I don't think that it would be possible to have a better entertainment line up coming to Allentown this Summer. First, there are the Eagles. Enough said. Number one best selling band of all time. It was a hell of a get for a mid size city, but it just goes to show how powerful the draw of the new arena is.
What about all the talk that people will be too afraid to come to the downtown with all of its drugs and gangs and what not. Once again, an utter myth spread by a few haters. The arena actually had to suspend sales during the American Express advance ticket purchase window because they were going sell out before tickets could be purchased by the general public. Then, once they did go on sale, they sold out in under two hours. That's a huge show of support for the downtown.
And, finally, it was just announced that a rodeo is also coming to town. I think that's great. The lehigh valley is still, in many ways a rural and agricultural place. Just like the Great Allentown Fair, the rodeo ties people in the city to the country side. Its a great throw back.
At this point, it is getting harder and harder for the haters to hate. Allentown is coming back stronger than ever.