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Posted By: Gabby

Posted On: January 21st
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Venue is important

I see some mixed reaction to their performances and I think a lot has to do with venue.

I saw the Electric tour at the Sony Centre in Toronto and it was awesome, and my missus and I decided to get tickets a couple of days later at the Caesar Casino in Windsor for an encore.

What a disappointment. The venue reeked of beer soaked carpet, and the atmosphere of desperate people pumping money into the slots was soul destroying.

The Boys themselves put on a great show, but I sort of regret going the second time because the first time in Toronto was just so awesome, and it rather took the shine off of that experience.

FWIW I think my count of live PSB is 9.

Performance - Birmingham NEC
Nightlife - Birmingham NEC
Somewhere - Savoy, London
Release Uni tour - Bristol Uni
Potemkin - Swan Hunter, Newcastle
Fundamental - Toronto, Canada
Electric - Toronto, Canada
Electric - Windsor, Canada
Super - Toronto, Canada

I also caught Closer to Heaven in London (I know it doesn't count).


Posted By: DrewTO

Posted On: January 22nd
Views: 76
RE: Venue is important

I agree, which is why after a dull experience at Toronto's Sony Centre for Fundamental, I didn't try to get Electric tickets because it was again at that venue. I found the Fundamental crowd lame, and the security over-bearing. Maybe I was too close to the stage (and hence security) but it turned me off.

Harder to get people up out of their chairs in soft-cushioned theatres. That said, I loved the Super tour there.


 

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