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theheadoffatness

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« on: 22 Mar 2006, 06:35 »

Orright.. did anyone else fork out $400 bucks for the now cancelled U2 shows in Australia?

Anyone know what the g.o. is?

(also is anyone going to the melbourne show when it eventually happens?)
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« Reply #1 on: 22 Mar 2006, 14:50 »

Ha! Suckers.

That'll teach you to buy tickets to U2.

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« Reply #2 on: 22 Mar 2006, 14:53 »

Gryff, you win so hard right now.
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« Reply #3 on: 22 Mar 2006, 15:22 »

$400?!?

There's no reason to buy tickets that expensive for anything, at any time, for any reason.
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« Reply #4 on: 22 Mar 2006, 15:32 »

Uh.....there's ton of concerts worth $400.

Most of them require reviving the dead though.
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« Reply #5 on: 22 Mar 2006, 17:49 »

I'll agree with that, though those would only be worth it if you were actually reviving the dead.  If those artists had never died, no way I'd be paying $400 to see them.
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« Reply #6 on: 22 Mar 2006, 18:18 »

I'd pay $400 to see Floyd now, hell I'd pay more.

I was born in the wrong era. My paretns got The Beatles, The Stones, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin ect, My brother got Nirvana, GN'R, Pearl Jam.
I got Green Day, The Killers and Rap....

Man, I'd pay way more than $400.
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« Reply #7 on: 22 Mar 2006, 18:28 »

LIVE IN THE NOW!

There are so many fucking amazing bands around at the moment - it's your own fault if the most exciting thing you can find is Green Day. In the next month I am going to see Sigur Ros, the Mountain Goats and the Rolling Stones. Last month I saw Bonnie Prince Billy and the Bats. There is always incredible music being made somewhere - you just have to find it!

edit: None of these bands cost $400.

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« Reply #8 on: 22 Mar 2006, 18:34 »

Hehe, don't get me wrong here, I do listen to new stuff.....actually...when I started coming around this forum I started listening to new stuff (Thank you for introducing me to all this guys) But in terms of popular music, and what we have to sit through on the radio, is complete trash in comparison to what used to be.

And even the good music nowadays is (to me) nowhere near as good as music was in the 60's and 70's.
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« Reply #9 on: 22 Mar 2006, 20:06 »

I disagree wholeheartedly, but respect your opinion.

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« Reply #10 on: 22 Mar 2006, 20:14 »

There is still good music being made...in fact, I would say, for my tastes, things have picked up with the 00's. The 90's were pretty sparse, but the 00's have seen the fruition of the post-black scene, and every awesome metal band from the 80's basically reunite for great justice. Good times.

The 80's in particular still own the now though. Especially for pop music. It pains me to think what I have to sit through on the art department radio compared to some of the sheer quality stuff that came out in the 60's through 80's.
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« Reply #11 on: 22 Mar 2006, 21:35 »

I don't know, the 80s had its fair share of pop atrocities. Breakfast Club, anyone?
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« Reply #12 on: 22 Mar 2006, 21:39 »

If you mean Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds, that song is awesome.
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« Reply #13 on: 22 Mar 2006, 21:43 »

I was thinking more along the lines of Karma Chameleon.
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« Reply #14 on: 22 Mar 2006, 21:53 »

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There are so many fucking amazing bands around at the moment - it's your own fault if the most exciting thing you can find is Green Day. In the next month I am going to see Sigur Ros, the Mountain Goats and the Rolling Stones. Last month I saw Bonnie Prince Billy and the Bats. There is always incredible music being made somewhere - you just have to find it!


I completely agree, but that doesn't change the fact that I would still pay an obscene amount of money to see The Beatles

Also, theheadoffatness, your tickets are still valid for when they come back here. They didn't cancel the tour, they just postponed it. If you were desperate enough to fight the screaming hoardes of U2 fans and part with all that cash to see them, I wouldn't get a refund on your ticket.
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« Reply #15 on: 22 Mar 2006, 22:03 »

I'd pay $400 to see Jesus live. I imagine him probably opening for Kenny Loggins. The tour posters would probably make a bad pun about both of them having beards. Jesus would kill as an opener, but on most dates, people would still only show up right before Loggins came on.
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« Reply #16 on: 22 Mar 2006, 22:17 »

Crikey! A response like that and youd think Id must of confessed to liking Bloc Party... ;)

Yeah $400 is a bit excessive, but when i think of all the starving kids that I couldve fed it makes me fell all warm and arse-holey on the inside
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« Reply #17 on: 22 Mar 2006, 22:21 »

Ok, here. Let's do this. Bands I'd pay $400 to see live. (This means band you find worthy of $400, living or dead, it doesn't matter)

Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin
The Beatles
The Tragically Hip
Cream
Jimi Hendrix
Nirvana
Queen
Supertramp
Warren Zevon
The Who
The Travelling Wilburies
Bob Dylan
Bob Marley

No...the Stones aren't worth $400 to me.
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« Reply #18 on: 22 Mar 2006, 22:36 »

But the Tragically Hip and Nirvana are? Man, priorities.
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« Reply #19 on: 23 Mar 2006, 05:24 »

The Tragically Hip are my favorite band, and it's all personal taste.

I won't even argue who's better, The Stones are, but they've never been that important to me. I could have seen the Stones for $100, but I went to Bob Dylan instead, and I will never regret the decision.
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« Reply #20 on: 24 Mar 2006, 04:09 »

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Orright.. did anyone else fork out $400 bucks for the now cancelled U2 shows in Australia?

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Thankfully it wasn't quite $400 for me. I really feel for the interstate peoples who had to pay for concert tickets and for plane tickets and accomodation which couldn't be refunded...those poor bitches.

Rumours have it that it is the Edge's child who is really sick and that's why they've cancelled the Australian concerts, so that's sad...Anyway, from what the band has said the concerts will be postponed until November sometime.
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