I took a very informal survey of about two dozen randomly selected concert-goers at the Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park in Albany just prior to the start of the first of the free weekly Alive at Five concerts last Thursday.
I asked a simple, straight-forward question: Can you name Vertical Horizon’s No. 1 hit song?
No one could name it. Most of them didn’t even bother to try. And at least a half dozen weren’t even aware that Vertical Horizon was that band that was headlining the first Alive at Five concert of the 2011 summer. The show that was scheduled to start in about 10 minutes. The show that they were at.