September 15th, 2013, 08:55 PM #291
Concerts Of 2k13 Thread
Here at the Belly Up for another run of GY!BE. They were incredible at the Fonda. Brain got melted. Gotta dig for that exact set list but know they did the Sad Mafioso.
Adgy/Ges- did you guys go last night? How was it?
September 16th, 2013, 12:35 AM #292
Like Maiden, Sabaton has excellent material to draw from, and even more energy on stage. They always seem to be having the time of their lives, especially the singer, who is pretty funny between songs. I have now seen them seven other times since they were a band I had only barely heard of playing their first US show at this festival of mostly European bands I go to every year, and every time they have given an A+ performance.
Originally Posted by ucsdguy1
Here is a video of them playing in Germany for me and 80,000 other people who were very into it:
September 17th, 2013, 11:14 AM #293
It was pretty great. They only played 2 hours (compared to the 4 they played last time they were out here!) and I think all but the last song was from the new album. Which isn't bad, per se, but it wasn't ideal. They played BBF3 at the end, though, and that was amazing.
Originally Posted by sonnyboy11
Sadly, they didn't sell too many tickets. The Fox actually closed off the balcony, where the seats are, and made everyone stand downstairs. That was unfortunate, as I'm old and out of shape, and I wonder if that maybe had something to do with the shorter show or setlist. Tsk.
They were great, though.
And for those of you not local, Pomona has come a LONG way in the last handful of years. It's much more arsty/hip nowadays in the spot where the venues are at. There are still certain areas of the city you might not want to walk around in by yourself at night, maybe, but it's not as bad as it used to be.
September 17th, 2013, 03:32 PM #294
i'm far from local to pomona but i've been going to shows there since either '99 or 2000 and always enjoyed it and felt safe within the vicinity of the show. the only bad experience i ever had was a packed, sold out show at the glasshouse back in 2001. i'd just recovered from a kidney infection that sent me to the ER at one point. my fever and febrile seizures were gone by that point so i went to the show... only to have a security guard punch me in the back where my kidney is because he wanted the path clear. it was so crowded, i seriously had nowhere to go so i'm not sure where he expected me to stand. i was fine, but it really hurt and i was kind of pissed, but oh well, i'm still alive!
Originally Posted by adgy-san
September 20th, 2013, 08:47 AM #295
taking my wife on a surprise date night out - friday oct 11th at staples center.
September 20th, 2013, 12:27 PM #296
Weird week for us - a friend won 2 tix to see Adam Ant at SLO Brew Wednesday night and couldn't go, so she gave them to us. I have never been a fan, never really listened way back when, but I have to admit, the 31 song set he pulled off, yes 31 song set, was pretty damn entertaining. Not a lot of between song banter, but he's got a crack backing band and the crowd was very responsive. All in all it was totally worth seeing. My ears are still ringing - it was loud.
Last night we headed up to the Henry Miller Library to see Father John Misty (sans backing band). His album "Fear Fun" was one of last year's best albums IMO so we really looked forward to seeing him in the crazy, intimate setting that is HML. He did not disappoint. It was stellar. He's one witty dude, but the most impressive and touching thing for me is his voice. I just love how it sounds - that, and his arrangements and the great tunes off the LP. One great night in Big Sur - 71 degrees at 10:30 when the show wrapped. The vibe was a complete blissed out, only in Big Sur sort of thing. You have to get there to know what I mean.
September 20th, 2013, 02:29 PM #297
The Henry Miller Library is a sweet venue, you can't be the location and hippie vibes. I've been to a couple shows/fests there, love their home brewed beer.
September 20th, 2013, 02:45 PM #298
They didn't have beer last night! I was shocked. They were serving 1 white and 1 red wine - both godawful. I was bummed b/c I didn't take my flask with me so I was high and dry for the show. We'll be back up there for Junip October 18, except they are playing INSIDE at Fernwood. If you know Fernwood, that should be a super cool event b/c the venue is tiny.
Originally Posted by sarf
September 20th, 2013, 07:49 PM #299
i'm a big time drinker but probably the only time where i don't really want a drink is at a show. i think part of it has to do with the fact that i hate having to pee during a set or losing my spot in between sets. the other part has to do with the fact that i used to drink when i was in my early 20s and i'm kind of bummed that i remember the exact details of those shows less than ones where i was sober.
i'm probably sober at 90% of the shows i've been going to since i was about 23 or 24.
hockey was a different story but who wanted to remember kings games of old? hahahaha. i'm starting to only drink one beer at those now.
September 20th, 2013, 08:27 PM #300
i would add that one thing that makes the Fox way cool as well is the fact that i live EXACTLY 1.3 miles from it.
Originally Posted by adgy-san