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Stu101

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Re: Upcoming Gigs
« Reply #315 on: 05 June, 2017, 07:00:17 pm »
Depeche Mode 3rd June London

The gig was great, a return to form that sounded like the stuff they used to do in the mid 90's
I'd highly recommend anyone catching their newly added dates at the end of the year if you're a fan.


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Re: Upcoming Gigs
« Reply #316 on: 03 July, 2017, 12:03:40 pm »
RADIOHEAD tomorrow.

It was due to be at Manchester arena, but after the tragic events a few months ago, they have moved it to Old Trafford Cricket Ground for one big show.

After their brilliant Glastonbury showing, I'm really looking forward to finally seeing them live.

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Re: Upcoming Gigs
« Reply #317 on: 11 July, 2017, 09:12:39 pm »
Not so much upcoming as I just got back from it, but I had a fab weekend at Blue Dot Festival at Jodrell Bank - lots of great bands plus oodles of sciencey stuff, all in the shadow of the mighty Lovell telesope - Big shout out to Conor & Lizzie Boyle who I ran into for the second year running.

Friday's highlight was Leftfield performing the whole of Leftism, closely followed by a night of cosmic space insanity with Age of Glass and Henge. Pixies were okay, but not really my thing - their fans seemed ecstatic though. Most ridiculous amount of stage smoke I've ever seen in my life during their encore!

On Saturday, Shura, Soulwax and Goldfrapp were all pretty good but Orbital blew the fuckin' roof off :D (or would have done if it was indoors) -they even got the Radiophonic Workshop guys up to help with the Dr Who theme.

More subdued on Sunday, didn't get quite so mashed or see so many bands - spent much of the day in vampire mode, hidng Saturday's sunburn by flitting from tent to tent. Warpaint were intersting, and Hawkwind could deliver a festival set in their sleep. Caught up on all the lush festival food and real ales I'd not tried yet.

Didn't see as much science stuff as I intended (again) - the talk by Dave Prowse and Brian Muir (sculptor and model maker behind much of Star Wars, Alien, Bond etc) was full of inertersting subject matter but delivered by two uncharismatic and frankly bored seeming stars. Muir's CV is astonishing but the (out of sync) slideshow playing behind him was far more interesting than his talk which was largely lists of things that he'd made in famous movies , trailing off with "errrm ... and that's how we did that..." Dave Prowse was no more scintillating - Sample of the Q&A:
     (Small child) "Was it hard to breathe in the Darth vader mask"
     (Dave Prowse) "No. It was easy."
     (another small child) "Which was the hardest scene to film?"
     (Dave Prowse) "ummm .. none of them were hard really"
Yeah, top anecdotes there Dave.

Brilliant weekend overall but I've danced my aged spine and joints into oblivion - everything is stiff and painful today!
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Re: Upcoming Gigs
« Reply #318 on: 25 July, 2017, 11:39:51 pm »
Just bought tickets for Half Man Half Biscuit - always wanted to go see them so better find me sparta prague footy shirt...

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Re: Upcoming Gigs
« Reply #319 on: 26 July, 2017, 07:44:39 am »
And your Joy Division oven glove.

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Re: Upcoming Gigs
« Reply #320 on: 26 July, 2017, 01:23:28 pm »
Off to see Blondie in November in Brum. Can't wait- the new album is fantastic and a back catalogue of stone-cold classics.

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Re: Upcoming Gigs
« Reply #321 on: 26 July, 2017, 01:31:40 pm »
Jacq, remember to draw in biro on the sole of your slipper before you go...

I'm of this weekend to the Southern Fried Festival in Perth (Northern Hemisphere), Nick Lowe and a host of smaller bands  :D
No doubt I'll be a grumpy killjoy Mr Negative...

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Re: Upcoming Gigs
« Reply #322 on: 01 August, 2017, 01:54:23 am »
And your Joy Division oven glove.


Oh yes I must dance, dance, dance... with my Joy Division oven glove  :)