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tomorrow. is this do-able?
if you'll see the end of the gig. The station is quite a trek from the Portland Arms.
might want to get a taxi from there to the station, which should save a bit of time... agghh
might just have to go to the london date instead.
I don't exactly get a lot of taxis, but I'm not sure how many there will be around Portland. It's not in the city centre...
nb camcab: 01223 704704
but i want to see throats too
the portland never runs to time, and the station's a mile away
if you know where you're going it'll take best part of an hour. get a cab.
cab to the station is 15 mins tops
Any other supports apart from Throats?
not that helpful really
I've been to gigs there that end at around half ten, but not many.
And it shouldn't take much longer than 25 minutes to get to the station.
Unlikely, I'd say - there's the C1 bus from nearby that gets you to the station, but they're shit, and likely not to be running past around 2pm.
It's four minutes' walk from my house. I might go.
sounds like itll be touch and go.
i can go with my friend, and her friend who lives in cambridge then stay in cambridge, but my other friend wants to go as well, and he doesnt know the one who lives in cambridge and itd be unfair for them to have to let him stay or even to ask about it.
so i might have to see them twice in one week...
it'll be solely just to check them out.
was impressed, but didn't like the music.
I'm still tempted to go.
just the money!
You're _supposed_ to waste money on gigs all the time.
and wasting it on tickets and travel!
of their set I'm afraid. Book a taxi for 10:30, and pray it turns up.
See you there!
see you there!
it'll be worth it though, the portland is an awesome venue :)
the Portland Arms to watch such luminaries as Goober Patrol and Vanilla Pod perform?
Yes it is.
what did you make of strike anywhere the other day?
I never bought the most recent album (Dead FM?), but the e.p and Change is a Sound were on constant rotation during my second/third years at university. I really liked Exit English too...anyway I digress, my point is that the new songs sound a lot better live than on record.
They weren't quite as good as the previous occasions I've seen them (Leeds two years ago and Southampton 6/7 years ago), but I guess they're mellowing a bit with age and don't have so much to prove anymore.
The turnout was pretty poor though. When I walked in there were only 15 or so people there although by the time they took the stage there were more like 50 or 60...still, with literally 101% of 'The kids' being xHARDCOREx these days I would have expected a bigger showing.
Maybe it's an Oxford thing? There were about 250/300 when at the Leeds show.
Had a chat with the singer too, he was a nice guy.
pretty enjoyable, and fun to watch as well. I quite like the new record also, but a lot of it did sound better live i agree.
The turnout wasnt great here either... there were the usual people that go to hardcore gigs in Norwich, so maybe 100 people or something there, but it was a pretty big venue so looked pretty empty. i think it was originally meant to be at a much smaller venue but got upgraded, and i think it would have been really good at the smaller venue.
I'd agree with the 7/10.
You going to see Paint It Black? (DO IT THEY WERE INCREDIBLE THE OTHER DAY)
me from catching them this time.
It's strange, it seems as though Fat/Epitaph bands aren't such a big draw anymore. You used to be able to bank on the fact that a few hundred people would turn up to see any band on the label playing anywhere. I blame all this 'an Indie' nonsense for the decline!
Oh! How great does this look?
theres about 100 bands there that i really want to see. shame im not in florida :( and only $55 dollars, thats absolutely crazy.
I dont really know what it used to be like to be honest with you, but i was suprised there wasnt quite a lot of people when i went in, i was expecting it to sell it prior to the gig, but they had loads of tickets on the door. bit of a shame really, but it wasnt bad being able to stand around without being pushed, and do what i wanted.
is that North American bands may decide to leave it longer between UK tours or just stick to dates in London/Manchester/Glasgow in future :(
I'm seeing Fucked Up in the same venue on Nov 10th, will be interesting to see how full that is. There was a good turnout for them in Southampton back in March...with six months more hype and an NME cover behind them I hope it'll be packed for them.
Yes! That festival looks incredible....from memory last year's line-up was even better (I think they had 7 Seconds and Naked Raygun amongst the headliners). I'd love to go next year.
as much as its not too bad for me to travel to London, its still a lot more money than staying in Norwich, and a lot more effort too! Obviously its worth it for some bands, but for a couple of smallish hardcore bands, paying about £30 just to get there starts to make you think.
I expect Fucked Up will be packed, everyone seems to be getting into them at the moment from what ive seen. Should be good fun!
I wish there was something that good over here, i'd never bother with reading or anything like that again!
i should be ok now i think :)