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£35.00??? Fuck that!
is more than reasonable.
it's actually to see weezer
but objectively, going by sales and general popularity, they are one of the biggest rock bands in the world.
i mean i could go on, i don't know why you'd think otherwise to be honest.
and around 13 million worldwide. As far as the sort of music they play goes, yeah they've sold a lot and yeah, they're among (if not) the biggest bands of their ilk. It's odd that people would suggest otherwise.
If you're talking about how big a band is, why wouldn't they?
Songs on rock band isn't a measure of anything. Not sure what lastfm plays are meant to indicate without any context (don't use the service myself).
But anyway, while they're undoubtedly more popular than Pulled Apart By Horses, truth is they're hardly U2 or Coldplay or Prince or any properly biggest band in the world.
I don't know why you'd go on either.
£35 seems pretty much par for the course really in this world of expensive gig tickets, whether not the act's best days are behind them.
unlike Weezer, despite CrispinAlexander's claim that they 'objectively' are.
I wasn't talking about value (or proportionality), as that's rather more dependent on the individual.
last.fm indicates how many people listen to a band. yeah, it's mostly used by indie types, but it's also reflective of the real world popularity for the bigger artists (eg coldplay, muse, lady gaga etc in the top played)
you may be right about rock band, i was just throwing it out there because i only ever played it once and they were featured alongside R.E.M, nirvana, pearl jam etc.
they're a lot closer to U2 and coldplay in terms of popularity than pulled apart by horses, seems ridiculous to even mention them in that context.
then you decided to ignore the part where i said how they've sold millions of albums and had chart topping singles spanning two decades.
your perception of their popularity is flawed, and this is coming from someone who doesn't even like them that much.
i never said they were on par with U2 or coldplay, but given the sheer number of rock and indie bands in the universe, i think it's fair to claim any band that fits in the top 20/30 most popular as "one of the biggest".
But U2 and Coldplay *are* some of the biggest rock bands in the world, so if Weezer aren't on par with them then logically Weezer can't be one of the biggest rock bands in the world.
I think you're stretching the definition of `one of the biggest` a little too far here.
you could argue he's being fairly conservative in his definition ...
Glancing through Last.fm (a blunt tool, I'll admit), there don't seem to be very many active indie/rock bands with more unique listeners. If you wanted to nit-pick (and it seems you do), you could argue anyone not on a par with Coldplay, U2 or Radiohead isn't one of the biggest indie/rock bands, but Weezer are a hell of a lot bigger than virtually every other indie/rock band in the world.
They aren't Pulled Apart By Horses - they are *reasonably* popular. They just aren't one of the biggest rock bands in the world.
doesn't make you one of the biggest rock bands in the world, I'm not sure what does. But okay.
unless it's Blue/Pinkerton in which case I'll triple it out of pure excitement.
they did say they'd come do that tour in Europe.
but on the other hand, they were absolutely amazing at Reading last year, and I'd settle for another dose of that!
I thought they were fucking dreadful at Reading. Shit covers, half-arsed autopilot versions of their own songs, Rivers dicking about on a mini trampoline and playing as little guitar as he could get away with. Nah - i wouldn't pay £35 + fees to see an extended version of that show. It's a shame because their Manchester 2002 gig is still one of the best I've ever been to :/
as I was at Reading. That they played three covers in a 45 minute festival set when they've got plenty of well known/popular material of their own says it all. Rivers so obviously doesn't know what to do with himself when he's not playing guitar and bizarrely even when the band have played their own songs on their own as a fourpiece, they still don't bother. They don't need the gimmicks and they're not better for them.
29th August 2010 was the day Weezer died to me.
....you lot reminding me that they did do shit covers at the festivals last year worries me. They were still a normal band when they last toured in 2005, and were great. I was glad i didn't see them at Leeds Festival because i would have been embarrassed.
So much fun. I like weezer a lot, always have, but I expected it to be a fairly dull affair, it was really good though.
where were you watching from? had you just had the worst day of your life?
honestly, was one of the best festival shows i've seen for years (and i usually absolutely hate festival shows)
thought the covers were so ridiculous that they were hilarious.
* = is this a ban request?
but by the time I thought about it it was already sold out, (Reading day tickets are too expensive these days anyway) and the reast of the bill didn't look very appealing. And there were no London shows.
But =w= at Reading 2002 was similar, one of the best festival shows ever for me too!
I just hope i'll get a ticket on Friday! .. it's been too long!
Excellent band, great show then.
With a bunch of songs from albums 3-8 tagged on at the end.
I think if that were guaranteed, I'd possibly be willing to pay £35. POSSIBLY.
£30 for them 6 years ago, and it was beyond amazing.
English Festival Exclusive for Sonisphere if I remember rightly.
was soooooooooooooooo amazing
From there last gig they played. I say no more...
they are guaranteed to play the State Farm Insurance song
No idea how these O2 presales work though. Do you need to be an O2 customer?
anyone with a gigsandtours presale please?
although they sometimes balls it up and the link works for everyone so worth a punt. I'm on o2 so I'll be giving it a go
Just in case it's a link to a presale or something, like...
£13.14 for 3 tickets. ARE YOU FOR REAL TICKETWEB?!!?!?!
think i'll wait til Friday...
bloommin mental it made me get two instead of 3 I couldn't stomach the total price.
i'll cry if they put on a rubbish gig. But have been waiting 6 years so am still kind of excited.
Because I would pay double that to see that setlist posted above, (and I'd pay anything if they do play I just Threw Out The Love Of My Dreams).
Wheatus covers and Memories I have no interest in, though.
Unless they're being odd and not announcing that til later!