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Does anyone know if it's going to be with a full band?
He was with full band at the weekend, no?
Maybe I will go then.
so I think I'd feel a little bit ripped if I didn't get a band. He must be playing with a band...
I swear that's cheaper than he was last time. Anyway if it's anything like Friday you'll be too busy dancing and enjoying yourself to pay attention to what the horn section is doing. I dunno what to tell you. You'll prob get an hour and you won't be staring at the stage like at a Paul Weller gig.
it's like me not giving you contact lenses all over again. Hey just do without contact lenses for two months, then the gig is free?
I was actually going to say, if you'd forged a prescription for me, I'd be able to go, but in the end Specsavers forgot to charge me so it was free anyway. Yay! I probably still can't afford to go though :(
the only other thing to do is to put the album on spotify free, turn it up loud and keep clicking through to the next track two seconds before the time runs out to avoid the adverts.
Need to find out when I have Holidays
will be SO MUCH FUN
esp. after good reports from the weekend
You literally have no excuse not to go. He is reportedly playing with full band at Glasto, and this is the warm up show, so it should be full band too.
See ya'll there.
I've bought a full-price ticket now :(. Never miiiiiiind. This is a bit out of order though.
But I thought this was too good a deal not to share around.
Or ATP? Or, more pertinently, the regional dates he's done in the past six months.
Regardless, artists play London because it's the largest urban area in Europe, it pays well and has the largest potential audience.
If you don't like it, move. Or get on a train and into a hostel. Or buy a car. Or anything that just doesn't involve moaning every time an artist doesn't play your particular conurbation.
They seem not to really have grasped the concept of a capital city. As Crablin says it's not as if there's actually barriers stopping you from moving to London if you want to be where things are going on.
since that's what the thread's about and all. I am aware that y'know, just occasionally, artists dare to venture out to other cities.
Also, I somehow think that the train/hostel combo (adding £50 + to the cost of the ticket) or spending 15 hours driving down and back for the sake of a handful of gigs are not realistic pieces of advice, do you?
this is you:
it will be amazing
Everyone I know, including me, who applied got some. Heaven isn't even that big! Poor Big Boi.
That must be at least 10% of the entire crowd? Maybe more?
This is one of the biggest selling artists of all time. OF ALL TIME.
They had to sell off a few hundred Wu-Tang Clan tickets for less than half price on Groupon the other week to pull in the numbers too. Meanwhile Tinie Tempah's probably on an arena tour.
Still only 2/3rds full on the Sunday despite the offer although admittedly they had played the night before.
Big Boi is great live too, shame he can't pull the punters in. Think his last tour was downgraded as well, ended up playing some bar in Glasgow iirc.
I think, of the type that would take artists away from his show.
Jimmy Eat World
Joan Of Arc
and Glastonbury, obviously.
(Hindsight). Ah well, hook up some mates at least.
i know who applied for freebies or requested list got them. mates are even just trying to give away plus ones. heard about the glasgow downgrade too - just dont understand why hes not a live draw?
about the size of venues Outkast would play if they toured over here
They haven't toured together since then, so they didn't play at the height of their UK fame (Speakerboxx/Love Below -era). They were never quite stadium status, but it's a shame to see Big Boi struggle to sell out Heaven.
but his shows are always hideously under-promoted and when they are pushed, they end up in things like the Jazz Cafe monthly mag, rather than flyering the more discerning 'indie' shows where a good deal of his UK fanbase lies.
in that he's a hip-hop guy that (a little surprisingly) doesn't really have much of a fanbase amongst those that go to hip-hop shows.
How well did his album sell in this country? Despite all the plaudits, it wouldn't surprise me if it sold on a similar level as that of bands playing at places like Cargo.
But Outkast have had 2 top 10 records. Destroyer is playing Heaven next week and has never been near the charts as far as I know.
That is a joke, comfortably one of my albums of last year if not the best album of last year. 80 is crazy, shutterbug should have been a huge summer hit as well.
Was there not loads of issues with getting the album out though?
Constant push backs, lacklustre promotion, legal issues about Andre 3000 appearing on the record (which would have helped sell a few more copies), and the first 2 singles didn't even end up on the CD
I know of several free tickets up for grabs.
what time Mr Boi is on tonight?
Seems a little early. No support then?
that hiphop live is usually really bad?
more often than not, they're pretty bad. The ones that have been good have been good generally because of the atmosphere/being right at the front rather than the performance.
The only exception I can really think of is APC, but then they pretty much just played a noise set.
Public Enemy, Edan and The Roots are all incredible live. It all depends if the act is willing to make an effort or if they just to go the lazy MC/DJ/hypeman route.
Didn't match the heights of Primavera - and I thought he had a band with him this time? Oh well. Getting rid of tickets obviously worked as it was packed.
A room packed with people that seemed to not give two shits about being there and hardly anyone anywhere near us was dancing. I guess that's what you get when there's so many freebies. Still though, how hard is it to let go and enjoy yourself?!
Also overheard from the mouth of the guy behind us before the encore : "He must be coming back on, he's not done Hey Ya yet".
The show was great though, took a little time to get going (Big Boi's mic was much too quiet for the first few mins) but the rest was just awesome. Pretty much the same set as he's been playing at most shows lately as far as I can tell.