How are the recent Gorge boots?

LikeAnOceanLikeAnOcean Posts: 7,722
edited July 2006 in Given To Fly (live)
I want an opinion from someone who has the boots, but WAS NOT at the shows.

I'm thinking about buying them, but the setlists don't look much different from the Chicago and Boston shows which I have.

How was the energy?

How is the mix and sound???
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  • ronyrony Posts: 212
    i gotta say i love the 2 of them

    Gorge 1 is better briliant version of Daughter/its ok (not as good as cleveland though) ,Crown of thorns and go


    Gorge 2 has deadly versions of in hiding, and betterman.


    Not the best boots of the tour but in my top 10

    Energy is brilliant on night 1 ,night 2 is a little lower but still amazing.

    and the sound is amazing (i'm listening to them on mp3 fyi)
  • LikeAnOceanLikeAnOcean Posts: 7,722
    rony wrote:
    i gotta say i love the 2 of them

    Gorge 1 is better briliant version of Daughter/its ok (not as good as cleveland though) ,Crown of thorns and go


    Gorge 2 has deadly versions of in hiding, and betterman.


    Not the best boots of the tour but in my top 10

    Energy is brilliant on night 1 ,night 2 is a little lower but still amazing.

    and the sound is amazing (i'm listening to them on mp3 fyi)
    Thanks for the info. How does Won't Back Down sound compared to the 2003 versions?
  • ronyrony Posts: 212
    i have only heard 'I won't back down' on a boot once before (missoula '03) and its easily as good if not better (imo)
  • well i went to both but the boots are great

    the sound quality is supurb, probably the best quality boot ive heard from this tour

    the only problem is they cut the crowd out A LOT but its all good
    MSG > everything combined
  • LikeAnOceanLikeAnOcean Posts: 7,722
    well i went to both but the boots are great

    the sound quality is supurb, probably the best quality boot ive heard from this tour

    the only problem is they cut the crowd out A LOT but its all good
    My problem with the earlier boots (Chicago and Boston) are Ed and Mike seeme to be drowned out. They are still very flat tinny sounding. I'm debating on buying the Gorge shows, but only if the sound is "good", hopefully better than the '05 Gorge show.. I wish we could sample these boots before we buy them. I only want to buy a few boots from each tour, but the choices are tough. :(
  • ronyrony Posts: 212
    hopefully better than the '05 Gorge show.. I wish we could sample these boots before we buy them. :(

    I can assure you the sound quality is far superior its like chalk and cheese.

    You won't be disapointted
  • the boot quality for both gorge shows are great, so is the quality of SF 3, I am assumming the rest of SF sounds good but dont know. If anyone has San diego or Santa Barbara how do they sound on the boot? I hate it when ed sounds like he is singing behind a closed door. I have Boston1, ER and LA 1 also and the sound of Boston is shit compared to SF and Gorge. I agree with the first post you cannot hear mike and Ed sounds like shit on earlier boots. NOt sure if the band is tighter or if the boot quality is so bad earlier in the tour that it distorts the music. I also dont like LA 1 that much and dont recommend it based on sound quality. All i can say for sure is that Gorge and SF sound wise is much better then anything else this tour. I have not heard portland so i cannot speak on that boot. Feedback on the SB and SD boot quality in comparison to gorge and SF would be appreciated
  • My problem with the earlier boots (Chicago and Boston) are Ed and Mike seeme to be drowned out. They are still very flat tinny sounding. I'm debating on buying the Gorge shows, but only if the sound is "good", hopefully better than the '05 Gorge show.. I wish we could sample these boots before we buy them. I only want to buy a few boots from each tour, but the choices are tough. :(

    yeah you can hear mike and ed perfectly, i know what you mean though

    probably the best sounding boots ive heard from 2005 and 2006
    MSG > everything combined
  • ronyrony Posts: 212
    If anyone has San diego or Santa Barbara how do they sound on the boot?

    the santa barbara boot isn't the best i've heard (personally i used to think it was because of being outdoors but then the gorge came along) i can't put my finger on what it is though there is just something wrong with it. But its my 2nd favourite boot of the series because of the setlist and performance.

    the San Diego boot is not as good as the SF shows but only maybe 5% worse (if that)
  • lastexit78lastexit78 Posts: 484
    well i went to both but the boots are great

    the sound quality is supurb, probably the best quality boot ive heard from this tour

    the only problem is they cut the crowd out A LOT but its all good

    They didn't cut the crowd. We were all just to hot and exhausted to cheer. In between the encores it sounded like a library. Once the music started the crowd was into it. But in between songs and encores we all just tried to catch our breath.
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  • Bwalker545Bwalker545 Posts: 162
    I really did want to cheer more...but by the end of night 2 I really had NOTHING left to give... I cant even imagine how the guys kept playing...
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  • HoonHoon Posts: 175
    lastexit78 wrote:
    They didn't cut the crowd. We were all just to hot and exhausted to cheer. In between the encores it sounded like a library. Once the music started the crowd was into it. But in between songs and encores we all just tried to catch our breath.

    Yeah many of us were pretty tired, but night 2 section A had some energy, I'd like to get some audio of that if anyone was close-by recording. Would really make my G2 show complete. I was suprised it wasn't picked up by their devices, they must have been turned off.....or they were cut for length. Anyone?

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  • you just do... it was such an amazing weekend.... quality of the boots is rediculous!!


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  • O-WO-W Posts: 35
    Does animal clip at the end for anyone else on Gorge II?
  • lastexit78 wrote:
    They didn't cut the crowd. We were all just to hot and exhausted to cheer. In between the encores it sounded like a library. Once the music started the crowd was into it. But in between songs and encores we all just tried to catch our breath.

    I know that but I'm talking about during the songs....you can't hear us do the YEAH's during Severed Hand and other songs like In Hiding and Rats

    the part when we yell SHUT YO MOUTH during Dirty Frank is barely heard...

    but yeah quality wise, the best boots ive heard
    MSG > everything combined
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