09/21/07: London: The Astoria

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Postby The Heron Outside » Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:32 am

Spoke with the band afterwards. If anyone's ever been curious about this kind of thing, Robbie indeed has the biggest record collection of the gang.

And they plan to start writing again after the end of the American tour in November (Which will be their last for awhile)

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Postby MattyM » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:31 am

Oh man it was awesome, the best way to end a great couple of days! I'm still buzzing now!
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Postby Detrious » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:36 am

The Heron Outside wrote:And they plan to start writing again after the end of the American tour in November (Which will be their last for awhile)

Rock.


You see, that just makes it worse!

My dad never had good timing....

But as my wife pointed out 'At least you know how I feel, I haven't seen them since 97'

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Postby Tthip » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:02 am

MattyM wrote:Oh man it was awesome, the best way to end a great couple of days! I'm still buzzing now!

I saw some pictures from the guys over in London.
And Matt, I almost did not recognize you without the guy coming out of your nose.
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Postby SirMatticus » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:14 am

The London show was a great way to start our road trip. The crowd was really into it - they were going crazy at times. The Hip, of course, put on a great performance. We're now in Groningen and need to catch up on some sleep before hitting the pubs.
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Postby Zenith » Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:26 am

Snoo and I are at the airport waiting to board. Hopefully we'll be in Groningen at about 10ish, so depending on how we feel we may join you for a couple of beers! :thumb:
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Postby chris » Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:31 pm

The shirt sales guy was the same dude from last year, but the shirts this year looked legit... although just the sight of a police officer had him packed up and running.

The show was fun but the setlist left me wanting more. (Although judging by the crowd response I think I was in the majority. Maybe it was just my overwhelming urge to want to come here and say the night sucked ass, just to keep Detrious happy...)

It's always a treat to attend a show with people who have not seen the band many times, if at all. The look of sheer joy on their faces as certain songs begin is priceless - last night this was most true of My Music At Work and Zenith.

Thanks to all our London friends for showing us the sights.
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Postby andy42g » Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:11 pm

Great night. Set was a bit 'greatest hits', but worked for me! My front of balcony vantage point was excellent too :-) Good to (briefly) meet Matt and Ben, and hope to catch up with you and the rest of the Hipbasers in Amsterdam Tuesday.
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Postby bigA » Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:49 am

it was a standard set list, but the crowd was great and the sound was perfect!

Enjoyed meeting the London people and look forward to the rest of the shows in Europe.
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Postby mookytc » Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:04 pm

The Heron Outside wrote:Spoke with the band afterwards. If anyone's ever been curious about this kind of thing, Robbie indeed has the biggest record collection of the gang.

And they plan to start writing again after the end of the American tour in November (Which will be their last for awhile)

Rock.


Off topic any news of plans after November (Canadian dates possibly)?

New Years Eve shows are the best imo.

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Postby sean.bonner » Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:58 pm

Chris posted this to youtube:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=gA4ZhGed_7U
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Postby MattyM » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:17 pm

Aw man, I'm still buzzing!
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Postby Zenith » Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:05 pm

Here's a montage video from the London show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95hdPuX2UQE
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Postby sadies » Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:26 am

WOW. That's great work!! Hope you'll treat us to some longer samples at one point, but that's a super bit of editing.

100th Meridian and The Drop Off were Gord at his most animated, if u have that?

Great night!!


Zenith wrote:Here's a montage video from the London show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95hdPuX2UQE
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Postby Zenith » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:25 pm

sadies wrote:WOW. That's great work!! Hope you'll treat us to some longer samples at one point, but that's a super bit of editing.

100th Meridian and The Drop Off were Gord at his most animated, if u have that?

Great night!!


Zenith wrote:Here's a montage video from the London show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95hdPuX2UQE


That's all I have I'm afraid. My camera only does short clips - hence the montage. You'll just have to wait until the full DVD is finished. ;)
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