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#101 theampersanddevil

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

but really.... is it the kind of music that you can throw pints of pi$$ arounf the place and fight to?


"Oi! I said Oi! What you lookin at you little rich boy!'

If the roses had said your getting no support acts, just us. I think no one I know would give a crap. I don't like beady eye, but if my penance is having to put up with liam hawking his dad rock tunes and threads for half an hour, so be it.

Maybe it won't be as bad on an altered state of consciousness, but it could be worse.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:28 PM

going by the anger of some of Plan B's lyrics, yes it probably is. :lol:

Blood that girl's 14!!!!! Blup!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:40 PM

I got sunday tickets and am happy with support, best day IMO

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:07 PM

Is that good enough though? I'm a huge Roses fan, and was lucky enough to have seen them first time round. Considering the prices they're charging for the tickets, for them to turn round and say, 'oh, by the way, you wont like the support' is poor. If they'd filled it with cutting edge stuff, fair enough....but Plan B! If Smash Hits was still going he'd be all over it! Beady Eye! Prof Green! I just think its a bit of an insult to people who've waited a long time and worked hard to pay for a ticket.


But what would you expect them to book? As I've pointed out, and I know I'm not alone, if they'd gone down the lad rock mediocre guitar route completely I would have been disappointed. Although you may not personally go and see them, the acts do work out at value for money (Primal Scream, Beady Eye, Plan B all £20 + for a ticket on their own). I think by saying "you won't like the support" they were reminding people that Roses weren't one to simply book crowd pleasers. With regards to Plan B, I highly doubt he'll be playing any of the stuff you're thinking of. Most people don't seem to realise he made his way up through the UK hip-hop/grime scene, and he's returning to that with his new record, which supposedly doesn't have anything of "strickland banks" genre on.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:29 PM

Most people don't seem to realise he made his way up through the UK hip-hop/grime scene, and he's returning to that with his new record, which supposedly doesn't have anything of "strickland banks" genre on.


According to todays NME (never great source but they have him on the cover and an interview, complete with arse clenching questioning) there is at least one track from the strickland school of songwriting. That said I'll manors isn't even meant to be the heaviest track on there.

For what its worth, I saw the strickland banks show on a sunny day at a festival and while i wasn't a fan, i enjoyed the show.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:08 AM

I can understand the neg. feedback concerning the supprt acts but only in comparison to other major outdoor gigs, think about the Foo Fighters, 1h 30 mins of Biffy Clyro + the rest or Motorhead - quite big, and regarding their special guests - Jimmy Page, Brian May Phil Taylor, even bigger - but thats the Foo Fighters...

Support Acts are there to support, not to steal the show (in my case Biffy would have been my highlight if I would've been there last year), but I do agree with some saying that Plan B etc. are a weird choice - we do want to be entertained while standing there for 4 hours before the roses come on stage. Friday's def. the best day, The Vaccines will be great and I didn't see Primal Scream on the Screamadelica tour, so it should be a great day if it doesn't bucket it down.

I'm coming from Germany with a few mates and leaving out any festivals where they're playing before the Heaton Park gigs (come on...we want the real homecoming feeling!) so looking forward to the whole thing...

One question to everyone...do you really "hate" beady eye that much :)?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:48 PM

Let's put it another way,when it was announced that The Roses were reforming and putting on these gigs,who thought oooh!! i hope that the support acts are pretty bloody decent and to my personal exacting standards or i am not paying £60 for a ticket? anyone? thought not....no everyone thought these are the must have tickets of the year/decade and i'll pay whatever it takes to be there(within reason) and supports never even crossed most people's mind's,i for one am just so happy to have got tickets to see one of the most iconic bands that have been around in my lifetime...so stop the whingeing and just go and have a great day,whatever day you are going ,this rant is'nt aimed at the majority of people on here but mainly at the facebookers.Rant over.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:01 PM

Let's put it another way,when it was announced that The Roses were reforming and putting on these gigs,who thought oooh!! i hope that the support acts are pretty bloody decent and to my personal exacting standards or i am not paying 60 for a ticket? anyone? thought not....no everyone thought these are the must have tickets of the year/decade and i'll pay whatever it takes to be there(within reason) and supports never even crossed most people's mind's,i for one am just so happy to have got tickets to see one of the most iconic bands that have been around in my lifetime...so stop the whingeing and just go and have a great day,whatever day you are going ,this rant is'nt aimed at the majority of people on here but mainly at the facebookers.Rant over.


What night are you going mate?

#109 goonerming

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:57 PM

What night are you going mate?

Friday with the lads and Sunday wiith the missus.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:50 PM

Friday with the lads and Sunday wiith the missus.


Lucky guy want to buy 6 tickets for Saturday take a few kids with you for professor green! Then you have done all 3 from all different angles!
2 tickets for Friday would be much appreciated if you know of any.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

One question to everyone...do you really "hate" beady eye that much :)?


I'd get banned for saying what I really think of them.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:27 AM

Does anyone have any idea of the times each of the bands will on at on the Friday? Or is it too soon?

Cheers

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:24 PM

Does anyone else have a coach ticket through seetickets?

It says no alcohol etc but will it really be that strict? Anyone have any experience of using seetickets coaches before?

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:14 PM

Got tickets for the Saturday. Where do people recommend for camping (tents not campers/caravans)? Cheers

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:24 AM

Got tickets for the Saturday. Where do people recommend for camping (tents not campers/caravans)? Cheers


There's no camp sites near Heaton Park and no camping in the park....I think you're out of luck mate

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:00 PM

There's no camp sites near Heaton Park and no camping in the park....I think you're out of luck mate


Thanks anyway mate.

May get the metro to Altrincham, then a taxi to a campsite in Rixton - do you reckon that's doable?

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:28 AM

Thanks anyway mate.

May get the metro to Altrincham, then a taxi to a campsite in Rixton - do you reckon that's doable?


I think I know the site that you mean....Hollybank?

A better option may be a tram to Eccles then taxi....either way it'll be about 25

It may be better to negotiate a return taxi from Heaton Park itself with a local taxi firm before hand. It'll save you a load of hassel.....transport links to Heaton Park are pretty crap

#118 mark_87

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:43 PM

Does anyone else have a coach ticket through seetickets?

It says no alcohol etc but will it really be that strict? Anyone have any experience of using seetickets coaches before?



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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:07 PM

I bought a ticket to see The Stone Roses, not support bands, but I'd have loved to have seen Primal Scream, and I do quite like Beady Eye. Can't stand Plan B though, complete toss, clearly Sunday was the wrong day to go, still looking forward to it though.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:40 PM

Hi all,

Managed to bag some tickets for the friday just a few questions regarding transport from Heaton park, last time i went was for oasis and there was a train station close by. I have heard this has shut and the metrolink now runs to the park.

So will the metrolink be running back into town after the gig and how likely am i going to get on it if i leave before everyone else?

Will the free buses be running back into town after the gig? Although after oasis was a farce with people using the emergency exits.

I need to be on the last train back to Preston as i am going to The Beatherder festival on Saturday morning.

Cheers.