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Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: May 10, 2007 10:35

to have expected the Stones to have played in several cities in the UK ... as opposed to giving us their only performances in London ?

I just wonder how I'd be feeling if I WASN'T a Londoner ?

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: Adrian-L ()
Date: May 10, 2007 10:46

i suppose the arguement would be, that the upcoming UK 2007 dates ,
are 'bonus' dates and we should be satisfied, and that we had our fair-share last August, with shows in Cardiff, Sheffield, Glasgow, and London.

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: JumpingKentFlash ()
Date: May 10, 2007 10:46

How come they don't play Manchester? It's been a while no?

JumpingKentFlash

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: May 10, 2007 10:48

i don't know if it was unrealistic to expect it - it's just that it turned out to be incorrect.

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: Adrian-L ()
Date: May 10, 2007 10:51

JumpingKentFlash Wrote:
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> How come they don't play Manchester? It's been a
> while no?


Licks 2003

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: JumpingKentFlash ()
Date: May 10, 2007 11:15

Weird that they haven't done it on this tour though. Is it illegal for concerts to be held at Old Trafford?

JumpingKentFlash

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: Adrian-L ()
Date: May 10, 2007 11:27

JumpingKentFlash Wrote:
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> Weird that they haven't done it on this tour
> though. Is it illegal for concerts to be held at
> Old Trafford?


they use Old Trafford Cricket Ground (L.C.C.C) most summers for concerts.
Indeed, The Arctic Monkeys are playing there, this summer.
But Old Trafford Football Stadium is not used, no.

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: Tralala ()
Date: May 10, 2007 11:33

It's not surprising - considering most other countries also have gigs in one venue only. Spains's special, of course - because of last year's cancellation.
Anyway - England's quite a small country, geographically speaking. The distances are rather short and public transportation is very well developed. Trains! I firmly believe the three chows in the O2 arena will be very special. We all have something to look forward to in the O2. (And elsewhere!)

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: JumpingKentFlash ()
Date: May 10, 2007 11:35

Adrian-L Wrote:
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> they use Old Trafford Cricket Ground (L.C.C.C)
> most summers for concerts.
> Indeed, The Arctic Monkeys are playing there, this
> summer.
> But Old Trafford Football Stadium is not used,
> no.


It's good for the grass indeed. Must be top notch that pitch on OT.

JumpingKentFlash

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: odean73 ()
Date: May 10, 2007 11:46

I am sure they would sell out if they came to the west midlands as it would be the first time in 30 years.

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: Adrian-L ()
Date: May 10, 2007 11:58

JumpingKentFlash Wrote:
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>
> It's good for the grass indeed. Must be top notch
> that pitch on OT.

i'll let you know after sunday

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: JumpingKentFlash ()
Date: May 10, 2007 12:18

Who are they playing?

JumpingKentFlash

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: bv ()
Date: May 10, 2007 12:23

The 2007 tour is happening because they are doing shows they had to cancel last year. They did not cancel any shows in UK lst year. Some cities are lucky to get more shows, even if they visited last year. London and Paris. So in one way these two cities are double lucky...

Bjornulf

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: Adrian-L ()
Date: May 10, 2007 12:37

JumpingKentFlash Wrote:
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> Who are they playing?


West Ham Utd

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: Harm ()
Date: May 10, 2007 12:38

Isn't England IN London? ;-)
(like most americans think that Belgium is in Brussels)



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2007-05-10 13:34 by Harm.

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: Berten001 ()
Date: May 10, 2007 12:45

Harm Wrote:
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> Isn't England IN London? ;-)
> (like most americans think that Brussels is in
> Belgium)


Euhm, it is... smiling smiley Or is that the "pointe" of your joke? winking smiley

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: sluissie ()
Date: May 10, 2007 12:47

Holland is the capital of Denmark...

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: JumpingKentFlash ()
Date: May 10, 2007 12:51

sluissie Wrote:
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> Holland is the capital of Denmark...


Still I'm not allowed to weed it up whereever I go. Now that's a thinker....

JumpingKentFlash

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: sluissie ()
Date: May 10, 2007 12:56

Maybe you should visit Amsterdam sometime, it's in the south of denmark, I guess about 1200km(?) south of Horsens...

Jelle

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: JumpingKentFlash ()
Date: May 10, 2007 13:01

It's not long I know. I have never been to Holland, but I would love to go there. I just don't have the time for it. I've been planning a trip to Dublin for a weekend for some time now though. Just to get the smell of Britain. Never been there. Never been off the European continent for that matter. Except for Mallorca.

JumpingKentFlash

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: Harm ()
Date: May 10, 2007 13:36

Berten001 Wrote:
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> Harm Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Isn't England IN London? ;-)
> > (like most americans think that Brussels is in
> > Belgium)
>
>
> Euhm, it is... smiling smiley Or is that the "pointe" of your
> joke? winking smiley

Oh, sorry. Read again.

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: May 10, 2007 14:13

Tralala Wrote:
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> It's not surprising - considering most other
> countries also have gigs in one venue only.
> Spains's special, of course - because of last
> year's cancellation.

correct. I consider it effectively a bonus as we didnt lose any shows last year, although in general the Stones tend to overlook the rest of the country outside London - a trend which will continue when they can charge the prices they are looking for London shows.

> Anyway - England's quite a small country,
> geographically speaking. The distances are rather
> short and public transportation is very well
> developed. Trains!

easy to see that you dont live there..LOL


>I firmly believe the three chows in the O2 arena will be very special. We all have something to look forward to in the O2.

at £150 a ticket for nosebleeds and a shitty fan club allocation, they will seriously need to be.

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: May 10, 2007 15:28

I don't think the UK has had a good deal since the farwell '71 tour. 1990 was the last time they played more than two cities in England on a tour. London, Newcastle and Manchester. IMO, these are places that should be visited every tour. Other bands do.

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: Spud ()
Date: May 10, 2007 15:35

Doesn't it all depend on promoters coming forward to support the tour and offer venues ?

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: sluissie ()
Date: May 10, 2007 15:39

Kent, I said it was in the south of denmark, not south of denmark... Was meant as a joke... probably no a good one! ;-)

I've never been to greater scandinavia (inc denmark), but it's high on the list! Most northern place I've been is Kiel, germany. Most southern is Kreta/Crete, most western is ehm, ehm... Baltimore, Ireland and most eastern is in Poland, don't remember the place... ehm Ustka! That's it...

Jelle

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: JumpingKentFlash ()
Date: May 10, 2007 15:45

I can beat that for a sucky travel resume Sluissie. The most northern I've been was 50 kilometres north of Lillehammer, Norway. The most southern I've been is Mallorca in Spain. The most western is Niort in France (Unless it's more to the east than Paris). The most eastern I've been to is Munich. How lame is that. I've enjoyed all the places, but you really can't say I get around that much.

JumpingKentFlash

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: May 10, 2007 15:55

Gazza Wrote:
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> Tralala Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > It's not surprising - considering most other
> > countries also have gigs in one venue only.
> > Spains's special, of course - because of last
> > year's cancellation.
>
> correct. I consider it effectively a bonus as we
> didnt lose any shows last year, although in
> general the Stones tend to overlook the rest of
> the country outside London - a trend which will
> continue when they can charge the prices they are
> looking for London shows.
>
> > Anyway - England's quite a small country,
> > geographically speaking. The distances are
> rather
> > short and public transportation is very well
> > developed. Trains!
>
> easy to see that you dont live there..LOL
>
>
> >I firmly believe the three chows in the O2 arena
> will be very special. We all have something to
> look forward to in the O2.
>
<<< at £150 a ticket for nosebleeds and a shitty fan club allocation, they will seriously need to be >>>

Agree completely, it was the shitty fan club allocation that I found PARTICULARLY irksome ... it just went to show that these bloody "Legacy" codes turned out to be next to f***ing useless !



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2007-05-10 16:03 by paulywaul.

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: erikjjf ()
Date: May 10, 2007 15:55

Spud Wrote:
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> Doesn't it all depend on promoters coming forward to support the tour and offer venues ?


I would think so.
If they get a better deal in Sheffield, they skip Manchester.

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: sluissie ()
Date: May 10, 2007 16:02

JumpingKentFlash Wrote:
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How lame is that. I've enjoyed all
> the places, but you really can't say I get around
> that much.


It's all relative I guess... There are many places here in the netherlands where they speak a dialect that can easily be taken for foreign, the surroundings look different than here in Delft and I've never been there... Would for me be exactly as interesting as about any other place in Europe/the western world... But for now the place i'm most interested in is the northern soccer-box on the field of the Stade de France...

Jelle

Re: Was it unrealistic ...
Posted by: Baboon Bro ()
Date: May 10, 2007 17:04

Good point & Q, Paulie.

To Kent I wanna add:

Travelling aint just a matter of distance.
I have never put my foot on any other continent than Europe;
but I have been to most European countries and I have seen
the most various social environments on could imagine.
I have seen old Yugoslavia & former "East [cell] Block".
I have been to former DDR, Czechoslovakia, Hungary & the Soviet Union.
I have been much into my neighbor countries (well; not too much into
the innermost of Finland, I have to admit). Have been to all Mediterranean
countries, Alp countries, Ireland etc etc. Much of this thanks to
Interrail. I also wanna say this:
- You dont have to be a Dollar or a Dozen Tourist just because you go
by charter either... Leave the silly sun hat at home, enter the
shady streets (just watch yer wallet!)... Go for the Real deal!!
And as I use to say; the real Dublin aint at some culturally important
building nor at some stupid pub... Its right there inside McDonalds
on Grafton St. [photo.net] (or at any food store, or at the local train... ).

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