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and did they live up to the years of built-up anticipation? (yes, i didn't mean waiting in a queue outside the gig...)
For one reason or another, I've never seen them despite trying for years.
Chances are, it'll be the one I never get to see as well, so I can't answer your second question.
I saw them once in 1994, then twice in 1995. Following that they went low profile up until Pinkerton, promptly disappeared after it bombed, reemerged after years later but cancelled their the UK tour and Reading festival appearance, both of which I had tickets for in either 2001 or 2002 (I caN never recall which year it was, 2001?)...yeah, so Weezer: 13 fucking years!
3 years due to a couple of cancellations and me not getting my act together. Thing is, by then, they'd gotten a bit shit and overindulgent. Still pretty good, but would rather have seen them right at the start when they were apparently brilliant. Their ATP is something I really should have gone to.
I saw 'em right after Deloused came out, and they stretched a brilliant 1-hour set into a 100-odd minute fret-wankathon.
after 15 years of hoping they may tour properly again. Wowee, worth the wait. still top of my gig list and probably always will be !
Also seeing Mercury Rev next week after probably 10 or 15 years of being into them, hoping for great things.
Which I'm making up for by seeing them three times in four days.
10 years for built to spill, they're the ultimate 'college' band and first heard their stuff during my school years, and they'd never toured australia until last year. saw them twice in '07 - expectations = met.
also, the dirty three: about 11 years wait since getting their first LP. obvious answer for the second question...
my whole entire life and i don't know yet - HOPEFULLY.
when I go to see Magazine next year.
Been an R.E.M. fan since I was about 9 years old, and saw them the weekend after the 7/7 London bombings at Hyde Park... so that's a 1988 to 2005 waiting period.
After that'd be Radiohead... 1992 to 2008 waiting period, saw them this summer at Victoria Park.
And yeah, both were superb gigs. R.E.M. Highlights included a version of Night Swimming that was just Stipe singing to Mike Mills playing the piano, and Patti Smith forgetting the lines to E-Bow the Letter.
Radiohead Highlights included The Tourist (!!!), Planet Telex (!!!), generally not playing the 'crowd pleasers' and actually doing something for the fans. Plus Yorke's voice was on absolute top form.
well into jeff mills productions and djing and liked the small amount of mike banks stuff i'd heard. didn't think they'd ever be a reunion, but got to see it as a one-off as x-102 at sonar this year. 8 year wait. tense with the crowd not into it, they had technical problems but i enjoyed it, great music and visuals.