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I wonder why they didn't postpone again, maybe the insurance companies had to say enough is a enough?

I do feel bad for you, and anyone else that held on for this long.

My thoughts are that at this point, they don't even know if they'll tour. So best to just cancel rather than continue to kick it down the road.
 

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My concert year just got two shows deeper today. Bought tickets for this (thanks for the heads up, tikited). The Fillmore is a really nice venue. Saw Rival Sons there this past fall. A buddy of mine also had an extra ticket to the Korn/Chevelle show next Saturday....so I've got that now too.
Ellie is the best! Seriously the best!
3rd time seeing them in the last year. Denver, Des Moines and The Fillmore. Last night was the best show overall. Mpls loves Wolf Alice and they felt it.
 

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Ellie is the best! Seriously the best!
3rd time seeing them in the last year. Denver, Des Moines and The Fillmore. Last night was the best show overall. Mpls loves Wolf Alice and they felt it.

Yeah, she's amazing. Just an excellent show all around. And I cannot say enough good things about The Fillmore. Favorite place to see a show along with The Armory.
 

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Saw The Head and the Heart at the Armory last night. Great band. Great venue.

Next Friday it's Blood Red Shoes at the Fine Line.

Fun week.
 

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Going to Alice Cooper tonight at the new Dollar Loan Center arena, the new arena for VGK's minor league team, the Henderson Silver Knights. Looking forward to a good show but also want to see what concerts are like in there; For concerts I don't imagine it seats more than 3000 or so at the most, nice small intimate venue (well kinda).
 


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Capacity has to be in the 6000 range for concerts, at least. It's listed as 5,567 for hockey. With floor seating I would imagine it's close to 7000 depending on the stage set up.
 

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Any report?
It was great!

Buck Hill has been putting on a concert series the last few years. This was the first year we went - I imagine we’ll go back.

This year Thursday night was cover themed - 90s cover band, a Queen cover band and The Atomic Punks (Van Halen). Woulda like to see those last guys - discovered them on YouTube after Eddie passed. I dunno what Friday’s theme was, but Plain Whites Ts and Soul Asylum played. We went Saturday - Country themed. First act was Tim Seigler (who coincidentally played my sister-in-law’s wedding). Then The Cadillac Three - who I didn’t think I knew though I recognized a few songs - and were pretty good - been listening to them since. We went for Blackberry Smoke - who was great. They did an acoustic set - which suits their music, but I missed some of their electric slide guitar stuff.

It was a really cool set up - most people brought lawn chairs and kinda set em up on the hill(s). Really nice clear night. It wasn’t exactly my wife’s kind of music, but she loved the experience and is already talking about going next year.

My only gripe is you have to buy a ticket for all three shows - I would have preferred to pay a discounted rate to only see BBS, but that’s a small complaint.

For those who don’t know Blackberry Smoke they’re southern rock. A more contemporary Skynyrd sorta…. I’ll try and embed a vid.

 

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Just spent a stressful morning getting tickets for Dead and Co.'s last tour.

May in Los Angeles. At the Kia Forum. Never been there.

June in Chicago. Wrigley again.

July in Boulder. I've been to Unv. of Colorado's stadium for the Gophers game last year but never a concert. Should be epic.
 

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Just spent a stressful morning getting tickets for Dead and Co.'s last tour.

May in Los Angeles. At the Kia Forum. Never been there.

June in Chicago. Wrigley again.

July in Boulder. I've been to Unv. of Colorado's stadium for the Gophers game last year but never a concert. Should be epic.

The Forum in LA is like a carbon copy the St Paul Civic Center (or vice versa), both for concerts and sporting events, except it has a parking lot.

At least it was the last time I went there in '97. Perhaps they remodeled once the Kings-Lakers moved to Staples.
 



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The Forum in LA is like a carbon copy the St Paul Civic Center (or vice versa), both for concerts and sporting events, except it has a parking lot.

At least it was the last time I went there in '97. Perhaps they remodeled once the Kings-Lakers moved to Staples.
Was hoping for the Hollywood Bowl, or anything but an arena, but oh well.
 

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Saw 'Death From Above 1979' at the Fine Line last night. I like that venue.

Now I've never been to Las Vegas. Not much of a table game gambler (I do like to bet on sports though). But I am seriously considering my first trip there. The concert lineup for the first "Sick New World" festival is incredible. Doesn't seem right that it all takes place on one Saturday. Guessing some difficult decisions on which bands to see would need to be made.

System of a Down is the only no brainer.....as they kind of play one off shows every once in a while right now.....and are doubtful to come back to Minnesota unless they get back together and start making new music. After that.....Chevelle, Incubus, and Failure would be high priority. But really.....Deftones, Filter, Alien Ant Farm, Hoobastank, Evanesence, etc. would be shows that I'd like to see. Wish Minnesota had a cool rock festival....

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Saw 'Death From Above 1979' at the Fine Line last night. I like that venue.

Now I've never been to Las Vegas. Not much of a table game gambler (I do like to bet on sports though). But I am seriously considering my first trip there. The concert lineup for the first "Sick New World" festival is incredible. Doesn't seem right that it all takes place on one Saturday. Guessing some difficult decisions on which bands to see would need to be made.

System of a Down is the only no brainer.....as they kind of play one off shows every once in a while right now.....and are doubtful to come back to Minnesota unless they get back together and start making new music. After that.....Chevelle, Incubus, and Failure would be high priority. But really.....Deftones, Filter, Alien Ant Farm, Hoobastank, Evanesence, etc. would be shows that I'd like to see. Wish Minnesota had a cool rock festival....

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Whoa that lineup just took me straight back to my early college days.
 

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I've got a few shows coming up. My busiest month since the pandemic. Plains at MJ Lenderman at First Ave, Rose City Band at the Turf and Wild Pink at the Entry. Time to stretch these old man legs again.
 



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This was back on 11/4/22, but I wanted to mention seeing Clerks III at the Palace in St Paul, followed by a Q&A with Kevin Smith. The movie itself, if familiar with the first two and the View Askew Universe, I would say delivers to fan expectations.

The crowd, felt like a Comic-Con vibe to it. Not exactly my scene, but still fun. The Q&A was very engaging.

- Stated he has a lot of affection for the Twin Cites area, as his first studio movie (Mallrats) was shot in Eden Prairie. Sounds like a sequel is in the offing (Twilight of the Mallrats) and his going to try to film it here again if it works out budgetwise.

- 1st Question began with a 14 yr girl making a play for Smith's daughter (who is 23 and has a boyfriend)

- Interesting stories about how music is acquired. The artists themselves usually have to sign off, has been able to arrange some sweat heart deals ($25k) with My Chemical Romance & Pearl Jam. Usually those deals are $100k. End credits triple. He got to meet Stevie Nicks to obtain permission for another film, special screening.

- Smith (& friends) bought the movie theater in his hometown in NJ. Uses it for special screenings and projects. Also has an apartment above it that he uses.

- Highlight was walking through the process of how after filming the original Clerks, how making it to Sundance happened, ultimately sold and distributed leading to the life he has been able to enjoy for now close to 30 years.

- It lasted for nearly 2 hours after the film, running an hour longer than planned. Only downside to that was the nearby Xcel Smashing Pumpkins/Jane's Addiction show ended around the same time, creating a bit of a traffic mess.
 

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Watched and listened to a good chunk of the Elton John Farewell concert at Dodger Stadium Sunday night. It was live-streamed on Disney+.

Only problem was it started a little after 8:00pm in LA, so 10:00pm Central time, and I just can't stay up that late anymore, so I packed it in a little after Midnight.

Looked and sounded great. I have a surround-sound system for my home video setup, so I ran the audio through that with Dolby Pro II, and cranked up the volume.

Elton may not be able to hit some of the high notes anymore, so his voice is a little deeper and blusier, but he's still a great interpreter of the material. and his band is really solid.

and the stage presentation was great - the lighting was coordinated through the whole stadium. the video presentation included some great aerial shots of the stadium and the city.

I'd like to see Disney+ do more shows like this.
 




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