Just came down early in case there was a sound check and there was!

weve also had Four Seasins In One Day/Private Universe/Don't Stop Now/Fingers Of Love now they are into Fall At Your Feet.

Axver posted:

Next two were Better Be Home Soon and Sister Madly. Then a whole bunch of instrument checking and now It's Only Natural. 

Ax - I assume you're waiting for (Shadows and) Tall Trees (Hill).

Thom Bullock posted:
Axver posted:

Next two were Better Be Home Soon and Sister Madly. Then a whole bunch of instrument checking and now It's Only Natural. 

Ax - I assume you're waiting for (Shadows and) Tall Trees (Hill).

Haha yes that would do nicely. 

FAYF the end of the soundcheck, notwithstanding a short snippet of Fingers of Love after. Not long to go now!

Heads up for everyone coming to later gigs: we actually got let in early. Doors were meant to be at 6 but they opened at 5:30. 

And if you can possibly avoid bringing a bag, leave it behind. You will get in much quicker. They even X-rayed some. Mine wasn't but my friend's was, and even though she was 30th in queue she would have missed out on the front row if I hadn't got through ahead of her and held some space. 

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Hey people, I'm heading to the Friday and Saturday gigs on my own, so if anyone is also heading to those alone or otherwise, and would like to catch up before the show starts let me know.  So excited!!

harrytrousers posted:

Anyone know who this support act is?

The rather eccentric Kirin J. Callinan. Google him and you will soon find out about a couple of his more notorious live gigs. I've seen him a couple of times before at Laneway and the like and always found him to have 5-10 interesting minutes of music lost amid half an hour of posturing and nonsense. Can't believe he got this gig, literally the only bad thing about these shows. I could name a hundred young local acts who would make superb openers. 

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Axver posted:
harrytrousers posted:

Anyone know who this support act is?

The rather eccentric Kirin J. Callinan. Google him and you will soon find out about a couple of his more notorious live gigs. I've seen him a couple of times before at Laneway and the like and always found him to have 5-10 interesting minutes of music lost amid half an hour of posturing and nonsense. Can't believe he got this gig, literally the only bad thing about these shows. I could name a hundred young local acts who would make superb openers. 

Yes, it/he was awful. I get that he's a novelty act but it was not entertaining at all and only amusing very briefly as most one joke acts are (think Bob Downe). Good chance to use the loo, get some booze and food, if you have someone to mind your spot!

Throw Your Arms Around Me posted:

That's great that you got to meet Neil and Nick. What was your secret? 

They just came for a brief wander past the queue before the soundcheck! It was really nice and unexpected. 

Axver posted:

Here is soundcheck info for today: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/...tralia-6bfa424a.html

Recurring Dream again! Hope it actually shows up tonight. Got to meet Neil and Nick beforehand too. 

I'll post ttonight's set at the above link during the show in batches of about three. 

We met Nick after the concert and he signed cd �� felt like a schoolgirl for a brief moment. True gentleman 

I'm going to put my hand up and say that I loved Kirin Callinan! That dude is a dead set cracker! I can honestly say I've never seen anything quite like him before, blending elements of Mercury, Bowie and Jagger. He's the perfect support act: distinctive, quirky, visually interesting and ultimately supremely entertaining once you find his wavelength - much like another favourite band of ours............ Much more interesting than your average competent local rock band anyway.

Considering our collective interest in Split Enz I would think that most of you guys would dig it. I can see why Neil was drawn to him as he possesses the same theatrical quirkiness which originally drew Neil to his brother's band.

So, Kirin Callinan, I salute you sir for a bloody great show! One of the best support acts I've seen. ☺

I love Kirin, but I've been a fan for years. Tough environment and a lot of his band material is volume-dependent (the weakest element of forecourt shows), but he's a wonderful performer and doing really interesting things. Agree with the above, it's always struck me as being in a similar lineage to a lot of the more theatrical/experimental NZ stuff.

He's also been popping up at shows and working with Neil and Liam for years now, clearly a really nice collaborative friendship happening. Give me that over some straightforward guitar band any day!

Good show last night, but god the crowd was a struggle. Other people seemed to be in better spots, I was in the middle of the GA and there was just so much drunk conversation happening over the (pretty soft) sound.

Tonight I'll be there earlier and getting in the thick of it, surely anyone getting there before doors is dedicated enough to respect the show.

And the show itself, what a beautiful show. Can't wait for another crack at it. 

So soundcheck happens about 4?? Many people there already?? Going tomorrow and don't want to miss a thing! Thanks. Enjoy! 

And the drunken conversation. Why would you waste the opportunity to see them by getting wasted and talking g crap?!

 

Soundcheck has begun just after 3 each day. I arrived just after 1 and was surprised so few people there. Even at 3 still not many. Quite long now though!

Kirin is done and Crowded House are meant to start in about 25 minutes. I'll be posting the set again, at the link a couple of posts above that currently only has soundcheck info. 

SlickStu posted:

I'm going to put my hand up and say that I loved Kirin Callinan! That dude is a dead set cracker! I can honestly say I've never seen anything quite like him before, blending elements of Mercury, Bowie and Jagger. He's the perfect support act: distinctive, quirky, visually interesting and ultimately supremely entertaining once you find his wavelength - much like another favourite band of ours............ Much more interesting than your average competent local rock band anyway.

Considering our collective interest in Split Enz I would think that most of you guys would dig it. I can see why Neil was drawn to him as he possesses the same theatrical quirkiness which originally drew Neil to his brother's band.

So, Kirin Callinan, I salute you sir for a bloody great show! One of the best support acts I've seen. ☺

I would say you were amused most of the time the 1st night I was really skeptical and when he kept my attention I thought maybe he is on to something. I kept telling people who were seeing it the 1st time to give it a chance. We were discussing it with other Frenz last night and decided that if we were discussing it he is in at very least making an impression good or bad depends on the person.I can see his show being embraced in Europe and the UK. To me very avant garde and speaking to his generation. Would like to look at his lyrics too.  

esquared posted:

 

Good show last night, but god the crowd was a struggle. Other people seemed to be in better spots, I was in the middle of the GA and there was just so much drunk conversation happening over the (pretty soft) sound.

 

Were you in the sitting section on the steps? I was in the middle of the standing area and everyone was singing along not talking, and the sound was anything but soft.

I hope the great success of these amazing gigs inspire Neil and the boys to get the band back into action,  sooner rather than later, with a new album and a WORLD tour

I mean I for one aint getting any younger lol

It`s been six years "between drinks", I don`t wanna wait another six to see the Crowdies again! 

(I know that a Neil solo album, and an album with Liam, are apparently up next tho...)

 

 

I was in the thick of the GA, but must have been a little unlucky as I had friends who had great experiences. It was restless and chatty where I was, but maybe it was just a weird pocket.

tonight though - I was right at the front to the left, surrounded by dedicated fans watching them play the best show I've ever seen them do. Such a wonderful night, as good as it gets really.

MiKE42 posted:

I hope the great success of these amazing gigs inspire Neil and the boys to get the band back into action,  sooner rather than later, with a new album and a WORLD tour

I mean I for one aint getting any younger lol

It`s been six years "between drinks", I don`t wanna wait another six to see the Crowdies again! 

(I know that a Neil solo album, and an album with Liam, are apparently up next tho...)

 

 

I totally endorse this post!!!   100 %

PremierGirl posted:

Wow. Hoping I get to meet him or them or anyone!!!!

Before sound check and after the show hang around where the portables are and ticket box. We waited for almost 2 hours after the show Thursday night and managed to get Matt and Nick to come over.  Missed Tim he hopped straight into a car. I didn't see Neil go though �� am hoping a world tour is happening after this. Would be great. Am still suffering from trip to Sydney so one in Melbourne is in order I hope 

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