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« Reply #990 on: Dec 10th, 2009, 11:10am »

on Dec 10th, 2009, 04:33am, originalGfan wrote:
Mostly Autumn at The Brook, Southampton next Monday - just got the tix and really looking forward to this gig. Can't remember who it was on the forum who recommended this Band to me but having watched some of their youtube clips they do seem rather good. smiley

We haven't been to any gigs for a few months now and suffering severe withdrawl symptoms..... rolleyes

Anyone else seen Mostly Autumn recently?



Kind of gave up on the band since they ripped me off 5 years ago. Bottom line is that I paid 35 for a double DVD which was a) faulty and b) was only available to buy on the official site/ The faulty DVD was never sorted as the band refused to answer any of my e-mails and then I found the double DVD available at several outlets including Play.com for 17.99. I have seen this band around 8 times in the past but will not see them again for the shabby way I was treated. Please enjoy the gig.
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« Reply #991 on: Dec 10th, 2009, 11:11am »

on Dec 5th, 2009, 04:48am, FatOnes wrote:
Please explain... rolleyes


Stef, read my comments on the Marillion and attitude of gig goers thread as well as the Hackett gig (under the SH forum thread)
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« Reply #992 on: Dec 11th, 2009, 04:07am »

on Dec 10th, 2009, 11:10am, NedFlanders wrote:
I have seen this band around 8 times in the past but will not see them again for the shabby way I was treated. Please enjoy the gig.


Sorry to hear that Ned, I agree that's not a very nice way to treat a customer, let alone a music fan. The Band must be musically good though or you wouldn't have seen them 8 times before, or tried to buy their DVD. I'll go to enjoy their music but will give 'em a good glare on your behalf. angry

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« Reply #993 on: Dec 11th, 2009, 05:06am »

on Dec 11th, 2009, 04:07am, originalGfan wrote:
Sorry to hear that Ned, I agree that's not a very nice way to treat a customer, let alone a music fan. The Band must be musically good though or you wouldn't have seen them 8 times before, or tried to buy their DVD. I'll go to enjoy their music but will give 'em a good glare on your behalf. angry

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Cheers Steve grin Btw, they are very good live but I am not a fan of Heather Findlay as her voice is just not strong enough and in the early days she was drowned out by the band. That has as much to do with the guys on the soundboard clearly not having a clue what they were doing to get the sound balance right. Bryan's voice is better for my ears but he kind of took a backseat from Last Bright Light onward and Heather took more lead. Something just grates with me on some songs when she sings.

I love the first 3 MA albums and from that point they never quite captured the wonderful style and songs thereafter. Still, I am sure you will enjoy the show.

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« Reply #994 on: Dec 11th, 2009, 05:21am »

Mostly Autumn were better with Angela Gordon a favourite of Daves grin and in the early days when they had a violinist smiley
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« Reply #995 on: Dec 11th, 2009, 11:18am »

Ok, I am off to the Porkies gig in Glasgow. Looking forward to hearing the new album live. Shame that Eric and Demo Man could not make it but I have my son with me who is a huge fan (and a huge boy at almost 6 foot 6 inches. As long as he does not stand in front of me then I will buy him an ice cream on the way home and read him a bedtime story. grin
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« Reply #996 on: Dec 11th, 2009, 1:04pm »

Should have been IQ but sadly I am unable to go now.

Can anyone here use a free ticket to their gig in Islington tomorrow?
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« Reply #997 on: Dec 12th, 2009, 08:04am »

Got to the gig last night having spent over an hour trying to find a parking slot near the venue and eventually had to park 2 miles away from the venue. No problem I thought as it was only 8.15pm and the band were not due on until around 8.45. How wrong could I be. What happened to the feckin support band? The Engineers were supposed to play but for some reason there was no support and we entered hearing 'Your unpleasant Family' booming out realising that we had missed the first 6 tracks on the Incident. Pissed off would be an understatement. The doors did not open until 7pm so if the support had played then the Porkies would not have been able to come on until around 8.30 at the earliest so it was a solo evening and they came on early. Steve W did mention before the encore that they had to be off stage by 10pm as the place becomes a disco. I am sure he did not know this when a support was planned and perhaps in light of this had to cancel the Engineers.

Having calmed down slightly and found a better vantage point (away from the f**king bar where the usual drunk idiots were chatting freely) my son and I managed to enjoy the remaining tracks from the new album and then the band took a 10 minute break. Part 2 of the show included:

Start of Something Beautiful
Russia on Ice (part 1) and Anesthetize (second part)
Mother and Child Divided
Normal
Futile
Stars Die
Trains
Sound of Musik

Notwithstanding the huge disappointment of missing the start of a gig (something I have never done in my life), trying to find a parking space and wishing you had a photon topedo device on your car to remove all other cars from the road, I heard enough quality music to enjoy the evening. The highlight was hearing Stars Die (my all time fav song of the band) live for the very first time. I saw the guys in 1995 but they did not sing this song as SW said last night the main reason is probably that he thought it too difficult to sing it at the time.
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« Reply #998 on: Dec 12th, 2009, 08:17am »

bummer to hear you missed the start David.

these times were advertised yesterday noon

show times for tonight: Doors: 6.30pm North Atlantic Oscillation 7.00pm PT 7.50pm

There was a replacement for Engineers who had to cnacel but they atsrted 5 mins after door openned. There was a 10 pm curfew at the venue that the band wasnt previously aware off to make sure some club night at 11 pm was starting in time - which caused hasty start when many people still made it into venue!

Reports suggests that atmosphere was great, The Incident sudned great but sounds deteriarated somehwat during second set

Wish i could have been there! Half the band joined the travelling posse from the PT forum in a pub down the street later

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« Reply #999 on: Dec 12th, 2009, 09:02am »

on Dec 12th, 2009, 08:17am, analogkid wrote:
bummer to hear you missed the start David.

these times were advertised yesterday noon

show times for tonight: Doors: 6.30pm North Atlantic Oscillation 7.00pm PT 7.50pm

There was a replacement for Engineers who had to cnacel but they atsrted 5 mins after door openned. There was a 10 pm curfew at the venue that the band wasnt previously aware off to make sure some club night at 11 pm was starting in time - which caused hasty start when many people still made it into venue!

Reports suggests that atmosphere was great, The Incident sudned great but sounds deteriarated somehwat during second set

Wish i could have been there! Half the band joined the travelling posse from the PT forum in a pub down the street later

cheers
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Yes, bummer indeed but how is one supposed to know of changes to start times etc as we generally go with ticket information. Last night was my final standing gig and I at least went out with a good gig. I do not have the patience or tolerance now having to compete with complete idiots who would rather chat and be total assh*les during the gigs along with trying to become a giraffe to see over a sea of people who are all 1 foot taller than you. Add in the spilled beer on you and people shoving you while they go to and from the bar kind of makes the whole experience not worth it anymore. Add in increased ticket prices and its becoming an unpleasant experience in most cases. Maybe I am just getting too old for this now.

As for the sound. It was not on par with some of the previous gigs and Richard's keys were too low at times while Colin's bass was sometimes too powerful. Hard to judge from where I was standing - on the right hand side of the hall so you never get a true balance unless you are somewhere in the middle. Still, it was still much better than some other more weighty artists have produced at some concerts I have attended in the past.

Hope to talk soon.
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« Reply #1000 on: Dec 12th, 2009, 09:39am »

maybe time for a last few standing gigs in the Boerderij - its clos eto my plce - all the proggies play there and as you may recall from the IQ gig there: great sound, sightlines and generally a pleasant audience. Alternatively the PT gig in the Heineken Music Hall was among th ebest ever - also according to the band: there is both standing and sloped seats in the back so each to their own!

talk soon

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« Reply #1001 on: Dec 12th, 2009, 2:13pm »

on Dec 12th, 2009, 09:39am, analogkid wrote:
maybe time for a last few standing gigs in the Boerderij - its clos eto my plce - all the proggies play there and as you may recall from the IQ gig there: great sound, sightlines and generally a pleasant audience. Alternatively the PT gig in the Heineken Music Hall was among th ebest ever - also according to the band: there is both standing and sloped seats in the back so each to their own!

talk soon

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If I didn't know any better I would think you were trying to entice me over to the Netherlands young man. Normally, that would be no problem but saving pennies for my wedding in August and a few things have to take second place. However, you have not seen or heard the last of the musicman in Netherlands grin
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« Reply #1002 on: Dec 12th, 2009, 5:44pm »

on Dec 12th, 2009, 08:04am, NedFlanders wrote:
Got to the gig last night having spent over an hour trying to find a parking slot near the venue and eventually had to park 2 miles away from the venue. No problem I thought as it was only 8.15pm and the band were not due on until around 8.45. How wrong could I be. What happened to the feckin support band? The Engineers were supposed to play but for some reason there was no support and we entered hearing 'Your unpleasant Family' booming out realising that we had missed the first 6 tracks on the Incident. Pissed off would be an understatement. The doors did not open until 7pm so if the support had played then the Porkies would not have been able to come on until around 8.30 at the earliest so it was a solo evening and they came on early. Steve W did mention before the encore that they had to be off stage by 10pm as the place becomes a disco. I am sure he did not know this when a support was planned and perhaps in light of this had to cancel the Engineers.

Having calmed down slightly and found a better vantage point (away from the f**king bar where the usual drunk idiots were chatting freely) my son and I managed to enjoy the remaining tracks from the new album and then the band took a 10 minute break. Part 2 of the show included:

Start of Something Beautiful
Russia on Ice (part 1) and Anesthetize (second part)
Mother and Child Divided
Normal
Futile
Stars Die
Trains
Sound of Musik

Notwithstanding the huge disappointment of missing the start of a gig (something I have never done in my life), trying to find a parking space and wishing you had a photon topedo device on your car to remove all other cars from the road, I heard enough quality music to enjoy the evening. The highlight was hearing Stars Die (my all time fav song of the band) live for the very first time. I saw the guys in 1995 but they did not sing this song as SW said last night the main reason is probably that he thought it too difficult to sing it at the time.


Ahh yes, the old late-to-the-gig routine. Back in the 1980s (man I feel old), a group of us were going to see Floyd perform DSOM in its entirety at Dodger Stadium in L.A.

Once we arrived within a mile of the stadium, traffic completely came to a halt on the freeway. We didn't move for what seemed like forever (probably almost an hour). The gig had already started. It was being broadcast live over the radio. We saw people leaving their cars on the freeway and heading to the stadium. We followed suit. The band had already started playing.

By the time we arrived at the stadium, it was almost intermission, and before we could get to our seats, we were subjected to a standstill massive line of people who were yet to be frisked by security. This too was my only time ever being late to a gig.

We had missed the entire DSOM set. The band came back and played for another 90 minutes or so, but what a pisser night it turned out to be. I can surely feel for you, Ned. Glad you and your son enjoyed the rest of the PT set.
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« Reply #1003 on: Dec 13th, 2009, 02:48am »

I was late for a Rush concert at Wembley Arena once undecided

We stayed for an extra pint in the pub up the road but the concert started earlier for some reason and we missed three excellent tracks sad

Regarding people talking at the bar during gigs made me realise that despite the fact that there were two bars open at the ReGenesis gig at Shepherds Bush the other week, and a big crowd, everyone was really quiet and attentive during all the quiet bits. Nice.

I guess everyone was really enthralled.



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« Reply #1004 on: Dec 14th, 2009, 4:38pm »

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