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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Fri 06 Feb 2015, 20:48

Without going into details regarding each and every song, Thursday was an utterly magical night.

Up there with my finest Elbow gig of all time. The band were absolutely on fire !

Ready for Saturday night now - I cannot wait !
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Sat 07 Feb 2015, 10:00

The last two nights have been absolutely incredible. So excited to see if they change it up again tonight.

Figured I'd post the link to my (mediocre) phone pics in case anyone wanted a bit of a visual
https://www.flickr.com/photos/131200735@N07/sets/72157650618905236
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Sun 08 Feb 2015, 10:24

Another brilliant night on the Saturday.....definitely a livelier crowd than the Thursday crowd and the usual talkers were out on force around us, which led to someone sticking one on one of them, first ever scrap I've seen at an Elbow gig !

To hear McGreggor was absolutely bonkers, it was vicious to hear and the band pulled it off, totally. Very difficult to put into words how special these shows have been ; the lighting, the sound, the songs - just brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

Fantastic to catch up with Cestrian on both nights and really great to see Jones, Ticky & MrsW in the Roadhouse after the gig ; I loved our chat !
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Sun 08 Feb 2015, 11:09

after seeing the commentary here we decided to check out our tickets for Wednesday at Hammersmith only to find they're for Thursday 😯
luckily we booked two nights in the hotel or that could've been embarrassing
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Sun 08 Feb 2015, 15:38

What an utterly brilliant gig; definitely more gig than show, if you know what I mean.  Every song was delivered perfectly, apart from a couple of false starts on Newborn and Grounds.  McGreggor was such a treat - cue the girlie screams at the front from Joanie, Mrs Woman and me.  I feel emotionally drained after that and I honestly don't think they can top this.  It's going to be very difficult going back to the arenas after these smaller shows.  I LOVE the fact that ODLT is now in the middle of the set and not relied on as the finisher.  Thanks lads - total perfection throughout.  Great to bump into Graham at the Roadhouse afterwards!!!

BTW - has anyone got a spare standing for Wednesday in London???


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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Sun 08 Feb 2015, 22:53

Got my ticket!
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 13:32

My Bury Vest wrote:
Another brilliant night on the Saturday.....definitely a livelier crowd than the Thursday crowd and the usual talkers were out on force around us, which led to someone sticking one on one of them, first ever scrap I've seen at an Elbow gig !

To hear McGreggor was absolutely bonkers, it was vicious to hear and the band pulled it off, totally. Very difficult to put into words how special these shows have been ; the lighting, the sound, the songs - just brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.


Saturday was a great gig... we managed to locate ourselves next to some scouse lads who seemed to be a on day trip from the looney bin though (or perhaps its a local rivalry thing).

highlight for me for was bitten by the tail fly and the take off & landing... still maintain that elbow are at their best (for me personally) when guy has a guitar in his mits...

thought they got their act into the small venue really well, and as mentioned it was a gig rather than a show, we'd giggled before the gig about whether guy would miss his runway... we even managed a few pre-gig drinks in "a hole in my neighbourhood down which of late I cannot help but fall" Laughing Drunk
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 13:33

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McGreggor was such a treat - cue the girlie screams at the front from Joanie, Mrs Woman and me.  

were you's the one's shouting for newborn?
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 16:47

We were shouting for everything - very probably!
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 16:52

I've absolutely loved these gigs. I hadn't seen them live before this, but it's certainly set the bar incredibly high. Came over from Florida for it and was so worth the trip. It's been lovely meeting folks from here and other Elbow fans as well, a great bunch.
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 18:02

So great to read all your updates, sounds like Elbow at their very best! Thursday can't come sooner" loving your avatar Arkaz. Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 18:46

Thanks! Probably not very cool to admit, but I was freaking out a little when we took the picture Razz Plus it was my birthday yesterday, so that made it even cooler. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 19:17

Hey Arkaz
I remember you from Saturday night in the queue - glad to see you've joined the forum. See you in London on Wednesday!
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Tue 10 Feb 2015, 10:14

Absolutely, can't wait!
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Tue 10 Feb 2015, 21:49

Four amazing nights in Manchester. Hard to pick a favourite. Shame people feel the need to talk throughout the show, particularly when they're playing material from the older albums.
Great to catch up with My Bury Vest at a couple of the shows.
Had to laugh on Sunday when Guy asked if anybody had been at all 4 shows. I shouted out at the top of my voice along with one or two others to which Guy responded with 'Ahhh, bless you both'.

41 Elbow shows and counting. Would love to make the Roadhouse gig number 42 but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Wed 11 Feb 2015, 15:07

arkaz wrote:
The last two nights have been absolutely incredible. So excited to see if they change it up again tonight.

Figured I'd post the link to my (mediocre) phone pics in case anyone wanted a bit of a visual
https://www.flickr.com/photos/131200735@N07/sets/72157650618905236

Cool pics - thanks for posting those!

arkaz wrote:
I've absolutely loved these gigs. I hadn't seen them live before this, but it's certainly set the bar incredibly high. Came over from Florida for it and was so worth the trip. It's been lovely meeting folks from here and other Elbow fans as well, a great bunch.

Dude!! You're from Florida too? That's awesome! Glad to know I'm not alone around here with my Elbow love! And I'm glad you made the pilgrimage to see them - you are 100% right, they are definitely worth the trip! Thumbs Up!
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Wed 11 Feb 2015, 15:13

My Bury Vest wrote:
Another brilliant night on the Saturday.....definitely a livelier crowd than the Thursday crowd and the usual talkers were out on force around us, which led to someone sticking one on one of them, first ever scrap I've seen at an Elbow gig !

To hear McGreggor was absolutely bonkers, it was vicious to hear and the band pulled it off, totally. Very difficult to put into words how special these shows have been ; the lighting, the sound, the songs - just brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

Fantastic to catch up with Cestrian on both nights and really great to see Jones, Ticky & MrsW in the Roadhouse after the gig ; I loved our chat !

Wow, so there was a wee bit of aggro happening, eh? I reckon I might be tempted to lose my stuff too, if I'd been near someone chatting away during a gig like that. Mad

So happy to hear the shows were as great as everyone was expecting them to be. Sounds like an amazing time was had by all - wish I could've been there but thanks for all the reports! I am enjoying the feedback from everyone and I am so pleased that the Elboys have done such a good job for the long-time fans with these shows!
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Wed 11 Feb 2015, 18:19

Last night in Hammersmith was fantastic - really on form, sounding great. Same set list with Switching Off played. Still buzzing!

Well worth the trip from Glasgow!
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Thu 12 Feb 2015, 13:49

ChrissieInFL wrote:

Wow, so there was a wee bit of aggro happening, eh? I reckon I might be tempted to lose my stuff too, if I'd been near someone chatting away during a gig like that. Mad


i was stuck next to some scousers who seemed to be acting up a bit... but i suspect it was to do with the local rivalry thing more than anything... didn't see any fighting mind!
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Tue 17 Feb 2015, 16:54

http://louderthanwar.com/elbow-manchester-apollo-live-and-photo-review/

better late than never - here's my review from Louder Than War
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Tue 17 Feb 2015, 17:23

mainscoe wrote:
http://louderthanwar.com/elbow-manchester-apollo-live-and-photo-review/

better late than never - here's my review from Louder Than War

excellent stuff! well done...
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Tue 17 Feb 2015, 23:45

mainscoe wrote:
http://louderthanwar.com/elbow-manchester-apollo-live-and-photo-review/

better late than never - here's my review from Louder Than War

Fantastic write up!
I, for one, thought that "Bitten" was the absolute highlight of the shows. Raw and powerful... More please! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Thu 22 Oct 2015, 12:54

the entire gig is up on youtube, from February... not sure which night? anyone?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvIJL06DSV8&feature=youtu.be#
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Thu 22 Oct 2015, 13:39

errant wrote:
the entire gig is up on youtube, from February...  not sure which night?  anyone?

that is a top recording. nice Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: manchester apollo   Thu 22 Oct 2015, 14:02

from 14:45, "the MEN described me from last nights show as resembling an avuncular sociology teacher"

a bit of searching would suggest this video is from the second night
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