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Anyone else going? I'm very excited.
it's at the Scala in London, on actual Halloween.
I wanna go. Is it sold out yet? I'm lame and haven't got tickets yet.
I might go too but I haven't got a ticket yet.
with the lameness and lack of ticket.
Count me in both categories mentioned above too.
We're all as shit as each other! Someone get a job lot of tickets in, and quicksmart! Bobby, that's your new task.
Buy me a bacon sandwich and a nice coffee too? For now though, I can't wait until halloween.
Tickets for Bamos, theworm, homeschool_Alan - check
Coffee for thewarn - check
Bacon sandwich for thewarn - check
all get tickets, then I can join in with one of these DiS meet-ups.
that I haven't actually got the tickets, I hope I'm not too much of a disappointment.
Oh, and I did get thewarn a coffee but it was getting cold so I drunk it.
checked ticketweb though and tickets are still available.
I just had a look and couldn't find them. I may be crap. I'm going to buy a couple now, anyone wanna bagsy the other of my pair? Or request I get one for them? I can stretch to three, possibly four on my credit card.
Are they? Also, would I like Patrick Wolf? What day is Halloween?
And they're about a tenner I think, with booking fee. Come on, who wants one? I'm going to buy shortly. Bobby, I owe you one. Or two. You in?
Oh yes I am
on Wednesday though too. Can I do both?
I'm gonna. Isn't it the bomb factory on thursday though?
I'm now doing Patrick Wolf, The Sights at Metro the day after, Bomb Factory on the Wednesday and Brainlove's tour on the following Tuesday. Zonino!
I've got room for one more ticket. Alan?
Going to The Wrens tonight?
Oh and I think the Bomb Factory thing is on Thursday.
Yes, I am. You coming along?
There are only two tickets left for the event! Fight amongst yourselves to work out who wants the other one...
as I do not own any Patrick Wolf, I must rule myself out at the first round.
sorry, I should have posted about this when I got my tickets the other week!
to The Wrens tonight but I don't have a ticket yet, have you got one?
I'm turning up and goin' in. Hopefully. According to this morning's Metro there are still tickets available. We're meeting in the Tottenham outside TCR tube at half seven ish.
Just completed deal for last two Patrick Wolf tickets through Ticketweb though.
I'll try and be at the Tottenham at half seven. I think Miserabli is coming too, although he said he might try and get a ticket today and pick it up on the door.
Is he trying to pretend he's organised and stuff?! Bless!
See you later.
I'll be at the gig tonight, won't be able to make the pre-gig meet up but I'll try and spot DiSers and say hi! I hope bamos always looks like he does in his profile pic or I may not recognise him. I think quietcrown said he was going too.
Are there any tickets left for this Patrick Wolf thing next week?
quite easy to recognise. Although I've had a haircut since that picture was taken, and I don't always look quite so angry. Sometimes I smile. I'll be wearing a blue and white shirt, with a collar and everything, and a hairy jacket with a Bomb Factory badge on the lapel. Come say hi!
And I think I just bought the last two Patrick Wolf tickets, from Ticketweb at the very least. You might need to call the venue.
And I've actually realised I can't make the Patrick Wolf gig anyway. Probably a good thing in terms of finances.
I'm sat next to the flavia/patrick wolf halloween ticket dispenser machine.
I'm disappointed with you boobygorge
I'll make it up to you. I don't know how, but I will goddamit.
love to go.
Sadly I don't live anywhere near London, and I can't afford it :(
Hey, I'm coming too, come with me to this little other Hallowe'en party afterwards.
a 'party' eh? I get the feeling I'm being groomed...
Yes, I can see what would make you say that. I was actually serious though. Haha.
I'll see you all there. Now I just have to convince my housemate that we have to talk to people I met on the internet...
to think of it as a music themed dating agency. She'll find that easier to grasp.
Accidently start talking to us. Liek, chat us up and stuff. Bobby's a hunk, he's used to handling that kind of occurrence.
I think I can remember what Bobby's profile pic was like, and I might recognise you if you come in your work clothes, and I'll recognise Crabbers. I'll just kind of sidle up to you...
Monday 31st October 2005 @ Tatty Bogle, Kingley Court, Kingley Street (Off Carnaby Street), LONDON
dj's: Mira (Ladytron), Dr Rock, Kate (Creeping Flesh), DJ Night of the Cat People, Tabetha Hussy, DJ Spider
9PM-3AM ~ Â£5 OR Â£3 with names to: email@example.com
DRESS UP!!!! (if you want)
yes, so yes, come.
You're promoting at Tattys?
actually as in Alex (MM) and Matty Snow's shindigery but yes im helping out promotion-wise.
Ralphcore Entertainment Ltd is taking over your FACE!
was Gary Coleman (and Grotbags for a while).
I don't look anything like them. I think.
you did have a real one once, I think? It looked like a twenty-something indie man anyway...
does your profile say you live in cambridge??
I don't know, I changed it to London ages ago. I will change it back when I work out how.
I'm not living a double life or anything.
has decided I don't live anywhere. I don't know why...
I want a clicky linky location thing too.
I'm guessing we can't change it until the whole user thing is finished.
Has made you homeless!!! :o
...would be an understatement.
Myself and a friend have managed to sneak into this grand affair. Patrick Wolf at the Faversham in Leeds was possibly the most removing-me-from-the-planet thing I have ever experienced and so to find out I could go this was splendour. I cannot wait. I cannot. No, I simply cannot.
I really can't.
I can NOT.
When we can update our profiles I'll throw a picture of myself on here; feel free to say hello and I'll be nice to you. It's supposed to be a pagan dress affair to ward off the evil spirits and all that but I doubt I can walk about London all day in very little lace and rag in this weather. A balance of sorts, clothing-wise, will be struck.
Apparently he's performing WITH laptop and doing a retrospective of the first two albums, AND new stuff. I warn you now; I may cream.
Brain cream. Added to Bamos cream, it'll be liek, CreamFest 2005.
sounds amazingly good.
...the set is to be designed by his clothes lady, Renee Lindell.
It's going to be spectacular.
It's going to be beautifully spooky.
I bet he doesn't go in for pumpkins, though.
you can see his video for 'Tristan' if you click through www.tomlab.com ...
it's ace. And he's got a bloc head.
i'll be at sufjan acoustic with string quartet at kings. mahaha.
i want to go, but have no ticket due to having no money. why do all the cool things happen in london?!
we're awesome, I am considering going to this...I'm not sure though.
I will actually explode.
Who's meeting me for pre-gig drinks in the Kings Cross area? Eh?
Shall we meet at The Harrison?
Pres de la Scala? Pres de la 'tube'?
the Grays Inn Road, down Harrison Street, we met there on Tuesday and it was alright.
to me. What time ya wanna meet? Seven? Six? Now?
now using wireless.
I can meet any time after seven.
it is then. I shall see thee there.
I've got to meet my housemate somewhere anyway, so can I maybe accidentally meet you too?
Zonino! I'll be the one who looks like me, but with shorter hair, somewhere in the pub. I may be wearing a massive green winter coat because it's fucking pissing it down. I may not, because it might have stopped by then. Either way, I'll have a Bomb Factory badge on my lapel.
I'll be looking short, with a fringe, and probably pink tights.
because i'll be with Bamos. It's The Harrison on Harrison St, just down Grays Inn Road on the opposite side from The Water Rats.
I'll look in my A-Z. Yay!
Just remember to watch your jewellery.
You never know if Wolf's jewel thief cronies are around.
be fun! With a capital F. And U and N too.
joining us in The Harrison JB?
he is fantastic. but he does have a mullet.
then is it.
Is a mullet of pure sex.
Yeah, see you in the Harrisson Bamos 'n' Bobby.
OMFG! LMAO!! *adopts annoying child voice from that Disney advert* I'm too excited!
I heard it's the most exciting gig on earth!
NEARLY THERE YET?
He's brilliant. I generally despise plaintive emotional singer-songwriter types, because it always turns into that sort of one-man-and-a-guitar-oh-i'm-so-emo-squeaky-guitar-string-bullshit.
But I love Patrick Wolf, because he does what he does with emotion, passion, excitement and more feeling than you get in a bucketful of other hyped buffoons. He conjures up images in his songs that make your mind drift away, he is both intelligent and touching, and his lyrics are second to none. I saw him for the third time earlier this year at Metro, where he played five songs and played a different instrument with each song - from guitar, to keyboard, to violin, to mandolin, to just the pure floating quality of his voice...oh, it was beautiful.
Anyway. None of that may make any sense, but go and buy Lycanthropy. You won't regret it.
i guess. I hope he isn't too popular though.
Come on then, everyone who went to this - tell us how it was! And buy Patrick's new single which was out yesterday.
But I fucking hated it. And you lot know how much I love Mr Wolf. It seemed trite, staged, dispassionate, distant... like an eotistical run-through of all those songs I have loved so much. A smirking, cynical performance of some great material. I was very surprised to find myself wincing at some of my very favourite songs ever recorded. The saving grace was the encore - the new song 'Stars' was beautiful and Bjork-esque. Hm. Disappointed. But vaguely hopeful that the new stuff will ring a little truer.
and needs a clip round the ear and sending to his bedroom with no supper as a punishment.
It was brilliant. I don't think he came across as egotistical or trite at all, I think he was genuinely happy to be playing those songs to a packed venue. Those same songs that made you wince are the ones that made my heart soar, made my lips form a smile and made me want to randomly kiss strangers at the sheer happiness of it all.
When he played To The Lighthouse (which was the song that first got me into him in the first place) and followed it with Lands End...I don't think that there has been a better back-to-back pair of songs played live this year. He made me want to go home and write songs in the same style, songs that made people feel the way he made me feel...before I realised I had very little talent. Oh well.
The encore, for me, wasn't the saving grace, it was the cherry on top of the cake. Just when it couldn't get any better, out he comes for Bloodbeat and that new one, which went back to his electro laptop days. Perfect end to a perfect gig.
I can only guess we see different things that we like about him. Musically, it was all present and correct (actually, a lot of it wasn't correct - he made about a zillion fuckups) ... anyway, there was just a huge problem with the delivery for me. Those songs are great, and he has a brilliant voice, but it seemed to me that rather than coming from the heart, it was coming from the ego; rather than playing out into the room he was playing to the NME kids. Did you see them? The whole point of Patrick's dress is to express some kind of individuality, and how do they respond? They copy his wardrobe.
How fucking individual.
This is NOT me turning on someone when they get famous, before anyone says it. I always had my fingers crossed that he would. I just thought it was an awful gig, and I wasn'y alone.
about the individuality issues, as we said at the time I was sure I'd seen Patrick himself about seven times in the five minutes up to the gig. Damned tall, dark haired scenesters! ;)
And yeah, we clearly do take different things from his music. I'm gay for his acoustic stuff, for the emotion with that cheeky smile...I don't know, it just GETS ME, right there. He's got something, that for me he hasn't lost at all, I just think he genuinely looked like he was loving it, and the fuck ups were due to the fact that he was so excited.
Oh well. We'll just agree that you're wrong, and leave it at that, I reckon :)
I liked it. Not loved, liked. I'm not overly familiar with all his work, having only listened to 'Wind in the Wires' but I thought parts of the gig were beautiful and others felt rather empty. Strangely enough I thought the encore was the best bit because he had the laptop dude out and it gave the songs a fuller sound and even though they were new songs, most of the songs were new to me. The guy is outrageously talented though and i'm rather jealous.
I absolutely loved it. I went on the strength of seeing him at Truck, so I'd never heard anything on record by him, but I thought it was all so beautiful and uplifting, particularly Paris and To The Lighthouse. Now I've bought his albums, which I'm listening to over and over again, and I can see how maybe him only using the laptop at the end might be disappointing, as it's so integral to Lycanthropy. But I thing the songs really work in his stripped down performances. And one of the best things about his performance was how clearly overjoyed he was to be there and to be sharing his music with people.
I did notice a lot of skinny, pale boys with similar hair to the Wolf, but to be honest, a lot of people look like that anyway, I didn't notice anyone copying his style. If they had done they'd have looked pretty silly though - I mean, Patrick himself looks pretty silly...
*adjusts slightly uncomfortable three-shirts-in-one outfit*
I've gone for the italian style Quattro blouse today in celebration.
Anyway, I agree with much of what nice_weasel said. I found his performance far from cynical, he seemed genuinely touched by the occasion. However, I did expect a bit more fragility and emotion from him when he sang. I dunno, I liked it. END.
is the longest thread I have ever started, by a long way. Yay for Patrick! *pulls on bizarre leather waistcoat in celebration*
have the setlist?