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3rd time seeing New Order, worst I'd seen them tbh. Glad to see some people enjoying it but unfortunately for me I couldn't stand it. They sounded like karaoke for most of it, mixing was way off (could barely hear bass and guitars for a lot of the set) and the crowd near me were extremely horrible, shoving and pushing and general no gig etiquette. A night I hope to forget unfortunately. 

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39 minutes ago, steviewevie said:

Glad you enjoyed it. Those heaton park things are always busy with big queues etc. You'd think maybe they'd try and improve it.

It did feel a bit ridiculous. There were bars there not even open as well (ready for Parklife this weekend) which would have made life easier. When there's only three bands on the lineup obviously everyone gets a drink at the same time as well. I don't mind a bit of a queue but there was no way I was getting into that before New Order. We ducked out to buy one half way through.

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1 hour ago, scatteredscreens said:

3rd time seeing New Order, worst I'd seen them tbh. Glad to see some people enjoying it but unfortunately for me I couldn't stand it. They sounded like karaoke for most of it, mixing was way off (could barely hear bass and guitars for a lot of the set) and the crowd near me were extremely horrible, shoving and pushing and general no gig etiquette. A night I hope to forget unfortunately. 

Think you must have just been stood in a poor spot. I wasn't expecting much having been really disappointed with their Other Stage headline slot in 2016 but they sounded bloody brilliant last night although only so much can be done with Barney's singing voice. Hot Chip were fantastic as always. 

The organisation to get in wasn't fantastic and we only got something to eat and a bottle of water and it was bloody extortionate. 2 small portions of mac and cheese and a bottle of water cost £23.50. 

All in all a good night. 

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Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed New Order last night.

We had a good spot sound wise as were near a speaker stack to the right of the sound desk. Good bunch of folk around us too.

But agree on the bar queues. Didn't mind it so much on the way in as appreciate COVID checks and searches needed to be done but bars were ridiculous and a poor range on offer too. 

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Just now, found home in 2009 said:

Not sure if it's a coincidence, but I've tested positive for Covid a week after my first gig back.

Does make me a bit more wary about future gigs I have tickets for.

 

Got 2 gigs days apart in October which now feels really risky.

If it makes you feel better, once this incidence of Covid is out your system, you're very unlikely to get it again for a while, since you'll have antibodies 

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4 minutes ago, zahidf said:

If it makes you feel better, once this incidence of Covid is out your system, you're very unlikely to get it again for a while, since you'll have antibodies 

That's good to hear thanks. I wasn't sure how it worked, particular with regards to different strains.

At least I'm double vaccinated & fairly healthy so although I'm feeling like shit I don't think I need to worry about serious complications thankfully.

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On 9/10/2021 at 8:52 AM, nikkic said:

Bicep @ Brixton Academy last night.

What a night. So much joy in that room, proper festival atmosphere. 
 

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Was there as well on Thursday, probably right around where that guy is on shoulders. Fantastic show, really impressed by them only got my tickets last week.

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On 9/11/2021 at 10:38 PM, found home in 2009 said:

That's good to hear thanks. I wasn't sure how it worked, particular with regards to different strains.

At least I'm double vaccinated & fairly healthy so although I'm feeling like shit I don't think I need to worry about serious complications thankfully.

Yeah, I'd back that idea up. Of the 3 of us who went to BDs I'm the only one not to have come back with it, but I'm also the only one who's already had it (and that was back in Jan). And that's after spending 3 hrs in the car on the way back with one of them! Also got pinged for close contact after my first gig back in July, and came out of that clean as well.

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2 hours ago, Quark said:

Yeah, I'd back that idea up. Of the 3 of us who went to BDs I'm the only one not to have come back with it, but I'm also the only one who's already had it (and that was back in Jan). And that's after spending 3 hrs in the car on the way back with one of them! Also got pinged for close contact after my first gig back in July, and came out of that clean as well.

Cheers that's reassuring. Starting my masters project at uni soon and have quite a few tickets for upcoming gigs so was starting to worry if I get it again it could really derail my masters.

Was due to be going to Playground Festival a few days after I'm meant to finish isolating, so presuming I test negative by then can hopefully enjoy it worry free.

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First indoor gig back was a bit of a mixed bag. Got free tickets through work for a pie and mash bottomless brunch with a Chas n Dave tribute band at the Electric Ballroom yesterday.

After the band they had a skanking to Madness competition on stage. One of the entrants was from the West Indies and he started being friendly to and dancing with one of the other contestants, who leaned into him and did a white power symbol against his leg to his mates and girlfriend in the audience. Weird situation. I wanted to report him but I wasn't sure if anyone could actually do anything (I'm not sure anyone else spotted it, bar his mates).

Also, as much as I like a drink on a Sunday, 12.30pm-1.30pm really is too early to be allocating the booze.

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34 minutes ago, Homer said:

First indoor gig back was a bit of a mixed bag. Got free tickets through work for a pie and mash bottomless brunch with a Chas n Dave tribute band at the Electric Ballroom yesterday.

After the band they had a skanking to Madness competition on stage. One of the entrants was from the West Indies and he started being friendly to and dancing with one of the other contestants, who leaned into him and did a white power symbol against his leg to his mates and girlfriend in the audience. Weird situation. I wanted to report him but I wasn't sure if anyone could actually do anything (I'm not sure anyone else spotted it, bar his mates).

Also, as much as I like a drink on a Sunday, 12.30pm-1.30pm really is too early to be allocating the booze.

Yeah it's definitely the oddest first gig back, for most people it's been about overcoming the anxiety of crowds in covid times or getting all of those feels like you're a teenager who has gone to see their favourite band rather than worrying if you're in Green Room and the crowd are actually neo nazis.

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19 minutes ago, jump said:

Yeah it's definitely the oddest first gig back, for most people it's been about overcoming the anxiety of crowds in covid times or getting all of those feels like you're a teenager who has gone to see their favourite band rather than worrying if you're in Green Room and the crowd are actually neo nazis.

It was all a bit odd really. I've just had Covid so I'd been locked up at home for 10 days until the day before. Plus the guy on guitar looked like Chas and the guy on keyboards looked like Dave. It's a wonder I didn't collapse from the mental toll of it all (and the free booze).

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1 hour ago, Homer said:

First indoor gig back was a bit of a mixed bag. Got free tickets through work for a pie and mash bottomless brunch with a Chas n Dave tribute band at the Electric Ballroom yesterday.

After the band they had a skanking to Madness competition on stage. One of the entrants was from the West Indies and he started being friendly to and dancing with one of the other contestants, who leaned into him and did a white power symbol against his leg to his mates and girlfriend in the audience. Weird situation. I wanted to report him but I wasn't sure if anyone could actually do anything (I'm not sure anyone else spotted it, bar his mates).

Also, as much as I like a drink on a Sunday, 12.30pm-1.30pm really is too early to be allocating the booze.

Did they play (Jojo) Rabbit?

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Cheating a bit as not my first gig, but saw Idles in Brighton tonight.

Well I'm no idles connoisseur by any stretch, but I thought they were absolutely fantastic tonight. I wasnt the biggest fan of Ultra Mono, but tracks like Mr Motivator and Grounds sounded so much better live. Couple from Brutalism, and the usual suspect tracks like Danny Nedelko, Perm, Samaritans and Colossus from Joy.

I didn't see them at Glastonbury, but saw them on that tour and I think this was just as good. @gigpusherI reckon you should go for it pal, I had an absolute blast tonight.

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Have done a couple of festivals outside - but due to spend 4 nights at The Roundhouse Camden  at Lost Evenings ( Frank Turner) this weekend- will be first indoor gigs. Double vaxxed and testing daily but feeling a bit anxious about it, as also using public transport and hotel for first time in a long while. Not been in a train since 2019! 

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8 hours ago, Quark said:

Cheating a bit as not my first gig, but saw Idles in Brighton tonight.

Well I'm no idles connoisseur by any stretch, but I thought they were absolutely fantastic tonight. I wasnt the biggest fan of Ultra Mono, but tracks like Mr Motivator and Grounds sounded so much better live. Couple from Brutalism, and the usual suspect tracks like Danny Nedelko, Perm, Samaritans and Colossus from Joy.

I didn't see them at Glastonbury, but saw them on that tour and I think this was just as good. @gigpusherI reckon you should go for it pal, I had an absolute blast tonight.

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Nah Gigpusher is right, the guitarist is wearing clothes now. Where's his underwear? Fuck that, I'm never seeing them again now that they sold out and wears trousers, it won't be the same! 

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2 hours ago, jump said:

Nah Gigpusher is right, the guitarist is wearing clothes now. Where's his underwear? Fuck that, I'm never seeing them again now that they sold out and wears trousers, it won't be the same! 

It was honestly quite disconcerting

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Also doing lost weekends our first indoor gigs since late 2019 ,bus to london planning on using buses rather than tube mrs was never keen on them before.

Bonus of street festival in camden on fri/ Saturday as well .

Roundhouse want ppl to do lft before every night they go .

Looking forward to it beans on toast is the MC doing a gig at some point as well never been to the roundhouse before so 4 night festival inside should be interesting, really looking forward to seein the lottery winners out of all the support acts .

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, jump said:

Nah Gigpusher is right, the guitarist is wearing clothes now. Where's his underwear? Fuck that, I'm never seeing them again now that they sold out and wears trousers, it won't be the same! 

😄 Totally I mean don't they know I like my men just to be walking sex objects 😄 

Although at least he could now wear this image.thumb.png.60501f5016d5e7d9caf373e6cf2ace07.png

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7 minutes ago, Quark said:

It was honestly quite disconcerting

I'm surprised the crowd didn't riot. It's like seeing KISS without the makeup, The Flaming Lips without balloons and unicorns on stage or Rammstein without fire.

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13 hours ago, Quark said:

Cheating a bit as not my first gig, but saw Idles in Brighton tonight.

Well I'm no idles connoisseur by any stretch, but I thought they were absolutely fantastic tonight. I wasnt the biggest fan of Ultra Mono, but tracks like Mr Motivator and Grounds sounded so much better live. Couple from Brutalism, and the usual suspect tracks like Danny Nedelko, Perm, Samaritans and Colossus from Joy.

I didn't see them at Glastonbury, but saw them on that tour and I think this was just as good. @gigpusherI reckon you should go for it pal, I had an absolute blast tonight.

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Think you’ve swayed me to get tickets for their Jan date.

None of my mates are into them so it’ll be a Lone Ranger gig, but fuck it.

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2 hours ago, cidy said:

Also doing lost weekends our first indoor gigs since late 2019 ,bus to london planning on using buses rather than tube mrs was never keen on them before.

Bonus of street festival in camden on fri/ Saturday as well .

Roundhouse want ppl to do lft before every night they go .

Looking forward to it beans on toast is the MC doing a gig at some point as well never been to the roundhouse before so 4 night festival inside should be interesting, really looking forward to seein the lottery winners out of all the support acts .

 

 

 

 

 

I'm going to that too, should be great night! I was gonna do the Friday to see him play the old songs but then I saw Skinny Lister were supporting on the Sunday so I got tixs for that with work the next day be damned.

Also just to be pedantic, it's Lost Evenings not Lost Weekend 😜

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15 hours ago, Quark said:

Cheating a bit as not my first gig, but saw Idles in Brighton tonight.

Well I'm no idles connoisseur by any stretch, but I thought they were absolutely fantastic tonight. I wasnt the biggest fan of Ultra Mono, but tracks like Mr Motivator and Grounds sounded so much better live. Couple from Brutalism, and the usual suspect tracks like Danny Nedelko, Perm, Samaritans and Colossus from Joy.

I didn't see them at Glastonbury, but saw them on that tour and I think this was just as good. @gigpusherI reckon you should go for it pal, I had an absolute blast tonight.

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Can someone upvote this please? I just went to upvote it to show what an incredible and magnanimous person I am after yesterday's raging Idles dispute - but I exactly hit down and now it won't let me reverse it. I promise, I'm not (quite) that petty!

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