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PostSubject: Elbow in Paris !!   Tue 02 Aug 2011, 19:47

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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Fri 04 Nov 2011, 21:40

I'm going to this one Smile
It will be the first gig of Elbow I'll manage to see, I can't wait, it's been so long.
Anybody has an idea of the hour we must start the queue for an Elbow's gig in France ?
Don't want to be in late and be too far from the stage pale

( are there any other french people here ? )
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Sat 05 Nov 2011, 10:41

'French people' here, oui oui, absolument ! Laughing Have a great concert ! I wished to be there too... Crying or Very sad As you, I'm from France ! (Northern, near Lille). I saw them this summer for the first time in Arras 'Main square festival'. I'd love to see them again but unluckily... I dreamt for a date in Lille ! I think that Elbow are not popular enough in France yet to play several concerts here. And it seems that the date in Paris is not sold out (while in Brussels it has been quickly sold out) ! Anyway, there are several fans of Elbow in France, not only us ! Laughing Please give us your impressions after the concert, thanks ! Smile And i really hope to have the opportunity to see them during the next tour...
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Sat 05 Nov 2011, 18:10

Glad to meet another franch fan =)
they sure deserve to be more popular in France !
I'm not from Paris nether, so between the train, hotel and tickets, this show will cost me about 300 ...
But it's really the band I'd like to see the most so I don't care !
It's not like if they came often in France so I can't miss them.
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Sun 06 Nov 2011, 08:55

Hi all, French fans exist but yes Elbow should be more popular in France...
It will be my 4th Elbow show in Paris, cant wait to be there!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Mon 07 Nov 2011, 18:09

Hi there! Not French, but I lived in Paris for a while. Great timing too: I saw them at the Bataclan in 2009. It was stunning! There was a great turnout -- although I did not meet any of my French acquaintances, but did see someone from England there. Smile

I don't think you need to arrive very early. I probably arrived a bit before the doors opened and queued for a bit. (Doesn't the ticket say when the doors open?) I am not tall at all, so we decided to stay on the platform to the right of the stage. It was still quite close and I could see all the magic happening. This, however, made it very unlikely that I could shake Guy's hand.

Have a great gig!
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Tue 15 Nov 2011, 18:48

@Openarms:
we want to know everything! How was it! Have you been lucky???!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Wed 16 Nov 2011, 13:16

Here are a few photos (sorry, poor quality):







Regards !
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Wed 16 Nov 2011, 18:25

Haha that's epic ! the girl in the front taking a photo of Guy is me Laughing and the boy on my right is my boyfriend !

ElbowFreak wrote:
@Openarms:
we want to know everything! How was it! Have you been lucky???!!!!


Yes yes ! It was awesome, and I managed to gave them all the drawings I made !!
Posting pics and report later ! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Wed 16 Nov 2011, 18:35

Open arms wrote:
Haha that's epic ! the girl in the front taking a photo of Guy is me Laughing and the boy on my right is my boyfriend !

ElbowFreak wrote:
@Openarms:
we want to know everything! How was it! Have you been lucky???!!!!


Yes yes ! It was awesome, and I managed to gave them all the drawings I made !!
Posting pics and report later ! Very Happy

Great news!!! I'm happy for you! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Wed 16 Nov 2011, 20:06

@open Arms:

Craig tweeted your pic!!!!!!
http://yfrog.com/h6alezwj
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Wed 16 Nov 2011, 21:37

YEAH I SAW THAT !!!
I was really touched, and now I have a lot of followers on twitter, I had only one this morning XD !!
Damn it ! I didn't want to get noticed on Twitter, I failed Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Thu 17 Nov 2011, 05:55

Ermmm, I could unfollow you if you want!? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Thu 17 Nov 2011, 12:47

Open arms wrote:
Haha that's epic ! the girl in the front taking a photo of Guy is me Laughing and the boy on my right is my boyfriend !

ElbowFreak wrote:
@Openarms:
we want to know everything! How was it! Have you been lucky???!!!!


Yes yes ! It was awesome, and I managed to gave them all the drawings I made !!
Posting pics and report later ! Very Happy



That's great news Open Arms ! Would love to hear an in depth report at some stage ! Well Done Cool
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PostSubject: Paris's gig report =)   Thu 17 Nov 2011, 18:01

Thank you MBV Smile !!!

Here comes my report and some pictures now ! ^_^

I went to Paris with my boyfriend by train from Lyon. I managed to get close to the scene, for the first time in my life but that was not easy, had to wait for 5 hours in tne cold of Paris without sitting, my legs still hurts but oh well, it was so great to be so close.

Before the show, I met Mark in the street, he was very nice. I showed him the drawing I did for them and he loved it, and told me to wait for them at the end so I'll be able to give one to each member.

It' was my first Elbow's gig, I just can say it was awesome, the better gig of my life maybe but I'm not very objective as Elbow is my favourite band. The first band to play was Howling Bells, didn't know them but it was really good, a perfect symbiosis between the singer and musicians ! The girl had a pretty voice too.

During the show, Guy was funny, he talked a lot to the public, and was really careful to what everybody said. He told jokes between songs, and things like that. It's jusy sucks I didn't understand everything as I'm french and have some difficulties with his accent but I managed to understand most things I guess.


"Are you having the time of your life ?"




The starlings's trumpet ! ( very stressfull when you're close to the stage Laughing )




Ground for divorce !




Sorry it's a bit blurry :/



You can find more photos Here


It was a bit hard for me to manage to meet them at the end because there were a lot of english fans who came to see them, around 40 maybe, and when you're shy it's hard to show that you exist when you face those fans, knowing that the Elboys are english and probably prefer talking with english people and make them priority and more important Sad It really sucks when you don't speak the same language, and even more when you're shy !


Well after maybe 45 minutes waiting for them and for people to let them a bit alone I managed to reach them one by one and gave them the drawing !
All the reaction were priceless and I have really no regrets about insisting to wait for them instead of sending them the picture on internet.
They all tell me "fucking amazing" "fucking brilliant" "awesome" "you're talented!" and it is really, really rewarding !
It's so touching to see your favorite band loving and laughing so much about one of your work !
They are all so kind, especially Pete and Richard, Mark and Craig too of course but really more shy this evening ^^
Guy was a bit ( a lot ? ) drunk when I reached him Laughing and he had too many people around him to focus on us unfortunately.
But he loved the picture too and hugged me so it's the most important ! (he also paied us a beer, lol)
Just after showing the pics, the english fans came back and stole them to us... *sighs*
They are really possessive. It's a pity, knowing that they see them more often. But well I can't blame them for that, we all want to have the band just for us but it was really frustrating ! But I'm going to stop complaining, because the few time I spent with them will stay in my memories for ever cheers I'm already missing them...

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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Thu 17 Nov 2011, 21:08

Nice! :-)
You've waited 5 hours??? Wow! I never complain again the the 30 minutes I had to wait!

Seems like they had a fun time in Paris.
I have to say that I love the Manuvian accent. You get used to it. Very Happy

Hmmm, possessive fans are a little problem. I think you shouldn't hang around one band member all the time. And it's pretty interesting having a chat with the other lads, not just Guy. I also enjoyed Marks hug. :-) This guy changed so much. His stage Outfit suit and his haircut look so great now! Craig changed a lot too, but he couldn't come outside because of his knee. No clue why Pete stayed Inside.
I'm surprised how many english fans have been to the Paris gig.

But all in all you seemed to have much fun! And that's the most important thing!
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Thu 17 Nov 2011, 21:21

It's a pity you didn't met Pete, he is awesome, probably the one I chated with the most ( maybe because I play bass too ? Don't know. ) and I really had a good time with him. He is kind and funny, I really felt he was sincere with me.

I'm not the kind of fan who is only obsessed by the singer, like maybe 60% (and that's why Guy was particularly unreachable this night) and to tell the truth, even if Guy's hug was warm and even if he loved my gift and paid me a beer, it's the one I enjoyed the less. Oh my that sounds like if I didn't like him XD Of course I love Guy he was really nice but well, I just don't find the word in english Embarassed He was drunk and busy and nos as expressive as the other lads, that's what I want to say, but of course I enjoyed him too ! But not as much as the other guys. I wish i'll manage to talk with him one day when he's not drunk and overworked by fans, I think it'll be totally different.
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Thu 17 Nov 2011, 21:27

*lol* the comment about Guy is so funny! :-)

No, unfortunatelly I haven't met Pete or Craig. Hopefully next time!
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Sat 19 Nov 2011, 07:46

I'm so happy for you Open arms ! Thumbs Up!
Here's a link with a (great) review about the concert (in French, sorry), but for everybody, there's also a link for some very nice pics ! Smile
http://www.soundofviolence.net/articles/live/1098/elbow_paris_bataclan.html
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Sat 19 Nov 2011, 11:14

Thanks for the link ! ^_^ nice report too
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow in Paris !!   Sat 19 Nov 2011, 12:13

Interesting points about Guy. Being the front man, he gives so much in each performance. It's like he's giving a metaphorical hug to 8000 people every time they perform. Afterwards, if so many of those people want to hug him back, so to speak, I can imagine that might be quite overwhelming.

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