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Dawes was great last night.  I saw people I know, from different states, who also follow them.  We all stood together and it made the show even better.  

Some dude, during the intermission last night, while I was getting bottles of water, took my spot right up front. I should have made him leave but was in such a good mood it did not matter at the time.  Of course, he held up the cell phone and started filming when the band started to play their second set.  At one point he was doing face time with someone and talking with her, during songs, and then holding the camera over his head so she could watch.  I was ready to shut him down when Taylor, the lead singer and guitarist, shot him a look that was priceless. He quickly stopped the face time but still filmed with the phone over his head.  This was right in front of Taylor. People behind this idiot could not see some guitar solos.  I pretended to dance and gently shoved him aside, but that made it worse for others.  It was obvious he was really irritating the band.  Why would someone butt in, right up front, hold a camera over his head and film a master musician who is literally standing right in front of him?  I don't get it.  I doubt I ever will.  It seems rude, not only to the performer, but also the audience behind.  This was a small venue. It was not an arena or stadium concert.  I wish they would ban cell phones at shows unless one takes a class in how to not be stupid while using them.  I will never give up my place on the rail again unless it's someone who is shorter, cannot see AND stood and waited to be on the rail.   :blink:

Pardon my rant.  I need to let go of my remaining irritation and this is how it works for me.  It was still a fantastic time.  My next concert is Dawes on Tuesday.  My cross country fan friends are all going to be at that show too.  ☺️

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As of now this is what I have lined up...

Early June - Bikini Kill.

Mid June - The Rolling Stones.

Late September - Billy Bragg x2.

Getting the BK ticket was a challenge and by strange coincidence the seat number I ended up with is highly significant for me. Then again I'm not sure that I believe in coincidences.

 

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Tonight it was Peter Murphy and David J. commemorating the 40th anniversary of Bauhaus’ “In The Flat Field” (i.e., their debut album). It was awesome! 😎 Even both feeling under the weather didn’t stop them from putting on a great show.

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...and don’t forget David J!

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...and on Saturday (Feb. 16), it’s Interpol at MSG, NYC. 😎

Show report to follow...

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On 2/14/2019 at 6:15 PM, dmway said:

...and on Saturday (Feb. 16), it’s Interpol at MSG, NYC. 😎

Show report to follow...

...and I am currently 4th in the GA line/queue. 😎

Should have some good pictures later...

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...and front rail again! 😎

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My next concert is Dawes, tomorrow in Clearwater, FL.  It will be close to 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.78 C) warmer for this show than it was when I saw them in Chicago last month. Ruth Eckerd Hall/Capitol Theatre-I've never seen where every front row seat is for a wheelchair and companion. 🙃  I have second row.  I can stand and it's first row for the first two rows.  Everyone wins.  Props to them for that.  

Hi to everyone.  Read a bit above.  I have concert envy but it's happy for you guys.  Rock and Roll.   

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Beast In Black.

I have seen them three times before, twice as a support to Nightwish and once in a festival. Tonight the first time as a headliner.

 

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Dawes was fantastic.  I was the only die hard fan at the show.  It is so cool when Taylor plays a lick or they hit a high point and he looks at me or us die hards...then he gets that smile.  Impatiently awaiting new Dawes tour dates.

 

My next shows are Snow Patrol and Muse in Chicago. I'm not sure which is when but both are highly anticipated! 

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A pleasant surprise this week....

My next gig is now Johnny Marr in Montclair, NJ. Just a half hour drive away from me. 

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4 hours ago, CorkVegan said:

A pleasant surprise this week....

My next gig is now Johnny Marr in Montclair, NJ. Just a half hour drive away from me. 

That is a pleasant surprise! I used to go regularly to academic conferences at Montclair State about 10-15 years ago - is the show on campus or in the town?

I saw Johnny four times in my life, none of them with The Smiths. The first was when he was briefly with The The (and they opened for Depeche Mode), the second I saw him with his new band at the time at a venue so small in Philly that I felt like I was in the living room of someone’s house, the third time was when he was with Modest Mouse(!) (they were opening for R.E.M.), and the fourth was at the Jodrell Bank radio telescope observatory in Cheshire, UK - the last show was an all-day show with entertainment booths based on modern science experiments (yes, really) with Johnny and New Order headlining and closing the show (not unexpectedly, Bernard from New Order joined him on stage during his set for a one-song Electronic reunion (“Getting Away With It”, of course)).

I hope you have a great time! Does he have a new album out?

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Yes @dmway he's touring for his third solo album. The show is at the Wellmont Theatre in town. This is my first time there but from what I can gather it is a decent venue.

On a side note I visited Jodrell Bank years ago. It's a fascinating place. There is an early Oasis photograph with the telescope behind them that prompts good memories each time I see it.

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1 hour ago, CorkVegan said:

Yes @dmway he's touring for his third solo album. The show is at the Wellmont Theatre in town. This is my first time there but from what I can gather it is a decent venue.

On a side note I visited Jodrell Bank years ago. It's a fascinating place. There is an early Oasis photograph with the telescope behind them that prompts good memories each time I see it.

Yes - I have heard very good things about the Wellmont Theater. You should have a good time!

Yes, Jodrell Bank was/is a great place. It's funny - I first learned about the place by reading about it in Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" (of all places). I saw images of it again when Pink Floyd released "The Division Bell" in 1994. I always thought that it would be a great place to visit. Then, as life sometimes offers, I got the chance to go - so I went at least twice (including the time I talked about above), possibly three times. Bonus detail about that show: it was on the same day that Andy Murray finally won Wimbledon. You can imagine how good a mood everyone was in on that day - great music and a historic tennis result. 

I'll have to check out his dates - thanks for letting me know!

 

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I figured out my next show is Muse in Chicago.  I was going to try to see Mumford and Sons in Chicago this month,  They just announced The Killers are coming to Summerfest on Juy 5th.  I just saw The Killers but that is going to be a hot show at Summerfest.  $$$ play a huge factor. I've never seen Mumford and Sons.  I've seen The Killers multiple times.   Do I try to go to Mumford and Sons and hope a single seat opens for The Killers?  I miss the days it was $8.50 to see Rush live.

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UF again tonight! 😎

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12 hours ago, dmway said:

UF again tonight! 😎

...and it was awesome! 🤘😎

That may have been the best show of theirs yet!

More in the Tribute Band Clearinghouse thread...

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