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Damiac
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I got some decent video from the concert I went to a couple of weeks ago.  My camera is pretty good and captures great video and sound but the sound at the venue itself was mediocre.   It takes a few minutes for the crowd to quiet down a bit though on both. 

This one is an original soul song. 

This one is an Appalachian a capella song.  It was a bit of a treat because they don't sing it live much anymore.   A little girl giggled strategically in the middle and caused a cute little interruption.  

 



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I went to see Joe McElderry at a local theatre yesterday. The show was absolutely brilliant and I loved it. For those who don't know him, he won X Factor in 2009, Popstar to Operastar in 2011, and The Jump this year! And he is still only 22! One outstanding song was Toni Braxton's Unbreak My Heart -in Spanish! He also sang Nessun Dorma and Daft Punk's Get Lucky among others! A very versatile young man who deserves every success!



-- Edited by Pearl24 on Saturday 17th of May 2014 07:28:49 AM

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We went to see Phantogram tonight.  It was a very loud, high energy, packed show but the crowd was surprisingly well behaved and nice. Except for whoever it was smoking pot through the whole show in a smoke-free venue. 



-- Edited by Random Jane on Thursday 26th of June 2014 04:14:41 AM

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Went to go see Phantogram as well - but mainly for the opening band Bad Things ( LOVE ).

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Yeah, they were entertaining.  That female drummer was fantastic.  The lead singer was sick the night we saw them.  I felt sorry for him but if he hadn't told us we never would have known.  I had no idea the bassist (I think he played bass) was a famous Olympic snowboarder or something.  He had a nice style about him. 



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Yeah, they were entertaining.  That female drummer was fantastic.  The lead singer was sick the night we saw them.  I felt sorry for him but if he hadn't told us we never would have known.  I had no idea the bassist (I think he played bass) was a famous Olympic snowboarder or something.  He had a nice style about him. 


 Yea when I went to see them The lead singer was sick as well. I belive the olympian was playing a guitar I'm pretty sure.



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Probably, I was paying more attention to the lead and the drummer. I don't know that it is something that I would listen to regularly, but I have to say that it was one of the few times I have actually enjoyed an opening band.  I usually suffer through that part. 



-- Edited by Random Jane on Tuesday 15th of July 2014 08:36:30 PM

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Here is a clip of Joe McElderry singing "Unbreak My Heart" Sorry about the screaming from some members of the audience!

 

And, although I haven't been to one of their concerts, here is my grandson's group, Naked Fridays, playing the main stage at the Isle of Wight Festival this year.  Apparently there was a couple of hundred in the audience but the arena is huge so it doesn't appear there was many there.  Different music again from the first clip on here!  My grandson is the drummer.

 



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Man I'm totally bummed.  I was hoping to see Imelda May on tour this summer but her closest date is 400 miles away in DC.  I've been looking and looking for US dates for months and I find out less than a month before the concert.  Urrrggghhhh! **sad face**

Seriously you can't tour the US and not play one show in the Southeast.  



-- Edited by Random Jane on Thursday 17th of July 2014 01:40:06 AM

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I like it, Pearl.  Naked Fridays that is.  They're good. 



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I can't believe I haven't done this yet.....

I'M GOING TO SEE KASABIAN IN NOVEMBER!!!!!

I've wanted to see them live for years....and have previously shed actual tears of disappointment and frustration when they've been playing and I haven't got to see them.  I would love to see them play at a festival....but I doubt that will ever happen.  Even though I've never actually seen them live I've believed that they are the best live band in existance for quite a long time.......so my expectations are quite high!!  Everytime I think about it I almost feel sick with excitement!!!



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I'm going to see Linkin Park in two weeks.  Saw them before in 2011 and it was freakin awesome. However, their new LP sounds more like their first couple, much more hard core, less melodic, and while that pleased many of their fans, it's not made me happy.  But still, should be a great concert.  



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I know that feeling fifi, crying actual tears of frustration.  I did that recently over The Book of Mormon.  I think I'm actually going to get to see Imelda May in early October.  She added a tour date in my state.  It's still 4 hours away but I figured she came all the way from the UK, I can travel 4 hours by car. 

 

 



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I was front row at the Imelda May concert Thursday night. The show was AMAZING!!!!  biggrin  Here two videos from the show.  Sorry about the picture quality. It focuses after a moment.  I think my camera is broken and I need to get a new one.  It's still not bad though.  

 

 

I know I've been scarce for a few weeks.  I had a leak in my house the other week which required disaster abatement and ripping out of floors. cry  Then I went to the show and on to the beach with my Mom for a couple of days.  I'll be joining the chat tomorrow though.  Assuming that's still on and hasn't been rescheduled or something. I need to catch up. 



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Only 1 more week til I get to see Kasabian live.......I AM SO EXCITED,!!!



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Some year ago concerts were my life. I travelled through whole EUrope to see some bands. I'm aldo Levellers maniac ;) I met many wonderful people thans to them and we travelled together, but........................... some years ago I "broke down" and now I'm deaf, but still sing a lot and a good thing about being deaf is that I can't hear myself singing out of tune ;)..........................poor neighbours ;)

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Wow it has never occurred to me that someone would go truly deaf in both ears later in life, DZASTI (hard of hearing but not truly deaf). That must be tough to deal with. I know a few people who have contracted some kind of illness that left them deaf in one ear.  It's hard enough for them. 



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Yeah it's hard especially for someone like me who loved music and concerts etc. But I also became disabled (for two years I couldn't sit on my own, I was just lying in bed, now I walk with zimmer frame).
Good nowedays there's TV with subtitles and internet :D And I'm better and better in understanding what people say by reading from their lips.

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So...I went to see Kasabian in Cardiff last Sunday.  And it was just excellent - totally lived up to all of my (exceptionally high) expectations.  We got a pretty good spot....smack bang in the middle, and fairly close to the front (to start with, at least.....inevitably we got pushed further and further back).  I got a bit bruised and battered...and completely soaked in lager (was very pleased I had my fella with me, or I reckon I'd have got totally trampled) but for quite a lot of it I could actually see the whole stage - a total first for me...at some gigs I've not seen a thing all night - the light show was fantastic, and there was only one song which I wanted to hear them play which they didn't.  It was just awesome, and I'm still dealing with the come down a week later.  I will, quite simply, have to see them again one day!

 

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I have no idea who that is, fifi, but congrats! 

DZASTI, I'm glad you are improving at least. I can't even imagine what you must have gone through.



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Went to Bryan Adams recently, going to The Proclaimers this year too.... But would love to see Kasabian and loads of others.

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I got to see Ministry tonight. I've always heard that Al Jourgensen was a super nice guy, and I'm pretty sure that's the truth. Someone in the front row dropped their camera bag or purse or something and the bouncers were ignoring it so he crawled down off the stage in the middle of a song and picked it up and handed it back to the person and then crawled back up on stage (not the easiest of tasks at our advanced ages). At the end of the show he walked down the front row thanking everyone for coming and shaking hands. I got to shake his hand. biggrin I'm not too into the newer stuff but the last 4 songs they played were the old songs and they still kick some serious butt.



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Going to go see Josh Rouse at the end of June.highfive



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I used to go to the theatre a lot at one time, not so much now I've a more limited income. My daughter is an Admissions Officer at a local university and one of the courses under her wing is a folk music degree; she gets free tickets for the annual showcase at the Sage and takes me, as I love folk music. This year they also took me to see the American Sessions, truly terrific. But my weakness is classical and Opera, especially Wagner - this June I saw the Flying Dutchman, which was wonderful. I've already booked up for next year - the Sage at Gateshead, together with Opera North, are doing Wagner's Ring Cycle in a week. A small fortune for the tickets and I'll have packed lunches and teas some days and no doubt a bad back and stiff neck by the end of it, but it'll be worth it. So far this year I've also seen Jersey Boys, which really took me back to my youth. When I was a teenager I used to go to concerts a lot - names which were big then, such as the Beatles, Del Shannon, The Swinging Blue Jeans. The Animals were a local group so I went to see them loads. We used to live in Newcastle, within sound of the Stadium and used to sit in our house listening to the acts playing there - but the best thing was sitting in the Irish Centre there, sipping Guinness, windows wide open as it was a red hot day, listening to Bruce Springsteen doing his act just over the road!

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