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i'm going- on my own.
first gig i have ever been to by myself.
Anyone else attending?
I actually can't wait.
anyone got any idea of stage-times?
i'd imagine it will end quite early and i definiteley want to see robyn hitchcock.
is sheperds bush tube closed?
Hammersmith & city is open the other one central line is closed due to the Darkstar being consructed.
I might go : )
tickets still on sale here:
Is Robyn Hitchcock really going to be onstage at 7.30pm?
That's what Seetickets reckons.
but would be good if someone could confirm as i don't want to miss his set, he's always superb...
...and of course all my fellow over-40s will need to be in bed early so it will have to finish, and thus start, early.
Me, I'll be at the Barfly for Absentee.
an appearance, should be great
Can't wait for this.
Big Star at Reading '93 was one of my fave ever gigs.
I think they should still be really tight. If I get too drunk and sing too loud please feel free to punch me!
I'll be the excited one jumping up and down.
Standing Downstairs or seated upstairs?
I pass there on me way home from work i'll top by the box office.
although I actually think this might be a better gig sat at level 1.
Can't imagine it's going to be that busy?
We might be the youngest in there though!
i'm 26 so i'll be the youngest there. unless there are some dads bringing their kids in an 'i'll show you some REAL music' moment.
I'm 26, am guessing average age will be 40+. Will be an interesting gig, different crowd to Conor Oberst last night I'm sure.
I guess I can spot a disser at 20 paces.
I got me ticket, ooh la la. Sang in a boyish exited way.
i'd love to go and see big star ....
The band seemed a little under prepared, a bit sloppy. but you can't mess with that level of songwriting, its just classic.
actually quite enjoyed the coveres/new songs, although i did hear people complaining. they played pretty much all my favourites.
robyn hitchcock was ACE too.
Back of a car
In love with a girl
had a lovely time. really enjoyed the covers and the atmos in general. felt really sad when it was over. why can't more gigs be like that?
First 40 mins was one of the best gigs of the year. Very emotional for me.
Unfortunately the last 20/30 mins was mostly full of covers/new stuff/solo stuff. Which killed the atmosphere a little for me.
Didn't play O my soul either!
I met Alex Chilton after! Legend.
i was scared. i even ran away from jody stephens.
first 40 / 50 minutes was stunning and it was amazing hearing songs like 'Thirteen', 'I'm In Love With A Girl' and 'Daisy Glaze' was amazing - you don't get songwriting like that anymore. Shame they didn't play more off 'Third / Sister Lovers' - I think they need an ATP Don't Look Back for that album.
Ending with 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' seemed quite bizarre.
Alex Chilton - legend.
had I been in a similar situation. How did you manage that?
back of a car!
it did have a nice vibe, although I thought some crowd members were static. I heard complaining too! I guess there was some grumpy old git's there!
I spotted Andrew Innes from PS.
Why is it, no matter how close to the front I get (I was in the second row of people standing), I always manage to end up being stood behind someone at least a foot taller than me who won't move so I can see anything.
Chilters is a legend. Given his slightly bad reputation I was expecting him to be a moody bastard but he seemed mega cheerful - the audience were the curmudgeons.
Anyone got an in order setlist?
Though the new songs thing didn't bother me. Jon Auer hamming up 'I Am The Cosmos' was pretty horrible. But when it was good, it was incredible. Wish they'd done more from Third too - 'Thank You Friends' was probably the highlight for me. Also I was a little disappointed they didn't do any songs acoustically - I felt 'Thirteen' suffered a little by being played on electric guitar (with drums, argh), especially the middle instrumental section which is my favourite part of the song.
All in all though, I'm glad I went, and I'm grateful to have been able to see them at all. It's not like they play over here very often, and they are one of my all-time favourite bands.
I thought 'Thirteen' was amazing; in fact, any song Alex Chilton sang was amazing.
But yes the best songs were the ones he (or Jody) sang. Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow sound like they have Auto-tune installed internally (actually it's probably just connected to the PA) :(
yes thats a good word I totally agree, you wouldn't believe what some trophy girlfriend of one said to me!