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Postby kk_white » 08 Jun 2018, 15:28

Just about recovered from an amazing Nick Cave gig in Dublin last Wednesday night. Exceeded all my expectations.

Considering his trauma at losing his 15 year old son a while back (and subsequently writing a very dark album) I really didnt know what version of Nick we would see.

Anyone else remember an over / underwhelming experience at seeing something they anticipated?
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Postby rigger » 08 Jun 2018, 15:36

Nina Simone, about six months before she died.
She was headlining a small blues festival down in the west country and she was drunk.
She staggered about, slurring her words, talking shyte and proceeded to play the piano like Les Dawson.

Utterly underwhelmed.
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Postby Selby White » 08 Jun 2018, 15:48

Plenty of Underwhelmed if think football and Leeds Utd, one particular sticks out for me was when the team didn't turn up for the 1996 League Cup final versus Villa.

Once in Houston when the Texas Music Festival was on so went along, worst music event I've ever been to. Long story but too many very mediocre acts, two stages at separate ends of a massive Park, red hot and nowhere to sit as grass was full of insects, just a horrible day.


Overwhelmed - Mrs SW took me for a Posh meal (you know them masterchef type meals where not much goes on the plate but it looks fancy). Thought on the way not really my scene as I'd prefer a good Steak but have to the tastes where absolutely amazing. Each plate was small but we got 9 courses although only 7 were advertised. Will admit we do know the owner so that was the reason for going.
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First concert I ever went to was to see Slade at Queens Hall in Leeds, I know a lot Poopoo the Glam era but they were definitely a cracking live band, especially for a 14 or 15 year old attending his first concert.

Hazel O'Connor put on a great show at Selby Town Hall couple of years back, went along expecting her to be well past her best but she certainly wasn't.
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Postby Sniffer » 08 Jun 2018, 15:52

There are a few ageing 60's soul stars that a friend has seen who have been a bit like that, Rigger. Singers whose voices have gone but still expect to be indulged because of what they did 40-50 years ago.

Personally the most underwhelming gig I can think of was actually a very recent one. I saw Plan B at the Colston Hall in Bristol last month. He's a talented bloke and I was looking forward to it but the sound was just abominable. Not his fault but there were times when he would be halfway through a song before I could work out which one it was.
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Postby kk_white » 08 Jun 2018, 15:58

The drink reference reminds me of a Jesus and Mary Chain gig just weeks before they (initially) broke up.

Lead guitarist William was so drunk/stoned onstage that his brother Jim had to walk over to silence his guitar at the end of some songs. He even reacted to a fan by throwing a bottle into the crowd!

I wasn't sure if it was the worst or greatest gig I ever saw. Part of me was disappointed as it was my first time seeing them live, but on the other hand, they lived up to their notorious reputation.
I subsequently saw them when they were off the hard stuff, so luckily I got the best/worst of both worlds.
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Postby Davycc » 09 Jun 2018, 15:07

Love my red wine so when I was given a bottle of red a few years ago that I knew cost 40 odd quid (far more than I'd ever pay) I thought this will be good made a great meal and sat down to enjoy .....it was like vinegar sooo bad I was totally underwhelmed. God that sounds such a 1st world problem.

1998 Leeds v Leicester (we lost 0-1) I remember the hype was for Martin O'Neill to be made manager but the crowd started chanting "O'Leary O'Leary" don't know why but it really made my goose bumps stand up was really over whelmed for the support for him.
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