2020-03-10. O2 Academy, Leeds UK

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Swinnow wrote:Von's vocals were way too low until around Alice or Dominion, even allowing for the current desire to smother him in backing vocals. Certainly not helped by the dreadful acoustics of Leeds Academy though.
That's another thing that surprised me - maybe it was where I was stood but, given that it was the Academy, the sound mix was great. Much better than Manchester, and off the scale compared to any gig I've seen there in the last 10-15 years.

Ah fkng hell I thought they'd played a gig of a lifetime, but the more comments and thoughts I see / hear the more I think it might just have been the pre-gig intervention.
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My input is basically worthless because i was so hyped out :lol: but where i was at the front it sounded fine, yes he's always a bit low at times, but it was good for me ;D

I'm still on a high after it all, it was amazing and no-one can tell me otherwise :lol:
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Dave, don't get me wrong, as a band they are on an upward curve. New songs, most obv works in progress, but they're new and we're hearing them. This has to be good as, for one, I'm bored sh1tless by Dr Jeep, Detonation Boulevard and Flood II. Crash & Burn was a great surprise and and they do seem more together as a grouping again.

The mix regarding sequenced lap toppery and live guitars was okay but where we were, close to mixing desk, you could hardly hear Von until a good few songs in when his voice suddenly appeared.
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Charlie wrote:My input is basically worthless because i was so hyped out :lol: but where i was at the front it sounded fine, yes he's always a bit low at times, but it was good for me ;D

I'm still on a high after it all, it was amazing and no-one can tell me otherwise :lol:
This is it, it'll always be one of the best gigs I've ever seen them play, I'm just trying to figure out why. It's probably best just to stop overthinking it. There, done. Gig was up there with NEC 92, Forum 98 and JW 05 in my book. Result.
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Thoroughly enjoyed the concert, as well as meeting some fellow HLers in the Dry Dock beforehand! Miffed to have missed the aftershow gathering but I did get a bit lost post gig and found myself back at the Dry Dock (which was in full Karaoke mode). I didn't venture in thankfully.
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Charlie wrote:My input is basically worthless because i was so hyped out :lol: but where i was at the front it sounded fine, yes he's always a bit low at times, but it was good for me ;D

I'm still on a high after it all, it was amazing and no-one can tell me otherwise :lol:
Pleasure to have your company Charlie and we're all so happy you enjoyed the gig. Hoping this memory will stay with you forever. :notworthy: :) :von:
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elamanamou wrote:
Charlie wrote:My input is basically worthless because i was so hyped out :lol: but where i was at the front it sounded fine, yes he's always a bit low at times, but it was good for me ;D

I'm still on a high after it all, it was amazing and no-one can tell me otherwise :lol:
Pleasure to have your company Charlie and we're all so happy you enjoyed the gig. Hoping this memory will stay with you forever. :notworthy: :) :von:
So lovely to meet you all too! :D

And don't you worry, this memory is with me 24/7, such a special moment in time - and i even have evidence - it really wasn't a dream!
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Great photo Charlie
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Love the photo Charlie 8)
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Hopefully this will give you confidence to do more Sisters gigs. We don't bite. Swinnow and I have offered you to see another band, but we fully understand. lol Enjoy :)
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That gig is postponed too I'm afraid.
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I've also done my neck in after this gig, felt a little achy after and it's gradually got worse, now it's so stiff i can hardly move it, god knows what i've done! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Charlie, it just shows you had the complete gig experience. I had a sore head next morning but I'm pretty sure that was nowt to do with the gig itself.

Has anyone else noticed that the old ringing ears thing rarely happens after gigs nowadays? I must go and see Swans again to test it out :)
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Heartlanders post gig drinks! Photo from elamanamou with permission to post!

Featuring from left to right: EmmaPeelWannaBe, Charlie, Planet Dave, eastmidswhizzkid, elamanamou, SmileySister, paint it black, mh and Swinnow

And not forgetting the flag of course! :lol: :lol:

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Brilliant photo :notworthy: :notworthy:
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What a great photo :D
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Great photo! Was this after? I seemed to slink off home straight away despite fancying more booze.

Lovely to see folks anyway!
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A most dignified Police Line up if ever I saw one ;D
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Yeah it was a few glasses after in Revolution on Cookridge Street.
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Was there ever a cooler looking bunch of gobshites? :notworthy:
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Brilliant times with brilliant people & lovely to meet new friends. Thank you to all who made it so special :)

We did miss our absent friends but there's always next time (hopefully) :P
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Now let’s hold hands and have a seance!!! :innocent:
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You're a blimmin g*th elamanamou and I claim my £5.
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Lol, it is a scary looking crew
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SmileySister wrote:Brilliant times with brilliant people & lovely to meet new friends. Thank you to all who made it so special :)
Exactly that :D :notworthy:
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