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Posts posted by peterferris8

  1. Going to watch Frank Turner do an acoustic livestream from his house tomorrow night. Last week he played his debut solo album in full to raise money for Nambucca, a really good small venue in London. Tomorrow night he's playing his second album in full to help out the Joiners in Southampton.

  2. Was supposed to play a gig in Worthing next month, and also to see Black Peaks and Elbow in Brighton too. Both the latter now postponed and while I haven't had any confirmation regarding the former it's safe to assume it isn't going ahead. 

    So what concert am I going to next? I don't know!

  3. On 3/15/2020 at 7:25 AM, doctornickriviera said:

    We didn’t go to the Stereophonics last night. It’s ridiculous Seeing events unfold in Italy over the last 2 weeks and in light of this that all concerts haven’t been postponed to slow the spread of the disease so that healthcare systems can cope.



    Two Brighton venues I was at two weeks ago (the Dome, where I saw Frank Turner, and The Pipeline, where I played) are temporarily shut until this ends. The big issue is the government haven't issued a shutdown order, only a recommendation, which makes it much harder for these venues to claim insurance. 🙃

  4. 45421 - Our idiot PM has been his idiot self again today, making an announcement that recommends that theatres shut but not explicitly issuing a shutdown order. This is bad because it means that these venues won't be able to claim insurance for the time of closure because they were advised rather than ordered. The Dome, which is one of Brighton's biggest venues, has just announced it's temporarily closed. 

    My work have issued some new cleaning protocols but they haven't given us any clarity on the bigger questions - IE should we be expecting a shutdown order? If we get shut down are we going to get compensated with sickpay? 

    This gets more and more stressful with each passing day.

  5. 12 hours ago, Frankaz said:

    45414 Doesn't matter how many times the emails go round at work, one of my colleagues still coughs and sneezes into the open air. At least 5 people have caught his cough because of this...

    45416 - I counted two coughing children and two coughing adults at work today. Crazy how far people's hygiene has fallen! 

    And the government's response has been useless, especially compared to other countries. Maybe this will be what finally ends the Tories at the next election.

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  6. 45413 - Seeing a lot of people being like "it's nothing, people need to stop panicking about it!" Panicking will do nothing to make the situation better, yes. But sticking fingers in ears, going "LA LA LA" and pretending it isn't happening definitely will make it worse. 

    Wash your hands, with soap & hot water, stay hygienic, follow the advice, don't stock up on things other people need too, and don't cough or sneeze without covering your mouth!

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  7. From earlier this week, Frank Turner playing a solo show at the Brighton Dome, 4 March. Been a while since I last saw Frank, having seen a mix of full band and solo acoustic shows. It's always nice when a major artist plays 10 minutes on foot from where you live. He went with a chronological set, with two songs from each album, which was really cool because it felt like you went on a real journey. A real showman as well, who always gives it everything. 


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  8. Editors at Wembley Arena, 28 February, playing a greatest hits setlist. I'd seen them 7 times before but this one was far and out one of the best gigs I've ever been to. They played so many songs I thought I'd never get to hear live, and did it so well. The opening four songs in particular were clearly targeted straight at the part of the brain that handles nostalgia, and they played a great mix of old & new songs. Man, I love this band so much. image.png.3e695b265eebfa6758eb5a5d766428c5.png

  9. Haven't checked in on here much but been to a few amazing gigs in the last few weeks. 

    Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes at Alexandra Palace London, 15 February. Awesome with an insane selection of material from across their three albums. Frank was born in a town quite close to my birthplace as it happens!


  10. Honestly? Seems a bit half-hearted to me. If the full show does gets a general public release someone will probably rip the whole thing and upload it to YouTube (already happened with the abbreviated broadcast tracks) so a bit impractical too.

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