Hello reader . I have to tell you about this new Forum as my mate is an Admin and he`s badgering me about getting people I know who go to Gigs and Beatle fans of course
Well , in a nutshell its a Gig Site/Forum where you can put in all the Gigs you have been too It`s pretty unique and you can post your ticket stub , photos and Programs and even your Videos And it will be there for eternity and you may even get people who went to the same Gig as you Anyway just join ! Also you can set up your own Blog on anything you want , I`ve done a Beatle one , I know a shocker !
Absolute amazing Gig last night to see The Staves at The Gorilla The great venue and the sound was top notch Back again at the Gorilla on Tuesday to see Samantha Fish I have to admit last night I got a bit teary when they played Mexico And I was up front with the kids !
Post by BeatleAdamDavid on Feb 28, 2020 13:17:50 GMT
First major band I saw was Yes in 1979 at Boston Garden, in the round. Cost was about $13.50 and was the last Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman tour before they were replaced by Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes.
First concert I can remember was going to see Janis Joplin & Santana on the same bill!! Nov. 2, 1969!! I got FREE tickets from a Columbia Records promotional man. It was so spectacular they still talk about it 50 years later!! this was before people took pics every second a performer is on stage and snuck tape recorders in to bootleg shows. So nothing exists of that show anymore. Even the Civic Arena is gone! But I still hung onto the ticket stub after all this time and have it in a little frame near my computer now! I can still remember rushing the stage with my friend to get a better look at her. I was no more than 20 feet from her! She was incredible!! I miss her alot today!
Wow Rocky that was cool. My Shawaddywaddy gig was strange. Someone had got tickets and I had no idea who we were going to see or even where we were going for that matter. It was Shawaddywaddy in the early 1980's long after the hits had ceased. They played at Darlington Dolphin pool centre (A swimming and leisure center)I was not expecting much but they were amazing. Great band behind the League vocalist Dave Bartram who made comments about Simon Le Bon taking his fame.
Yes people , it`s a rant and it`s really about a certain band that I thought had gone away , but not yet it seems The Band ?.
Genesis , Genesis .. I wont sat it three times as you know what happened in that film with Virginia Madsen , her career when down hill... Yes I did say that band They are back and touring with their most popular decade ..80`s No Peter (Godlike ) Gabriel and that other fella It`s Phil (The Devil Why ? ) Collins and his son , who is on drums , so no in the air stuff wrist sweatbands And the other two blokes There touring . I know ! And they are doing arena`s ! And ! The prices are £200 plus ! I know ! My mate from Liverpool looking for a ticket ( ?!) for the Echo Arena and they were coming up at a grand and a half ! I..Know !
Now , I do jest at the the fact that they even think that people will be going to pay all that money and be entertained by classics like I Can`t Dance and ...
The the thing is , it just smells "A big pay day " tour and that they wont be playing stuff like Carpet Crawlers as the fans that will be paying almost a weeks wage to see them will not even remember such classics as ....
Anyone think I`m being harsh ?
The last few years , I`ve been going to a lot of small venue Gigs and I`ve really enjoyed them , and also very cheap and your not sitting watching the large T.V Screens and listening to people shout what they did last night and how expensive the beer is . I really have a real hate now for big venues and I don`t think I could ever do a festival , these places seem to have become just a night out , and now really bothered about whats happening on stage . I`m being cynical , you may say , or I`m an ol` git who should be staying in with my pipe and slippers . I saw Samantha Fish the other night and it was such a great night and even the support was quality ( Felix Rabin ) and I was thinking that it really would be wonderful that she gets more respect than she really deserves But that would mean she would sell more albums and play bigger venues and the connection you get at the small venues would be lost and I`d end up watching T.V. screens and listening to people shout at each other about what they did last night
Just did a quick price comparison for major acts touring this year.
The Who £98 - £115 The Rolling Stones - £162 -£190 (US gig) Queen - £220 - £284 (yikes) Fleetwood Mac - Not confirmed but believed to be £75 - £200 Stevie Wonder £78.55 Paul McCartney - £67- £94 Elton John - £296 - £310
Just remember some of these will be bought by unoficial sources and are not what the acts are charging Isle of Wight Festival £179 - £269 (Mutiple acts inc Duran Duran Lionel Ritchie Lewis Capaldi
By the way I think a lot of these issues are due to secondary ticketing sights. I would never pay the prices they are charging. McCartney and Wonder seem to be selling theirs on non secondary sights and on their official pages hence why they are cheaper. £200-300 is ridiculous but you wonder if the acts have much say at the moment.
It`s incredible that these "non official" sites get away with it , and the bloody cheek they are selling them even before they are on sale .
I`m still seething about my attempt to buy a ticket for Laura Marling They went on sale at 10.00. am and I was sat there with my finger over the buy ticket and I still did n`t get one ! But I can buy a £30 ticket on ViaGoGo for £169.00 this very minute ! For a sold out gig !
I will not give up hope and nearer the time I will be on social media praying for a spare .
I cannot get over it is £200 + that is shocking, that is not far off a festival ticket price and you get three or four days for that. How much did it cost to see The Beatles back in the day.
I think it was about $5US, maybe 6. I think that would be between 2 and 3 pounds in 1966. It was me and my two younger brothers, then my parents decided they wanted to see it. So the whole family got to see the Beatles. Somewhere on the forum I posted about seeing the Beatles live. Several years ago.
In case you are wondering, here is what I posted in 2017 about the Beatle concert in 1966 in Memphis:
I decided to copy and paste rather than post a link. I started a thread about this in 2013. Here is what I posted.
Well, I got to see the Beatles live. Geezer that I am, I saw the Beatles perform in Memphis, TN on August 19, 1966. Mid-South Coliseum. Their part of the show lasted about 30 minutes.
Official set list: Rock and Roll Music She’s a Woman If I Needed Someone Day Tripper Baby’s in Black I Feel Fine Yesterday (performed as a band!) I Wanna Be Your Man Nowhere Man Paperback Writer Long Tall Sally
Opening Acts: Fashion Show Remains The Ronnettes (backed by the Remains. Not exactly a Phil Spector wall of sound.) Bobby Hebb The Cyrcle
I found the fashion show somewhat boring. Though I had heard of the Remains, I had never heard them on the radio nor seen their records in stores, and 1 have not since.
Equipment: John and George had begun playing brown sunburst Epiphone Casinos. John had not yet removed either the finish or the pickguard from his Casino. Paul was still playing his Hofner bass, despite having been photographed with his Rickenbacker. They played through the big Vox Super Beatle amps (the American versions of the AC-100, if I understand correctly). Don’t know about the PA system. George played a Ric 360-12 new style, not the old style such as he had played in A Hard Days’ Night, on his song “If I Needed Someone.”
Before the Beatles came on, an announcer said that anyone seen taking pictures would be removed from the Coliseum and their camera confiscated. We saw a number of girls seen carried off crying by security guards carrying the confiscated cameras.
You could hear the Beatles singing over the girls screaming. Barely. One cool thing about the Beatles’ live performances was the fact that they did not go near a mike unless they were actually singing. When Paul started singing “She’s A Woman,” the mike was dead, and you could not hear him at all, so he calmly strolled over to the mike John was supposed to sing into.
John was wearing rose-tinted steel-rimmed glasses. I had never seen him wearing glasses before.
This was the afternoon show that we saw. Reportedly, at the evening performance, someone threw a firecracker on the stage, making a gunshot-like sound. When John did not hit the floor, the Beatles continued playing. This was not long after John’s “more popular than Jesus” comment. Another 10 days and their touring days would be over.
I left out the fact that the Vox Super Beatle amps were solid-state whereas the British Vox AC-100s were powered by tubes (or valves)
Amadeus: Hey all. Not been frequenting here very much lately. Between burying people, helping sick people and feeling crap myself, Me and Mrs. A. have been weighed under. Hoping to get a bit more out of that rut so I can focus back on the fun things I used to focus
Jun 26, 2019 19:56:52 GMT
The End: Hey all - come along to the 12th Annual Beatle Forum meet up - it's in The Grapes at midday on Saturday 24th August! Will be great to see some new faces as I'm fed up with the old ones!
Aug 16, 2019 13:56:22 GMT
Mr Kite: That`s when your sober !
Aug 16, 2019 18:36:18 GMT
bigche: Hey you guys see this yet? Here's the imposter posing with Paul and the Beatles in '64 - over 2 years before permanently assuming the missing Beatle's identity in late '66: youtu.be/8hJ709TEjOs
Jan 1, 2020 19:34:34 GMT
Mr Kite: Have you ever thought about getting out a bit more ?
Jan 2, 2020 22:49:20 GMT