pm

I wish Atlanta and Nashville could trade places …. this hip hop thug mentality continues to hurt Atlanta’s image. What these people find so hot about ATL I will never understand. This city is boring and certainly way behind in the times compared to some other major cities in the U.S. I’m on my way out of here next year…oh happy day !

yo yo yo

December 10th, 2009
4:22 pm

The only people who like Atlanta are the thugs…they feel at home.

HIP IS HOP

December 10th, 2009
4:22 pm

The ATL is all about HIP-HOP. This ain’t no country place. Tell her to go to Kennessaw.

MIKE

December 10th, 2009
4:22 pm

ok there is just to many choices in atlanta . other states just dont have venues we do. and new york has so many people. to many transplants . everybody here usually gets out because of the transplants

Rickster

December 10th, 2009
4:22 pm

Nana’s post @ 3:18 pm: “from Elvis (1773, 74,75, 76) to Turner Stadium, Phipps Arena and Gwinnett Arena .Please have her explain that comment Rodney.”

I knew you weren’t that old Nana. :-)

Julie

December 10th, 2009
4:24 pm

Its funny to read these comments about people not like it here. I always wonder you come here in the first place. Jackie and Yvonne, I am pretty sure whatever boring city you came from you were not out every night or weekend being “entertained”. I just want to say for all the transplants that don’t want to be here, PLEASE leave and go back to where it is you came from. No one begged you or your families to come here …you IGNORANT, DUMB adults made the decision to move because you wanted a better job or more money. You people are really STUPID and IGNORANT!!!!

Deirdre

December 10th, 2009
4:25 pm

Well…I knew we weren’t supposed to say bad things about Diana, Archie, Kris, Adam or Fantasia but I never knew the same rules applied to Atlanta. Sometimes the strangest things light this blog up like fireworks.

JASon

December 10th, 2009
4:25 pm

Atlanta may not show up, but you don’t write songs. You are a pathetic, commercial piece of crap who got rich off of your looks and your voice. Learn to write a song, and maybe we will show up for you. Otherwise don’t act like they mean anything to you.

L. Adams

December 10th, 2009
4:25 pm

Having moved to Atlanta in 2006, I think Atlanta is a great city – comparatively speaking. Sure, it’s not Atlanta or Chicago. But, it also isn’t Orlando (where there is Disney to do) or Oklahoma city (where there is nothing to do).

From 2004 to 2005, I was on a consulting contract in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I can’t believe that anyone from that place can say that there’s nothing to do in Atlanta. Kinda funny actually. Stay out then!!

JTesla

December 10th, 2009
4:26 pm

Nice, Rodney good decision. Got to go with the hot story. I do feel a little pity for Carrie, you never get to see the good side of a city.

Devildog

December 10th, 2009
4:29 pm

Doesn’t bother me that she doesn’t like Atlanta. She’s still a cutie and sounds great.

Mark

December 10th, 2009
4:30 pm

It seems like one of Atlanta’s primary goals is to attract more and more Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B artists to the city. Funny how you don’t see them actively trying to attract acts from other genres. Does this mean the new mayor is going to follow suit ?

Devildog

December 10th, 2009
4:32 pm

Oh–and Carrie I apologize for this–but hockey ain’t a southern game. We ran one team outta here, the Flames, but the NHL dummies put in another one. Can’t remember what they’re called . . . other than bad.

anna

December 10th, 2009
4:33 pm

jason,

Carrie wrote Cowboy Casanova, and her last 4 hits – So Small, All American Girl, Crazy Dreams. At least do your hw. Got rich of her looks and voice? hmmm! you got her there. that seems like a pretty legit reason to be famous. at least she can sing, performs, and put out hit records.

The Dude

December 10th, 2009
4:36 pm

Keith Urban/Carrie Underwood concert was held at the G-Arena. It was a sell-out though. She was so overwhelmed with emotion during the concert she cried…she must have been reffering to hockey. When I go to those games Phillips is filled to 50% capacity at best.

Jeff

December 10th, 2009
4:38 pm

Hey, where do some of you people get off saying Atlanta is this “terrible sports city.” I think it’s a GREAT sports town because it supports WINNERS, not LOSERS. Case in point: the Cubs sell out Wrigley year after year after year, yet they still STINK! What motivation does management there have to get better? People come no matter what! In Atlanta, though, if you don’t put a winning team out there, fans don’t show up… they are smart with their wallets! When the Falcons dominated in 1980, Atlanta-Fulco was sold out… 8 years later, when they couldn’t beat the winless Lions or Colts, only 10,000 people showed up. In 1998, when we went to the Super Bowl, the Dome was electric… in 2007, when we were 4-12, who wants to buy $100 tickets to see THAT? Same with the Hawks: those playoff series in 2007 and 2008 were GREAT and Philips was FULL. When we had that 13 win team, WHY would we go to see THAT?

You want a real gauge of this area as a sports community? Look at the REAL sports, college football and basketball. The ACC or SEC tourneys at the Dome or at Philips do great, as does the Final Four when it’s here… and Georgia games are ALWAYS a sellout, as is the preseason ACC/SEC game at the Dome, the Chick-fil-A Bowl, the SEC Championship game, etc.

People assume that other places are such GREAT sports towns, but ya know what? Minneapolis ONLY has the Vikings & Twins (U-Minn. college sports, the Wolves & the Wild all stink)… Chicago, well, the Bulls & Bears are SO yesterday, and the Cubs are a joke… New York? With a town that size, why would you NOT have full crowds at Yankee, Giants or Jets games? Los Angeles? They can’t BUY an NFL team there. Texas? The Cowboys haven’t won a playoff game in a decade, and the Stars & Mavs are average. Houston? The Astros & Texans…. please! Miami? “The U” is so late-1980s, the Heat have stunk since 2006, when they won it all… Indianapolis? When the Colts aren’t playing, what is there? Philly? Sure, the Phils have been good for 2 years, but the fans love misery up there… they love to suffer, love to boo, and they are mean-spirited, so to heck with them. And besides the Phils, when’s the last time that city won a title? Cleveland? the Browns… ’nuff said.

The point is this: Atlanta is a GREAT place for big concerts and a more local, live music scene as well… the college sports environments and atmospheres are FANTASTIC… and when the Falcons, Braves, Hawks and Thrashers are in the playoffs, we have GREAT crowds. Atlanta has a ton of great stuff to do from entertainment to dining to theater to history to unique attractions to concerts to sporting events, and I LOVE being a native who still lives around here.

For those of you who love eto criticize and bash all the time, I have three words: GO SOMEWHERE ELSE! As for Carrie Underwood… baby, you’re hot, you’re talented and you’re very engaging… come to Philips Arena and I guarantee you’ll sell out!!!

Deirdre

December 10th, 2009
4:42 pm

Thank you, Jeff for leaving out Delta is ready when you are! I sincerely appreciate it!

Mel

December 10th, 2009
4:44 pm

@ Mark – I hope so!!!

Eric Schulz

December 10th, 2009
4:46 pm

The racial over and under tones amaze me. There is no need for that! The nightlife in downtown Atlanta is us problem not a them problem. Folks in Cobb won’t travel to south Fulton, DeKalb folks won’t go to Douglas and none of us go downtown! There hasn’t been leadership for the growth of night life downtown. Mayors Jackson & Young wanted to build the city. Campbell wanted to line his pockets and Franklin wanted everybody to like her. None of these people knew of or wanted to build nite life in Atlanta. Crime is bad downtown; the venues are not the best but only we as Atlantan’s can change that. There are great bars and venus downtown. Stats is in my opinion the best sports bar in town. How many of you have been to the Sundial for drinks at night? Bottom line is we as a collective can make downtown Atlanta hot by just showing up instead of giving up and staying away.

MD N8tv in GA

December 10th, 2009
4:46 pm

I think she is referencing how ATL folks are never on time for anything. What are we doing here? Chances are we were sitting in traffic to get to your show!

Mark

December 10th, 2009
4:47 pm

Mel, whether you would admit it or not the hip-hop/rap culture and its growth here in Atlanta is not bringing a good image to ATL. You know this. We are suffering as a result of it.

Scott

December 10th, 2009
4:48 pm

What about when she said she grew up ‘country’ cause she drank from a water hose….nice talent

Steve

December 10th, 2009
4:51 pm

Atlanta is a terrible city for one reason and one reason only and we ALL know the answer. It’s sad that certain people have to ruin things.

I Report/You Decide

December 10th, 2009
4:53 pm

Hey Speler…

“Hey I Report/You Decide –

What’s more “ambarassing” is your lack of spelling skills. You can copy and paste the correct spelling for future posts here: embarrassing

You’re welcome.”

It’s called a TYPO…one single letter in my post is all you can find issue with? That’s all you got? What a loser. Hope it doesn’t get too cold for you down at the homeless shelter tonight.

Another Jason

December 10th, 2009
4:55 pm

Being bored is more of a reflection on the person than the place. There are interesting people who can find fun in the most rural backwater. Sadly there are also whiners who couldn’t find a good time in New York, Paris or London without having someone else point it out to them and baby feed it to them.

Mark

December 10th, 2009
4:56 pm

Some of the comments do wreak of racial overtones…but this is the ATL….look at the results of the mayoral election….what doesn’t boil down to race in regard to this city? More white people voted for Reed than African American’s for Norwood. This is a fact. I do wish this city could get past all of racial problems. The motto of Atlanta being a city too busy to hate is a joke.

Georgia On My Mind

December 10th, 2009
4:56 pm

I don’t understand why people diss Atlanta when over 50% of people that live here are not from here!?!?
I just don’t get it!…..If you feel you don’t like it here just move!..IMO Atlanta was a better place before all the transplants start moving here!

If they passed a law saying anybody that was not born and raised in Georgia got to move out of Atlanta, watch how empty the streets would be!!!!

Kyle

December 10th, 2009
4:57 pm

If you were in adult videos I might show up but I like real country music and I wouldn’t pay a dime to see your sorry ass sing that homo pop crap that you do. Thank you for giving me even more reason to hate you than I did when I went to bed last night. Tammy Wynnette and Connie Smith would run circles around you.

Piso Mojado

December 10th, 2009
4:57 pm

“Delta is ready when you are.” I’m so sick of hearing that. Not only is Atlanta boring and dangerous, its residents and bloggers can’t come up with anything original.

Me, I couldn’t give a rat’s behind what she thinks about ANYTHING. That goes for the rest of you, too.

Selah.

Perkle

December 10th, 2009
4:58 pm

You can’t believe everything you read and it most likely was taken out of context. Get a grip people.

Piso Mojado

December 10th, 2009
4:59 pm

Kyle, I wish I’d said that.

NativeAtlantan

December 10th, 2009
5:01 pm

What’s there to do in Atlanta? Poor Carrie – she just doesn’t know better…there’s too much to do in Atlanta.

Of course in some town in Nebraska or Utah or Ohio they’ll eat her up, but the options in Atlanta are endless. That’s why it’s not all about her here, she’s just another show.

That being said, I’d be happy to clear my schedule and show her around town for as long as she’d like!

Ryan

December 10th, 2009
5:01 pm

Imagine if Atlanta was an all white city! We would have no problems. Nashville, Greenville, Orlando, Houston, all have it so much better!

Merle Haggard

December 10th, 2009
5:03 pm

If her “music” is country, then I’m Ozzy Osbourne.

No Soul in Brown Town

December 10th, 2009
5:03 pm

A country singer finds Atlanta hard to understand? Go figure. I agree. Hip-hop, high crime. There’s no mass appeal to Atlanta. I’m from Atlanta and seen way too much decline and too little positive growth over the past few decades. The blacks have been in control of Atlanta for too long now and are driving the city into the ground. It’s no wonder visitors and celebreties notice this.

WiseOne

December 10th, 2009
5:04 pm

I’ve never lived in Atlanta. Love to visit and I go there as often as possible. Every place has a point of pride and Atlanta’s pride should be its people. Talk about generous, polite, fun-loving folks! If you are lucky enough to be a native Atlanta citizen, please put a smile on your face and sit up a bit straighter. Some of the rest of us are glad you exist.

fact caller

December 10th, 2009
5:04 pm

Fact is the only problem with Atlanta is that its gets very, very dark here (if you know what I mean). No one wants to call a certain group of people out, but they bring our entire city down.

Jenny S

December 10th, 2009
5:07 pm

I happen to be a transplant and I personally LOVE Atlanta. We live outside of the actual city in Marietta, but my husband works in Midtown and we are in Atlanta as often as possible. I was shocked by the lack of support for Atlanta’s sports teams, but I figured it was because of the economic crisis. There aren’t many who can afford the price of a ticket these days…

Lee

December 10th, 2009
5:09 pm

If the vast majority of the hip hop/rap performers in the ATL were white, I’d still complain about the culture of it. From my knowledge, the culture is pretty much the same in the industry regardless of who or what the artist is.

Jenny S

December 10th, 2009
5:10 pm

I knew the ignorance and racism would come out eventually, and I am white folks. Don’t start the crap about “Brown Town” or start spouting that all of the problems are because of “black people.” It really shows your a$$ when you start talking like that. Why do some idiots always have to make things about race?!

David

December 10th, 2009
5:11 pm

“What do people do there?” Judging from the posts here, apparently they don’t avoid concerts featuring mediocre,knock-off karaoke contest winners. I guess the bitterness sets in at around 13 minutes 30 seconds or so. She’s got a minute and a half left to really drive off the rails. Maybe “Jesus” can take the wheel? Here’s hoping he doesn’t and she drives herself straight to hell.

Chardonnay

December 10th, 2009
5:11 pm

FIRST OF ALL—Here is the problem that I have with people who make comments about cities—it is a damn city, and it does not represent any particular person. Common sense tells you that. I am a Carrie Underwood fan to the fullest, she has an amazing voice. Maybe she had a bad experience in Atanta or with someone from Atlanta. I am not offended by what she said, but she could have clarified it. I hate when people associate a person with a geographic location because they do not correlate on most things because of the population/population density. If there were only one person in this city, then you can make a specific comment in relation to the person and place, but Atlanta speaks for itself; everyone is different and unique and does their own thing. A lot of people who live here were not born and raised here like I was, and I have also lived in another state. Every city and state is different and has positive and negative aspects of it.

In specific regards to what Carrie said about people not showing up, I don’t really get that. If she is referring to an event, then maybe people are super busy or maybe they don’t have a way to get transportation to and from an event, that can be a factor. Also, when events are held on weekdays, that makes it hard for many people who work and who have to go to work or school the next morning. Otherwise, more clarification is needed for her comment but I still love her to death!!

Deirdre

December 10th, 2009
5:13 pm

PAGE 2 here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. C'untry

December 10th, 2009
5:13 pm

SHE MUST NOT HAVE GONE TO MANY OF OUR WONDERFUL MALLS OR ATLANTA’S CROWN GEM: THE WORLD OF COKE.