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Re: The gig thread

Post by Snowy » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:28 am

Ghost tonight and Amon Amarth next Saturday.

Also managed to bag tickets for Lindemann on pre-sale (they went in seconds on the main sale day) at the Kentish Town Forum - will get my almost-Rammstein fix from that one :)
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Re: The gig thread

Post by Mantis » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:30 pm

Ah damn. I tried getting tickets for Lindemann at that show and didn't stand a chance! New album is out today and it's great.

Ghost was last weekend for us. It was a good show.

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Re: The gig thread

Post by Drarok » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:34 pm

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Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:19 pm
I've also got tickets to see Periphery again in London on 15th November. They're one of my favourite bands and can do almost no wrong.
Unsurprisingly, they did no wrong. Opened with the opening track from the latest album (a nearly 17-minute epic) with guest appearances from the narration dude from the album (the guy from SikTh, I'm informed), and the second support band rocked up for some guitar solos.

Played a good mix of mostly-new stuff, with some absolute banging classics, and finished with my absolute favourite track, Lune.

Fantastic night, and I even made friends with a couple dudes down from Birmingham (near where I'm from) who invited me out to a rock nightclub to end the night. I didn't get home until around 05:30. Ouch!

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Re: The gig thread

Post by Snowy » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:30 pm

Devin at the Roundhouse.

Holy fucking shit.

Best I have ever seen him play - plus it was recorded for another live DVD, so you needn't take my word for it.

Just unbelievably good. His band were off the scale as far as talent goes too.
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Re: The gig thread

Post by Mantis » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:15 pm

Saw him last night in Nottingham and can safely say the same thing. Probably the best show I've ever seen him do out of probably about fifteen gigs I've been to. Took a friend with me who had no idea who he was and who came away saying it was one of the best gigs he'd ever been to.

Hearing Che Aimee Dorval sing some of those Ki tracks for the first time ever was quite special.

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Re: The gig thread

Post by Snowy » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:29 am

Fabulous gig last night. First off I went with my old sixth form college gigging buddy, who I last saw when we were at sixth form college three decades ago - great to hook up with him after so long.

The band we went to see was The Hu - mongolian Horsehead fiddles, throat singing, really cool stuff all with a rock/metal spine to it. Totally different to anything I think I have ever seen before, but they had the whole of the Camden Electric Ballroom buzzing from start to finish. Absolutely fucking brilliant, see them if you can.

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Re: The gig thread

Post by Snowy » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:28 am

Lindemann last night and probably going to be my gig of the year, absolutely fucking brilliant. The band were crushingly heavy and tighter that the duck's proverbial. Also getting the chance to watch Till Lindemann play a set from about 10 feet away isn't something that you get the chance to do every day.

I felt really sorry for the folks who get to clean the venue. About 4 songs in they played Allesfresser, a song about gluttony, whereupon Till wheels out a huge wheeled table laden with cake which the band proceeds to hurl at the crowd (I caught a ricochet of chocolate sponge square in the face from Mr Lindemann himself, but not sure if I am honoured). There was enough cake flying about that the floor was turned into a morass of trampled bakery goods with the usual splashing of beer. Later in the set they played Fish On and from stage left comes Till with a massive box of fish and a strange looking lecturn that turns out to be a catapult. He then proceeds to hurl and fire fish out into the crowd which turns the venue into a very stinky food fight, with fish (and then bits of fish) flying around the place. I missed getting walloped with a flying trout thankfully, something that Till didn't manage, the band had to do a lot of dodging from there on.

We got an email ahead of the gig advising of a strict age policy due to explicit content which turned out to be some fairly pornographic video footage played out during the songs. The funniest of these was during Golden Showers (which was an absolute highlight, Lindemann grinning like a madman as he exhorted the crowd to bellow the chorus of "From your pretty....Edwin!" over and over), which had a black and white close up of a vagina which was 'lip synched' to the vocals, something so bizarre I couldn't help but laugh.

They played for nearly 2 hours and have left me absolutely reeling from how damned good they were.

Also worth a mention was the crowd. I am used to some oddities going to metal gigs but this crowd was as out there as it comes. We all had a laugh as we were going in, with one lass wearing a completely transparent top with two small leather bats covering her nips and nothing else left to the imagination. I have never seen so many hot gothic lassies in one place before although they were outnumbered by other lasses in gear that they really weren't physically endowed to pull off as well as some fellas who will probably regret their choices in flesh tunnels and facial tats before they are much older (fuck me I sound old writing this but it is true).

Funniest crowd story, in front of me was a very tall lass with bright purple hair, who was leaping around like a loon throughout. As I got jostled about, I ended up alongside her and was surprised to see that she had an enormous pair of boobs barely held in place in a leather basque - if one had got free she could have blacked her own eye or knocked one of the smaller fans flying. Anyhow, my focus was on the band, but I noticed from there on that a lot of the blokes in the crowd around me were absolutely fixated with her massive norks, to the point that they were spending more time watching her than the band. When we left and got on the tube, she ended up sitting across from me and I couldn't help but notice that, at least from a birth standpoint, she had not always been a she :lol:

Anyway, amazing night. Now all I have to do is wait for the crust of chocolate cake and fish to dry before I clean my boots...
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Re: The gig thread

Post by Mantis » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:04 pm

Gutted I couldn't make it, the tickets sold out almost immediately. Pity because I really like the new album.

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Re: The gig thread

Post by Snowy » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:46 pm

Yeah, I deliberately wrote up a longer account than normal as felt for you missing it buddy. Would have been nice to hook up for it.

That said, the whole 2000 person food fight with cake and raw fish was something new, and not completely recommended :) I have no idea if the venue knew what they planned but the cleanup must have been hideous!
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Re: The gig thread

Post by Drarok » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:24 pm

That does not sound like something I would enjoy. I don't even eat fish, I don't want it hurled at me!

On-topic, I'm going to Download Festival this year and it will be great and the weather will not drown everything and everyone.

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Re: The gig thread

Post by Mantis » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:39 am

I'm tempted too. Quite a few decent bands playing and I think Gojira are playing the same day as Maiden. I'm undecided on a weekend or day ticket though as I'm not fussed about KISS and as much as I love SOAD I don't think I want to see them phone it in.

Alcest next week down in London.

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Re: The gig thread

Post by Drarok » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:47 pm

I was looking to get a day ticket originally just for the Sunday because I do want to see SOAD again, and there's more bands on that day than others I want to see…

…but then Funeral for a Friend announced they were playing the Saturday and ruined my plans! Also it turned out more of my friends than I thought were going this year so I wouldn't be a billy no mates.

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Re: The gig thread

Post by Snowy » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:23 am

I don't do festivals any more, I dislike seeing bands I like playing short sets and only seeing them as a speck in the distance. If I were going to do a day of Download it would be the Saturday - Gojira and Mastodon (although I suspect they will clash with one another). I am with Dave, been there done that with SOAD. I would love to see them do something new but not interested in anything else. As for the rest of the bill, it doesn't interest me at all and certainly not for that price. Maiden I guess, but have seen them so many times now I wouldn't go out of my way to see them play again.

That said, the Friday of Bloodstock is something I am mulling over just because it will be my 50th birthday and Devin is headlining with his 'heavy band', be good to hear some SYL stuff on my 50th :D
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Re: The gig thread

Post by Drarok » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:58 pm

A speck? Walk closer, old man! :lol:

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Re: The gig thread

Post by Snowy » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:19 am

So being a Devophile I have tickets to all three of his Quarantine support gigs. The first was last Saturday, with the remaining two this Saturday and next. This Saturday's gig all the proceeds go to the NHS, so buy one if you haven't :)

To whet your whistles, here is last Saturday's gig:

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