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Damn clashing gigs [Sep. 23rd, 2010|08:04 pm]
Richard Clegg
Because it clashes with BSP and Manics at Brixton I'm selling my ticket to see Swans at Koko on 28th October.
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[User Picture]From: zoo_music_girl
2010-09-23 07:14 pm (UTC)
Having heard the new album I think you're making a mistake there...
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-09-23 07:23 pm (UTC)
Ah... the new BSP album... it's not the greatest ever you're right but if they stick to mainly stuff from first three albums I'll have a great time. Still, British Sea Power are just one of those bands I always want to see more of and Manics I guess I ought to see at some point.

Or do you mean the new Swans album? It hasn't yet grabbed me but I only listened once and I wasn't wholly paying attention. I should see the Swans one day but right now BSP is a much bigger draw for me.
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[User Picture]From: zotz
2010-09-23 07:37 pm (UTC)
You're weird.
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-09-23 07:44 pm (UTC)
*laugh* As a statistician I can comfortably say that preferring to see the Manic Street Preachers and British Sea Power is definitely less weird than wanting to see the Swans -- the relative venue size confirms my prejudice. Of course by same reasoning we'd be even less weird if we went to see whatever tosh was on at the O2 Arena.

I just really really love British Sea Power.
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[User Picture]From: zotz
2010-09-23 08:09 pm (UTC)
Based on my understanding of the figures, they've played the UK a lot less in recent years than BSP and are likely to play again less frequently if at all.

You can't love BSP all that much if you've never seen them. Even I could have managed to see them by now if I'd wanted to.
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-09-23 08:20 pm (UTC)
What makes you think I've never seen BSP. I've seen them lots (most recently with These New Puritans which was a super line up although TNP did not play Attack Music which I found irksome). That is how I know it will be amazing, albeit slightly self indulgent and given to fifteen minute instrumental wibbling. I've never seen the Manics but then I'm not a huge fan. Oh... the sentence above was -- British Sea Power are one of those bands I always want to see *more of* (note emphasis I've seen them before and this encourages my desire to see them again despite the relative shonkiness of their last album). Manics are one of those bands I've never really wanted to see but might as well as they're there.

BSP recently became my most listened to band on last.fm (overtaking Sleater-Kinney who had held the spot for years but as they're now split up aren't going to get more popular with me).

Based on my understanding of the figures, they've played the UK a lot less in recent years than BSP and are likely to play again less frequently if at all.

I think you misunderstand the nub of my gist -- possibly for comic effect. If we define weird as "the set of actions and behaviours less typical of humans" then "wanting to see the Swans" is more weird than "wanting to see British Sea Power and the Manic Street Preachers".
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-09-23 07:45 pm (UTC)
However, if you fancy the trip to London I'm selling the ticket at less than face price.
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[User Picture]From: zenithed
2010-09-24 12:05 am (UTC)
I don't even like Swans and I'm shocked at this decision. BSP seem to play every festival ever. Good on you for sticking to your guns though, and I can't talk given I go to see Bearsuit about five times a year.
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-09-24 09:32 am (UTC)
I'm a huge fan of BSP so for me it's a band I really like versus a band I sort of like.
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[User Picture]From: friend_of_tofu
2010-09-29 10:30 pm (UTC)
Erm, is it only the one ticket?
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-09-29 10:37 pm (UTC)
Yup -- only one. Interested?
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[User Picture]From: friend_of_tofu
2010-10-01 04:15 pm (UTC)
I am pretty interested, tbh, but will need to check a) my work diary and b) who else I know is going, just in case (it's currently tricky for me to travel places on my own). I know Koko are generally quite good about dealing with reasonable adjustments for visitors, but I'd like to give them a quick call to make sure. Would any of this be a problem?

Also, how much do you want for the ticket and how would you like to sort out payment/collection?

Thanks in advance.
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-10-01 06:27 pm (UTC)
See link in entry -- it is e-ticket solid via seatwave but if you just want to give the money straight to me and cut out middle man I will take it off seatwave.
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[User Picture]From: friend_of_tofu
2010-10-03 10:53 am (UTC)
Yeah, that'd be great. But since you're not at the gig, should we meet to exchange cash for ticket? Or would you prefer me to do you a bank transfer and you post it? PM me to discuss, I'm easy with whatever you'd prefer.

I don't think the other half cares about seeing Swans at all, so provided I can find company from friends, I'm not sure it's worth buying a very expensive ticket for them.
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-10-03 03:53 pm (UTC)
It's an e-ticket so I can just email it to you. My email is richard@richardclegg.org. Email me and I'll email you the ticket, bank details and take the advert off seatwave.
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-10-05 06:05 pm (UTC)
Still interested? Email me at richard@richardclegg.org and I'll take it off seatwave and email the ticket to you.
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-09-29 10:37 pm (UTC)
If you follow the link someone else is selling 2x tickets but at 70 quid each.
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