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allwaystired

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  1. The 'benefit claiming Geordie'. Charming. Who is the 'krankie'?! Not sure I quite follow that little insult, or who it is aimed at. Do you not appreciate the irony (or stupidity) of claiming you hate personal attacks and then saying such things about other people? I'm currently on Jobseekers Allowance after being made redundant. I presume you have a problem with that too?!
  2. Yeah we all remember you. The man that loves ticket touting and capitalism. Good for you. Fortunately no one here really agrees with you, as we don't like to see each other exploited and ripped off. Long may that continue. We'll all continue to fight the scumbags together- you can feel free to sit and 'laugh at people'. You must lead a very sorry life.
  3. It was my petition that did the rounds at one point- there have been others I'm sure. I actually wrote a long letter to this committee about it all, detailing my findings, the experiences of others, the nasty, unsafe side of innocent people dealing with unsavoury characters at pop shows etc. I sort of despair at the lack of any care about this ongoing issue. Sometimes it backfires- Google Rihanna at Wembley for instance- most of the stadium was empty despite the show being officially sold out- but on the whole, the problem just grows. Our so-called culture secretary is even on record as saying he likes touting, so we're already getting nowhere. All I would say is that each time anyone buys a ticket for over face value they are as much a part of the problem as anyone.
  4. Sorry to disappoint- but it is GNR, and not Bruce that is getting announced on Wednesday. Posters have leaked already.
  5. Digital only? I really really hope not. I definitely think there might be some mileage in High Hopes being a charity release.....
  6. "You can discuss and make your point if you want. But remember that the "past" alluded could well be 2012. If you jump to the 1978 conclusion, you're just repeating annoying stereotypes. And it's quite a shame, given that the discussion so far has been extremely polite. Let's stop it here." "the discussion has been extremely polite so far" Ummm.......really?! The 12 pages I read seemed to be full of abuse and arguments.......
  7. It's rather sad some people click on reply and express their stereotyped opinons about what might have been discussed without taking the time of reading any of it. Pretty sad. Wrong. I read through every single post on this thread. In what way are my opinions stereotyped? In the way I think lots of posters on the forum seem to wish it was 1978 again all the time? I think that's a fair comment. The discussion concerns Bruce right now. No one is longing for the past. This is among the most "right now" discussion I've ever seen around here. It's too easy to jump in and dismiss 12 pages of argumented discussion with the classic Miami MArk 1978 stereotype. Some people here are claiming they want, or they prefer, a Springsteen relevant in 2013, instead of a rehash of old covers. That's the opposite of longing for the past. People are writing him off though and saying he's 'lost it' due to the (possible) release of one cover version! It's totally odd. It's fits in with the general desperate forum search for any reason to say he's not as good as he was in the past. We haven't even heard the cover version yet!
  8. It's rather sad some people click on reply and express their stereotyped opinons about what might have been discussed without taking the time of reading any of it. Pretty sad. Wrong. I read through every single post on this thread. In what way are my opinions stereotyped? In the way I think lots of posters on the forum seem to wish it was 1978 again all the time? I think that's a fair comment.
  9. Good grief- don't read the forum for a few days and then read all this! There's a HELL of a lot of very strong words about the fact some site has put up something about High Hopes being released. It really baffles me that so many people here are desperate to say his best work is behind him- almost clamoring to say 'I was there in 1978 and it was BETTER BETTER BETTER. For me, I wasn't there, I wasn't born. All I've got is the music from that period, and for my money, I genuinely prefer his newer work. Coming on here and constantly reading about how he's lost it, or how everything was better in the past really confuses me. Looking back on the past is fine- but not at the expense of the present. From my perspective, he's a fantastic artist NOW. Otherwise I wouldn't be interested in going to see him play. High Hopes is not my favourite song of his, far from it, (in the same way that Swallowed Up wasn't) but I absolutely know that whatever he's planning will be interesting and challenging. And, if by any small chance, it really isn't, let's discuss it then. If he releases a bloated, ego-centric pile of lounge-bar crap, then let's discuss it. If it happens. He's an exciting, interesting, modern artist. If there's a cover version on his new album- great. Let's hear it, see what he's done with it, see how it fits in with the rest of the album. I genuinely think lots of people come to this forum to say "I was there in the past and now I've lost that feeling for his music I want to make others lose it too."
  10. Steve AND Tom Morello? Interesting. Perhaps it means no Nils?
  11. It is expensive. But compared to some other current tours, its not way over the top of what could have been expected. Looking at the Frontier (promoters) website, they have the top Leonard Cohen tickets for $287. But then Muse (who with LC and Bruce all play the same Perth venue) top out at $130 for a GA ticket. That's interesting- Muse toured over here (UK) around the same time as Bruce, same sort of venues, and the ticket prices were about the same. Definitely a hike up then in the prices for these Australian dates, sadly.
  12. Bloody hell! That's £134 a ticket! SO expensive! Is this regarded as really expensive over in your country Australians?
  13. Seeing as he went into the studio for a while when he was in Australia this year- perhaps these days are booked around further recording sessions there? Would make sense- do a few shows to get the band tight again, then record?
  14. We've all gone absolutely berserk with the speculation! haha!
  15. That is now controlled by AEG and he is with Live nation so that ain't gonna happen unless he switches promoters. They also control Hyde Park concerts and Wembley Arena now. Ah- that's interesting. Didn't know that. I've got my fingers crossed he WON'T play the Etihad in Manchester again, after the way we got treated there...
  16. I could see something like 2 or 3 nights at the London 02 happening this time round.
  17. Less than this time and same with Ireland. I think we will see Barcelona and Madrid come back into play and probably a couple more Spanish gigs. You think?I was thinking Ireland and England got very lucky this year and Italy as well really so as you said, probably Spains time next year! They got lucky after the Spanish promoter said they could only do one gig rather than the 5/6 they had planned. The tour needed to do the same amount of gigs to make the money they budgeted so they scrabbled around sticking in dates anywhere they could. The UK and Ireland benefited from that the most. I agree. I think the UK/Ireland got more shows really than it could handle. Hard Rock Calling/Coventry weren't sold out I don't think.
  18. Less than this time and same with Ireland. I think we will see Barcelona and Madrid come back into play and probably a couple more Spanish gigs. I think there might be no Spanish shows. Apparently it's off the map for major tours because of the economic problems there. Bon Jovi said he was told not to play there as there was no market for big gigs (and to his credit, did so anyway and made the shows free).
  19. Is anyone else really surprised he's doing this- back touring so soon, and back in Australia?
  20. I bet a good 99% of these Kids went through some heavy Pawlov inspired training by their parents to be wanting to be on stage with Bruce.... For me it´s realising their dream of coming close to Bruce through their kids... That's it, spot on. That's what I don't like. I've witnessed parents thrashing their way through the crowd pushing their kid in front of them to get in place. I find it pretty distasteful, especially when it's a weekday and you realise the parents have kept their kids out of school to do it. I'm sure in some cases it's genuine- but every night's kid? No chance.
  21. Poor old 'Sunny Day'. The musical equivalent of the unpopular Uncle at the wedding who thinks he's really fun, but actually winds most people up.
  22. Don't hold back there, Tom. Just say it straight and quit beating around the bush Seriously! Makes me cringe inside! I can't hear the recorded version now without thinking of it either! haha! I was surprised at Leeds - Thought we were going to escape what with the no under 14's in the pit, but damn, if he didn't go off for a walk and find one - Wembley boy again! I'm sure I've seen the Leeds kid somewhere else too- I didn't go to Wembley, and he really seems familiar. Perhaps they keep a couple in a transit case somewhere, pop them out for emergencies.....
  23. hahaha! "That's the last time i take YOU to a concert you little wretch!"
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