Change background image
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Gigs 'n' Tours

Discussion in 'Anything Goes' started by robbeal, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Mysterious Sue

    Mysterious Sue Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    678
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Best Coaster:
    Schwur des Kärnan
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    852
    Ahhh that's incredible - you go to all the best gigs!
    Still pissed off I didn't see King Gizzard this week.
     
  2. caffeine_demon

    caffeine_demon Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    156
    Trophy Points:
    243
    Best Coaster:
    skyrush
    Best Park:
    Europa
    it's a good year for gigs for me!

    Back in february I saw Erasure - who were excelent, a few notable omissions (including star), but when they've had as many great albums as they've had, they're never going to fit them all in! The support act "Bright light, Bright light" were pretty decent too! might invest in a cd of their's someday!

    About a month ago, I saw the stranglers - Ok gig, but venue sucked a bit, and they missed a number of my favourites (Skin deep, 96 tears, All day and all of the night), and I've always found their music very hit and miss - great stuff's great, but the rest is meh!

    This weekend was brill - saw "let's rock norwich" (80s fest) and "sunday sessions"

    Let's rock - the first few acts were just 20-30 minutes each, all with the same house band (have to say, they were good!), Highlights here were Toyah, T'Pau and Nick Heyward (haircut 100).

    Then it got relly good with Heaven 17 (great finish with temptation!) and ABC. OMD were sensational - never seen a live show Quite like it! would happily watch them again and again!. Human league finished things off and were good - but not as good as OMD!

    Sunday Sessions - Main two acts were Kaiser Chiefs and the bluetones - other decent acts were Lucy Spraggan, Gabrielle Aplin (she did the cover of frankie goes to hollywood's power of love)- there were around 10 other smaller acts, one of which was enjoyable enough (Reverend and the makers), and one which was truly awful (goldie looking chain)

    The bluetones were good, but the Kaiser chiefs were incredible! possibly the best live band I've ever heard!
     
  3. Efan

    Efan Active Member

    Likes Received:
    83
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Best Coaster:
    Nemesis
    Best Park:
    Alton Towers
    Coaster Count:
    26
    Was hoping to get on one of the Iron Maiden gigs but they're 16+ :(
    Only real gig I've been to is Saxon's Thunderbolt tour - first to hear the new album live! Reason I've been to so little gigs is that the gigs that I like (metal and rock) are often 16+. Hope to change that soon!
     
  4. Will

    Will Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    443
    Trophy Points:
    286
    Best Coaster:
    Katun
    Best Park:
    Europa Park
    Coaster Count:
    504
    ^
    See if you can talk an over-18 into accompanying - my little brother's been going to Maiden gigs since he was 14.
    I'll be doing the Birmingham gig with the family :)
     
    Efan likes this.
  5. Will

    Will Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    443
    Trophy Points:
    286
    Best Coaster:
    Katun
    Best Park:
    Europa Park
    Coaster Count:
    504
    Iron Maiden continue to go from strength to strength with their latest tour, which was probably the most impressive I've seen in ten years in terms of the stage show, sets, costumes etc.
    Minor gripes were the fault of the Genting Arena (sat under a speaker, slightly dodgy sound and half the crowd seeming half-asleep as it was a weeknight) but the band themselves were on fire (almost literally in some cases) and a great setlist too - this was my 14th time seeing them and there were at least three tracks played that I'd not seen live before. The likes of The Clansman and Sign of the Cross were amazing and it was nice to have For The Greater Good of God (one of my personal favourites) and the long awaited return of Hallowed be thy Name. I thought of CF when The Wickerman was played as well :p

    Up the :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing Irons!

    [​IMG]
     
    peep likes this.
  6. caffeine_demon

    caffeine_demon Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    156
    Trophy Points:
    243
    Best Coaster:
    skyrush
    Best Park:
    Europa
    And my good year continues!

    Lets rock the north east (Sunderland)
    Highlights:
    Tony Hadley - Great set, one or two new ones, but most of my fave old Spandau tracks.
    Go west - One of those bands who had a few decent hits, but are surprisingly good live!
    MIdge ure - Set was too short, so missed a few faves
    Nik Kershaw

    MIssed Modern romance when popping into ocean beach

    Lets rock leeds
    Highlights:
    Adam Ant - Sensational stuff, Played all my faves (except one), and only one I don't really like. SUperb backing group too!
    Marc Almond - good mix of Soft cell and solo stuff
    Boomtown rats - Geldof's voice is a bit shot now, but great to hear rat trap and I don't like mondays live

    Missed captain sensible and the christians, because I was out of pants and tshirts!

    Lollapalooza (paris)
    Saturday Highlights: (arrived late, as none of the early acts interested me)

    Kasabian - Absolutely sensational show! CVan thoroughly recommend them!
    Kaleo - Hadn't heard of them before booking the tickets, but recognise "no good" and "way down we go" - a good solid performance
    Depeche mode - one of my fave bands, not quite enough of their 80s stuff, but still did some gooduns! (everything counts, Walking in my shoes, Personal Jesus)

    Lowlight: Travis scott - absolute garbage!

    Sunday highlights:
    Stereophonics - played some faves, but no "handbags and gladrags" or "Just looking"
    Noel gallagher's high flying birds - Played a few of the oasis classics!

    Also had gorillaz - who's songs I either love or hate, unfortunately , played most of the ones I don't like, but was a decent show
    Lowlights:
    Rag n bone man clashing with stereophonics
    Missing Jess glynne, who was on first - because I didn't realise how huuuuge Gare de Lyon was (but at least it didn't happen the next day, when I'd have missed my train!!)

    Lets rock london:
    Highlights:
    UB40 - Headline act, but weren't given long enough!
    From the jam - Would probably be better with Paul Weller, but played all the good stuff.
     
  7. peep

    peep Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    256
    Trophy Points:
    313
    Best Coaster:
    Taron
    Best Park:
    DisneySea
    Coaster Count:
    878
    Saw Iron Maiden at London's o2 arena on Friday night. Took my Mum who has never seen them live so it was great that it was an absolutely incredible show (she loved it!). Like Will pointed out, the sets, costumes and props were the best they've ever been. The spitfire flying out over the band was amazing and that was during the first song! A couple of songs I wasn't too fussed about were probably great for the die hard fans but were a tiny bit tedious for the more average person like me. Still can't get over how energetic and insane their 2 hour show is when you consider how old they are - legends.

    It was my third time seeing them and I will absolutely try and get tickets the next time they go on tour.
     
  8. Will

    Will Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    443
    Trophy Points:
    286
    Best Coaster:
    Katun
    Best Park:
    Europa Park
    Coaster Count:
    504
    Is that the same songs I got excited about because I'd not seen them played before? ;)

    My Dad was also impressed and said it was probably the best Maiden gig he'd seen - high praise after Gothenburg 2 years ago!

    I'm going to see a Maiden tribute band on Friday evening - it's in a slightly dingy pub in Stoke that only holds about 300 people and will probably result in me drinking a bit too much, jumping around like a nutter and joining in more enthusiastically than the rest of the crowd :D
     
  9. peep

    peep Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    256
    Trophy Points:
    313
    Best Coaster:
    Taron
    Best Park:
    DisneySea
    Coaster Count:
    878
    Probably! I do appreciate them playing some of their lesser played tracks. No set list from Maiden is ever going to be perfect for anyone considering how many tracks they have to select from.

    Bruce also sounded confident they'll do more tours, not sure I've heard him say that before?
     
    Will likes this.

Share This Page