At the beginning of this Tour there were agruments about why they are Touring etc... alot of people said it was because of money and many other people argued that they are touring because they love performing, they love the music etc...
Well after reading the band's next step into greed (this pathetic grab of cash) I can only come to one conclusion - ABB = the Tour for money !
Oh really. Who gives a rat's arse. The idea is nice.
You can spend a dollar and listen to a song being performed at the same moment, if you feel like it. It's rather nice. I think most of the revenue goes to the phone people anyway.
If there are rumours about a song being perfomed live, you could even try and catch it, or listen the day after when it's posted on yousendit by someone who bothered phoning in. I really don't have a problem with it.
Gazza Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > via a phone? "a good bootleg" ? Please be > serious!! This is 2006, not 1966.
- Yes. It can easily be done. Plug your phone into the computer. Or better yet: Use Skype or another internet telephone company and rip it as it goes along. It's possible. And the more boots we get the better.
> you seriously think that is 'pushing the > boundaries'?
- I do. Who have you heard of who did this before?
> Youre confusing innovation (its > certainly a relatively original idea) with a > quality product (which it isnt). Its not even > something you'll be able to listen to more than > once.
- Check first answer. BTW: Is this only for the Paris gig, or is it the rest of the tour???
> That bit is true. Its not like people dont have > the choice.
JumpingKentFlash Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Gazza Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > via a phone? "a good bootleg" ? Please be > > serious!! This is 2006, not 1966. > > - Yes. It can easily be done. Plug your phone into > the computer. Or better yet: Use Skype or another > internet telephone company and rip it as it goes > along. It's possible. And the more boots we get > the better. > > > > > you seriously think that is 'pushing the > > boundaries'? > > - I do. Who have you heard of who did this > before? > No one thankfuly. In this day and age of advanced technology who is seriously going to argue that charging people $2 a minute to listen to a few minutes of a concert on a telephone connection (with all the flaws that is apparent in that form of technology) is a step in the right direction. Other bands sell soundboards and pro shot DVDS of each show, yet Stones fans are prepared to accept scratchy fragments of songs played down a telephone? Interesting gimmick, but musically and technically, its of very little value and with very limited appeal. > > > Youre confusing innovation (its > > certainly a relatively original idea) with a > > quality product (which it isnt). Its not even > > something you'll be able to listen to more than > > once. > > - Check first answer.
its still going to sound like crap I bet
BTW: Is this only for the > Paris gig, or is it the rest of the tour??? >
rest of the Euro tour. So, you'll be able to listen in to the Horsens show too - even though you'll be there!
as much as I like the idea put forth in taping the show... seeing how Gazza pointed out that I'll be on Miss You duty (in addition to my conscientious objecter status already), count me out. I won't be "waitin in the hall, waitin on your call"... hopefully if the phone does ring, it'll be some friends of mine who say "Hey, what's the matter man? We're gonna come around at twelve With some puerto rican girls that are just dyin' to meet you.
seriously, why don't they just sell some soundboard bootlegs??
> I remember when U2 came to Poland 1997 during > Popmart Tour they actually lowered ticket prices > to make it affordable for everyone to see them > live for the first time in our country. I believe > they did that also in Czech Republic at that time > and you have to know that Popmart was extremely > expensive show to stage. Polish tickets cost 17.5$ > which was really cheap so I guess Bono doesn't > really care that much for money.I can't imagine > Stones doing something like that for their fans. > Saying that Bono does charity to sell records is > ridiculous.And saying that U2 has never made a > decent album is way beyond ridiculous.
Some of these people on this and other Stones sites are so one dimensional in their music tastes that they blind themselves to other good music if it differs very much from the Stones style. Also they seem to feel very threatened when the critical acclaim and commercial success of bands like the Beatles and U2 equals or eclipses that of their beloved Stones and develop a hatred of these acts because of that. I find it pretty amazing that a good, but very one dimensional band like AC/DC gets so much acclaim on here yet U2 whose music is as diverse as the Stones gets torn apart.
In regards to Bono there is immense cynicism directed towards him by people who get their facts wrong and can't understand why a rock star would want to try to do some good in the world instead of becoming an alcoholic and drug addict.
To hear the entire concert, it would cost you $34-36 based on the typical Stones concert length. If this is successful and the Stones make a lot of money from it, watch them start dragging out those warhorse songs at the end even longer to increase the 115-120 minute shows to 130-135 minutes.
It is a little weird that in the same month that The Who webcast 3 complete shows, 1 for free and 2 others for $10 with all proceeds to charity, that the Stones do this. I gladly paid $20 to watch those 2 Who webcasts, which I was able to watch over and over again with great sound, but it's ridiculous to listen to a show on your phone with subpar sound and high cost.
This is a crap gimmick trying to extract money from fans who have already paid too much for tickets!!! Me included. I love The Stones but this is really scraping the fcuking barrel. They need to wake up and smell the coffee. Who in their right mind is going to sit for 2 hrs with a phone strapped to their ear??
I have been a fan since I was 5 years old, have all their records, videos and DVDs. My respect for them has flown out of the window for this pathetic stunt.
If they recorded each show like the Black Crowes do and offered them for download @ say around $10 per show I'd be chuffed to bits. Screw Mick and Keith for this.... Last time I ever go and see them live or buy their new crap album!!!
Come on guys, it's still less expensive that a real ticket. I'm pretty happy to have my 14 minutes of Stones in Paris, sitting in my office in the afternoon in NYC, trying to fight the post-lunch nap. Can't complain.