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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Sat 11 Oct 2008, 15:37

So am I the first to comment on the show at Cardiff last night?

I guess from reading the earlier reports there's no point in mentioning specific songs that were played or not played, but suffice is to say it was a genuinely fantastic show. Guy told the crowd - and it seemed genuine, rather than something he says every night - that it was the best crowd of the curent tour to date, and with a few exceptions (see below) the crowd were genuinely into the show, lapping up the songs with smiles and singalongs.

I'm a relatively new fan, in that I've only come to Elbow at SSK, but I subsequently bought (and enjoyed on heavy rotation) all of the other albums, and converted at least 7 other people to their music so far...including my 8 year old daughter, my ex-wife and her 62 year old mum!

I'm a music lover in general, and generally see around 10 shows a year, so to say this was in my all time top 3 shows means it really was something special to me. I hadn't been to the Caridff University venue before, and I was surprised at how compact it seemed, but it was full and the sound quality was exceptionally good. So many gigs I see, even from 'major artists', the sound quality on the vocals can be really p*ss-poor - yes Mr Beck Hanson, I'm talking about you! This one, every word was crystal clear, and there were no duff notes from Mr Garvey. He was in charming form, having a lot of fun with the crowd, and I think my girlfriend fell in love with him a little bit, but I'll let him off.

The only bugbear I had was with several members of the audience standing around me, loudly CHATTING away, during the quieter songs (mentioning no names, Mr Moderator!). I told a couple of twtittering girls to please SHUT UP during the songs. A bearded, pony-tailed oaf, one of their boyfriends, then got in my face, telling me it wasn't against the law to talk, so they were going to carry on chatting. Several other people rounded on him too, thankfully, telling him and his wittering nitwits they were being rude, selfish and disrespectful, and if they wanted to chat through the music, they could go home and chat through the CD if they wanted! The end result, thankfully, was not me getting beaten up in the car park afterwards, but they were shamed into shuttiing the f*** up for the rest of the show. Result!

It was my first Elbow show, but I'm hoping to see them many more times in the future.
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Sat 11 Oct 2008, 23:51

The Roundhouse setlist tonight was...

Starlings
Bones Of You
Leaders Of The Free World
Mirrorball
Some Riot
Red
Grounds For Divorce
Mexican Standoff
Lonliness Of A Towercrane Driver
Newborn
Great Expectations
Weather to Fly
One Day Like This

Puncture Repair
Station Approach
Scattered Black And Whites

Really, really special night. There's a fine line between 'gig of the year' and 'best 120 minutes of my life'. More in the morning... maybe.
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Sun 12 Oct 2008, 08:57

My second gig of the week last night, after Cambridge on Monday.

Both as good as each other, great sets. One Day Like This nearly blew the roof off the Roundhouse.
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Sun 12 Oct 2008, 09:11

posh steve wrote:
My second gig of the week last night, after Cambridge on Monday.

Both as good as each other, great sets. One Day Like This nearly blew the roof off the Roundhouse.
It was a little bit good, wasn't it? Looking forward to tonight. Lots.
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Sun 12 Oct 2008, 09:30

It is the 4th time I have seen them this year, it would be hard to top the Festival Hall gig, but last night was close.
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Sun 12 Oct 2008, 09:47

posh steve wrote:
My second gig of the week last night, after Cambridge on Monday.

Both as good as each other, great sets. One Day Like This nearly blew the roof off the Roundhouse.

Steve you saw them again? You're a jammy sod!

I really appreciated the spoiler warnings - we've been avoiding this thread all week and it added a certain giddiness to the proceedings not knowing what was coming next! Sarah and I were front row at Cardiff, and it was amazing. Some Riot and Weather To Fly (I'm assuming we're not hiding spoilers anymore?) caused my jaw to drop, they were absolutely stunning. I could hear some chatting but most of the crowd seemed great - not least the couple very front and centre who were seriously getting into the music!

Great gig, Jesca Hoop was beautiful and I have Jupps setlist. Sarah and I are planning to get the full set, obviously.. Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Sun 12 Oct 2008, 12:56

al wrote:
I'm assuming we're not hiding spoilers anymore?

Nope, I gave up. The thread title says it all.

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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Sun 12 Oct 2008, 13:41

Wow! Second time seeing Elbow after Glastonbury, I had to sign up to share my excitement!
A fantastic gig. I think Station Approach was my highlight, that song just does things to me! Obviously One Day... was just stunning as well. The chorus of Grounds For Divorce just hits so much harder live too.
...basically it was all highlights!

did anyone get a free CD outside as well? some band giving them away, Revere. Pretty good stuff. They said they'd be back tonight.
Top night!
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Sun 12 Oct 2008, 14:03

Hellooo, my first post on here!

Went to the Roundhouse last night and am still grinning from ear to ear, such is the effect that Elbow live have on me.
My 4th Elbow gig this year as well and, while I have to say I preferred being front row at Pompey on Tuesday, last night was just as amazing. Standing in front of the sound box watching the goings-on during One Day Like This (won't spoil it for those yet to go)....I literally cannot explain how it made me feel. Such a happy, positive and joyous song, I blooming love it.

And the Potter and Garvey families were there! How much does Guy look like his mum??
Was just a perfect night and this week has given me some brilliant memories.
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Sun 12 Oct 2008, 14:11

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did anyone get a free CD outside as well? some band giving them away, Revere. Pretty good stuff. They said they'd be back tonight.
*OFF TOPIC* Revere are the most awful, pretentious band I've ever had the misfortune of seeing. */OFF TOPIC*

The only way last night could have been any better was if Powder Blue was dropped into the set. Have they played it since the first night of the tour?

An amazing set from a band who never cease to amaze me. I think that was the 10th time I've seen them live this year, I could never get bored of the Elbow live experience.
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Mon 13 Oct 2008, 06:40

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I think that was the 10th time I've seen them live this year
Number 11 wasn't bad either. Great to hear The Stops and Forget Myself back in the set.

Starlings
Bones of You
Leaders of the Free World
Mirrorball
The Stops
Grounds For Divorce
Mexican Standoff
Lonliness of A Towercrane Driver
Newborn
Great Expectations
Weather To Fly
Forget Myself
One Day Like This

Some Riot
Station Approach
Scattered Black and Whites
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Mon 13 Oct 2008, 09:10

No Red or Powder Blue Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Mon 13 Oct 2008, 09:16

I'm going tonight, can't wait! Anyone know what the stage times have been for Elbow + support at the Roundhouse?
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Mon 13 Oct 2008, 09:21

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I'm going tonight, can't wait! Anyone know what the stage times have been for Elbow + support at the Roundhouse?
Doors - 7:00
Jesca Hoop - 8:00
Elbow - 9:00
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Mon 13 Oct 2008, 09:25

Cheers for that Very Happy

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did anyone get a free CD outside as well? some band giving them away, Revere. Pretty good stuff. They said they'd be back tonight.
Top night!


Revere are amazing and sure they'd appeal to a lot of Elbow fans. Been following them for almost 2 years now, hopefully an album is on the way soon.
What songs were on the CD, just out of interest?
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Mon 13 Oct 2008, 10:20

Misspelt Yoof wrote:
ghbradshaw wrote:
I'm going tonight, can't wait! Anyone know what the stage times have been for Elbow + support at the Roundhouse?
Doors - 7:00
Jesca Hoop - 8:00
Elbow - 9:00

Would advise to go early if it's a nice night. We arrived before the crowds and managed to sit outside on the terrace having a few drinks before the show. Would also advise seeing Jesca Hoop as she has a special guest vocalist on one of her songs Wink

It was a great gig last night. The Elboys seemed so happy. Loved their little drink break and the intro to Weather To Fly. Lost my voice during the pre-encore song so would like to say 'Happy Birthday Jote' Party!
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Mon 13 Oct 2008, 11:29

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No Red or Powder Blue Sad

I though guy had said he couldnt sing powder blue anymore as it's too high, then on saturday when I saw them he went WAY higher on weather to fly. I guess they just got bored of PB. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Mon 13 Oct 2008, 11:46

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I though guy had said he couldnt sing powder blue anymore as it's too high, then on saturday when I saw them he went WAY higher on weather to fly. I guess they just got bored of PB. Sad

At the beginning of this thread it was stated that they played Powder Blue in Cambridge.

They don't seem to have played it since so I wonder if it proved too challenging.

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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Mon 13 Oct 2008, 11:48

I'll be devastated if I don't get to hear them do Powder Blue. Come on Guy! You know you can do it!!
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Mon 13 Oct 2008, 11:57

Lots of video here

http://uk.youtube.com/user/jacob48

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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Mon 13 Oct 2008, 12:19

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russycarps wrote:
I though guy had said he couldnt sing powder blue anymore as it's too high, then on saturday when I saw them he went WAY higher on weather to fly. I guess they just got bored of PB. Sad

At the beginning of this thread it was stated that they played Powder Blue in Cambridge.

They don't seem to have played it since so I wonder if it proved too challenging.


dammit! I wonder why cambridge deserved special treatment? I saw them play PB years ago but have never seen them do it amongst all this seldom seen kid hysteria.
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Mon 13 Oct 2008, 12:43

It seems to be the gig that all the critics and reviewers went to ( according to those I've seen and read they were all at the Cambridge gig). Possibly something to do with it?
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Mon 13 Oct 2008, 13:53

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MyBones? wrote:


did anyone get a free CD outside as well? some band giving them away, Revere. Pretty good stuff. They said they'd be back tonight.
Top night!


Revere are amazing and sure they'd appeal to a lot of Elbow fans. Been following them for almost 2 years now, hopefully an album is on the way soon.
What songs were on the CD, just out of interest?

maybe in time, skin and the escape artist (acoustic)

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did anyone get a free CD outside as well? some band giving them away, Revere. Pretty good stuff. They said they'd be back tonight.
*OFF TOPIC* Revere are the most awful, pretentious band I've ever had the misfortune of seeing. */OFF TOPIC*

why's that?

sorry, taking the thread to wrong places now.



anyone know what the touts are asking for tickets? i might wonder down again tonight, gutted i didn't get tickets for multiple nights now Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Mon 13 Oct 2008, 14:00

I don't suppose there's any chance of someone posting the songs that Jesca has been playing? I've got my fingers crossed for certain tracks, you see... Seed of Wonder, Dreams in the Hollow, Havoc in Heaven...
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PostSubject: Re: Gig reports.. CONTAINS SPOILERS   Mon 13 Oct 2008, 14:03

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anyone know what the touts are asking for tickets? i might wonder down again tonight, gutted i didn't get tickets for multiple nights now Sad
A friend got one for 30 last night after much bargaining. Doubt it'd cost more than 40 tho.

I'm torn. I can't really afford it, I could do with an early night and three nights running could lead to Elbow-overkill. But then again, it is Elbow.
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