From Norm of the LVRJ: Former teen idol David Cassidy has worn out his welcome at the South Point hotel-casino after a meltdown Sunday during his tribute to Davy Jones .
Cassidy, 62, won't be invited back, said Roy Jernigan, who books acts for the property.
estimated 50 to 60 people walked out of the show, with many requesting
refunds, after Cassidy's shaky and at times testy outing.
former breakout star of "The Partridge Family" had trouble remembering
the words to his songs and at times scolded the audience, according to a
number of show-goers who contacted the Review-Journal.
never seen as horrendous a show," David McNott said. He said Cassidy
sang nine to 10 songs in 90 minutes and rambled on and on about this
being a "tribute" to Jones, clearly not realizing that he was repeating
the same thing "over ... and over ... and over."
Las Vegas is a place where old entertainers come to finish their career, if they are lucky enough to have a long career. I've been to a few shows in Vegas in which this is the singer's last hurrah and those entertainers always seem to appreciate their audience and some will even meet and greet audience members after the show. They know they have been lucky to have an extended career.
But very now and then, you get a jerk like David Cassidy who couldn't care less about the audience who pays his bills.
Now, having said that, then when you go to Cassidy's web site, he apparently gave such a wonderful concert and Cassidy is a god: http://www.davidcassidy.com/blog/2012/06/concert-june-29-2012/#comment-5151
I put in a request to see how they explain Norm's column, but I have a feeling that they will boot the comment from his blog.
So, if you are a performer, you need to appreciate your audience and remember is that they are the one's paying your bills and allowing them to live the life you do.
Update: As expected the Cassidy groupies decided to boot my comment from their blog. What a shock. Looking at the comments, my guess, all the comments were written by just one person, probably his publicist.
I actually kind this song when it came out: