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|i miss concerts|
been watching crappy recordings of concerts all day and i miss live music so much. list is some of my favourite recent concerts, in no particular order
Dust and Disquiet
I don't think I'll ever shut up about catching Caspian live in 2018, it was such a magical show. The most wonderful moment was when they ended 'Arcs of Command' with a minute of full-on noise before cutting that directly into the clean opening tones of 'Sad Heart of Mine'. So so gorgeous.
I've seen Brutus a few times, but my fondest memory has to be their festival set last year. It was the final day, roughly 30 degrees Celsius outside, at least 40 inside the tent and everyone (including the band) was fucking exhausted but they still gave it their all. As much as I love their records, Stefanie sounds even better live.
|3||Carly Rae Jepsen|
One of the final shows I caught before everything went to shit. Carly's amazing as a performer, I dragged a few friends out to the show who otherwise wouldn't have gone in a million years and we had the most fun time ever.
Define the Great Line
The first time I saw Underoath live was on the Rebirth tour, during a pretty stressful exam period. Letting loose to the entirety of Safety and DTGL was just a whole lot of fun. I miss the gentle touch of sweaty, shirtless, beer stained strangers.
Honestly, the funniest part about this show was the amount of people who were expecting the well-known Dutch rapper to appear instead of, well, roughly the polar opposite of that. The band repeatedly apologising for that, combined with them realising that they were performing these 'satanist' songs inside an old church was priceless. Also, they sold CDs at pay-what-you-want, pretty dope.
Speaking of old churches, Slowdive performed at that same venue, albeit in the larger hall. It was absolute gaze perfection; the dimly lit stained glass windows complemented the gorgeous music brilliantly.
Basement performed on the same day as Neck Deep, which was brilliant timing. Having filtered out the, eh, more annoying folks, this show was just a lot of wonderful people singing along to wonderful songs.
The Dream Is Over
I'm not sure how many times I've seen these guys now, but every single time has been amazing. I've had my hearing protection somehow knocked out in the pit, I've experienced heart palpitations (lol) at a PUP show, goddammit, I sure do miss being in pain because of live music.
Nearer My God
The first time I caught Foxing, they were in the process of creating 'Nearer My God' and afterwards I spoke with Conor and he told me how much of a hard time they were having writing these songs. Nonetheless, they played three (?) of these songs live, including what would become 'Grand Paradise' and it was absolutely magnificent.
The final show I attended before lockdown was a Hundredth show, and I couldn't be happier about that. I traveled out to Belgium with a friend and we found ourselves at a super strange venue in some park, opposite a... palace? Either way, the show was incredible and the endeavour of getting home by bus at five in the morning was totally worth it.
|might go to a covid friendly concert later this month but idk iTs jUsT nOt tHe SaMe|
|Saw PUP this year too|
|Not the hugest fan of Caspian but seeing them with Circle Takes the Square a few years ago was immense. |
|yea I managed to see Immolation as my last show before this. definitely missing it|
|nice robert! they're always so so fun|
caspian might just be the most overwhelming band i've ever seen yea hel, only rivaled by cult of luna i think
|I feel your pain Jesper. Lately I've been missing them myself.|
|I think I saw a little over 50 concerts in my time in Brooklyn (7/2019-2/2020) crazy. That was so fun lol. Most of em $10 or less of course|
|just the experience of swaying or shouting along to music with or without friends ughh i miss|
that's wild robert! those cheap gigs are usually the best ones out there as well
|"might go to a covid friendly concert later this month"|
|Yo Jesper, The Menzingers are doing a live streaming set next week.|
|I mis going to gigs too : (|
|Seriously. Gigs were my happiest place. Last one was Mono in March, was a good time. |
Caspian and Brutus sound like they'd be sick live. One day, I hope.
|Was about to see Alcest and Helms Alee in April fucking finally but yep. I would have cried my eyes out on that Typhoon show. Such a good record.|
|yeaaaa was supposed to see lana charli kacey this year fuck covoid|
|oh sick sam! artists live streaming sets are such saviours|
sorry to hear that guys :[ typhoon was intense yeah, the hall was super small as well which made it even better
|You are going to miss a lot more in the upcoming months. Just wait and you'll see ;)|
|At the onset of the pandemic in Greece, I missed the Ved Buens Ende concert in Thessaloniki...|
Better safe than sorry, but it was a "once in a lifetime" gig....
|I could’ve seen foxing back in December but I’m a fucking idiot and didn’t want to go alone.|
Still regretting that.
ouch yea that's harsh! only gigs i missed were poppy and elbow shows, lol
|> goddammit, I sure do miss being in pain because of live music.|
aw man the FEELZ
|the story of 5 is great haha|