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Re: Springsteen

Post by Pete » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:06 pm

I'd argue 24 Hours on and off - The Road video.
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Re: Springsteen

Post by Bossman66 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:40 pm

& here's my own recording of 'Save My Love' from Manchester's Etihad Stadium on Friday, perhaps the greatest gig I've ever been to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCMD7xKzgcU

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Re: Springsteen

Post by smige2 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:31 pm

Anyone go to the Hyde Park gig this weekend?
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Re: Springsteen

Post by helentx » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:37 pm

smige2 wrote:Anyone go to the Hyde Park gig this weekend?
Yes I did.

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Re: Springsteen

Post by Pete » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:31 am

Without knowing all the facts (it's never stopped me wading in before...), I do feel if you are given a strict curfew time, then play for over 3 hours and exceed that curfew time, you cannot really whine about being cut off. I know it was their last song, etc. but Live Nation almost fucked up gigs taking place in Hyde Park before so they probably felt they had zero choice but to pull the plug or risk losing the right to ever host gigs there again (in fairness I don't actually like it much as a venue, but each to their own).
frank wrote:Think of it like weight-lifting. High notes are heavy weights.

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Re: Springsteen

Post by Evan » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:19 am

Pete wrote:Without knowing all the facts (it's never stopped me wading in before...), I do feel if you are given a strict curfew time, then play for over 3 hours and exceed that curfew time, you cannot really whine about being cut off. I know it was their last song, etc. but Live Nation almost fucked up gigs taking place in Hyde Park before so they probably felt they had zero choice but to pull the plug or risk losing the right to ever host gigs there again (in fairness I don't actually like it much as a venue, but each to their own).
Agreed. He knew when the curfew was.
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Re: Springsteen

Post by marowak » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:24 pm

Steve Van Zandt, one of the guitarists, vented his fury at a "police state" and London's mayor, Boris Johnson, criticised "an excessively efficacious decision", saying the band should have been allowed to "jam in the name of the Lord".

"We break curfews in every country but only English cops needs to 'punish us' by not letting us leave until the entire crowd goes. Is there just too much fun in the world? We would have been off by 11 if we'd done one more. On a Saturday night! Who were we disturbing?" he asked.
I dont understand how musicians can be so selfish and stupid in statements like this.

Curfews are generally a legal requirement - they know when it is upfront and should stick to it.
No one has the right to over run it - if you do - you run the risk of the sound being cut.
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Re: Springsteen

Post by smige2 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:19 pm

Amazing gig though, wasn't it?
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Re: Springsteen

Post by DaveHughes » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:34 pm

smige2 wrote:Amazing gig though, wasn't it?
This. I wish that the palava at the end (which, if I'm honest, I would have done anything to get McCartney off the stage) would stop detracting from such an epic set list. Piano 'solo' THunder Road to open as a memory to their first trip to London, TAKE EM AS THEY FUCKING COME as a request for a single fan, Fogerty on the promised Land. This should be a show to remember anyways.

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Re: Springsteen

Post by DaveHughes » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:06 pm

Brilliant. They've just opened their Dublin show by bringing on a generator, saying "before we were rudely interrupted" and then finished twist and shout.

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Re: Springsteen

Post by helentx » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:25 pm

smige2 wrote:Amazing gig though, wasn't it?
A friend who went said this "The Boss was epic and Paul McCartney came on for a guest spot!!! Muddy but immense. Oh yeah the sound got shut off right at the very end but they were just doing their goodbyes anyway. Massively chaotic getting out but safely home now."

But my take was "I was super disappointed he didn't start on time at 7.00pm as billed as I'd been off sick for 2 days & found I didn't have the stamina to last the course. Could have had 30 more mins of him if he had." And for logistical reasons like not getting to a good place to stand & finding an enormous empty collecting ring for VIPs blocking our way to get further to the front - the experience didn't live up to my expectations. I didn't feel any atmosphere where I was standing then moved a long way back to join my (short) friend in front of one of the large screens. By 9.40pm in spite of wet weather clothing I was so dispirited all I could think of was a bath & whisky and left even though I knew I'd be missing the hits. My first time at a gig in Hyde Park - didn't work for me.

I think Steve's tweet was OTT but then they had been cut off mid song. Westminster is stuffed full of venues which host live music which have to comply with their licences. Plus what about all the support staff & all the arrangements which have to be put in place to get people away? A friend says we've been spoilt by Frank cos he starts on time! Actually everywhere I've been in the last year has had a curfew.

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Re: Springsteen

Post by minidazzler » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:00 am

I'm about to get the train to Dublin to work at Springsteen :D I'm finishing work at 7:30 just to go see him! I can't wait!
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Re: Springsteen

Post by newmy » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:40 am

I believe that overrun costs for gigs in Hyde Park are absolutely astronomical, so it's no wonder they were cut off by the promoters themselves.

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Re: Springsteen

Post by Evan » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:58 am

newmy wrote:I believe that overrun costs for gigs in Hyde Park are absolutely astronomical, so it's no wonder they were cut off by the promoters themselves.
I think it has more to do with the residents association, who are pretty much dead against shows happening in Hyde Park. The annual allowance has been dramatically cut, and breaking curfew could result in losing the license for next year.
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Re: Springsteen

Post by smige2 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:51 pm

Did a little write-up of Hyde Park if anyone's interested: http://smige.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/lea ... nging.html
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