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« Reply #15 on: Sep 3rd, 2014, 3:29pm »

Fugg off the lot of yeh.....posing b@stards rolleyes

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I had two tickets one for each night of that tour at The Liverpool Empire....

My very short career in the Merchant Navy meant I missed the gigs....

Haunts me to this day... No really it haunts me

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« Reply #16 on: Sep 3rd, 2014, 4:53pm »

on Jan 12th, 2014, 5:10pm, mighty_mellotron wrote:
My Brother and I got First Bus from Dudley to Brum......6 o clockish......walked to Front of Brum Odeon,not a Person to be seen......then we saw a Sign.......Genesis Tickets,Please queue here.........Back of the Theatre.......our hearts sank......a sea of people...we would neve get a ticket!We decided we had no chance of getting a ticket,and both went our separate ways to our work places.......That Evening I went to drown my sorrows with a few Beers in the Pub.I came across a Grinning Chap who I knew was a G fan who had somehow got his hands on 8 tix(you were only allowed 4 per person)."Got Yer Tix Kev?"he asked."No"I replied and went on to explain our story."You can have one for both nights,10 quid each!The tickets were 4.50.So I bought them.my Brother missed out at Brum,but got a Ticket for Stoke Trentham Gardens somehow!!


Great story!! smiley
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« Reply #17 on: Sep 3rd, 2014, 4:53pm »

on Sep 3rd, 2014, 12:29pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
My best mate worked as an usher at Birmingham Odeon so she got mine! How lucky was I?!! I remember phoning her from the college public telephone to hear she'd got tickets. I had a massive, beaming grin on my face for the reast of the afternoon! grin

After the gig she'd got someone to get Steve Hackett to sign a ticket for me, which is now framed in the collage on my wall. grin


Another great story! smiley
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« Reply #18 on: Sep 3rd, 2014, 4:59pm »

Some great stories about buying tickets here!

Unfortunately, I was too young to understand about gigs back then - but I do remember Duke being released in 1980 & thinking "It's not as good as the other covers!!" grin

Duke also was the first Genesis album that my big Genesis fan brother did not buy! undecided However - my other brother did have a copy - so all was not lost!! grin
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« Reply #19 on: Sep 4th, 2014, 04:04am »

hi there



And I was far too busy doing my A levels but I've more than made up for it since though grin


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« Reply #20 on: Sep 4th, 2014, 07:45am »

on Sep 3rd, 2014, 1:43pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Oh shit I'm getting mixed up with the Hackett gig in 1981!!! embarassed grin grin grin


Which the rest of Genesis were at. Phil signed her ticket! grin
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« Reply #21 on: Sep 4th, 2014, 2:29pm »

I was in the said cue in Brum I had hair then
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« Reply #22 on: Nov 18th, 2014, 01:30am »


Here is some information on our website about the Duke tour.

http://thegenesisarchive.co.uk/category/live/genesis-live-tours-1980-to-2007/duke-tour/

Hope this helps the memory banks for some.

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« Reply #23 on: Nov 20th, 2014, 5:16pm »

One interesting aspect of this tour pertains to the US leg where all 3 were selling tickets at the box office for the show in LA. How would one react walking up to a ticket window and having Tony Banks asking "where do you want to sit?.

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« Reply #24 on: Nov 21st, 2014, 04:58am »

Well I would react with the phrase...

"On a pile of your money with some postal sacks handy" wink

Seriously though that must have been so freaking cool..... cool

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« Reply #25 on: Nov 21st, 2014, 05:26am »


We have seen photos of Genesis in these ticket offices in the USA.

I think it might have been on Simon Funnel's site?

It is on google somewhere.

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« Reply #26 on: Nov 21st, 2014, 07:33am »

on Nov 20th, 2014, 5:16pm, MBataitis wrote:
One interesting aspect of this tour pertains to the US leg where all 3 were selling tickets at the box office for the show in LA. How would one react walking up to a ticket window and having Tony Banks asking "where do you want to sit?.

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Most people would have been likely to have responded "Next to you"! Until the "Together & Apart" docu, anyway! grin
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« Reply #27 on: Nov 22nd, 2014, 07:14am »

on Nov 21st, 2014, 05:26am, MikeTGA wrote:
We have seen photos of Genesis in these ticket offices in the USA.

I think it might have been on Simon Funnel's site?

It is on google somewhere.

Mike

Is the whole internet called "google" now? wink

There is a picture out there wink


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« Reply #28 on: Nov 22nd, 2014, 07:24am »


@ Nov, I deserved that.

Here is one photo I found.

http://www.photofeatures.com/genesis/images/prevs/genesis-80-012a.jpg

another

http://photofeatures.photoshelter.com/img-show?&_bqG=0&_bqH=eJwrLisw8cgpK8qzzMuzNNI19cj29PPPLXLMDCm3MrKwMjQwAGEg6RnvEuxs656al1qcWawG5sU7.rnYlgDZocGuQfGeLrahIJXFhqGW6Zlmphk.6Wrxjs4htsWpiUXJGQC0UiA2&GI_ID=

25th May 1980, The Roxy.

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« Reply #29 on: Apr 4th, 2017, 04:18am »

This tour was my first live experience of them, I was 14. My brother ordered tickets for one of the London gigs (Hammersmith), but later in the tour I queued overnight with some friends for tickets to the 2nd Lyceum gig, just a few days before the gig. To this day, every time I walk down Tavistock Road around the corner from the Lyceum, I always remember my spot in that queue. The gig was the one where the BBC filmed it for Whistle Test. Given the huge gigs they'd done in the late 70s, it was astonishing for them to be playing a 1500-capacity venue. They were great gigs and my only negative memory is being very impatient during Say It's Alright Joe which dragged on way too long.

Funnily enough, one of my abiding memories wasn't one of the gigs, but a PG gig at Hammersmith Odeon about 2 weeks before the Genesis gigs at the same venue. We were already seated, then someone said "excuse me, sorry" and had to edge past us to get to their seat next to me. My brother was looking at me and furiously gesturing to the guy. I turned and looked, and found I had Phil Collins sat next to me.

The PG tour programme was a little red book, as per Mao Tse Tung, and people were giving PC theirs to sign. The 3 of us had bought ones for ourselves, family and friends, totalling 10. Being next to him, I was the one who had to proffer this small stack of programmes and falteringly ask if he could make 10 Genesis fans very happy. He laughed and exclaimed "Ten?! What do you do, run a fucking library?!" but dutifully took them and signed them all, chatted about the support act (Random Hold, featuring David Rhodes) and about the Larry Fast album playing over the PA.
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