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Geneva
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posted 15 September 2007 03:18 AM      Profile for Geneva     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
need some advice here: The Police are coming to a town near me soon, with a very steep price of admission -- about $125 Cdn. minimum

I am not a huge music connoisseur or concert-goer, but the best concert I went to in my life was The Police at Olympic Stadium in summer 1983

went as part of a group, tagging along sort of, and actually the Talking Heads were much more of a draw for me than The Police for that event

then -- pow!! WOW!!!!
-- Sting was absolutely fantastic, and the concert went on and on through all their big hits of that summer;
even though his subsequent solo stuff struck me as pretty self-indulgent, I will always remember Sting for that show -- rockin' !

In any case: friends and family are surprised that I am not rushing to get tickets, but I say : Won't be the same, plus this steep ticket price. I think not.

I googled The Police N. American tour reviews and most were pretty positive, although there were some pans (notably Bay Area papers)

anyone see them on this tour? What can you expect ??
thanks

[ 15 September 2007: Message edited by: Geneva ]


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Tommy_Paine
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posted 15 September 2007 03:58 AM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
With entertainment, expectations play a key role. As to the price being worth it, only you can determine that, ultimately. I guess what you need to figure out is if you think the Police of today will fulfill your expectations based on the previous experience. The opinions of others may not be much help.

Led Zepplin is doing a one of reunion, too, although they have not said who will be on drums. I would be surprised if it wasn't John Bonham's son, who has played drums for other bands. But one never knows.

Twenty thousand tickes went on sale, on a lottery basis, and within twenty four hours twenty million had applied.

I am not in the running. The Led Zepplin I loved has not existed since before I graduated high school.

Best performance I ever saw was of course "The Who." Quite a feat because my expectations were high to start with. Second best was the late Johnny Winter, who just happened to be in a line up of many performers at a concert. My expectations, and the expectations of my friends who attended were not high, and we came away thinking he stole the show.


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posted 15 September 2007 04:39 AM      Profile for pookie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I saw them in July at the ACC. They were my first rock concert, also at the Big O. I had seen Sting subsequently, but to me nothing compared to the band.

It was very expensive - the price you're quoting is cheaper than our tix - we did it as part of our anniversary.

Personally, it was worth it. I had heard mixed reviews so went in slightly wary. And some things did catch me off guard - there are subtle changes to a few melodic lines (really, Sting going off on a frolic) and I tend to be a purist, you know? (Like there's anything that could be done to improve Synchronicity II anyway.)

But, overall I loved it, especially that it was JUST them onstage, very few gimmicks and all the classics. For the most part they were pretty tight.

To be perfectly honest, I am tempted to see them again in Nov.


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posted 15 September 2007 10:28 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Tommy_Paine:
Led Zepplin is doing a one of reunion, too, although they have not said who will be on drums.

Mano man that group's timeless. We went to a few highschool basement parties in the 80's, and that group was still blaring on the stereos even then. I've got all their vinyls and one bootleg.

Way down inside, wo-man,
You neeeeeeed LLlllllllOOOOOOOVE! Keep a coolin, baby aawwww keep a coolin, baby

[ 15 September 2007: Message edited by: Fidel ]


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posted 15 September 2007 10:52 PM      Profile for 1234567     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Originally posted by Tommy_Paine:


quote:
Led Zepplin is doing a one of reunion, too, although they have not said who will be on drums.

I heard they were doing one show in London. I wish they would tour North America. I would pay big coin just to see them play.


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Tommy_Paine
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posted 16 September 2007 06:14 AM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Given the response to the ticket sales, I wouldn't be surprised if Page, Plant and Jones won't be able to say no to the money.

The first time I heard "Dazed and Confused" was during a pee stop on the shoulder of the Trans Canada on the north shore of Lake Superior. It was the dead of night in March, and a full moon was rising huge above a frozen bay.

And yes, it was an eight track inside a dodge van.

I think there are times when the members of Led Zepplin could be accused of being self indulgent with the music, but they are not the worst examples from that time and genre of music. As time has gone by, I think the songs that have survived constant play with me are the bluesier tracks, the ones not killed by "classic rock" stations.


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posted 16 September 2007 08:32 AM      Profile for 1234567     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was at a house party, the music was loud, playing Led Zepplin's "Houses of the Holy" and I heard "The Ocean" and it's been my favourite ever since.
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posted 16 September 2007 09:49 AM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I think there are times when the members of Led Zepplin could be accused of being self indulgent with the music, but they are not the worst examples from that time and genre of music. As time has gone by, I think the songs that have survived constant play with me are the bluesier tracks, the ones not killed by "classic rock" stations.


I take it you don't like the immigrant song?

[ 16 September 2007: Message edited by: CMOT Dibbler ]


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Geneva
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posted 17 September 2007 12:16 AM      Profile for Geneva     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Fidel:
Way down inside, wo-man,
You neeeeeeed LLlllllllOOOOOOOVE! Keep a coolin, baby aawwww keep a coolin, baby
[ 15 September 2007: Message edited by: Fidel ]

fantastic reprise, Fidel:
, can you do guitar riffs for Stairway to Heaven, too ??


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posted 17 September 2007 12:20 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is that what he was saying? I always thought it was "you need schooling..."
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