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« Reply #3510 on: Friday, July 21, 2017, 13:20:29 »

30 years of watching The Fall and I miss out on a 5 gig at the 100 Club.
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« Reply #3511 on: Monday, July 24, 2017, 21:24:07 »

Its not strictly a gig in music terms but I went to see Daniel Kitson at the roundhouse last Friday.  The guy is a fucking genius.  He manages to say exactly what I think but hilariously with wit and charm.  He intertwines 4 or 5 strands performing in the round using lighting which he is cueing himself going from the contention at the start that 'I live alone' and finishing (spoiler alert) deciding he is not alone.

Its a truly stunning 2 hours that breaks the boundaries of normal comedy shows and strays into monologue and theatre.

One thing, no interval.  If you are thinking of going make sure you time your drinking!
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« Reply #3512 on: Monday, July 24, 2017, 22:45:43 »

Its not strictly a gig in music terms but I went to see Daniel Kitson at the roundhouse last Friday.  The guy is a fucking genius.  He manages to say exactly what I think but hilariously with wit and charm.  He intertwines 4 or 5 strands performing in the round using lighting which he is cueing himself going from the contention at the start that 'I live alone' and finishing (spoiler alert) deciding he is not alone.

Its a truly stunning 2 hours that breaks the boundaries of normal comedy shows and strays into monologue and theatre.

One thing, no interval.  If you are thinking of going make sure you time your drinking!

He's bloody brilliant.
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« Reply #3513 on: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 07:24:19 »

Stereophonics were good at the Oasis last night. It was really good to see a decent 90 minutes in Swindon, its been a long time. Absolute dogshit venue though but I did lose about 2 stone in sweat. I must commend the husband and wife behind me and the 3 girls to the right who did not shut up all night despite repeatedly being told that people had paid 40 to listen to the band not them. In fact, I can't remember the last concert that didn't have imbeciles shouting at each other throughout the concert.
Levellers and show of Hands really good last week. For the folkies out there Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys were very good - hadn't really heard of them before.
Richard Thompson, Oysterband and Lau lined up in next few months.
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« Reply #3514 on: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 16:05:29 »

Was it dangerously packed CS?

Saw someone on FB allege that they'd seen a doorman taking bribes to let people in without tickets!
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« Reply #3515 on: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 18:54:45 »

Was it dangerously packed CS?

Saw someone on FB allege that they'd seen a doorman taking bribes to let people in without tickets!
It was rammed and bloody hot. Couldn't say if security took bribes. What I can say is that they were fucking useless. Both things, however, I expect at the oasis. It's amateur hour. They always seem surprised that 3000 turn up
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« Reply #3516 on: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 19:05:35 »

I must commend the husband and wife behind me and the 3 girls to the right who did not shut up all night despite repeatedly being told that people had paid 40 to listen to the band not them.

I must confess I haven't been to a concert for probably 8 years but by god they must have changed, the bands I went to see were so loud you couldn't hear what you mate next to you was saying, let alone any other people!
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« Reply #3517 on: Friday, July 28, 2017, 14:37:27 »

just got tickets for Arcade fire in April, Genting arena Pint
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« Reply #3518 on: Friday, July 28, 2017, 14:56:19 »

It was rammed and bloody hot. Couldn't say if security took bribes. What I can say is that they were fucking useless. Both things, however, I expect at the oasis. It's amateur hour. They always seem surprised that 3000 turn up
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15439858.Concertgoers_brand_Oasis_centre_Stereophonics_gig_organisation__quot_absolute_and_utter_shambles_quot_/?ref=mrb&lp=2
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