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Re: Stage Times

Postby houston4044 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:00 am

Jay1993 wrote:
I reckon it's due to their stage show, plus I imagine the 20 nuns who won the competition will have to have a briefing of some sort!


:lol: I missed this, definitely have to watch Ghost now :lol:

bloodfiend wrote: the best New blood band Nordjevel clash with Blind Guardian.


Go for the band that is more of a rarity, had to make this kind of decision plenty of times before, and if all things considered you can't decide, think of who you will be less likely to see again :yes:

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houston4044 wrote:Also the main stage now opens at 10:45? Unless it's to give stagehands a little extra change over time I can't see what it's being used for


Same as last year. Means every mainstage band gets at least a 40 minute set now.


I Should of looked that up... :eyes:

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Re: Stage Times

Postby bloodfiend » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:28 am

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bloodfiend wrote: the best New blood band Nordjevel clash with Blind Guardian.


Go for the band that is more of a rarity, had to make this kind of decision plenty of times before, and if all things considered you can't decide, think of who you will be less likely to see again :yes:


I didn't say that, you're quoting the thing I quoted.

Nordjevel played London only a few months ago, and I imagine will play again soon, so actually Blind Guardian would be more of the rarity for me; especially if BG play all of Imaginations, which would be a performance I'm unlikley to see again.

Although worryingly BG reverted to a standard set with only 3 Imaginations songs in their last gig:

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/blind-gu ... 53518.html

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Re: Stage Times

Postby Black Wizard » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:41 am

This forum should have spoiler tags!

Blind Guardian have done a surprising number of UK shows recently. In 2015 they had their standard show in London on the tour to promote the latest album, then shockingly came back a year later and did a full UK tour for the first time in their nearly 30 year history. Previously it had been one show in London or an appearance at Bloodstock, then they were suddenly playing in Nottingham and Glasgow. Until 2015 I'd been waiting nearly ten years to see them and it wasn't until I'd moved to the south of England that I finally got the chance to see them. Then a year later they finally do a UK tour a year later after years of me moaning that they won't do anything other than a one-off in London or at Bloodstock. I'd wanted them to go to Glasgow for so long then they finally do it when I move to Reading. :rolleyes:

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Re: Stage Times

Postby bloodfiend » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:50 am

Black Wizard wrote:
Blind Guardian have done a surprising number of UK shows recently. In 2015 they had their standard show in London on the tour to promote the latest album, then shockingly came back a year later and did a full UK tour for the first time in their nearly 30 year history.


But prior to the 2015 show, the last time they had played London was 5 years earlier. And I had no interest in going to either the 2015 or 2016 shows as I found Beyond The Red Mirror dull as fuck, and don't like their previous 3 albums either.

The point is *this show* is a rarity cos they'll (hopefully) be playing the whole of Imaginations, which massively elevates it above the normal production line BG live set, and if we were just getting that, I'd go to see Nordjevel instead.

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Re: Stage Times

Postby metaldinosaur » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:06 am

The Nordjevel Blind Guardian clash is the worst for me too. But I've got to pick BG.
However, looking at the length of that last set they did (looks similar to Bloodstock's 1h), I wouldn't be sure they will do imaginations in full, perhaps they changed their mind and will stick with a standard festival set. A 'best of' set would make sense for a festival with no other power metal on the bill.

I wouldn't mind as I usually don't like full album sets from anyone (though imaginations is so good, I would be okay with it).
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Postby Tet » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:12 am

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I'll have to miss Kreator for Dakesis, sadly. Worse, I missed them in Wacken on Saturday, safe in the knowledge that I'd be able to see them at Bloodstock :-(
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Postby Slev » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:13 am

i0th wrote:Yeah hoping Serpent's Lair times come out today, last chance I'll get to print my stuff is Tuesday but I'm in a meeting all day so today would be better.


While I'll have time until thursday morning, the sooner the better, so I can plot!

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Re: Stage Times

Postby bloodofthekings » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:14 am

bloodfiend wrote:
houston4044 wrote:
bloodfiend wrote: the best New blood band Nordjevel clash with Blind Guardian.


Go for the band that is more of a rarity, had to make this kind of decision plenty of times before, and if all things considered you can't decide, think of who you will be less likely to see again :yes:


I didn't say that, you're quoting the thing I quoted.

Nordjevel played London only a few months ago, and I imagine will play again soon, so actually Blind Guardian would be more of the rarity for me; especially if BG play all of Imaginations, which would be a performance I'm unlikley to see again.

Although worryingly BG reverted to a standard set with only 3 Imaginations songs in their last gig:

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/blind-gu ... 53518.html


As good as Imaginations... in full would be, I wouldn't complain at that setlist.

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Re: Stage Times

Postby Black Wizard » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:40 am

metaldinosaur wrote:The Nordjevel Blind Guardian clash is the worst for me too. But I've got to pick BG.
However, looking at the length of that last set they did (looks similar to Bloodstock's 1h), I wouldn't be sure they will do imaginations in full, perhaps they changed their mind and will stick with a standard festival set. A 'best of' set would make sense for a festival with no other power metal on the bill.

I wouldn't mind as I usually don't like full album sets from anyone (though imaginations is so good, I would be okay with it).

They new stuff is much better live. Check out the new live album, it sounds way better. :)

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Re: Stage Times

Postby florencethemachine » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:40 am

Just had a look at the app and noticed that Background Music are playing the 9pm Sophie slot each day? Has anyone ever checked this band out?
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florencethemachine wrote:Just had a look at the app and noticed that Background Music are playing the 9pm Sophie slot each day? Has anyone ever checked this band out?


They're great! play lots of covers. Not much stage presence though.
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Re: Stage Times

Postby Gandalf the Red » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:48 am

florencethemachine wrote:Just had a look at the app and noticed that Background Music are playing the 9pm Sophie slot each day? Has anyone ever checked this band out?


Yep. They will be playing Pantera's greatest hits....
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Re: Stage Times

Postby Black Wizard » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:57 am

Gandalf the Red wrote:
florencethemachine wrote:Just had a look at the app and noticed that Background Music are playing the 9pm Sophie slot each day? Has anyone ever checked this band out?


Yep. They will be playing Pantera's greatest hits....

I can't wait. Pantera don't get played often enough. Think there might be any Rage Against the Machine?

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Re: Stage Times

Postby bloodfiend » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:32 am

Black Wizard wrote:
Gandalf the Red wrote:
florencethemachine wrote:Just had a look at the app and noticed that Background Music are playing the 9pm Sophie slot each day? Has anyone ever checked this band out?


Yep. They will be playing Pantera's greatest hits....

I can't wait. Pantera don't get played often enough. Think there might be any Rage Against the Machine?


nah, there won't be any at all - in fact I think you should request that the 4 Dicks Of The Apocalypse play extract Pantera and RATM to make up for the absence of it in previous years.

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Re: Stage Times

Postby i0th » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:56 am

Slev wrote:
i0th wrote:Yeah hoping Serpent's Lair times come out today, last chance I'll get to print my stuff is Tuesday but I'm in a meeting all day so today would be better.


While I'll have time until thursday morning, the sooner the better, so I can plot!


Fortunately the meeting's been cancelled :yes:

Did the times of stuff ever come out last year? I seem to remember not having it on my lists and therefore not seeing any of it because fuck having to check the shitty program's layout.
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