Brilliant. That'll be a mix of good mainland artists, particularly on a DIY/smaller scale, that won't bother and the ones that have an audience worth travelling for will likely raise ticket/merch costs. Also will most certainly have a knock on effect for UK bands as tour support for overseas bands both here and abroad (networking and favours are a big part of band success).
Brilliant, just brilliant. Or are we now anti-EU music and taking back control of our gig spaces too?
£244 a pop, likely per person. Being in a smaller (or even fairly known) touring band is already a "lucky to break even" situation so I'd be surprised if many bands bother. Another fantastic success of excluding the UK from the wider world.
They’d be still releasing music way past their best years in terms of youth, performance, energy, passion and quality. There’s still a soft spot for the old stuff and what those records meant to you, but seeing them live these days is a fairly dull and pointless affair.
But you still pay the money for the ticket, buy the T-shirt and go in the hope that maybe they’ll play that perfect set list and go back to their roots.
I left the house an hour and a half ago and I’m not even out of London yet, stupid replacement buses.
COYB I guess. PL can f*ck off. ME can DEFINITELY f*ck off too. But I’m a sucker for disappointment on the off chance that maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
It’s evidently early and I’m waiting for the coffee to kick in as I’m rambling and wondering WTF I am doing this for again. I could take up a much cheaper hobby that I have more control over the outcome of if I could let go.
If all else fails, I guess getting up early to be in Town for breakfast and catching up with mates is worth it.
I love the fact a physiologist used the term “cognitive dissonance” as I’m sure I’ve made that point a few times before on here and was told I have no idea what the phrase means and I’m just using big words to sound smart :)
A lot of the arguments here though were exactly what I went through before choosing to make the jump full time. There’s always a choice.
Anyone gave this a spin yet? I’ve been hooked on it since it came out. It’s had a lot of criticism but honestly think it’s some of his most varied and talented work to date. It’s like he’s just come back to show he can do the same styles of rap and hip-hop that are popular these days but better. The speed rap at the end of Godzilla I had no idea he was even capable of.
Some uncomfortable lyrics at times but comes with the territory with Marshall Mathers. I still can’t figure out if Darkness is anti-guns and pro mental health or just outright EDGELORDing. I verging towards the former though. Still wish he’d move away from the domestic violence glorifying though. I know it was very of it’s time in the 90s but we’ve moved on from that now, it just makes me cringe.
I used to think it was because of the way the chemicals in my brain work, but it turns out I’m really just miserable because I’m forced to support Ipswich f*cking Town FC.
I’m on the verge of giving up until Evans p1sses off, the last 12 years of this club have been an embarrassment with nothing to cheer about when the season was all said and done. I dread to think the % of my income I’ve spent over that time in hope I’d be there for when something special did happen.
And the worst thing? I feel like 8 year old me, the one that fell in love with ITFC and would have supported them through thick and thin, would be really disappointed I feel that way.
Maybe I’m over reacting, but been reflecting far too heavy about the last 12 years over this run and wondering if we’ll ever have something to celebrate ever again. It’s madness.