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Is there any support, or do we have the band 'til union OT rates kick in?


What does that mean?

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Who is traveling the furthest for these warm-up shows?


I'm flying from Regina, Saskatchewan to Calgary, Alberta, to L.A., California. I'm staying one night in L.A., then taking a Greyhound bus to Pomona. Eeker

Someone else on the board is travelling from B.C. As for overseas, not sure.
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Originally posted by jane:
It would be great to have a meet-up, but I'm a little inclined to do it outside the venue in line. The weather ought to be fine.


I feel the same about having an initial meet-up in the venue line. I've got to give my best shot to obtaining a place at the front of the stage, so I could be there *pretty* early. Wink

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Who is traveling the furthest for these warm-up shows?

I'm flying from Regina, Saskatchewan to Calgary, Alberta, to L.A., California. I'm staying one night in L.A., then taking a Greyhound bus to Pomona.

Someone else on the board is travelling from B.C. As for overseas, not sure.


I've got a 100 km drive from Vanderhoof to Prince George (BC), fly to Vancouver, then to LA. The trip from my house to LAX will take approximately 10 hours by my estimate, and I'm not looking forward to killing the better part of the day in a variety of transit lounges. Roll Eyes

I do believe that we have an Aussie coming through LA for the show, so I think she beats us all for distance. Smiler
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Originally posted by mummakook:
I'd like to think, hope, there's a reasonable chance, since IK's meant to be launched in the US on the 26th and he's definitely meant to be joining them for Coachella on the 29th, and has other shows and (mostly) promo stuff already planned.


Would be cool if Tim shows up. This could turn out to be a Finnfest, as Liam is in town around the same time, with a gig at Spaceland.
I can't believe that at the end of this week we're going to see CROWDED HOUSE! I don't think it's really sunk in for me yet.

Reading John's blog on myspace has helped, though. Daily updates about everyone coming together for rehearsals in LA has made it feel more real. Still, I don't think I'll believe it until I'm inside the Glass House and actually see the band onstage.

(Holy zebonkers, Batman, this Friday I'll be inside the Glass House and seeing the band onstage!!)
I wanted to get some info on the show so I e-mailed The Glass House and got the following info:

Doors open at 7 PM

There is one opening act before Crowded House. Crowded House will hit the stage somewhere around 9:30-10ish

He did not have specific info on the opening act but expected to within the next couple days and said he would let me know. When he does I will pass it on.

Anyone driving up from San Diego? I might be wanting to carpool. PM me if you are interested.
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Originally posted by Finnbear:
Okay....just got a reply from The Glass House regarding Friday's opening act.

They are called 16 Frames

Here is their myspace page

16 Frames

They seem pleasant enough to listen to


I have to admit, I was hoping for Grant Lee Phillips (doesn't he live in LA?) but these guys sound all right, too. actually, a two-year old banging on a pot with a spoon could open and I'd be happy...I'm going to see Crowded House again!

three more sleeps!
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Originally posted by sunset swimmer:
actually, a two-year old banging on a pot with a spoon could open and I'd be happy...I'm going to see Crowded House again!

three more sleeps!


Grant has his own show at the Troubadour Friday night.

That pot-banging two-year old better not be on either of my flights. Red Face

One more sleep! Smiler
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Originally posted by Finnbear:
1 more day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


yay! this has been the longest, busiest most sleep-deprived week for me in a while but it's been made bearable by the knowledge that at the end of it, I'm going to a Crowded House concert! looking forward to it all (well, not so much to having to be at the airport at 6am tomorrow)!
Bring your cameras! They didn't say anything to anyone in Tempe last night and flashes were going off everywhere. Neil encouraged everyone with a cell phone to dial up friends and double the audience. He asked everyone to hold up their cell phones if they were talking to friends! It was hilarious and he was deadly serious about doubling the crowd and using phones and cameras. So, if you want those dream shots, take the cameras, the venue was very cool about it in Tempe and I'm sure they will be along the way, too. It's free publicity and builds anticipation along the way.

Have fun folks, I did last night!

Kimmer
Just got back from the concert--where to even begin? Had a great time lined up for several hours with a large contingent of Frenz before finally going inside. I thought Liam was absolutely wonderful opening...wish I could've bought his album, but the merch line was out the door. The Crowdies went on at 9:03, off at 11:11. The setlist was as follows:

Locked Out
Don't Stop Now
Walked Her Way Down
Fingers of Love
Black and White Boy
Nobody Wants To
People Are Like Suns
Recurring Dream
Private Universe
World Where You Live
Don't Dream It's Over
Silent House
English Trees
Four Seasons in One Day
She Called Up
Distant Sun
When You Come
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Transit Lounge
Fall at Your Feet
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Heaven That I'm Making
Something So Strong
Better Be Home Soon

General comments:

Musically my highlight was the stretch from "People Are Like Suns," a perfect way to close the new album, to "Silent House." "Recurring Dream" was a very pleasant shock. Neil flubbed lyrics a handful of times but was always charming about it. The band had tons of energy, and I'm venturing Mark is feeling better, because he was joking around with the rest of them, including a very amusing exchange about the first song he learned on piano. Liam provided a superlative extra layer to the band's sound, and John was a constant presence. There was strong audience participation throughout, particularly singing chords at Neil's instruction during "Four Seasons" (we were "the most in-tune audience I've heard," said he).

My favorite joke was one near the end of the night, when Neil said, since the band will be playing two hours before Rage Against the Machine on the main stage at Coachella, that the Crowdies should play all Rage covers to "steal their thunder"--after which they launched into a very convincing imitation! He joked (perhaps with some truth to it) that Rage fans would probably stone them if such a daft stunt were performed.

Truly an awesome experience--best wishes to those I met, and to all Coachella-goers, you will not be disappointed!
I get the credit for Recurring Dream Smiler
Nick got my airplane and gave a nice little 'neat' nod, but Neil didn't play it until later.

Neil started Recurring Dream off solo, but Nick looked like he he really wanted to join in and kept calling over to Neil for the chords. Mark jumped in with the slide guitar and Neil got Matt to join in with the drums too.
It was a real treat hearing it with the full band. Phew! [cough, i hope someone recorded the show]

-ian

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