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unless otherwise stated, it's at fucking "gig time", you imbeciles
about three bands play, at about 8:30, 9:15 and 10
it almost certainly won't run on time
absolute power this. website broken from thissing so hard
and they have started at varying times from 12pm to 1am.
Or more like Hammer time?
I've been caught out doing this before. Known gigs to start as early as 7pm and as late as 11pm with no indication. The 11pm one I turned up to the venue around 7:30 cause they'd put no information anywhere.
Really is no excuse for not putting the start time in an easy-to-find place these days.
in those cases, someone fucked up. doesn't mean that the general rule of thumb of turning up at 8:30 and leaving at 11 doesn't hold true. especially on a weeknight
it's understandable to double-check if it's not easy to find out. Only takes a second to answer.
Lots of gigs don't list a start time online.
the promoter will have a twitter account
ask the fucking promoter, not me
and answer any question really appreciatively.
You bigtime charlie.
that i have absolutely nothing to do with, and am just going to head along to when i feel like heading along to them.
it's also pretty annoying when you're playing, and you get asked it 10 times in a day and the promoter, who's call it is, hasn't given you a set time
imagine showing up as soon as the doors open :')
"What time does it start?"
"I don't know, gig o'clock"
"What the fuck time is gig o'clock you dickhead?"
"Find out, idiot"
*andyvine finds out*
"8 o'clock, like all gigs"
"That wasn't so hard was it you prick"
For some reason she gets as wound up by me saying gig o'clock as I do with her asking what time gigs start, if not more so
Is a fair question isn't it?
Especially at bigger gigs.
Go stand at the academy and watch someone who's playing because they're on the same label while drinking £4 cans of redstripe. Ewwww
FOR A LOSER TO ASK
if you have to buy a ticket in advance it's not worth going to
and the stage times will be on the website anyway. so fuck off and look at the website, don't ask me
you need to go earlier.
When you hold a party, you need to set a time at which you're going to be ready to start letting people in. And unless I have hugely unusual friends, this start time changes pretty much every time. If you're the sort of person who likes to rock up about 9:30 you're going to be fine, but the first hour or two is one of my favourite bits of any party.
The fb event thing said it was starting at 9. We set off at 9 to make sure we weren't the first dweebs there. There was no one there when we arrived ffs
and wants to see the main event and then fuck off, you fuck
then 'gig time' is fairly well established.
But for smaller gigs (particularly ones put on by Upset the Rhythm) 'gig time' can be 'whenever we fucking feel like it time'.
Also, even gigs in bigger venues gigs can finish much earlier on Fridays and Saturdays to make way for a club night after. This can mean the headliner coming on as early as 8.00 or 8.30.
In short, ^this is why people ask what time 'gig time' is.
where the doors opened at 7:00 PM there were no support acts and she wasn't onstage until 8:30 PM.
Great performance though.
because support bands are boring and my back hurts when i stand around too much
as per upthread
"starts about 8, finishes about 11
about three bands play, at about 8:30, 9:15 and 10
it almost certainly won't run on time"
that's easy in the sense that it's true of 90% of gigs, and that if you've been to more than 5 gigs in your life you'd know it, hard in the sense that it's a lot of information.
if someone asks you, and you reply, you're then responsible for what time they arrive and if they miss stuff and their night is ruined.
just fucking turn up as early as you can, bring a book or a friend with you
I agree that is the correct answer to the question but it's the industry's "fault" if it can't "deliver consistently", not the "consumer's".
it might be to be polite and just round up the conversation nicely and show interest and confirm that they will definitely be there
watching the shitty support (Her Parents), they just want to see the mega-badboy headliners (Travis Waltons).
and I'd much rather spend an hour at home watching TV than watching the third local support act in a row whilst standing on my own in a shitty venue awkwardly. I always look into support acts and go early if I like them but they're mostly just so shit these days.
My local venue withheld the times personally in aid of 'supporting local music' and told me to come at 7 when the band I was reviewing wasn't on until 9.15pm. The fuck do I want to stand around for 2 hours 15 minutes on my own watching a 2014 fifth rate Libertines just because they're 'local'.
and the venue/promoters would prefer that.
so in my opinion I should be able to know what time the band I want to see is on.
That's my resolution for the year finally figured out. Never seen a gig worth going to that's being out on by promoters who talk about supporting local bands all the fucking time
i know what's what
you've never seen my band because you turned up to see usat the castle at about midnight, and didn't turn up to see us at OBL at all
the old blue last is plasticnicki's fault. i owe you one though, that's for sure.
Never been to a gig that was better run than that Anson party you did, except for the bit where it was shut down by tha po-lice
was that the shittest band on the bill didn't play. it was fine.
door opening time is almost always always written on the ticket, so getting there for the start is fine.
But recently I have missed entire sets by Black Angels and Wooden Shjips because yeah, doors open at 7.30 like they always do, but the ticket didn't say headliners on at 8.15, finish by 9.30. SO when I turned up at 9.30 expecting to see an hour of the headliner I was treated to the the ends of final songs.
and yes, I got there as early as I could, but that's not the point.
Doors are always 7 or whatever - the important bit is stage times of the bands.
I'm still probably never going to ask though, bit needy innit. you see what you see.
btw in these cases did you check to see who the supports were or how many support bands there were?
at each gig. I do like seeing support bands, I don't deliberately try and show up last minute just for the headliners.
The problems were
a) going out for dinner first, meaning we got there later than we otherwise would have
b) expecting the gigs to finish at 11
Sometimes tickets say EARLY SHOW on them in nice big capitals, so you will know things are going to end early. But not on those occasions.
I am mostly annoyed about this because I love Wooden Shjips, and the end of the song I caught was great. A horribly frustrating teaser to what might have been. At least we saw something though, and the pain was leavened by the fact we'd missed it for the best meal we've ever had in Brighton...in my top meals out of all time.
depending on the venue
gigs at the thekla have been known to start very early with a 10pm finish & to start at 10
there is no readmittance
i drive to them so cant drink
not unreasobnable to check what time the bands start by any stretch of the imagination
when it turned out he wasn't even coming onstage until well after 10pm. Especially as Oval Space is in the middle of bloody nowhere.
Really infuriates me when you can't get hold of (at least rough estimates of) stage times. Not everyone lives in London, some of us need to plan accordingly.
2) yeah that gig started a lot later than i was expecting. was a weekend tho, so EXEMPT FROM THREAD
2) Does public transport conveniently run later on a Friday? Does it fuck. YOU'RE exempt from thread (or something)
4 bands on, Kvelertak headlining. Got there at half 8, they were halfway through their set. Missed all of Toxic Holocaust, and thankfully Trap Them pulled out so I didnt miss those.
I was fuming
cos so many of the venues have club nights which start at 11 so the gigs finish at 10.30.
About four or five years ago I went to go and see Neon Neon and turned up at 9.30 and only got to see the encore :(
And quite often I'll want to catch the supports (sometimes more than the main acts), and the timing of suport bands is completely random.
when cat_race is militantly backing you up
Because either i'm working and want to know when i'll have to wrap it up to head along and because quite often i am out on the sauce before and don't want to miss a particular band.
However, I have played and attended gigs* that start as early as 6pm and as late as 2am when there was no warning otherwise. Dont be a chump.
*Festivals and all dayers not included
im not saying you shouldn't want to check what time a gig is, im saying dont expect anyone other than the promoter of the gig to be able to answer you