I've noticed that there are some fans and just wanted to know if anyone was/has seeing Placebo in the states? I am seeing them tommarow at the House of Blues in Chicago, and was wondering if anyone else is seeing them? I am super excited, the only sucky part is you can't have a camera But i did get to see them when they came around their first time to the Riviera here; I'll upload some pics from that if anyone is interested here they are
ps If anyone wants to post thier pics form thier concert, I wouldn't mind seein them ;D
Post by Modern Method. on Apr 13, 2007 11:19:04 GMT -5
ive been a fan since they first came out in 1995, and next to g they are my favourite band...unfortuently ive never got a chance to see em as they dont come here a lot! but i will.... im thinking of travelling to do so.
I got into them about two years ago and, along with you Andy, they are only second to Garbage! They don't come to the US very often either. 2006 was the first time they've been in the states for 3 yrs so I figure I should try to see them as much as I can now before I have to wait another 3 yrs or more to see them again! Oh and glad you guys like the pics!
Post by ALTERNAT1VE on Apr 15, 2007 7:59:38 GMT -5
I just bought tickets for me and my friends. I'm really excited about the concert... What was the setlist of the concert you attended? I noticed they have included most of the songs from Meds.. except In the cold light of morning and Post Blue (two of my favourites from the album). I would love to see them performed live instead of Drag, Because I want you or One of a kind which I'm not really fond of...
Anyway... I'm not complaining at all, I'm sure it'll be a night to remember.
Not in this order: and yeah it felt like they played most of meds (which I was a little bummed but hey like you said I'm not gonna complian, they're awsome) Meds Because I want you to Drag Special Needs Twenty Years I Know Without you I'm nothing Special K Every you and every me Follow the cops back home runnng up that hill bitter end soulmates song to say goodbye bionic Infra-red
That's all I can remeber for now. I'll ask my firend if they played anything else and add it if i missed one
i was soo excited for this show only to have the EXACT same thing as the last time i saw placebo happen to me - i got so ill between the opening band & them that i had to skip out only after a few songs. WORST case of deja vu ever.
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Post by Modern Method. on Jun 13, 2007 18:21:05 GMT -5
USA - Tune in July 6th to The Henry Rollins Show on IFC TV channel featuring an exclusive performance from Placebo. They perform “Blind” from the album “Meds.” The Henry Rollins Show is a weekly independent talk show hosted by Henry, featuring high integrity guests, topics and uncensored musical performances. The show airs every Friday night on IFC at 11pm Eastern, 8pm Pacific. Placebo also performs a second song, “Running Up That Hill,” exclusively for IFC.com, so be sure to check that out as well.
Post by ALTERNAT1VE on Jun 20, 2007 5:05:24 GMT -5
Here's my review of the concert I attended on 18 June.
It was a really hot day and being dressed all in black didn't help. Luckily the venue was situated 100 metres from where I live so I could observe if people were gathering from my balcony so I didn't need to hurry I went to the concert with my roomate, my sister and a friend. We went to the venue just 2 hours before the concert and there were not more than 200 people outside already waiting. The concert was scheduled for 8 p.m. so they opened the doors at around 7:30. Because of our early arrival and my sprinter skills (jk) we managed to get to the front row, just a bit left from where Brian's microphone was. Of course I let my little sister stay in front of me so that she could actually see anything (I owe her that from the Depeche Mode concert)... so you could say I was between first and second row.
People started gathering slowly and at 8:10 the warm-up band (a Bulgarian Brit Pop band) came on stage. They played 7 songs (35 minutes set) one of which I actually enjoyed It was while they were performing that the sound in the venue is pretty bad... oh well. They finished their set at around 8:40.
After a 40 minutes wait Stefan came on stage... and few seconds after him came Brian and Steve. The crowd just went hysterical. I think we gave them a really warm welcome. Unfortunately, one of the security guards who was standing just in front of Brian did something wrong (I didn't see what exactly), pissed off Brian so he looked him straight into the eyes and order him to leave. I was really disappointed cause I thought this will ruin Brian's mood and probably affect the whole concert. I wasn't completely wrong, but thanks to the constantly cheering crowd I think that everybody forgot about the incident after the first few songs.
Of course the concert started with 'Infra Red', followed by 'Because I Want You' and a lovely slower piano performance of 'Meds'. Cameras weren't allowed for the concert but I managed to sneak one (don't ask where I hid it ) so I took a lot of pictures, some of which really close up. For some reason, the crowd went crazy when the band started playing 'I know' which really surpirsed me because it's one of the more unpopular songs from the setlist. Everybody was singing along and it was one of the most rememberable moments of the concert. 'Song to Say Goodbye' followed.. I don't need to describe what was the reaction to this song But the next performance made me personally very happy. The moment I heard the soft mellow guitars I knew it was 'Follow The Cops'. Why that particular song made me so happy? First of all it is one of my favourites from Meds, and secondly it was one of those 3 songs excluded from the setlist in Macedonia (where the previous concert was) and hearing it would mean that we would get the 18-tracks setlist . I really enjoyed that song and it gave me chills a few times
Then 'Every Me and Every You' followed and the crowd exploded again. Somebody was jumping on my back, water was splashing from bottles... absolute insanity After 'Special Needs' and 'One of a Kind' I knew that it was time for 'Without you I'm Nothing' so I grabbed the camera and I managed to capture the whole song.. .and trust me, it was really hard to stand still through the whole performace, but it was all worth it Blind was next from the setlist (another favourite of mine) I let the girl behind me get in front of me so that she could be front row for that song. It was then that I realised how hot it was in the hall. I looked around and everybody was soaking wet. The guys from the band were also melting which caused Brian to change his shirt.
Through Special K Stefan turned the microphone to the audience and Brian encouraged the crowd to sing the 'para-pa-pa-para' part .. and so we did. I was really glad so see Brian's happy face thanks to 'the audience performace'. 'Bitter End' was the last song from the expected setlist. After that the band went backstage but the everybody started cheering/clapping/screaming so after 10 minutes break the guys went back on stage I was again prepared to capture another video of a favourite song (Running Up The Hill) but my hands hurt so much from clapping that I wasn't sure if I could do it. My hero girlfriend did it for me Placebo performed a really long version of the songs (probably around 9-10 minutes). We filmed around 6 minutes of that cause it was just quitar experiments an noises after that, besides the battery of the camera was already low and I wanted to save it for 'Twenty Years'. So when that songs started after 'Taste in Men' I took the camera again. The performance ot "Twenty Years' was phenomenal. It was the highest peak of the night for me. So much happened during that particular performance. Stefan was so pleased that went off stage and went straight to us (you'll see the close ups later). The security people were all agaist his move, but he told them it was ok and played just in front of the front row Brian wanted to come too but he was a bit restrained by the cable of his electric quitar. While Stefan was was going back on stage he picked the Bulgarian national flag from somebody and wrapped it around his shoulders . The audience exploded with the noisiest screams for the night The band continued to play the song for over 6 minutes. For the last few minutes Brian went down on his knees and stayed like the until the very end It was a magical performance.
That's how it all ended. When the lights went on I saw that everybody was looking like they were coming out of a sauna - soaking wet I didn't stay in front of the stage to wait for quitar picks and setlist as many others did. I preffered to go out and buy a tour t-shirt instead The other guys were lucky because Steve came out and throw his drum sticks. Other people from Placebo's crew were giving away quitar picks and other little stuff to the few people left.
After that I went to my favourite bar where I met a few friends. Special thanks to the DJ in the bar - every third song was a Placebo song
Sorry for the long concert review but there was just so much to tell. Unfortunatelly I still don't have the pictures/clips because my girlfriend took the camera after the camera and it' still at her place. I'll post them as soon as I get them.
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