Post by jesusmcmuffin on Oct 12, 2020 17:07:45 GMT
I went to a show in I think was Long Island...The Alarm, The long Ryders and REM
The Alarm I liked and great live, The Long Ryders were surprisingly excellent also, REM, jaysus...went for an ice cream. Takes a lot to get me to concerts and they were a good excuse to leave for dairy treats
Post by iancransonsknees on Oct 12, 2020 17:22:43 GMT
I tend to buy tickets for bands off the strength of the odd thing I hear on the radio. Whiskey Myers were one I had no particular expectations of, they were astonishing live, ridiculously loud. I've seen them twice now as it's a rare occurance when they visit the UK. Once all the corona bollocks is over I want to catch them in the states.
At the opposite end of the scale, Greta Van Fleet. Truly fucking dog shit. The only gig I've ever walked out of. They'll be fucking massive.
If I remember correctly, someone threw a Brussel sprout at everyone's favourite skunk-addled conspiracy theorist* and he kept ranting on about it between every fucking song like some kind of ****-chimp.
Brown was indeed utter fucking gash (much like he has been each time I've seen him).
*referring to Ian Brown, not Starkiller off of here
Bruce Springsteen - the first gig at Leeds Arena before it officially opened. He offered to play it to test out the venue's acoustics. The sound was really ropey to start with, but he went walk about around the various seating areas, signalling to the sound desk as he went. In short time the sound was superb. And even though I'd never seen him before, and wasn't a fan, he blew me away.
The Duckworth Lewis Method (Brudenell Social Club, Leeds). I'd seen Neil Hannon / The Divine Comedy a couple of times and couldn't really take to him. But with Thomas Walsh / Pugwash he was magnificent.
Chumbawamba - Bradford Uni, 1997 ish. All I really knew about them until then was the shouty stuff. I fell in love with the softer folk / pop & harmonies, probably saw them a dozen times after that
The Jam at London arena as good as expected. Jools Holland and Rhythm and Blues Orchestra at Cambridge corn exchange. Wasn't expecting much it my Mrs idea. Very good, think the venue helped. Led Zeppelin at Knebworth ok but we were a long way back halfway up a field.
Cambridge Corn Exchange was one of my all time favourite venues.
Spear of Destiny were brilliant. Elton at the Brit was brilliant. T'Pau were shocking and I walked out after 15mins.
Once saw Carol Decker in a pub in Shrewsbury using the don't you know am line to get served quick. Barmans response was "yes you were in that shit band,you can wait your turn"
Was flying to Cancun years ago and some gal from a soap opera ( my gal at time recognized her),buzzed the stewardess after boarding before pointing out who she was and pretty much demanded an upgrade. Fair play to the stewardess, she came back with a piece of paper informing her it w would be $1200 extra or whatever the price was.
I was pressganged in to taking the Mrs & our two daughters to see Lady Gaga at Twickenham a few years ago. Much against my expectations, she put on a superb show which I really enjoyed.
Saw Robbie Williams (avec wife & daughters (mine, not his!)) and was very underwhelmed, but he was supported by Olly Murs who put on a quite unexpectedly entertaining show.
Similar to this, I was forced to watch Robbie by an ex gf. He was pretty poor - the crowd sang most of his songs for him. He was supported by Basement Jaxx though, who were brilliant. One of the liveliest and loudest gigs I've ever been to.