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Re: Wembley

Post by Watergirl » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:12 pm

I am still on a high and have watched "The times they are a-changing" five times so far (thanks to the girl who posted that on Youtube).
The gig was amazing. It just all went by too quickly. Once "The road" started I realized we were on the last stretch..
And it wasn't just the gig. It's been a celebratory two days, from meeting other travellers in the Enterprise in Camden (thank you Laura for organizing this), "'t Was the night before Wembley" (all acts were great), a very nice day queueing outside Wembley and then the gig itself.
The interval music between Billy's and Frank's sets was spot on. Have to say I prefer the heavier version of "Long live the queen" and I had really hoped for "Balthazar impresario" with strings, but hey, can't have it all.
Can't wait for the DVD.....
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Re: Wembley

Post by moomin » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:15 pm

so there was a broom, blonde will be relieved we all thought she had lost it

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Re: Wembley

Post by newmy » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:20 pm

moomin wrote:so there was a broom, blonde will be relieved we all thought she had lost it
I kept seeing the broom and kept wondering whether there was some in joke pertaining to brooms. I then thought perhaps not and someone's just brought a broom with them and that's fine.

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Re: Wembley

Post by andyhh » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:39 pm

Just found some pink confetti in my shoe, that stuff gets everywhere! Does this mean that the golden streamers are also going to get hash-tags at large Frank gigs along with the confetti?

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Re: Wembley

Post by ness w » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:52 pm

andyhh wrote:Just found some pink confetti in my shoe, that stuff gets everywhere! Does this mean that the golden streamers are also going to get hash-tags at large Frank gigs along with the confetti?
Was the confetti pink then? We were up the top and I was wondering why Frank had chosen pink of all colours this morning. Was told by my husband that it was silver and the lights made it pink like I was a total fool.

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Re: Wembley

Post by newmy » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:59 pm

ness w wrote:
andyhh wrote:Just found some pink confetti in my shoe, that stuff gets everywhere! Does this mean that the golden streamers are also going to get hash-tags at large Frank gigs along with the confetti?
Was the confetti pink then? We were up the top and I was wondering why Frank had chosen pink of all colours this morning. Was told by my husband that it was silver and the lights made it pink like I was a total fool.
100% definitely pink. I was getting showered in the stuff where I was standing near the confetti cannons on the sound/lighting desk.

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Re: Wembley

Post by tarpster77 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:13 pm

The gig was amazing! Like impossible to put in words

I'd like to apologise to the girl on the barrier in the middle who I appeared to be squashing for most the gig due to the constant push forward

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Re: Wembley

Post by andy8000 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:14 pm

Epic. Can't really add to what's already been said. Did worry that playing in an Arena we might lose the Frank we all love, should have known better. Hope Frank doesn't start dropping too many of the classics from the set list, i could go and listen to them endlessly. BALLAD MUST STAY!! Totally brilliant night and a big THANK YOU to Frank and everybody that made it happen. Have to agree also that Frank fans are a uniquely friendly and happy bunch. The atmosphere was great as all the tribes from all over the country, (and beyond!) got together to make it a fantastic night. If the general populus ever catch on to him and a big gig is repeated, i doubt it will ever live up to this one.
P.S. One downside TWENTY TWO and a HALF f*****g quid to park the car!!!!!!!!!! Glad we dont live within hundred miles of London.
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Re: Wembley

Post by h26 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:36 pm

newmy wrote:
ness w wrote:
andyhh wrote:Just found some pink confetti in my shoe, that stuff gets everywhere! Does this mean that the golden streamers are also going to get hash-tags at large Frank gigs along with the confetti?
Was the confetti pink then? We were up the top and I was wondering why Frank had chosen pink of all colours this morning. Was told by my husband that it was silver and the lights made it pink like I was a total fool.
100% definitely pink. I was getting showered in the stuff where I was standing near the confetti cannons on the sound/lighting desk.
pink confetti, gold streamers, silver stars 8)
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Re: Wembley

Post by halfpint » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:55 pm

Could the pink confetti be a link to Lexapalooza? Just a thought.

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Re: Wembley

Post by jonnytreeUK » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:26 pm

After a really shoddy week this gig absolutely turned my life back around. Frank and Souls never fail to bring me back on track to what really matters.

I want to thank all the fans who were there because after feeling really alone for 7 days I can honestly say that you are NEVER alone at a Frank Turner gig. You guys are all amazing and Frank and Billy playing together has definitely got to be the highlight of my life so far in fact the whole show blew me away.

How can you give a band a standing ovation when they've had one for every song? How do you top that?

Frank if you read this can we have a Frank Turner "Church"? no religious connotations just your friends and fans getting together and singing and appreciating each others company!?

So much love I can't put it in words... lyrics however.... "punk rock saved my soul"

Thank you.

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Re: Wembley

Post by Baudelaire » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:44 pm

My God, incredible night. Very surprised he didn't play Poetry Of The Deed however, and I was hoping for Live Fast Die Old but pretty much knew it wouldn't happen. Also, very pleasantly surprised at the inclusion of Nashville Tennessee.

The Dylan cover with Billy was just amazing though. Great song choice.

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Re: Wembley

Post by Kathbad » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:10 pm

Full on amazing.

Pleased I was at the front. The atmosphere and friendliness in the mosh pit was what I have come to expect from a FT gig - whatever the size.
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Re: Wembley

Post by bewhatyoubelieve » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:20 pm

So so so immense. Had a really great gig, everyone around me was epic (at the front, half way between Frank and Tarrant, you guys rocked!) and then tube back to liverpool street was proper giggles with two random fans who had sneaked into standing even though they'd had seated tickets...if I could remember your full names I would have facebooked stalked you to let you know that you're super awesome and yes I did get my train home okay :) very much looking forward to the dvd of it (although mildly concerned at just how many awful bits of me there may be in it...sex hair does not even cover how I looked at the end!) best gig ever, truly amazing! I've been watching the videos on youtube all day (in between finding random bits of pink confetti in very confusing areas) and I kinda didn't realise how big it was and how many people there were. Being down the front you're so focused on Frank you forget that there is anything more than just a little bit behind you...and I bet everyone else had the same connection with Frank that I did and it was amazing for every single person. I would do it again in an instant. Oh and we will get a dance routine sorted for Four Simple Words to show Frank that musicals happen in real life.

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Re: Wembley

Post by Maddy » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:41 pm

My Dad had the hugest smile on his face when he recognised Somebody to Love. But seriously, a really great gig. One of the best I've been to! And the Dylan cover with Mr Bragg was just amazing, absolutely amazing.

Oh, so it was a broom! I was wondering about that.

Oh, and the photobook is brilliant.
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