Didn't see the farewell concert I wasn't well enough so missed it. The 2016 encore was amazing. I went with my daughter and she even said it was the most magical concert she's ever been to. She is only 18. Was great to have been able to share a concert with her. She also loves their music now too ��
Actually, I agree with the assessment that at that point the Crowdies were rather concerned that they might mess something up while writing themselves into history, so when it comes to concerts that have been a/v-documented, I would go for Fleadh '94 as a better concert than FTTW '96. The Encores I have neither watched on TV nor attended, so I cannot testify to the qualities of these.
Apples and oranges really. CH of old is not the CH of now. I had the pleasure of attending a "secret" Melbourne warm up gig in 1996 and it remains my favourite concert of all time. The sound, the energy, and the vitality of the band of 1996 was a different beast of that in 2016. Both sensational, but different experiences.
Ok, so i was at both FTTW and Encore. i agree that it’s like comparing apples and pranges. 1996 was like farewelling my teenage years and my all time favourite band. But i was conscious on the night and ever since when watching the show that for all the emotion and amazing moments (snippet of throw yr arms around me, hess’s tears, DDIO hanging final chord before a singalong coda) it was nowhere near their best gig (and ive seen close to 30). Tim’s singing was horribly out of tune, marks...
What they have in common is that I still listen to / watch them probably about once a week. They are both brilliant. If I could keep only one for the rest of my life I'd go for Encore. It has a great happy, relaxed, content vibe to it. The arrangements are superb, and Neil's voice has a wonderful range. Just as a collection of CH songs it would do, because the Encore versions of those songs are among the best I've heard. And I love Neil's happy grin at the beginning: It's an amazing...
Just wondering among fellow finn fans which is your favorite concert or what you love about each. Farewell is the best concert by any band in my opinion and also Pauls last which makes it that more emotional. Encore the band are so tight and you can tell from the music how much fun the guys are having.
I am heartbroken that I can no longer go to the Crowded House Encore show in Sydney on Sat Nov 26 but would love to help another fan go! I'm selling my two tickets for face value (or rounded down to $120 AUD each). I'm willing to sell them separately. I hope a fellow Frenz can use them and will enjoy the show as much as I would expect!
My wife and I would love to go this show if anybody ends up with spare tickets. I accessed the pre-sale at 9.01, was number 125 in queue, came to the sales page at 9.07 ... and somehow all 1000 Sat tickets were already gone. I have 'unfinished business' with Opera House shows - was at the FTTW but had to leave before CH on stage to catch my plane home. Hoping for better weather and no delayed shows for everyone this time around!
The sheer magnitude of 1996 is hard to top . A truly magical gig in a magical setting . The 2016 one though , the band are tighter for sure , and Neil is a miracle proving that 20 years later his voice is still magnificent , with very little difference ! Just glad we have them both ... TBH I would like more , and it's long overdue ....
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