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Last Concert

   Discussion: Last Concert
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 14 years, 11 months ago
What was the last concert you went to? Last night 6/28 I went to see Hoopoe the Clown [aka Richard Thompson] at the World Financial Center. There is a reason he is worshiped as a god in 42 countries.
Andrea Krause Back · 14 years, 11 months ago

Paul&Storm/Girlyman in Northampton on Sunday night (6/26).

ChrisChin is Getting Old Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
same here. :)
goovie is married! Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
a friend of ours hosted a house concert last night by miranda stone, a toronto singer-songwriter who reminded me a lot of patty larkin.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
Did she channel someone that reminded you of Marlene Dietrich?
goovie is married! Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
um...*is lost*
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
Patty channels Marlene when she does Marlene on the Wall.
Andrea Krause Back · 14 years, 11 months ago

And At the Mall, right? Or am I on crack?

goovie is married! Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
oh.

isn't that a suzanne vega song, tho?
Phoenix Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
That sounds interesting!

.oO Marlene on the wall Oo.

Hee.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
I wonder if that refers to teh FHDC wall?
Geoff Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
Man....I think it was Rush. Their 30th anniversary tour stop in MA last year. Though if the Foo Fighters/Weezer tour happens, I'm so there.
caroline: tired. Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
The McKinley Elementary spring concert. My brothers both play the bass. :)
Paul Back · 14 years, 11 months ago

I've seen RT live 2 or 3 times at the Iron Horse in Northampton, Mass and of course at FR. All great shows.

I saw Jesse Colin Young also at the Iron Horse, and am looking forward to seeing him at FR. Jesse's son played with him and it was an excellent show-suprisingly more rock oriented like RT's performance at FR. 

Last concert:Garnet Rogers at the Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton, CT .

http://www.garnetrogers.com/

Andrea Krause Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
aww, I used to live in Canton and went to Roaring Brook on school field trips. :) I was so shocked a few years ago when I found out some people I love had played at a Field Trip Place. :)
Paul Back · 14 years, 11 months ago

Canton is a nice place even if it is getting more developed with box stores(eww).

Roaring Brook is a nice place for concerts. The animals in the nature center get in for free. In winter dress warm cause they leave the windows open for the animals and it gets a bit chilly. I have seen Eric Bogle their as well...

nate... Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
Dude! You lived in canton?!?

Did you help build the statue of Jayne?

Seems like that must've been a rough upbringing.

Paul D. Beasi Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
LMFAO. And I'm at work. Shame on you, Nate. :)
Prinut Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
Iron & Wine, June 19 at The Troc in Philly.  My favoritest venue ever.  It was a great show and the crowd was amazing and it was just an awesome time.
Erato · 14 years, 11 months ago
Charlotte Martin on June 11th. but I'm seeing Susan Werner this Sunday. Yay!!
Bruce Rose · 14 years, 11 months ago
Cheap Trick at Rivinia, June 10. Loved the band, hated the venue.
goovie is married! Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
you hated ravinia??
Bruce Rose Back · 14 years, 11 months ago

So much that I never plan to return.

goovie is married! Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
wow.

what turned you off, specifically? (and did you have seats, or were you on the lawn?)
Bruce Rose Back · 14 years, 11 months ago

I was just about to frum this to you. :-)

Specifically, having to remain seated.  We had pavilion seats, which is good since I couldn't see the stage from the lawn.  We were able to stand for the opening song, but the 'down in front' chants started with the second song.

If I wanted to have a picnic with a concert in the background, Ravinia is great.  But I wanted a concert, and the crowd was painfully rude. Of course, the four pavilion rows behind me probably thought I was rude for blocking their view. The lawn had no business yelling, since they couldn't see the stage regardless of my verticality.

nate... Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
oh man...

it really pisses me off when I go to a show and people stand in front of me, ugh.

Bruce Rose Back · 14 years, 11 months ago

That's why I try to stand at the back, or off to the side at stage left.

Even then, it depends on the show.  When I go to see a folk artist perform, I expect to sit quietly in my assigned spot, laugh at their jokes, clap and suffer through a meaningless 'thank you' at each song break, stand and cheer at the end of the show, and sit politely through my two-song encore.  At that show, I'm pissed when people stand.  But when I'm at a rock show, I expect my feet to hurt, my voice to be gone, and my ears to ring for hours after I leave.  I expect to stand, shout, be jostled by the dancers, pogo my heart out, and raise my hands to the ceiling to applaud.  If you want to sit at a rock show, you should have bought the live album and stayed home.

nate... Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
yeah, I dunno.. I guess it depends on the venue, too.

I mostly go to smaller venues... where there's floor space... and seating space... so regardless of the type of show... rock or not, if you want to stand, go to the standing/dancing area.
Paul D. Beasi Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
If I go to a venue and I pay for an actual seat, I expect to be able to sit and see the show. It pisses me off so much when people stand up in front of me for the entire show, meaning if I want to see the show I have to stand too. My parents still go to the occasional rock concert and they are in their 60s and don't want to have to stand for two hours to see a show either. Plus, we weren't all blessed with height, and at 5'7" a sit down show is sometimes the only chance I get to actually SEE a show.

And you poor soul, having to "suffer" through the meaning thank yous at folk concerts. Damn polite musicians. *rolls eyes* :)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
Years ago I went to see Joan Osborne at the Central Park Summerstage. It was set up with chairs for the show. I got there hours early to get a seat up front. When the opener came on fans rushed up to stand in front of the stage totally blocking my view along with everyone else that had been waiting patiently. That was my first exposure to Ani fans, and to Ani. I liked Ani, didn't like her fans. I later found that lots of people felt that way.
Bruce Rose Back · 14 years, 11 months ago

Meaningless thank yous.  After three songs and five thankyous, 'Thank you' starts to mean, 'stop clapping so I can play another song.'  Polite turns to saccharine, and the sweetness becomes bitter.

I admire what they're trying to do, but it's too repetitive.  Maybe, just once, the artist could play two songs together, and tell the charming anecdote about the second song after it's done?  Foreign languages?  Break out the thesaurus... anything to break the monotony. And I'd kill to hear a folk artist yell, "1,2,3,4," and just launch into the next one. 

Every person in the crowd  has their own preferred way to see enjoy the show.  Personally, it pisses me off when I pay for an actual seat, and the guy behind me tells me how to use it.  A seat is just a reserved space

Paul D. Beasi Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
Well it's nice to know that you don't care for your fellow man. Sitting down minorly inconveniences you, and standing ruins the show for everyone behind you.
Bruce Rose Back · 14 years, 11 months ago

Interesting leap from 'I prefer to stand' to 'I don't care for my fellow man.'

When I'm at a show, I prefer to stand somewhere out of the way... like to one extreme side or the extreme back, because of my size.  I don't like having people behind me at all, standing or sitting, and will go out of my way to avoid it. It's extremely rare that I would buy a reserved ticket for any artist unless I planned to use my seat as intended, or at any venue with a split GA/reserved section.

Sitting down isn't an inconvenience at all and, at some shows, I prefer to sit.  However, if I'm at a show where I'd prefer to stand and the majority of the other patrons would prefer to stand, should my enjoyment of the event be sacrificed because someone bought a ticket after I did? If I'm asked to sit, I will, but  I don't respond well to rudeness or shouting. 

angelmusicmaven Back · 14 years, 11 months ago

Amen.  Ravinia's a cool place to BE, I guess, but painful as a concert experience. Because people DO just go there to picnic and not listen to the music at all, and taking the train out is annoying because there's like 8,000 people waiting for that one really long train..

You can see the stage from the lawn area if you go right up behind the last row.  Oh, but keep in mind, there's probably a lot of the Trick's demographic that maybe can't stand for a whole show ;)~ and thereby bought the best pavilion seats they could-- the pavillion seats are much more pricey so I can understand people that paid for a seat wanting it (although I don't think I'd be bold enough to yell at people to park it at a rock show tho).

My last show: Catsplash 6/25 and headed to 3 Taste of Chicago shows this weekend (man, I'll prepared to hate people after that).

Bruce Rose Back · 14 years, 11 months ago

I was surprised by the crowd CT drew; it was a lot younger than I was expecting.  I figured I'd be among the youngest, but I'd put myself closer to the median.  Not bad for a 30-odd year old band that only had two #1's.

lawrence · 14 years, 11 months ago
We're About 9 did a free show a block from my office.

and they didn't bring copies of the new CD that's coming out in a few days, and they definitely didn't let me buy one of the CDs they didn't bring.
Phoenix · 14 years, 11 months ago
Either Runrig or AniD...

My memory is suffering from time-related anomalies lately ;-)
sheryls · 14 years, 11 months ago
it's been a while - i saw the Tragically Hip in Toledo last ..October? :D
*joolee* · 14 years, 11 months ago
EFO @ the Point in Bryn Mawr, PA - my last show there since it closed on the 26th. :'(
Shelly Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
what she said ......ditto for both......*le cry*
Kat Kunz Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
whoa... why did the point close?

(and so I'm relevant: last concert was Aqualung @ Mad Hatter's in Covington, KY on saturday, 6/25. he was SO good and SO charming. *swoon*)
lawrence Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
They wanted to upgrade the venue and the food and drinks, including getting a liquor licence. After initially agreeing, the landlord had second thoughts about how the liquor licence would affect the neighbourhood, and they then couldn't agree to terms that would, according to their email, 'justify the kind of financial commitment we intended to make.'

So the Point's location in Bryn Mawr is closed, but they're looking for a new location, I assume for a venue of similar size and function.

It's certainly not anything like what happened to the Bottom Line, at least.
K-Lyn · 14 years, 11 months ago
I had no idea that Pirate Rock was a phenom...

Portland, it seems, has a heavy underground Pirate population and Captain Bogg is their king!
A girl named Becca · 14 years, 11 months ago
I honestly can't remember. This disturbs me. Has it been that long?
Kris 'engaged' Bedient · 14 years, 11 months ago
Blawenburg Band tonight at the courtyard concert. before that, tracy grammer (sp?). before that, I forget.

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