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  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 3,676
    Bloody customs fees on all 10c items makes the cost of anything nearly double the original price. Not unpopular  but true and so fuckin annoying
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  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 2,928
    mrk2 said:
    I love Sleater Kinney.

    As far as PJ opening acts go, Ben Harper in 2010 was boring as hell. 

    Was that different that the Relentless 7 act from 2009? That was some of my favorite, but I know he's changed his style more often than my wife changes her hair color.
  • drakeheuer14drakeheuer14 Posts: 2,118
    Having an opening act sucks. Even if they are good, they aren’t who I came to see.
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  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 2,928
    Having an opening act sucks. Even if they are good, they aren’t who I came to see.
    In theory I agree. But when an "even with" show has a starting time listed of 7:30, there are reminders that the show starts at :7:30. So to be safe and account for any traffic possibilities I arrive at 6:45 - 7:00 and yet they take the stage at 8:15. There's a good 45 minutes to an hour of an opener I could have enjoyed while waiting.

  • Kearn5yKearn5y IrelandPosts: 1,251
    Now that all the 2018 posters have been released, flipping is now in full swing in Lost Dogs and seems to be supported by quite a few here.
    If you are going to flip, dont give us the bullshit reason why you have to sell the poster/s. Like clearing out my flat file of posters that I will never hang when the list consists mostly of 2018 APs.
    Kearnsy
  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 3,640
    mace1229 said:
    Having an opening act sucks. Even if they are good, they aren’t who I came to see.
    In theory I agree. But when an "even with" show has a starting time listed of 7:30, there are reminders that the show starts at :7:30. So to be safe and account for any traffic possibilities I arrive at 6:45 - 7:00 and yet they take the stage at 8:15. There's a good 45 minutes to an hour of an opener I could have enjoyed while waiting.


  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 3,676
    Kearn5y said:
    Now that all the 2018 posters have been released, flipping is now in full swing in Lost Dogs and seems to be supported by quite a few here.
    If you are going to flip, dont give us the bullshit reason why you have to sell the poster/s. Like clearing out my flat file of posters that I will never hang when the list consists mostly of 2018 APs.
    This^^^ I personally think it's all bollocks.
    Don t make  a lame ass excuse that you want 500 x what you paid 2 weeks ago. 
    Just the truth!
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  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 576
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJNB said:
    jbrownie said:
    I think some of the 'Announcements' need to be cleaned off the front page. If you haven't pre-ordered Live at the Orpheum by now, you probably aren't going to. Or can't. 

    Ticketmaster is misunderstood and really puts its customers over profit. 

    If your band is down to one original member, time to retire your bands name. I'm looking at you, Don Henley & Donald Fagen! And especially Yes.
    I would love to hear an explanation on this. 

    Nothing wrong charging what the market will bear. Growl.

    As they run their own secondary market? Puh-lease.

    I think I was referring to platinum and VIP pricing, which bands do have a say in. Why I said that here, I have a no idea why.
  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,153
    mace1229 said:
    Having an opening act sucks. Even if they are good, they aren’t who I came to see.
    In theory I agree. But when an "even with" show has a starting time listed of 7:30, there are reminders that the show starts at :7:30. So to be safe and account for any traffic possibilities I arrive at 6:45 - 7:00 and yet they take the stage at 8:15. There's a good 45 minutes to an hour of an opener I could have enjoyed while waiting.

    Maybe this is unpopular...

    ...I'd be fine if they started exactly at the time the ticket says.  I guess it's just not part of concert culture (like it is for sporting even culture) to do that.  It's like extra waiting/anticipation is very valuable to the show (well, more likely so they can sell more merch and beer).  This isn't a PJ problem, but a concert problem.  I wish that the whole thing had evolved in a way that people just got to the shows on time and they started on time, just like a game.

    Popular? Unpopular?  I don't care for opening acts.  I have seen a couple of gems but generally "an evening with" is a preference.  Though I will give you that given the "let's start late" culture, you can usually count on an opener to  start on time.  
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  • PB11041PB11041 EarthPosts: 704
    Lightning Bolt is an excellent album.
    His eminence has yet to show. 
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  • KN219077KN219077 MontanaPosts: 215
    2000 is the worst year for Ed’s annunciation
  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 4,068
    Beards are the best thing to ever happen to faces. You look ridiculous without one. 
    Ugh I have to be clean shaven at work. I fucking hate shaving. 
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  • 100 Pacer100 Pacer Toronto, ONPosts: 5,993
    Corduroy is still fun times.
    To quote the 10C from Newsletter #8: "Please understand we have a lot of members and it is very hard to please everybody. If you are one of those unhappy people...please call 1-900-IDN-TCAR."

    "Me knowing the truth, I can not concur."

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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 16,675
    100 Pacer said:
    Corduroy is still fun times.
    Agreed. New bridge and all!
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 19,643
    Having an opening act sucks. Even if they are good, they aren’t who I came to see.
    lol you forget that once long ago this band was the opening act with your attitude they would of just flew right over your head if all you wanted was the headliner ! 
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,298
    PJNB said:
    Beards are the best thing to ever happen to faces. You look ridiculous without one. 
    Ugh I have to be clean shaven at work. I fucking hate shaving. 
    Do you work for the Yankees or something?
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  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 576
    OnWis97 said:
    mace1229 said:
    Having an opening act sucks. Even if they are good, they aren’t who I came to see.
    In theory I agree. But when an "even with" show has a starting time listed of 7:30, there are reminders that the show starts at :7:30. So to be safe and account for any traffic possibilities I arrive at 6:45 - 7:00 and yet they take the stage at 8:15. There's a good 45 minutes to an hour of an opener I could have enjoyed while waiting.

    Maybe this is unpopular...

    ...I'd be fine if they started exactly at the time the ticket says.  I guess it's just not part of concert culture (like it is for sporting even culture) to do that.  It's like extra waiting/anticipation is very valuable to the show (well, more likely so they can sell more merch and beer).  This isn't a PJ problem, but a concert problem.  I wish that the whole thing had evolved in a way that people just got to the shows on time and they started on time, just like a game.

    Popular? Unpopular?  I don't care for opening acts.  I have seen a couple of gems but generally "an evening with" is a preference.  Though I will give you that given the "let's start late" culture, you can usually count on an opener to  start on time.  


    I have no issue with a band starting 30 to 45 minutes later than the stated time, to allow for traffic and security. 90 minutes at Fenway was absurd,  to add insult to injury then they played a shorter set than other 2018 shows.

    PJ is also the only band I have seen to tweet that their set will begin at 7.30 then they hit the stage an hour later. That's not cool.
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 10,804
    rummy said:
    PJNB said:
    Beards are the best thing to ever happen to faces. You look ridiculous without one. 
    Ugh I have to be clean shaven at work. I fucking hate shaving. 
    Do you work for the Yankees or something?

    Some companies don't like their employees to look like a hipster doofus. 
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 10,804
    OnWis97 said:
    mace1229 said:
    Having an opening act sucks. Even if they are good, they aren’t who I came to see.
    In theory I agree. But when an "even with" show has a starting time listed of 7:30, there are reminders that the show starts at :7:30. So to be safe and account for any traffic possibilities I arrive at 6:45 - 7:00 and yet they take the stage at 8:15. There's a good 45 minutes to an hour of an opener I could have enjoyed while waiting.

    Maybe this is unpopular...

    ...I'd be fine if they started exactly at the time the ticket says.  I guess it's just not part of concert culture (like it is for sporting even culture) to do that.  It's like extra waiting/anticipation is very valuable to the show (well, more likely so they can sell more merch and beer).  This isn't a PJ problem, but a concert problem.  I wish that the whole thing had evolved in a way that people just got to the shows on time and they started on time, just like a game.

    Popular? Unpopular?  I don't care for opening acts.  I have seen a couple of gems but generally "an evening with" is a preference.  Though I will give you that given the "let's start late" culture, you can usually count on an opener to  start on time.  


    I have no issue with a band starting 30 to 45 minutes later than the stated time, to allow for traffic and security. 90 minutes at Fenway was absurd,  to add insult to injury then they played a shorter set than other 2018 shows.

    PJ is also the only band I have seen to tweet that their set will begin at 7.30 then they hit the stage an hour later. That's not cool.

    Yeah, when the ticket says 7:30 and there is no opening band, it would be rare to start at 7:30.  Lucky to start by 8:00pm.  I think when I saw Soundgarden one time they actually came out at the time on the ticket.
  • willbarclaywillbarclay Ottawa, Canada Posts: 2,457

    I like football in the groin

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  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 2,928
    OnWis97 said:
    mace1229 said:
    Having an opening act sucks. Even if they are good, they aren’t who I came to see.
    In theory I agree. But when an "even with" show has a starting time listed of 7:30, there are reminders that the show starts at :7:30. So to be safe and account for any traffic possibilities I arrive at 6:45 - 7:00 and yet they take the stage at 8:15. There's a good 45 minutes to an hour of an opener I could have enjoyed while waiting.

    Maybe this is unpopular...

    ...I'd be fine if they started exactly at the time the ticket says.  I guess it's just not part of concert culture (like it is for sporting even culture) to do that.  It's like extra waiting/anticipation is very valuable to the show (well, more likely so they can sell more merch and beer).  This isn't a PJ problem, but a concert problem.  I wish that the whole thing had evolved in a way that people just got to the shows on time and they started on time, just like a game.

    Popular? Unpopular?  I don't care for opening acts.  I have seen a couple of gems but generally "an evening with" is a preference.  Though I will give you that given the "let's start late" culture, you can usually count on an opener to  start on time.  


    I have no issue with a band starting 30 to 45 minutes later than the stated time, to allow for traffic and security. 90 minutes at Fenway was absurd,  to add insult to injury then they played a shorter set than other 2018 shows.

    PJ is also the only band I have seen to tweet that their set will begin at 7.30 then they hit the stage an hour later. That's not cool.

    Yeah, when the ticket says 7:30 and there is no opening band, it would be rare to start at 7:30.  Lucky to start by 8:00pm.  I think when I saw Soundgarden one time they actually came out at the time on the ticket.
    Yes, but what was annoying were the announcement to arrive on time as they will start at 7:30, but then they go on 8:15. I think people sort of expected a later start, but don't announce one time, then not follow through.
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 5,105
    PJNB said:
    Beards are the best thing to ever happen to faces. You look ridiculous without one. 
    Ugh I have to be clean shaven at work. I fucking hate shaving. 
    Thank god I don't have to deal with that anymore. Can't tell you the last time I was "clean shaven". Shaving always irritated the shit out of my skin no matter what I did.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • GA blows
    PJ shows have turned into minor league baseball theatrics. T-shirt cannons coming soon
    PJ is not our Zeppelin or The Who. Closer to next generation Aerosmith
    PJ doesn’t release more music because they creatively are dry. Two albums in ten years guys. 


  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 576
    mcgruff10 said:
    100 Pacer said:
    Corduroy is still fun times.
    Agreed. New bridge and all!

    YEAH YEAH YEAH, if you want to ruin one of their best bridges of all time and turned into a folk song.

    Listen to Padua 2018. Those fans have it figured out, they captured the essence of the tune, unlike some other towns.
  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 3,676
    GA blows
    PJ shows have turned into minor league baseball theatrics. T-shirt cannons coming soon
    PJ is not our Zeppelin or The Who. Closer to next generation Aerosmith
    PJ doesn’t release more music because they creatively are dry. Two albums in ten years guys. 


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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,298
    GA blows
    PJ shows have turned into minor league baseball theatrics. T-shirt cannons coming soon
    Awesome! No more waiting in merch lines!
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  • mrk2 said:
    I can easily go weeks without listening to a single Pearl Jam song.
    I do this sometimes too.  Often what I do is have a band that I binge on, where like 80 percent of my music listening for a month or two is anything and everything from a specific band and then I take a few months off from listening to them or just listening to an occasional song here and there

    Like for example, in September I listened to every Zeppelin album multiple times, tons of bootlegs, all their videos, etc.  But haven't put on a single Zep album on since then
  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 4,068
    rummy said:
    PJNB said:
    Beards are the best thing to ever happen to faces. You look ridiculous without one. 
    Ugh I have to be clean shaven at work. I fucking hate shaving. 
    Do you work for the Yankees or something?

    PJ
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  • drakeheuer14drakeheuer14 Posts: 2,118
    Having an opening act sucks. Even if they are good, they aren’t who I came to see.
    The only thing that is worse is a second opener
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  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 576
    Having an opening act sucks. Even if they are good, they aren’t who I came to see.
    The only thing that is worse is a second opener


    Who was Chili Peppers second opener 27 years ago that impressed all the FM radio honchos in attendance city after city to get their tunes on the air?
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