2019-10-30 Forum Theatre, Melbourne Australia

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That bottom photo is magnificent :notworthy:
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COOL !!! ... That setlist looks like Von's with the extra big letters ... :lol: ;D ... thank you for posting it here ... ;D :notworthy: ...


Purple Light wrote:My mate got a vid of Dylan saying hello to me!!! Cloud 9! Ha!
Hihi, hihi ... Congrats! ... :lol: ;D :notworthy: ...
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I just downloaded the audio from this gig from Dimeadozen and put it in the sharing section.
Tuned in, Turned On, Burned Out....
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Dr Avalanche wrote:I just downloaded the audio from this gig from Dimeadozen and put it in the sharing section.
Thanks for the heads up :D
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Dr Avalanche wrote:I just downloaded the audio from this gig from Dimeadozen and put it in the sharing section.
Oh wow .... :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: ... Thank you ... ;D ;D ;D ...
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What a beautiful place. I took a few photos of the interior - statues and a star lit ceiling and, as I was warned by a local, “the most majestic bathrooms imaginable.�

(I’ll pause for a moment to acknowledge that I’m not likely to be as wordy and effusive as I’ve been during past tours, but that has nothing to do with the gig. I haven’t quite been myself for the last year... which I suppose is long enough to assume a new self.)

I didn’t find the show to be as smoke filled as the ones from decades ago at all. It pumped along with the colors and the beat in several places and worked well without dominating the foreground. The sound is very good and clear (with a few minor exceptions from where I was standing...next to a sound critic it seems..) and there were a few tweaks and twists that played well and added interest. As you’ve heard, it’s a great performance this tour.

The new things: Show Me truly does have some weight to it, and Better Reptile is a good addition. Dylan balances Ben in a good way and both can work a crowd and put on a show. Andrew is well-supported and delivers a solid performance. I didn’t see the “Dave brought to the forefront� element I’d read about, but his energy is always great.

I got a surprise request from someone to record/FaceTime Vision Thing. That may be coming. In the meantime, I uploaded this to my sparse YouTube channel. Hope it works: https://youtu.be/htZAWzarl9I
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This was one of my most enjoyable Sisters gigs. A great venue, a great crowd, fantastic sound and lights.

I was right under Ben’s mic and I have to say that I had not appreciated until last night what a great guitarist he is.

Thanks to the locals who made it a special night including the girl beside me who danced, jumped and screamed through the set.

Quite enjoyed the local support band - Cash as well.

Top night out.

Thanks Sarah for the cool vid 🙃
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Being645 wrote:
COOL !!! ... That setlist looks like Von's with the extra big letters ... :lol: ;D ... thank you for posting it here ... ;D :notworthy: ...

It is Ben’s - it got ripped when Dylan knocked the fan over with his HUGE feet...lol
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Chaotican wrote: In the meantime, I uploaded this to my sparse YouTube channel. Hope it works: https://youtu.be/htZAWzarl9I
Awesome, thank you! :D :notworthy:

Great to hear positive reviews from you and Robbie too. :D
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The Melbourne show had a bit of a different atmosphere - not as hyper-excited as Perth (that may just be me though) and not as rambunctious as the Roundhouse.
The Forum looks pretty, but it always feels odd to me as the stage is so far back and a bit high.... I was front row on Ben's side just near ROBBIE... (hello!). I posted a few pics on FB. The sound was generally pretty good, I agree Davey was a little left out last night. It was great to chat with the lads again after, they are a lovely lot.

Really looking forward to my final show of the tour in Brisbane :)
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Cheers for all the reviews folks :) and cheers Splintered Thing for the word of the day, rambunctious ;D
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Planet Dave wrote:cheers Splintered Thing for the word of the day, rambunctious ;D
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splintered thing wrote:The Melbourne show had a bit of a different atmosphere - not as hyper-excited as Perth (that may just be me though) and not as rambunctious as the Roundhouse.
The Forum looks pretty, but it always feels odd to me as the stage is so far back and a bit high.... I was front row on Ben's side just near ROBBIE... (hello!). I posted a few pics on FB. The sound was generally pretty good, I agree Davey was a little left out last night. It was great to chat with the lads again after, they are a lovely lot.

Really looking forward to my final show of the tour in Brisbane :)
Hello Emma - perhaps see you in Brisbane 🙃
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this great review thing is getting very regular! Andrew is unlikelyto be ending this tour with a better opinnion of the press but by fuck thje press have afar improved opinion of The Sisters. :von:
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Another video uploaded 40 minutes ago

Dominion/Mother Russia Melbourne

And someone screams next to the cam "Dominion" in synch :lol: :lol:
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Edit - And another review from The Age au with the title "The Sisters of Mercy play between dark and light"
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Libel Music review and pictures.
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Hihi, nice reviews ... ;D ;D ;D ... thank you all for the links to these press review and your own ones... It's so lovely to see people utterly enjoy The Sisters' gigs

and feel joy and pleasure at the end and afterwards... ;D ;D ;D ... and obviously, The Sisters are having a great time on stage as well... ;D ;D ;D ...

despite all the effort it takes to travel a whole continent within 5 days and after a full European tour that was no less demanding ...

and ever more unshackling and relieving ... ;D ...

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Some pics I took from the melbourne show, taken on a phone.

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Nice :notworthy:

I resized them for you ;)
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Pista wrote:Nice :notworthy:

I resized them for you ;)
thanks. sorry if I'd broken any rules by posting 1920x1080
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Wow that place really does look spectacular 8)
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Planet Dave wrote:Wow that place really does look spectacular 8)
Yes, and it looks like a nice show, too ... ;D ;D ;D ...
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Being645 wrote:
Planet Dave wrote:Wow that place really does look spectacular 8)
Yes, and it looks like a nice show, too ... ;D ;D ;D ...
Not sure I'd have made it past that foyer tbh ;D
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Ocean Moves wrote:
Pista wrote:Nice :notworthy:

I resized them for you ;)
thanks. sorry if I'd broken any rules by posting 1920x1080
No you didn't. It's just they go shooting off the side of the screen so I made them 640x480 to fit a little better :)
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