Post by the dark fourth on Jul 15, 2009 23:01:23 GMT
I'm surprised there's been no real mention of this on the boards...considering it might be one of their most high-profile gigs ever (second slot after placebo). Hopefully it'll bring the Italian fans pouring in...
Is anyone going? Would love to hear setlist details, crowd reactions etc etc...and if Chloe still sounds good after her terrible ordeal.
Guess that the lack of discussion about this show is due to the fact that very few, if any, of us here are going/able to go to the festival. Add that to the fact that because the festival is in Italy it's unlikely that there will be a wealth of readily accessible reviews/media comments/footage etc of the show, and you have the recipe for most people wishing the band lots of luck with the big headline support slot, but not really having much else to say.
And on that note, very best of luck to all of the band (and their crew... ) who are off to Italy this weekend: I'm sure they'll put on a great show, and with a bit of luck this board will be swamped by a flood of Italians and Placebo fans who are new converts to the Revolutionary cause next week! ;D
It beats me why they are doing this festival (apart from supporting Placebo, who are not what they were) in Italy when they would surely get a much better return in both fans and financially by doing a couple of UK based festivals. Like they did \'V\' a couple of years ago. Is there any reason why they don\'t do Reading/Leeds. Is it historical? Looking at the line up tonight at the Italia Wave, I see it\'s 22 euros admission, which strikes me as a bit of a second-rater
Post by blondeambassador on Jul 17, 2009 12:36:29 GMT
Possibly the crowd of 30,000 might have been fairly appealing. It's also notoriously difficult to get a slot at a reasonable sized UK festival. Don't forget around the time the band played V, they had Sony backing them, something which makes it a hell of a lot easier to get mainstream festival bookings. You can't just walk up and say 'we'd like to play Reading please.'
Possibly the crowd of 30,000 might have been fairly appealing. It\'s also notoriously difficult to get a slot at a reasonable sized UK festival. Don\'t forget around the time the band played V, they had Sony backing them, something which makes it a hell of a lot easier to get mainstream festival bookings. You can\'t just walk up and say \'we\'d like to play Reading please.\'
ah, when you put it like that it makes more sense. Didn\'t realise there\'d be that size of crowd
Wow, that's probably the best first post ever on these boards! An extra special welcome to the boards to you, dutch - thanks so much for sharing the link, it's working perfectly for me and I never thought I'd get to see any footage of this show so I'm very, very grateful to you for finding and posting that! ;D
EDIT - what was with the Mr Slave hat that the Italian announcer/curator guy was wearing while introducing the band? Pretty unusual headwear anyway, but it was made even more incongruous by the fact that the rest of his apparel was a clear "I'm the man from M&S"-look...
EDIT to the EDIT - oh, he was wearing leather chaps as well. A consistent look, if not what I'd want to wear in front of 30,000 spectators. My bad.
Aargh, was watching the video (which was great) and thought they were electing to end on ambassadors but seems like they actually had technical problems! How much more were they intending to play? That's so unlucky. AVO is such an easy way to convert some neutrals to fans and presumably they were about to play that if keyboards are all important. :-(