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by Buffalo » Sat May 28, 2016 12:44 am

The Springsteen gig I've been to is easily one of the best gigs I've ever been to, without doubt.
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by RockerShaun » Sat May 28, 2016 2:58 pm

I'll be at Springsteen in Cov next week. Looking forward to it, seen him there a few years ago and it was a good show. I am going to a nice variety of stuff this year, Andrea Bocelli in Sheffield, Elton John in Leicester, Steel Panther in Birmingham xD

Decided I'd give Download a miss as Maiden were the only band I was bothered about seeing this year......
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by RockerShaun » Sat May 28, 2016 3:05 pm

KingK wrote:The Springsteen concert will be great. I saw him at Coventry 2 or 3 years ago (day after Tony Sopprano died and Little Steven was visibly upset at times during the dedication Bruce did when playing Born to Run (the whole album)). He played for over 3 hrs and has such a rapport with the fans.

I was about 10 ft away from him at some points when he ventured out to the sides of the stage. Got some great photos. Enjoy!


I was there to and will be again on the 3rd :D

I'm a naughty youtuber and recorded this last time:

Great concert. Plenty of vids in my uploads if anyone is interested in looking at any of the other stuff I've been to. I'm primarily a rocker but I just love live music. Best show I've been to so far was a 2 day double camp over thing seeing Bon Jovi @ Milton Keynes National Bowl in 2006....
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by KingK » Sat May 28, 2016 6:33 pm

RockerShaun wrote:
KingK wrote:The Springsteen concert will be great. I saw him at Coventry 2 or 3 years ago (day after Tony Sopprano died and Little Steven was visibly upset at times during the dedication Bruce did when playing Born to Run (the whole album)). He played for over 3 hrs and has such a rapport with the fans.

I was about 10 ft away from him at some points when he ventured out to the sides of the stage. Got some great photos. Enjoy!


I was there to and will be again on the 3rd :D

I'm a naughty youtuber and recorded this last time:

Great concert. Plenty of vids in my uploads if anyone is interested in looking at any of the other stuff I've been to. I'm primarily a rocker but I just love live music. Best show I've been to so far was a 2 day double camp over thing seeing Bon Jovi @ Milton Keynes National Bowl in 2006....

I was much closer than that! But what a gig

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by RockerShaun » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:07 pm

Was great fun. Basically when you go and see The Boss you become a drunken Irishman for the day :slol:

I was at Coventry and had an even worse view this time due to some absolutely piss poor organisation. Every parking site was signed up as prepaid only, even the unofficial one I used a few years ago. Traffic was a pissing nightmare and all in all it was not a pleasant experience. Eventually after we ran out of ideas I pulled into one of the prepaid only ones near the stadium and they said 'or you can just pay £20'. Like I said, piss poor organisation - maybe they just let us in as we were late. So we missed the first few songs but it was a decent gig again, albeit at Coventry they insist on setting up a giant merc stand in the middle of the standing area which meant we had to be content with the music this time. Atmosphere was great though. I always love recording these songs to capture the atmosphere and drunken singing.



I also really love the Irish themed songs Bruce does. Tempted to travel over to Dublin next time and see them there xD

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by Mafro » Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:23 pm

Is anyone else going to Download this weekend?
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by Wrathy » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:25 pm

Wanted to do maiden on the Sunday but I've used all my leave allowance and there's no way I could do a festival and drive back for 4am and go to work at 6. Hopefully they announce the o2 arena again.
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by Mafro » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:40 pm

My sister got me a weekend ticket for my birthday. Looking forward to seeing:

Friday:

Rammstein (one of my favourite bands)
Korn
Killswitch Engage

Saturday:

Black Sabbath
Deaftones
Skindred

Not really arsed about anyone other than Iron Maiden on the Sunday. Will be going to the WWE NXT shows every day as well depending on who they clash with.
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by KingK » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:00 pm

RockerShaun wrote:Was great fun. Basically when you go and see The Boss you become a drunken Irishman for the day :slol:

I was at Coventry and had an even worse view this time due to some absolutely piss poor organisiation. Every parking site was signed up as prepaid only, even the unofficial one I used a few years ago. Traffic was a pissing nightmare and all in all it was not a pleasant experience. Eventually after we ran out of ideas I pulled into one of the prepaid only ones near the stadium and they said 'or you can just pay £20'. Like I said, piss poor organisation - maybe they just let us in as we were late. So we missed the first few songs but it was a decent gig again, albeit at Coventry they insist on setting up a giant merc stand in the middle of the standing area which meant we had to be content with the music this time. Atmosphere was great though. I always love recording these songs to capture the atmosphere and drunken singing.



I also really love the Irish themed songs Bruce does. Tempted to travel over to Dublin next time and see them there xD



Yeah the parking was a nightmare at the Ricoh a few years ago. I was turned away from several official car parks as I hadn't pre booked ( I don't ever recall being given the chance to prebook parking when I bought my ticket off Ticketmaster or wherever anyway). Ended up parking in a pub forecourt which was charging £15. I was outraged but had no choice. When the gig finished I was stuck in that car park for about 90 mins due to some very choice/tightly slotted in parking.

Anyway I work in Coventry now and drive past Ricoh some days depending upon how traffic is on the M42/M6. Still wrankles me to this day how damn bad the parking was/is
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PostRe: Gig & Festival - Iron Maiden, Rammstein & Black Sabbath at Download 2016
by CitizenErased » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:58 am

Mafro wrote:Deaftones


Deliberate typo?
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by Mafro » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:05 am

Yeah predictive text on Mac.
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PostRe: Gig & Festival - Iron Maiden, Rammstein & Black Sabbath at Download 2016
by RockerShaun » Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:53 pm

Later I will be seeing Elton John @ Leicestershire Cricket Club xD
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PostRe: Gig & Festival - RockerShaun in Elton John Leicester SCANDAL! Page 178 for details!
by Buffalo » Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:47 pm

How much are you being paid mate?
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by RockerShaun » Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:05 pm

Don't ask!, it was one of those 'probably the last time he'll ever play Leicester so feck it' purchases :D
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PostRe: Gig & Festival - Iron Maiden, Rammstein & Black Sabbath at Download 2016
by Minty14 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:43 pm

Mafro wrote:My sister got me a weekend ticket for my birthday. Looking forward to seeing:

Friday:

Rammstein (one of my favourite bands)
Korn
Killswitch Engage

Saturday:

Black Sabbath
Deaftones
Skindred

Not really arsed about anyone other than Iron Maiden on the Sunday. Will be going to the WWE NXT shows every day as well depending on who they clash with.


I went for the Friday. Missed Killswitch because we just had to get out of the rain for a bit. A workmate stayed in the yurts just behind the main arena and even their beds and all their belongings got totally soaked.

Babymetal, Korn and Rammstein were definitely the highlights despite the crazy weather.
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by Mafro » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:27 pm

Minty14 wrote:
Mafro wrote:My sister got me a weekend ticket for my birthday. Looking forward to seeing:

Friday:

Rammstein (one of my favourite bands)
Korn
Killswitch Engage

Saturday:

Black Sabbath
Deaftones
Skindred

Not really arsed about anyone other than Iron Maiden on the Sunday. Will be going to the WWE NXT shows every day as well depending on who they clash with.


I went for the Friday. Missed Killswitch because we just had to get out of the rain for a bit. A workmate stayed in the yurts just behind the main arena and even their beds and all their belongings got totally soaked.

Babymetal, Korn and Rammstein were definitely the highlights despite the crazy weather.

Saw Rammstein (best live performance I've ever seen), Korn (not bad), Baby Metal (never seen or heard anything from them before but they were genuinely great) and Killswitch (excellent).

Forgot Deftones clashed with Skindred so just went to see the latter. Got the times mixed up and got there early and saw Against The Current just starting their show. Never heard of them before and apparently they were filling in for another band on two days notice and hadn't performed live in a few months but they were really, really good, I'll definitely be checking their album out. Skindred were fantastic, Benji Webbe is such a good frontman for live shows. Loved the little remixes and stuff they did in-between songs, especially that dubstep one that really got the crowd going. Black Sabbath were alright, felt a bit sorry for NOFX who were on the other stage at the same time, the crowd for them was tiny because everyone went straight for the main stage after Skindred.

strawberry floated off on Sunday morning because we couldn't be arsed with any more rain, the campsites we saw were fine but the arena looked like it was becoming potentially dangerous last night. The mud was really deep and thick at some points and it would have been easy to get your foot stuck and fall, we left just after 12 this morning and it started pissing down again so god knows what state it was in for the rest of the day. We were in the Quiet Camping bit which was literally the furthest site away from the arena, probably took a good 30-40 minutes to walk there depending on how busy it was. There also weren't any toilets in our section so we had to go to the next bit, and strawberry float knows whose idea it was to make the Quiet Camping the closest site to the airport runway :| Our tents were fine after the rain, just a bit damp due to the condensation and humidity and it probably helped that we were uphill. If I go again I'll definitely be going for the R.I.P. camping or one of the Travelodge package deals or whatever. The car park closest to our camp site was full and closed when we got their at half 9 on Friday morning and it was easily more than an hours walk from the other car park to where we pitched our tents.
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PostRe: Gig & Festival - RockerShaun in Elton John Leicester SCANDAL! Page 178 for details!
by Tragic Magic » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:44 pm

It sounds horrendous and I'm really glad I didn't go now. I was painfully jealous on Wednesday but even the rain last year dampened my spirits so no way would I have enjoyed myself in this weekend's weather. The arena looks dreadful from pictures I've seen.
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by Mafro » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:09 pm

Tragic Magic wrote:It sounds horrendous and I'm really glad I didn't go now. I was painfully jealous on Wednesday but even the rain last year dampened my spirits so no way would I have enjoyed myself in this weekend's weather. The arena looks dreadful from pictures I've seen.

There was a shower on Friday afternoon that was mental, my sister and I genuinely thought it was hailstones because the drops were that big and heavy. It delayed Baby Metal starting by almost half an hour because they had to mop the stage and sweep all the water off. Luckily it didn't rain like that for long.

There were longer showers on the Saturday, not as heavy but still annoying. A lot of people left during Black Sabbath because of it. Looked like there were loads of folk leaving this morning too, about a quarter of our camping bit had left before I even woke up at 9am and there was a reasonably big crowd heading towards our car park when we were leaving too.

When we were leaving there was plenty of folk walking in with just shorts and t-shirts and trainers. Don't think they realised what the mud was like.

EDIT: look at the flooding in the video here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-le ... e-36506549 :shock:
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