Its all horrible now, and I feel sorry for today's kids... the Music thread


#81

Saw Tropical Fuck Storm in the Victorian capital last night.
Like early Drones on bad acid, dense, layered, seriously fucked up at times.
Pints of 4 Pines, alright too.
Try to get along to Marrickville Bowlo, Uni of Wollongong in the next week if you can.


#82

Sounds good. Alas, Marrickville sold out.


#83

SO did anyone manage to score tickets in the ballot for the Cure’s Disintegration 30th Anniversary at the Opera House?
Alas, I had no luck.


#84

Got tickets to Metallica in October, at ANZ.

Thought I might see them before they disband, with key members dying of natural causes.

Used to have all their albums but been years since I listened to any Metallica album. Just found out they released a brand new studio album in 2016 too, so I ordered that on CD!


#85

The 2016 Metallica album was their best in 20 years. I unexpectedly really enjoyed it. I havent seen them live in about 7 or 8 years. Last time I saw them was out at Homebush when they had the bouncy black balls in the crowd. Always out on an epic show, despite their age.


#86

*19 years, not 20 :stuck_out_tongue:

I’ve done ever tour since 1998 but I’m going to sit this one out - 2013 Soundwave was underwhelming, and I’d be looking at splashing out $500 for tickets for the misses and me - no thanks.
Plus I don’t love stadium gigs.


#87

Yup, snagged Saturday night tickets, somehow.

I got through on the ballot so late in the day, and they were virtually all gone, but I kept refreshing in hope, but was seeing NOTHING for virtually all shows… and right before I gave up and paid for some shitty Monday night tickets… boom, 2 tickets to Saturday night in my preferred section came up. Thank the Gods.


#88

You lucky bastard.
I’m too scared to even look at how much scalped ones are going for.


#89

I used to really like Metallica – then I watched Through the Never and discovered that they had descended past a parody of themselves, turned left at Spinal Tap and accelerated down the highway of out of touch, self-important, financially bloated ‘rock-gods’. Putting any more money into the pocket of Lars is an offensive idea to me. I feel sorry for Kirk though, he is still awesome.


#90

It’s only about seeing a legendary band live just once.

Missed out on AC/DC’s last tour a few years ago through procrastination, and have regretted it ever since.


#91

$260 for a GA standing ticket in that shithole? :joy:

I paid $45.90 to see the Black Album tour in ‘93. I’m good.


#92

Same here, although the hearing in my left ear is not so good.


#93

I recommend The Laurels on Friday night if you need to even up the right ear. :wink:


#94

That prompted me to check what today’s equivalent would be: $86 using Australia’s inflation rate. So it’s pretty much bank on 3x as much for equivalent tickets, as when one could argue they were at a peak (as in that moment they became 'uge).


#95

I love Metallica, well used to. I saw them on the Re-Load tour which left a bit of a bitter taste haha. Still glad I saw them though but don’t need to again. It would still be a cracking show though


#96

I’m okay with it. Got a seat in Level 4 above the corporate boxes.

It’s one of 2 bands I’d pay through the nose to see live at least once, the other being Radiohead.

Grew up listening to Metallica, will have to re-listen to each album before the show.


#97

:sunglasses:


#98

Metallica were awesome last time. Every metal head needs to hear puppets and the second half of one live at some point in their life


#99

Paid $50 in 1998 on the ReLoad tour.
Was awesome


#100

Entertainment Centre right? I went to that one too, really enjoyed it. I wasn’t even tempted to go to this one, I’m not a fan of stadium gigs - saw Foo Fighters at ANZ last year and it wasn’t great (not helped by the stadium being 2/3 full).