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  1. 1 hour ago, ParisKiss said:

    I like this forum , you can say what ever you like and most people even if  they don't agree with you don't resort to personal attacks

    Until now , Firstly the Krankie who has to put his bitter views on every reply and then the benefit claiming geordie whos still hiding under the stairs in case of a terror attack .Grow up ........

    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?! 

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  2. On November 15, 2016 at 9:08 PM, ParisKiss said:

    You are never ever ever  going to beat these people .They have been around a long time before you started going to concerts and will be here a long time after you have gone to that big gig in the sky.

    The problems start at the top , above the artist , the managers .Why sell a ticket for £ 10 when I can sell it for £ 100 .These manager aren't Millionaires , their Billionaires and you don't there by taking 10% of your boys earnings.

    I've banged on about this for a few years on here .I think I started a thread with Ticket touts are my best friends .You have to use the system , you buy the tickets they can't sell . I have bought perhaps hundreds of pounds of ticket from touts , every  ticket they made a loss on . I've stood at concerts laughing at these people sat on their high horses in seats nearer the moon than the stage because they would not deal with touts.

    Your always going to get punters buying over priced tickets , money no object , good luck to them its their money and again your never going to stop that

    Be a bottom of the tank feeder , grab that £150 ticket for £ 20 , that will happen if you play your cards right.

     

    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. 

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  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. 

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  4. "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.......

  5. 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."

    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!

  6. 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."

    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.

  7. 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."

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  8. Bloody hell! That's £134 a ticket! SO expensive!

    Is this regarded as really expensive over in your country Australians?

    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.

  9. I could see something like 2 or 3 nights at the London 02 happening this time round.

    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...

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  10. If there is a Europe Tour in the summer, How many UK shows will Bruce do?

    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.

  11. If there is a Europe Tour in the summer, How many UK shows will Bruce do?

    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).

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  12. What an incredible setlist! Go Brucey!!

    I enjoy Sunny Day as a cheesy song to sing a long to and have a laugh! Don't particularly love the whole child aspect, but its a really sweet concept for those kids to have memories being on stage with Bruce. He knows it too, he's just such a generous guy.

    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.

  13. I never, ever, ever ever want to hear a child sing a line of Waiting On A Sunny Day ever again. It makes me want to puke.

    Don't hold back there, Tom. Just say it straight and quit beating around the bush :lol::lol::lol:

    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! :o

    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.....

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