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Ashton Gate Summer Gigs (Merged)

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13 minutes ago, boatman said:

Oh my god so did I.

They were amazing, I still remember Mr Brightside.

I remember they went off before the encore and the crowd started singing ‘I’ve got souk but I’m not a soldier’ over and over and they came back on and Brandon Flowers said ‘hold your horses’ and they finished with All These Things I’ve Done.  It was amazing seeing a band at their absolute peak in such a small venue

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5 hours ago, Up The City! said:

They may not be to your taste but the Killers are right up there with some of the best in the world, ive not seen them live yet but from what I've seen on YouTube and heard off of people they are amazing live, many acts fail to deliver live but these dont.They absolutely killed Glastonbury (see what I did there? I'll get my coat 🙈)

This is a huge result for Ashton Gate and I think we can safely say we have established ourselves as a top concert venue.

I remember you........your the guy who thinks that veganism is all down to a placebo effect, and now your calling The Killers one of the best bands in the world?............I definitely think we move in different circles 🤗

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15 minutes ago, maxjak said:

I remember you........your the guy who thinks that veganism is all down to a placebo effect, and now your calling The Killers one of the best bands in the world?............I definitely think we move in different circles 🤗

Even if you don’t like their music, you have to admit they put on a good show. 
 

Add to that over 16 million albums sold worldwide and they are one of the biggest bands around currently 

 

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2 hours ago, 1960maaan said:

I was robbed, paid £7:50 and ended up at the furthest seats from the stage possible 🙄

I'm pretty sure it was the same price at Shepton Mallet and that was a better venue due to standing only.

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48 minutes ago, maxjak said:

I remember you........your the guy who thinks that veganism is all down to a placebo effect, and now your calling The Killers one of the best bands in the world?............I definitely think we move in different circles 🤗

I believe @Up The City! is female - am I permitted to say that? Or am I assuming gender? Don’t wanna upset any of the poor millennial snowflakes ...

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1 hour ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

I believe @Up The City! is female - am I permitted to say that? Or am I assuming gender? Don’t wanna upset any of the poor millennial snowflakes ...

Ah!.........Thanks for the heads up.  But then ignorance isn't gender dependent?............😰

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2 hours ago, Davefevs said:

Half Man Half Biscuit In March too.

Korfball coming to town? In your diary write it down?

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2 hours ago, Davefevs said:

Half Man Half Biscuit In March too.

Got a nice little run into March.

Booker T at Ronnie Scotts on 28th Feb.
HMHB on the 6th.
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac in Torquay on the 14th. (thanks to recommendations from on here) 

The last one is a treat for the mrs, though I don't know why, she turned down her ticket to HMHB after I got her one :disapointed2se:
Plus Nick Cave in Cardiff, and because the wife complained she always goes to my Gigs, I somehow ended up agreeing to Rick Astley , also in Cardiff. 

1 hour ago, RedLionLad said:

I'm pretty sure it was the same price at Shepton Mallet and that was a better venue due to standing only.

Can't remember the price at Shepton, I did go to both gigs there. Had the side panels stolen off of my Lambretta, yes I do hold a grudge.
I remember the Wembley price as we had an option and got the dearer tickets , thinking they would be better. So far away from the stage I didn't know they had backing singer until I read the review in Melody Maker the following week.

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12 minutes ago, bristolcitysweden said:

Greta Thunberg would sell out AG ower a week end but Bristol Sport rather kill of long term fans with fast food. 

Yay!Its Friday!Have a great weekend Tommy.

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Cheers Tommy.Greta certainly seems to be making her mark.Whether you agree with her or not she is a formidable young lady. 

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2 hours ago, maxjak said:

I remember you........your the guy who thinks that veganism is all down to a placebo effect, and now your calling The Killers one of the best bands in the world?............I definitely think we move in different circles 🤗

Frank ?  ...is that you?  

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48 minutes ago, bristolcitysweden said:

Greta Thunberg would sell out AG ower a week end but Bristol Sport rather kill of long term fans with fast food. 

Dale Vince missing an opportunity at Forest Green so far? ….  Reckon a *GT appearance would be a mutually beneficial match made in Heaven.

 

 

(* but my God is she not a weird little kid?  someone likened her to a Child Of The Corn like character... & I've got to agree there is a certain resemblance and something definitely spooky about her..... What do you think? )

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3 hours ago, JBFC II said:

Even if you don’t like their music, you have to admit they put on a good show. 
 

Add to that over 16 million albums sold worldwide and they are one of the biggest bands around currently 

 

I quite like some killers songs,smile like you mean it and mr Brightside are great tracks.

16 million albums sold wordwide is not that many for a so called Big band though.

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1 hour ago, bristolcitysweden said:

Greta Thunberg would sell out AG ower a week end but Bristol Sport rather kill of long term fans with fast food. 

Absolutely superb. Top form. 

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1 hour ago, Slacker said:

Cheers Tommy.Greta certainly seems to be making her mark.Whether you agree with her or not she is a formidable young lady. 

Haven't heard anything from her for weeks. Hopefully she's crawled back under her rock in utopia 

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16 minutes ago, FramptonRed said:

I quite like some killers songs,smile like you mean it and mr Brightside are great tracks.

16 million albums sold wordwide is not that many for a so called Big band though.

Tbf it was off wiki so may be totally inaccurate. 

Personally I think they’re a band who had a couple of great dogs early on and have lived off of those whilst trying to replicate them, more of a band for the stage than the radio or CD player 

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29 minutes ago, JBFC II said:

Tbf it was off wiki so may be totally inaccurate. 

Personally I think they’re a band who had a couple of great dogs early on and have lived off of those whilst trying to replicate them, more of a band for the stage than the radio or CD player 

Yeah some of their later stuff is a bit weird,but they are an odd lot anyway,mormans i think but apparently they do a good live set.

If people think the killers are big what about proper big bands like U2,Simple Minds and Depeche Mode who have all sold around 100 million albums each.

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12 hours ago, exAtyeoMax said:

Sounds good, looking forward to it. Hopefully will be able to get a ticket. Saw the Killers supporting U2, a long time ago but not The Manics.

Should be a good day/night :thumbsup:

Not to make you feel old but that would of been nearly 15 years ago now. 2005 I saw them both in the Millenium stadium on the How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. Only seen U2 once since but seen The Killers about 10 or 11 times since. 

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Just now, RedorDead BCFC said:

Not to make you feel old but that would of been nearly 15 years ago now. 2005 I saw them both in the Millenium stadium on the How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. Only seen U2 once since but seen The Killers about 10 or 11 times since. 

Yes, it was at Cardiff. Wow, 15 years! I first saw U2 on Joshua Tree tour in 1987, at NEC. I am bloody ancient :rofl2br:

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2 hours ago, bristolcitysweden said:

She is 16 years old. The people pushing here carry a huge responsibility.

Very true 

Very uncomfortable to watch 

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12 minutes ago, RedorDead BCFC said:

Not to make you feel old but that would of been nearly 15 years ago now. 2005 I saw them both in the Millenium stadium on the How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. Only seen U2 once since but seen The Killers about 10 or 11 times since. 

I was at that gig...to be fair the Killers were awesome..don't think they have moved on much since then tho and I probably wont go to see them at AG but I think it's fantastic that Bristol now has a venue that major bands play at and even more fantastic that its Ashton Gate 👍👍👍🙂🙂🙂

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Can I just put this out there not heard of them, not seen them, not young not old. Oh and not going.

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3 minutes ago, reddoh said:

Can I just put this out there not heard of them, not seen them, not young not old. Oh and not going.

It would aid the thread if you could make your knowledge of the band clear, and indeed your attendance intentions known.

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45 minutes ago, exAtyeoMax said:

Yes, it was at Cardiff. Wow, 15 years! I first saw U2 on Joshua Tree tour in 1987, at NEC. I am bloody ancient :rofl2br:

We must be around the same age, as I saw the Joshua tour as well. One of my biggest regrets now as I saw it at Wembley and was supposed to see Bowie on the Glass Spiders gig but swapped my ticket to see U2 again at the old Arms Park.
I never got to see Bowie 

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9 minutes ago, RedorDead BCFC said:

We must be around the same age, as I saw the Joshua tour as well. One of my biggest regrets now as I saw it at Wembley and was supposed to see Bowie on the Glass Spiders gig but swapped my ticket to see U2 again at the old Arms Park.
I never got to see Bowie 

no way! I never got to see Bowie either. 

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1 hour ago, exAtyeoMax said:

Yes, it was at Cardiff. Wow, 15 years! I first saw U2 on Joshua Tree tour in 1987, at NEC. I am bloody ancient :rofl2br:

Ah, yer not. I saw U2 in 1981 at the Locarno when they were still edgy Clash wannabes, before they went to shit. Now that's ancient :(

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Just now, City Rocker said:

Ah, yer not. I saw U2 in 1981 at the Locarno when they were still edgy Clash wannabes, before they went to shit. Now that's ancient :(

I was more into Adam & the Ants or Duran Duran, then…

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13 minutes ago, Bristol Rob said:

It would aid the thread if you could make your knowledge of the band clear, and indeed your attendance intentions known.

As usual not made my mind up yet. I am sure to many the band is awesome(if you just knew how much I hate that word) to others they can't stand them, I will make most home games. hope that answers your question satisfactorily 

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5 minutes ago, exAtyeoMax said:

I was more into Adam & the Ants or Duran Duran, then…

Yeah, saw Adam and the Ants at the Locarno as well. Duran Duran didn't have enough guitars for me. 

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It seems like I'm the only person completely underwhelmed by this.

Yes, a pretty big 'name' band, but one who is still trading off the success of their first album imo.

I know I'm in the minority here with regards to The Killers, but I'm gonna double-down on that and say I cannot stand Mr Brightside at all. Totally aware I'm one of the few people that dislikes that track so its more my taste than it being shit.

Would've much preferred a curve-ball act like Queens of the Stone Age though. Although, not a safe and 'radio friendly' band, the tickets would've sold out within days without doubt.

Considering the acts that have played in the redeveloped AG, I have absolutely no doubt that Ed Sheeran has also been sounded out about playing there too, although I think he's taking a break from touring at the moment.

Ironically, ES has ties to the Bristol music scene (friendly with Joe Peng and Grant Marshall amongst others). When he played on Glastonburys Pyramid the first time (2016?) he did a cover of Laid Blaks 'Red' and there was probably only a handful of people there that had any idea he performed a cover version of a fairly obscure (nationally) Bristol band track. That impressed me hugely. The bulk of his music unfortunately doesn't.

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5 minutes ago, RED4LIFE said:

It seems like I'm the only person completely underwhelmed by this.

Yes, a pretty big 'name' band, but one who is still trading off the success of their first album imo.

I know I'm in the minority here with regards to The Killers, but I'm gonna double-down on that and say I cannot stand Mr Brightside at all. Totally aware I'm one of the few people that dislikes that track so its more my taste than it being shit.

Would've much preferred a curve-ball act like Queens of the Stone Age though. Although, not a safe and 'radio friendly' band, the tickets would've sold out within days without doubt.

Considering the acts that have played in the redeveloped AG, I have absolutely no doubt that Ed Sheeran has also been sounded out about playing there too, although I think he's taking a break from touring at the moment.

Ironically, ES has ties to the Bristol music scene (friendly with Joe Peng and Grant Marshall amongst others). When he played on Glastonburys Pyramid the first time (2016?) he did a cover of Laid Blaks 'Red' and there was probably only a handful of people there that had any idea he performed a cover version of a fairly obscure (nationally) Bristol band track. That impressed me hugely. The bulk of his music unfortunately doesn't.

No, as mentioned above, you are not. 

I would absolutely love to watch the Manics at the Gate, but am not prepared to go and see them opening for the Killers, who just leave me cold. I got soul but I.... no, actually I haven't. 

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