Here’s a review of the questions:
- What is the name of the winery, located in Colerain Township, that boasts wines like “Cincinnatus” and “Tears of Joy?”
- What is the name of the arena where 11 people lost their lives while attending a Cincinnati concert by rock band The Who in December of 1979?
- Which Cincinnati indie pop band became hugely famous by telling its fans to “Shut Up and Dance?”
And here are the answers:
- Vinkolet Winery, located 20 miles northwest of downtown Cincinnati, is the brainchild of Croatian engineer Krešo Mikulić. Mikulić emigrated to the US as young man, eventually making his way to Cincinnati, where he purchased the farm in 1980. Daily tastings of Vinkolet’s innovative reds and whites or weekend dinners can be scheduled for visitors. The peaceful setting is often chosen for weddings, corporate events, and is a great place to relax and enjoy the location with a glass of wine. One of their wines was chosen Cincinnati’s 2012 Wine of the Year. Cheers!
- Non-Cincinnatians may not have a real grasp of the horror that unfolded on the night of December 3, 1979 at Riverfront Coliseum. Now known as Heritage Bank Center, the Crown and U.S. Bank Arena before that, Riverfront Coliseum had an illustrious history, including shows by Elvis Presley, the Bee Gees and the Allman Brothers. The shadow of the “Who Concert Stampede,” however, looms large over the property. History may prove that the main culpability for the tragedy lies with the venue itself. A crowd of close to 20,000 people, mostly teenagers, waited in the cold for the doors to open at 6:30 pm and allow the “festival seating” ritual to begin, wherein concertgoers rush to the floor in front of the stage to grab seats on a first come, first-served basis. The night of the Who concert, however, the doors opened late as the crowd surged forward, and only 2 of the 16 doors were opened. Human bodies crushed together, and victims were trampled and suffocated. Festival seating guidelines changed after that, and The Who never played again in Cincinnati.
- Cincinnati natives Eli Maiman, Nicholas Petricca and Sean Waughman comprise the musical group Walk the Moon. They have been captivating audiences for the better part of a decade. The name is derived from the Police song, “Walking on the Moon.” Their first hit single, “Anna Sun,” in 2012, was named for a professor they had at Kenyon College. In 2014, the band released their third album, “Talking is Hard,” which contained the smash hit single, “Shut up and Dance with Me.” The anthemic single charted on no less than five continents, and reached the U.S., U.K., Canadian, and Australian Top Five. The song also garnered a Teen Choice Award nomination and an MTV Video Music nomination. They have released two new albums since then and have toured the world, presenting their bright, spirited, quirky musical stylings, “Cincinnati-style” to an ever-growing legion of fans worldwide.
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