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Post by Kenny on Fri 14 Jun 2013, 12:03 am

If your like me then seeing a band/singer live is a great way to enjoy music , it doesn't have to be a ' known ' band or singer in a big venue or concert it can just be listening to someone performing in your local pub .

Now don't get me wrong there are some terrible acts out there and i have seen and heard a few over the years but there's nothing like the feeling watching a live band / singer imo .

So the questions simple who were the last band / singer you saw live ?

( This has given me another idea for another thread on coverbands names )
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Post by Rowley on Fri 14 Jun 2013, 7:36 am

Last band I saw were the Inspiral Carpets I think. Bunch of overweight balding middle aged men trying to recpature their youth. Needless to say I absolutely loved it

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Post by James_182 on Fri 14 Jun 2013, 3:05 pm

Last band I saw live was Reel Big Fish, an American Ska Punk band, saw them back in March.

It was my 4th time seeing them as they tour in the first quarter nearly every year.

Fantastic live band, very engaging and energetic and always put on a heck of a show.

The support is nearly always from another good Ska Punk outfit called The Suburban Legends.

Prior to them the last bands I have seen live in the last few months were The Black Veil Brides and The Twin Atlantic.

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Post by Guest on Fri 14 Jun 2013, 3:32 pm

Saw an old favourite of mine Earthtone9 way back before my daughter was born. Have since had to endure watching Elton John at Chesterfield football Ground and more annoyingly, have my wife telling her friends that "we went and we both loved it"

Missed out on numerous Metal gigs of late. Wanted to see Opeth and Anathema at Leeds but couldn't change my shift. Clutch are playing in Manchester when I'm on holiday and the line-up for the Damnation Festival in Leeds in November is OK but not earth shattering.

I fear I may never see another live band ever again Crying or Very sadCrying or Very sadCrying or Very sadCrying or Very sad

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Post by Il Gialloblu on Fri 14 Jun 2013, 3:47 pm

Getting dragged to see Elton John is bad enough Dave but getting dragged to Chesterfield for it is more than anyone should have to go through. I feel for you.
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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Fri 14 Jun 2013, 3:50 pm

C'mon?! 

You're privileged to see Elton John.

You don't get a showman like that anymore. Not with all the dum fanger kiddy crap that's about.

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Post by XR on Mon 17 Jun 2013, 12:29 pm

James_182 wrote:Last band I saw live was Reel Big Fish, an American Ska Punk band, saw them back in March.

It was my 4th time seeing them as they tour in the first quarter nearly every year.

Fantastic live band, very engaging and energetic and always put on a heck of a show.

The support is nearly always from another good Ska Punk outfit called The Suburban Legends.

Prior to them the last bands I have seen live in the last few months were The Black Veil Brides and The Twin Atlantic.

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Post by Guest on Mon 17 Jun 2013, 1:42 pm

You don't get a showman like that anymore

The guy sat at the right hand side of the stage, plinked and plonked on the piano for a bit, rattling through his songs like he'd left something the oven and had to dash off. SLAYER couldn't have played "Candle in the Wind" as quick.

Every so often he'd stop, get up and wave to the people in front of him. If you had tickets anywhere from the middle of the stage to the left hand side, he wasn't interested.

To add insult to...well, insult, before he deigned to do an encore, he spent 45 minutes signing autographs for his new mates at the front of the stage...not a spectator sport let me tell you!

His "support" was two Eastern European lads who played the cello that he'd "discovered" (many an eyebrow raised there let me tell you) and it turns out, they're in his frickin' band so not even a proper support act.

Elton John can get knotted.

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Post by ChequeredJersey on Mon 17 Jun 2013, 3:17 pm

Actual famous band- would have been Bloc Party at Earls Court this February. It was fun

Seen University groups etc since
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Post by The Boss on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 8:53 am

Passenger at the Mandela hall in Belfast a couple of months ago. Great gig but very short and we couldn't bring alcohol in which brought it down big time!

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Post by Guest on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 10:12 am

we couldn't bring alcohol in

Can anyone tell me a venue where you CAN bring your own beer? Either you're incredibly naive or about 17 years old if you think you can get away with that sort of thing.

Don't get me wrong, back in the late 80's we used to smuggle cans, bottles, hip flasks and "hand rolled cigarettes" (for personal use) into gigs and the mosh pit was so much fun back then. Just scrawny kids off their nut on Red Bull and Skittles these days.

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Post by The Boss on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 2:35 pm

No Dave! We couldn't drink in the venue. No pints. No bottles. No f all!

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Post by Guest on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 2:59 pm

DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Place needs smashing up...then shutting down if that's the case

What happened to the craik (or however it's spelled)? Can't have that without at least one decent drink in ya!

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Post by The Boss on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 3:06 pm

Well obviously I had a few before going but I was sober leaving. Simply unacceptable. Think it's to do with NI licensing laws.

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Post by 88Chris05 on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 3:34 pm

I take it you've seen Anthrax, Dave? Saw them at Rock City in 2004, one hell of a gig.

I'm not a big fan of The Coral, but they put on a really good show at the old Carling Academy in Birmingham in late 2005.

I saw the Inspiral Carpets a few months back as well, Rowley. Rescue Rooms in Nottingham used to put on good shows, with bands like New Shoes, but I'm too old to be surrounded by all those eighteen / ninetten year old phoney types who populate that place now. It just ain't the same anymore, I tells ya.

Sponge at Rocky City's under 18 hall in 2001 will always feel like a great gig (even though they are totally cack) as it was my first.....Well, apart from when I got dragged along with the family to see Craig David earlier that year!
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Post by Rowley on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 3:39 pm

Chris you’re 25! You’re really not old enough to be complaining about gigs not being like they were back in the day or the young whippersnappers that frequent them, that is the preserve of those of us like me who are the wrong side of 40. I tend to be selective who I go and see now. Went to Kasabian a couple of years ago at the Academy in Sheffield and I felt like a parent who had come to pick his kids up. Because of this my next two gigs are the Charlatans and Paul Weller, I get to feel if not young then at least not old.


 
Have been to a few gigs at the Rock City always liked it as a venue, saw Primal Scream there and the Charlatans a few times, also saw the Kings of Leon there before they got rubbish (just for you tina) and they were excellent.

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 3:46 pm

88Chris05 wrote:

Carling Academy in Birmingham in late 2005.


I went there once, Chris. Mrs Windows bought some tickets for our wedding anniversary to see Snow Patrol at that place. She didn't even ask if I liked them and I haven't had the heart ever since to tell her how desperately dull I found the whole gig. And I had to go to Birmingham.

Went to a nice restaurant in the old jewellery quarter though. Called the Bucklemaker. Its not there anymore apparently.

That is a story for my memoirs if ever I saw one.

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Post by Rowley on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 3:49 pm

If I could offer a small piece of advice Tina, when you make your obvious and inevitable debut on the after dinner speaking circuit you may not want to open with this anecdote.

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 3:50 pm

Rowley wrote:If I could offer a small piece of advice Tina, when you make your obvious and inevitable debut on the after dinner speaking circuit you may not want to open with this anecdote.

Do you think I should lead off with the Grasshopper v European Hornet story from a couple of years ago?

Can never decide which one is the most entertaining.

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Post by superflyweight on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 4:08 pm

Have you get anymore stories like that, Tina?

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 4:14 pm

superflyweight wrote:Have you get anymore stories like that, Tina?

Hundreds of them super. I can happily PM you if you like?

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Post by Guest on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 4:25 pm

Chris, was never a big fan of the Belladonna era Anthrax but when John Bush took over vocals I found them infinitely more interesting. Did see them live though.

Seen to Nottingham Rock City a few times. Got annihilated and watched SLAYER and ENTOMBED. It was so full a guy accidentally caught hsi cigarette on my head and I couldn't move my arms to stub it out. Some kind soul poured lager on my head (he claims it was to put it out but I remain unconvinced). Endedup "with a lady" in the gents and got hit in the head with the toilet door when when security kicked the door off it's hinges

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Post by superflyweight on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 4:28 pm

Seen to Nottingham Rock City a few times. Got annihilated and watched SLAYER and ENTOMBED. It was so full a guy accidentally caught hsi cigarette on my head and I couldn't move my arms to stub it out. Some kind soul poured lager on my head (he claims it was to put it out but I remain unconvinced). Endedup "with a lady" in the gents and got hit in the head with the toilet door when when security kicked the door off it's hinges

This could have been lifted word for word from John Major's autobiography.

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 4:31 pm

Is it the done thing in the heavy metal fraternity to write the bands names in CAPITALS, Dave?

I want to fit in with you guys so would like to learn. I already have the gloomy attitude, poor personal hygiene and a fondness for cheap women. Anything else I am missing?

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Post by 88Chris05 on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 4:48 pm

You're not in Dave's exclusive metalhead club until you drown a bag of kittens, Tino. Those cute, stripy kinds.
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Post by Rowley on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 5:12 pm

Mind the windows Tino. wrote:
I want to fit in with you guys so would like to learn.  

You really don't do you Tina.

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 5:13 pm

Nah, not really. I just feel sorry for Dave sometimes.

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Post by Rowley on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 5:15 pm

Why, he should have grown out of it by now.

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 5:16 pm

You're right but I have a feeling he hasn't grown out of the excessive masturbating yet so he has some way to go.

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Post by superflyweight on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 6:15 pm

What's generally considered excessive?

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Post by Mind the windows Tino. on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 9:02 pm

superflyweight wrote:What's generally considered excessive?

It's not an easy one to answer, super. It depends on various things. Age, height, weight, resting pulse rate, number of dependants in the house, political beliefs, number of GCSE's, whether you've passed a cycling proficiency test. The list is pretty exhaustive.

I would say, as a general rule, if you're doing it more than 5 times a week* you should consider that excessive.

*a day for HEAVY METAL fans.


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Post by superflyweight on Wed 19 Jun 2013, 9:52 pm

Thanks Tina - knew an expert like yourself would be able to throw some light on the subject.  I'm afraid I've just got too much on these days to push (or "pull" I guess) the boat out and aim for the dizzying heights.

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