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#1681 Jackerbie

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:29 AM

Metric has announced a Canadian tour with July Talk. They'll be at the arena on April 17, 2019. Pre-sale starts tomorrow (code = artofdoubt), general sale starts Friday. Pricing not available yet.


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#1682 Wayne

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 08:48 AM

For the Corey Hart fans.

He made (in March) the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...-fame-1.4980054

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#1683 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 10:07 AM

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#1684 Matt R.

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 02:23 AM

Settling in after getting back from the Chris Cornell tribute concert at the Forum in LA. To say the event was star studded would be an understatement, and there were some surprises for me such as Adam Levine and Miley Cyrus being really good!

Last song was performed by Soundgarden with Peter Frampton joining what’s left of the original line up. It was just that kind of night.

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#1685 Rob Randall

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 07:55 AM

Here's a nice writeup about the show:

 

http://ultimateclass...og-soundgarden/

 

I never got a chance to see a Soundgarden show. But I remember clearly when their first hit "Loud Love" came out. It was a universe away from anything else at the time. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was still a couple of years away. You have to realize the popular hard rock acts at the time were Poison, Warrant and Bon Jovi. Cool kids didn't listen to those bands anymore after that.


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 11:42 AM

I recently read about early Nirvana and Sound Garden member Jason Everman, who went on to become and Army Ranger, then special forces operator. Interesting fellow to say the least.

 

https://en.wikipedia.../Jason_Everman 


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 08:45 AM

Paul McCartney is hitting the road and will make a single stop in Canada. He's at BC Place in Vancouver on July 6. via https://vancouversun...rt-at-b-c-place



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 07:19 PM

/\ ......I have two 8.5x 11 signed studio promo photos of the Fab Four which my dad was given at the 1964 Beatles Empire Stadium gig in Vancouver: I wonder if I showed up at this concert whether McCartney would be willing to put his 2019 John Henry on them? :)

 

 

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#1689 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 07:23 PM

pay $$$& for the VIP meet greet and see if he will.
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#1690 Mike K.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 08:01 PM

Before you do I’d triple check to gauge whether that would increase or lower the value.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 08:43 PM

Before you do I’d triple check to gauge whether that would increase or lower the value.

Heh...was kidding: even if I were to go the pictures stay securely on the wall in the man cave.

 

Their value to me is purely sentimental as they were handed down by my dad along with a variety of other items from his TV show. Monetarily they're worth anywhere from a nickel for those who don't care about popular music or the Beatles specifically to - according to the one appraisal I had done - between $2000-3500 apiece. Obviously I'll never sell them no matter what.



#1692 Rob Randall

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 08:45 PM

I'd also like to seem them with acid-fee mats and UV filtering glass. 

 

I'm tempted by the McCartney show but that's a huge venue for a show. You're there more for the crazy atmosphere than the music.


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 04:23 PM

Acid free mat backing - check. For years now in fact. Haven't done the UV filtering glass but they hang on an inside wall that does not receive direct sunlight so I'm not too worried on that score, but nonetheless likely a good suggestion. I also have a signed Jayne Mansfield from an appearance also on the show about 1963-4 - that one will definitely be sealed behind a blast proof door once I pull it out of storage. 

 

Have seen McCartney on a couple of occasions including the Wings Over America tour in Seattle years ago; and agree those huge stadium shows don't do justice to his style of music IMO.

 

Of course the old Kingdome was an awful place for sound in the heyday of the rock era so I suspect few bands ever really sounded good there. I know not even Led Zeppelin could rise above the mediocrity of the place because I was at that concert in 1977. In these cases smaller is definitely better.



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Posted 27 January 2019 - 10:09 AM

I saw the Beatles in 65 or 66 in Portland. $8 for great seats.

That was the second best concert that I have attended next to the Eagles last summer in Seattle.
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Posted 27 January 2019 - 10:42 AM

Hard to fathom how seeing even lesser bands these days costs a week's salary; my Led Zep ticket was $7.99. Impressed the Eagles rated that highly for you Sparky after Frey's passing. Never did see them but would like to have in their heyday.....



#1696 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 10:49 AM

a weeks salary? some bands charge $800 to $1500 for tickets?

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 10:51 AM

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#1698 AllseeingEye

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 11:16 AM

a weeks salary? some bands charge $800 to $1500 for tickets?

I was speaking figuratively not literally - point being it's significant coin. I don't know which bands those are charging $800++ but not ones whose concerts I attend.....

 

The most I've ever shelled out was $200 for U2 some years back and gritted my teeth at that. I don't care who the act is I would never fork over a $1500 for anyone.

 

When you've seen some of the biggest acts in music history for what amounted to peanuts, the idea of my daughter for example plonking down $300 at the time for One friggin' Direction was mind-blowing. For $1500 I'll head off to Mexico for a week thanks....


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#1699 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 11:20 AM

I saw the Beatles in 65 or 66 in Portland. $8 for great seats.

That was the second best concert that I have attended next to the Eagles last summer in Seattle.



inflation calculator says that’s $68 Canadian today. $90 US.

average us concert ticket in us was $98 in 2018.

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#1700 Matt R.

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 11:24 AM

Chris Cornell tribute tickets were $99. In the nosebleeds to be sure, but there really aren’t any bad seats at the Forum in Los Angeles. Great sight lines. Last few big concerts I’ve gone to have been in the $100-150 range. K Pop or boy bands need not apply.

Just bought tickets to Hamilton in May, at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Those were a liiiiitle bit more.

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