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Old 01-11-2012, 03:43 PM   #601
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If I stopped to think about it, I probably did end up paying almost double for most of that experience (save for being punched or almost-punched).


.... oof. I just won't think about it.

Yeah. I think the days, however fleeting, of me travelling long distances to see concerts are over. I can't muster the excitement I once could, and my money could be used for more practical things.

That said, I'm waiting for an announcement of Radiohead east coast dates, and for Coldplay to announce a Moncton date, which I will go to since it's now relatively close to where I live. That's the only music-related travel I will do in 2012.
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That's ridiculous.

Edit: that's for Trojanchick. Felt like that was an important clarification.

Yeah, I don't know that I'd do something that wacky again, even for U2. Although the odds of them playing a) somewhere that remote; and b) someplace that involves a camping scenario are fairly low.

Unless they play Moncton again, which could be possible. In which case, I'd pass. ...... unless it was billed as their last concert ever, in which case I would do it, but do it differently. Including offering one million dollars to whomever lives in one of those houses right by the venue, so I can just spend the night there.
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I don't do camping. Hell if I end up at Coachella this year it will be in a condo with a pool and golf course. I don't do camping, even for U2.
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Some things to definitely consider here (ooh, I hope the cancelling thing doesn't happen with the show I want to see), thanks for the tips, everyone.

I'm going to travel, though, 'cause first off, it's not THAT far a drive to either Minneapolis (little over 2, close to 3 hours) or to Chicago (I think that one's, like, 6 hours, or something, can't remember now, but I can definitely get there in a day), and second, because I haven't gone out and done anything even remotely fun in a while, so a concert would be a good evening out. Tickets are a little pricey, yeah, but eh, if the show's good, I'll consider it worth it.

On an unrelated topic, I heard the song last night that Chris did with Kanye West, "Homecoming", and now I cannot get that piano or chorus out of my head.
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I can't believe they're only playing 90 minutes! What the hell's wrong with them!
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That's how long the Muse show I saw was, I think. Course, they also had some longer songs, too.

I dunno what the reason would be for short setlists .
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I can't believe they're only playing 90 minutes! What the hell's wrong with them!
Yeah, they aren't copying U2 with that bullshit.
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I imagine now is the worst time to buy resale tickets for June shows, right?
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Yes, I'd wait on that.

90 minutes? That sucks. I did see the setlist that they have been using, and I was surprised at how short it was. They have so much great music to choose from.
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Yeah, they aren't copying U2 with that bullshit.
Well yeah, if 50yo U2 can do 2+ hours why the fuck can't Coldplay?
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The real question is why can't Coldplay do General Admission? God look at that amazing production and it's being wasted on a seated field. Furthermore, you take away the opportunity of putting your most passionate fans up front and you replace them with your richest. Shame, really. Sounds like this whole production is just a real shame considering how good it can be.
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fuck seats.
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I'm agreed on that, too. I'm guessing the seats thing has to do with some of the tragedies that have occurred at concerts in the past, but still...I have to think there's a way to keep the concertgoers safe while still managing to have everyone be able to move wherever the hell they want to in the venue.

There was no seating, only standing room at the Crowded House show I was at. That made it that much more fun (that and the fact that I was right up front ).
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fuck seats.
Fuck buying your way to the front too!
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I'm guessing the seats thing has to do with some of the tragedies that have occurred at concerts in the past,
I don't think that's still a lingering concern (assuming you're talking about The Who tragedy in the late '70s), because many acts do the non-seated GA thing. I think if that was still "a thing," fewer acts would do that, or fewer venues would allow it.

I know there have been other tragedies in Europe, at festivals and the like, but US arena shows aren't at that level of clusterfuck.
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