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Me neither really although i prefer their more recent stuff. Havent seen them before, so would like to see them live (along with Coldplay, Elbow and Ce Lo Green)

 

The rest of the acts will probably end up as an alcohol blurred memory! :D

 

U2 were always great live, the Joshua Tree tour was the gig of the year, whilst the suspended trabant a good few years later on the Actung baby tour was quite a novel backdrop.

 

This ought to appeal to some on GEI, even if it was Bono on the anti apartheid crusade as opposed to buying crusade for the precious stuff :lol:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-HQJXI4nVw&feature=related

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U2 were always great live, the Joshua Tree tour was the gig of the year, whilst the suspended trabant a good few years later on the Actung baby tour was quite a novel backdrop.

 

Like i say, quite looking forward to seeing them although I would have preferred KOL headlining. I have no doubt in my mind that U2 will be superb live!

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I'm seeing shadow play his set 'Shadowsphere' at the Dome in Brighton. I guess it's what he'll be touring. I'll let you know how good it is and whether it's worth missing. With beardyman supporting though I think I may be bias.

:-)

 

Do you remember this doing the rounds a few years ago?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7NIxKseRus&feature=share

 

...and stumbled on this

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nJ-uT0yVCE&NR=1

 

Superb! :D

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Now here's a story.

 

The Shaggs were an American all-female rock group formed in Fremont, New Hampshire in 1968. The band was composed of sisters Dorothy "Dot" Wiggin (vocals/lead guitar), Betty Wiggin (vocals/rhythm guitar), Helen Wiggin (drums), and later Rachel Wiggin (bass).

 

The Shaggs were formed by Dot, Betty, and Helen in 1968 on the insistence of their father, Austin Wiggin, who believed that his mother foresaw the band's rise to stardom. The band's only studio album, Philosophy of the World, was released in 1969. The album failed to garner attention, though the band continued to exist as a locally popular live act. The Shaggs disbanded in 1975 after the death of Austin.

 

The band was described in one Rolling Stone article as "...sounding like lobotomized Trapp Family singers." [1] As the obscure LP achieved recognition among collectors, the band was praised for their raw, intuitive composition style and lyrical honesty. Philosophy of the World was lauded as a work of art brut, and was later reissued, followed by a compilation album, Shaggs' Own Thing, in 1982. The Shaggs are now seen as a groundbreaking outsider music group, receiving praise from mainstream artists such as Kurt Cobain and also from Frank Zappa after he called the Shaggs "better than the Beatles".[2]

 

The conceptual beginning of The Shaggs came from Austin Wiggin, Jr.'s mother. During Austin's youth she had predicted during a palmreading that he would marry a strawberry blonde woman, that he would have two sons after she had died, and that his daughters would form a popular music group. The first two predictions came true, so Austin set about making the third come true.[3] Austin withdrew his daughters from school, bought them instruments, and arranged for them to receive music and vocal lessons. The Wiggin sisters themselves never planned to become a music group, but as Dot later said, "[Austin] was something of a disciplinarian. He was stubborn and he could be temperamental. He directed. We obeyed. Or did our best."[4] Austin named The Shaggs after the then-popular shag hairstyle and as a reference to shaggy dogs.[4] In 1968, Austin arranged for the girls to play a regular Saturday night gig at the Fremont, New Hampshire Town Hall.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shaggs

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxPsXPCR5MU

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ny2pV-CCxQ&feature=related

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Sometimes its good to be in a protective bubble, or maybe a sphere perhaps

 

Date - Thursday 12th of May

Place - The Brighton Dome (Brighton - England UK)

 

Best moment of the evening................. was this........... wonderful. but the 2d aspect of the screen that you are view really doesn't do it any justice.

 

 

obviously the above video wasn't filmed in Brighton, but it was the exact same performance, oh, and the decision of "going off to have a pee" that is heard in the background on this video at the start, well I bet he's kicking himself now.

 

ahhhh..... and another VERY special moment, better not forget this one

 

 

......... I'm sure the cheer for that in the dome could have been heard a good few miles away :)

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