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Gig: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, 28 Jul 2015

Posted: 26 Jul 2015, 23:03
by Pavlich
So Blur'll keep on keeping on with their Aussie tour tomorrow night at Rod Laver in Melbourne. Victoria always seems well represented musically online, so how many from here'll be going along?

I actually went to Hyde Park the other month which was my first time seeing Blur. That show was incredible; the size of the crowd, the energy, a good set, great people, the rain, and just knowing you're seeing Blur in the city that started and keeps Blur going. So I'm not going to compare that to this, if anything tomorrow night'll just be a nice top-off: after all, like most antipodeans, I never thought I'd see Blur once let alone twice.

Oh yeah, and I don't know how many people have been avoiding setlists like me, but can we potentially keep any changes hidden in white and smaller text? It's always a great buzz hearing a song you didn't expect to. The only change I've heard of since Hyde Park is Pyongyang – a song everyone else seems to adore but I find a bit.. not bad, but not worth the hype. Hoping for some other Magic Whip cuts.

Oh yeah and Jamie T! Crazy one-two there. It'll be bizarre to not have to endure the boredom/excitement of some support act you don't care about. I've been into him for years and remember me and my mate at about 15 saying "can't wait for his follow up next year!" since about 2009. He was awesome in Perth at the Astor on Australia Day, and it'll be good to see the likely lad again. Can anyone from Sydney say how many songs he played? Seems he has a slot for 45. Nine, 10, 11 songs?

Re: Gig: Melbourne, July 28

Posted: 26 Jul 2015, 23:04
by tom_cas1
Just wait until you hear Pyongyang live. ;)

Re: Gig: Melbourne, July 28

Posted: 26 Jul 2015, 23:21
by Caitlin
Jamie did about five or six songs from memory. Was really weird to see him do such a short one compared to normal. :lol:

Re: Gig: Melbourne, July 28

Posted: 26 Jul 2015, 23:29
by Pavlich
Caitlin wrote:Jamie did about five or six songs from memory. Was really weird to see him do such a short one compared to normal. :lol:
That's it?

What songs?

Re: Gig: Melbourne, 28 July

Posted: 27 Jul 2015, 00:21
by Caitlin
Lol wait, my memory was bad, it was 9 songs http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/jamie-t/2 ... 618b4.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Gig: Melbourne, 28 July

Posted: 27 Jul 2015, 02:34
by Caitlin
Also for anyone travelling to/living in Melbourne, I just went and saw the David Bowie exhibition at ACMI in fed square and could not recommend it more highly.

Re: Gig: Melbourne, 28 July

Posted: 27 Jul 2015, 07:22
by IceCreamMan94
Boy am I pumped! It's a 2 hour drive from where I live, but it's worth it. I'm exited for song 9 of this http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/blur/2015 ... 61871.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Gig: Melbourne, 28 July

Posted: 27 Jul 2015, 09:49
by UnderThePuritan
What time do you reckon one should get there to get to the front of the mosh?

Re: Gig: Melbourne, 28 July

Posted: 27 Jul 2015, 13:33
by Bathstreet
Yep, I'll be there. Can't wait. Just printed my tickets and Watching No Distance Left to Run.

Would love to meet the lads but I guess it's hard and to be honest I'm a bit to old to be hanging around like a bad smell in the hope of meeting them. Well maybe too lazy anyway.

Anyways, hope you all have a good time :)

Re: Gig: Melbourne, 28 July

Posted: 28 Jul 2015, 06:35
by darkeyelids
UnderThePuritan wrote:What time do you reckon one should get there to get to the front of the mosh?
I got to the Sydney show an hour and half before doors opened and I was front/almost centre

Re: Gig: Melbourne, 28 July

Posted: 28 Jul 2015, 12:45
by munch
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Re: Gig: Melbourne, 28 July

Posted: 28 Jul 2015, 13:37
by Caitlin
HOLY SHIT I THINK I JUST HAD A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

Re: Gig: Melbourne, 28 July

Posted: 28 Jul 2015, 13:41
by pigster
Aww what a lovely set.
First song go out was loud and banging and it was pretty cool but i was also pretty tired (winter. . work.. winter. workers next door waking me up early every day for the past couple months. etc etc.) so was feeling bit underwhelmed. Same went for next song, there's no othr way. Hard to gel with. Then the set turned nice and mid tempo and gooey from here in and it seemed like the band and audience got in sync a whole lot better (maybe everyone was feeling bit exhausted and needed waking up??). Anyhow, by end it seems like the crowd was won all over. Lovely, as i said earlier. Was nice how intimate the big venue rod laver arena loud and flashy lights show ended up feeling.
:) peace

Re: Gig: Melbourne, 28 July

Posted: 28 Jul 2015, 13:56
by aldamasta
Anybody have the setlist?

Edit: Here's what setlist.fm has:

Go Out
There's No Other Way
Lonesome Street
Badhead
Ghost Ship
Coffee & TV
Out of Time
Beetlebum
Thought I Was a Spaceman
Trimm Trabb
My Terracotta Heart
Tender
Trouble in the Message Centre
Parklife
Ong Ong
Song 2
Pyongyang
To the End
This Is a Low
Encore:
Stereotypes
Girls & Boys
For Tomorrow
The Universal

Re: Gig: Melbourne, 28 July

Posted: 28 Jul 2015, 14:39
by Intermission
Caitlin was that you on stage?