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Old 08-23-2018, 03:04 PM   #136
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They're dumb.
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:12 PM   #137
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They saw casual fans heading for the exits last summer when they closed with “Little Things”, and they lost all faith in the song. They stopped playing it halfway through, and never spoke of it again.

I say that like it’s a joke, but it’s probably not far from the truth. Closing the concert with an unreleased new song that is a bit of a slow burn was not a smart choice.
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:03 PM   #138
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Red Flag Day Appreciation Thread

The should’ve put “Little Things” at the beginning of the encore (in 2017). Let it start slow and then swell to the epic finish we all know it is... then play BD, Elevation, Vertigo etc immediately after. Would have made people actually listen to the new song, instead of flocking to the exit to beat the traffic.

Edit: sorry to get off topic. I appreciate Red Flag Day, as the thread title suggests.
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:46 AM   #139
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They saw casual fans heading for the exits last summer when they closed with “Little Things”, and they lost all faith in the song. They stopped playing it halfway through, and never spoke of it again.

I say that like it’s a joke, but it’s probably not far from the truth. Closing the concert with an unreleased new song that is a bit of a slow burn was not a smart choice.
Yeah, I think you're almost definitely right. It should be played earlier on in the second set. Same can be said for Moment of Surrender, again, it's a great song but a terrible concert closer and should have been played much earlier.

Sorry for going off topic, I listened to Red Flag Day on the way to work just now and it really is a gem of a song, top3 on the album for me, no doubt.
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:10 PM   #140
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only thing I can guess is they will release summer of love or red flag day to coincide with the tour. Otherwise i am baffled a band is this capable of writing really solid tunes and no clue about singles. Said it way too many times but it started with Gone and then Kite never being released...criminal!!

****I posted this back in April...I should have put coincide with 2nd leg of the tour!! HA!!
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:54 AM   #141
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Should have been the lead single followed by Landlady
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:34 AM   #142
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Adam recently said they’re now ready to “fully commit” to Red Flag Day. I wonder if it could still be a single.
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:16 AM   #143
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Starts kind of meager but is awesome once it picks up momentum. A nice companion to EBW
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