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#16 Decembergirl

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 08:36 PM

2006 Harry Connick Jr tour. He played at Hamer Hall in Melbourne. Did half the gig with his Jazz sextet and half with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. At several points he'd start a song and the MSO would be playing something different. So under rehearsed many people left. The Sextet were the only thing that made the gig bearable and I was so upset and felt really ripped off. sad.gif

This time round I refused to go and apparently he brought his entire big band with him and the gigs were awesome. Bloody typical!
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 08:42 PM

Pavarotti's farewell tour was very disappointing.

I went to a Michael Buble concert where I thought he was drunk (at first) but as the evening went on things got better tongue.gif

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 09:20 PM

QUOTE(nephthys @ Oct 3 2008, 04:53 PM) View Post

I immediately thought of the U2 concert as well although I saw it in the Olympic Stadium where the venue was so big the sound was distorted and you couldn't understand a word Bono was saying. Kanye was supporting then too and he was just awful.


Ditto. The acoustics in the place were apalling and Kanye was abysmal - we left our seats and sat outside while he was performing!

Alanis Morrisette was pretty dull and disappointing, but her supporting act Garbage were awesome.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 10:06 PM

I'm so bummed to hear that about Matchbox 20. I saw Rob Thomas a couple of years ago and would say it was one of the best... so maybe it's the band that lets him down! laugh.gif

I thought I would get flamed for saying U2 but I'm glad a lot of people thought the same, and Kanye was just beyond terrible.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 10:20 PM

Blink 182 at the WEC in 2004, i was expecting them to be so much naughtier but they were really boring!

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 07:56 PM

QUOTE(widge @ Oct 3 2008, 06:38 PM) View Post

Although I wasn't there, I did watch Kim Wilde on The Footy Show last week when she sang Kids in America, a song that I love, but it was HORRIBLE wacko.gif

I'll second that one ^^^

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 08:50 PM

QUOTE(nephthys @ Oct 3 2008, 04:53 PM) View Post

I immediately thought of the U2 concert as well although I saw it in the Olympic Stadium where the venue was so big the sound was distorted and you couldn't understand a word Bono was saying. Kanye was supporting then too and he was just awful.

Oh that is such a shame sad.gif My sister said the same thing about it being all distorted from where she was and she couldn't understand Bono at all.
But we were in the 2nd row and everything sounded perfect. It was absolutely awesome (best concert I've been too). I wish that other people got to experience it how we did.
There are no words for Kanye though. What were they thinking?
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Posted 04 October 2008 - 09:09 PM

QUOTE(Melonbaby @ Oct 4 2008, 05:56 PM) View Post

I'll second that one ^^^



I'll third it, god it was awful wacko.gif Hubby and I just sat there gobsmacked.

And Spiderbait at a BDO. I used to love them but Janets singing was disgraceful, it sounded like a cat yowling.

In defense of Silverchair, I saw them at one of their first concerts and they were fantastic, this was before DJ went all strange though...

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 09:18 PM

I saw 30 seconds to mars a couple of years ago and they were shocking..
We ended up walking out half way through it... and that was after having to also watch the WORST COVER BAND EVER!! haha

but i saw bryan adams when i was 15 and he was great tongue.gif
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Posted 04 October 2008 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE(princessJo @ Oct 3 2008, 04:45 PM) View Post
I went to see Matchbox 20 back in 2000 at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre and it just left me cold. It sounded just like the CD, no added effects because it was live, no insight into the songs (in fact little to no discussion between songs at all) and they didn;t play my favourite song at the time sad.gif
QUOTE(Kir @ Oct 3 2008, 04:59 PM) View Post

I'll second Matchbox 20!



Oh that is crushing to read! laugh.gif Not diehard fans ?

Matchbox Twenty has never been about a big stage show. This years tour I think is the most I have seen lighting wise etc. I think maybe because they followed on from Rob doing it with his solo tour.

You should have seen them in the Hunter Valley in the pouring rain this year. Bloody awesome!


ETA: Also, I can't recall which year it was, maybe 2003, things may have seemed a little off, as Marisol was ill. I remember speaking to their head of security before the show and he said their competition winner concert that was supposed to be held in Sydney was being cancelled and they were flying out after the Brisbane shows..................I did notice a difference on stage that night, things were totally not right, but because I knew what was going on, I didn't hold it against them smile.gif

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 11:55 PM

Millencolin at Luna Park Big Top - Not the bands fault, as I have decided the Big Top is the worst live music venue in Sydney. The acoustics are just terrible. Millencolin are a skate punk band, and the sound just bounced all over the joint, making it difficult to even tell what song was playing! I sat out the show talking to long lost friends in the mezzanine bar.

Red Hot Chili Peppers at Sydney Olympic Park - Allllllll the bands fault. RHCP were my teenage obsession, and I loved them passionately, until 1999 when Californication came out and my love started to wane. So I went with a friend who felt similarly to see them last year, and we were both bitterly disappointed. They played just one pre-99 song (from 1988!), and the rest was all the new stuff, some of which I didn't even know because I couldn't bring myself to buy the new double album as I knew it would be bad and make me sad. It was the fifth time I've seen them, and by far the worst.
As we sat in the traffic jam to get out of the car park after wards, my friend and I put on Bloodsugarsexmajik and mourned the loss of our favourite band.

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 12:40 AM

QUOTE(¤Amy¤ @ Oct 4 2008, 10:40 PM) View Post

Oh that is crushing to read! laugh.gif Not diehard fans ?

Matchbox Twenty has never been about a big stage show. This years tour I think is the most I have seen lighting wise etc. I think maybe because they followed on from Rob doing it with his solo tour.

You should have seen them in the Hunter Valley in the pouring rain this year. Bloody awesome!
ETA: Also, I can't recall which year it was, maybe 2003, things may have seemed a little off, as Marisol was ill. I remember speaking to their head of security before the show and he said their competition winner concert that was supposed to be held in Sydney was being cancelled and they were flying out after the Brisbane shows..................I did notice a difference on stage that night, things were totally not right, but because I knew what was going on, I didn't hold it against them smile.gif


A big stage show is not required ... the best concert I have ever been to was Ben Folds at a piano and thats pretty much it. The problem the the Matchbox 20 gig (and I was a diehard fan at the time) was that I could have got exactly the same experience by sitting at home and listening to the CD, everything was just the same. A good concert puts a different dimension on the music and they just didn't do that.

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 12:06 AM

Korn - saw a good few years ago & admittedly they are not my taste to begin with. Besides that though they just didn't seem to gel with the audience at all & just came across as a bit flat. I left no bigger fan.

Ugly Kid Joe - saw them when given free tix so didn't start out a bad night. Dunno exactly what wasn't right about it but the venue acoustics were cr@p which was probably the big downfall.

Living End - Second rate band that just don't know how to hold up a big venue.

Public Enemy - They were great but the absolute nutters that were running around in the crowd all night ruined it totally. About 10 rows back from us about 30 odd guys got into a massive brawl & had security all over them & just a general really bad vibe in the crowd which made it harder to enjoy the band. Spose it was my fault for agreeing to go along & see them. rolleyes.gif

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 06:59 AM

Van Morrison, Manchester 1999 - he didn't even play "Brown Eyed Girl"!

Prince, Melbourne 2003 (He didn't play a lot of his well known songs - not that I'm a "huge" fan - just liked some of his music.)

Live, Melbourne around 2002 (I'd seen them in London in a small venue in 1999 and that was one of the best concerts I had been to). So disappointed when I saw them three years later. Maybe I'm just comparing it to the fabulous one I'd been to prior, but it really lacked something.
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 11:26 AM

QUOTE(Jek83 @ Oct 3 2008, 07:41 PM) View Post

I felt this way about the Dixie Chicks. I was so pumped up for their concert and then they just looked like they didn't want to be there - no interaction with the audience at all.


Really?? I find this so hard to believe, maybe it was just the Brisbane concert?!

I have seen them each time they have been in Sydney, and they were awesome!!!




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