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Old 03-03-2005, 10:09 AM   #16
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The only time I've gotten twitchy during encores was when Wilco was here a year or two ago. The audience was crazy and they did 2 encores, maybe 3. I love Wilco, but.. /badfan
They usually do two sets of 4-5 encores each so it's actually like the second half of the show with some of their best songs. The crowd goes wild. I love it. Tori Amos also does 2 sets of encores with 2-3 songs each. I like that.
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What I don't get it why instead of bands saying "thank you, good night!" after the main set and before the encore, why don't they just say "we'll be right back!" if there's a planned encore anyway.
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:37 AM   #18
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I like what U2 did on the Slane video but I think they only did that because it was the hometown show and they wanted to be humble. In general, though, I assume encores for big artists are part of the show. I actually view it more as a break for the band before the next set than 'okay it's time for us to scream so they'll come back out.'
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the Manic Street Preachers don't do them. In fact, when they did a one off special gig in Cuba, they did one saying "We don't normally do encores because we're such horrible people".
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I appreciate encores but the whole thing is predicted which loses it's magic. The band should just play on the songs now and just leave, no more predicted encores.
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Old 03-03-2005, 05:27 PM   #21
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What I don't get it why instead of bands saying "thank you, good night!" after the main set and before the encore, why don't they just say "we'll be right back!" if there's a planned encore anyway.
Well, it's a show. Do you honestly think every audience is the "best yet!" either? Not many bands are going to say, "Hey [your city name here], you're a mediocre crowd!" All part of making you feel you got your money's worth.
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I don't mind scripted encores at all; participating in the whole ritual is fun whether or not it's predictable. Jams, on the other hand...
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It's really not a big deal. They're entertainers. There's an element of theater in a rock show. Is this disillusioning somehow?
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When I saw Angie Aparo (singer out of Atlanta), he actually said, "Why don't we just act like I went offstage and you guys screamed and then I came back out? You guys know I'm coming back...no need to do this whole thing." He turned around to face the back of the stage, took a drink of water, everyone laughed and cheered, and he played a couple songs for his 'encore.' Quite enjoyable.
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I loved the encores for Springsteen (3 encores - Ottawa a few years back...) because it was like they were ready to walk off stage and end the show after the first encore, but the will of the crowd kept them on, and it felt so spontaneous. He made us earn those encores...
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Yeah, Springstein is known for doing an hour and a half encore!
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I agree with typhoon, it's theatrics, it's the same idea as stage production of any kind.

I've seen Tool 3 times, they don't do encores, they sit on the stage, rest, drink some water and decide if they are gonna play another song or 3 (more or less) Pretty cool, I think.
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