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About frutiger75

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    font. muse font.
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  • Favourite Bands
    free | elton john | radiohead | rachmaninoff | lizst | stevie ray vaughan | skynyrd | marvin gaye | philip glass | local natives | RATM | sia | troye sivan | st. vincent | beach house | michael jackson | megadeth | harry styles | tame impala...and hodgepodge of other stuff.
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    the big lebowski | silence of the lambs | there will be blood | fargo
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    extensive list, but, unfortunately, exceedingly far from complete. over 400 items.
  • Muse Concerts Attended / Attending
    too many times. -- starting in 2004... dallas (x7) | fairfax, VA (x2) | D.C. (x2) | williamsburg, VA | philly | houston (x4) | ft. worth | austin (x5) | new orleans | phoenix | san diego | anaheim | sacramento | red rocks | LA (x6) | oakland | vegas (x2) | OKC | tulsa | NYC (x5) | NJ | chicago (x3) | lolla (x3-ish) | london (x2) | SBE 2017 | a bunch of north american ST tour stops...and i'm prolly missing quite a few.

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  1. for what it's worth -- as of today, according to a source, muse will not be at any of the 4 major US festivals next year. but things can always change... i expect an extended break until anytime this winter/very early spring 2020, then studio, then a few random festivals late summer, and album release in early 2021 with a tour starting mid-to-late spring 2021.
  2. they had to get a 20-year anniversary release out in 2019, otherwise the release would look a bit foolish/tardy. i wouldn't be surprised if warner is planning on posting pre-orders out even a bit early, given the heavy amount of general holiday mailings. the band is also, perhaps, employing a smaller pressing plant for the vinyl, as that is what usually causes delays of releases. stay tuned...
  3. yeah, although all of their "rigid box sets" have been some form/version of that minimalistic look with MUSE on the front. maybe they didn't want to stray too far away from that pattern...which, yes, is lazy. as for the vinyl, a mix of blues for showbiz and mix of yellow/orange for OoS. maybe they could've marbled/splattered the wax or something... and then you have the woman overlaying that blood orange-ified OoS album cover art in that one mock-up. don't know what to say about that...
  4. ordered from the muse store, but hopefully the shipment doesn't become an s***fest akin to the issues of some of the ST orders... maybe i'll also pre-order from RT as a backup; i can always cancel prior to shipment if need be.
  5. i was at a club gig in 2004 where PIB was played but the playlist has yet to be recovered -- though i think i know someone who may have it. in any case, PIB first to crack the 1,000 mark (on setlist.fm) is kinda surprising to me...sorta.
  6. all: if you have purchased a late 2015-2016 autographed tour poster within the last six months or so on eBay, send a message to the seller demanding he/she issue a refund immediately. the autographs on the posters are fake and the posters were never part of any promotional material for the tour, nor sold anywhere. if you receive no response, demand a refund from the seller through eBay immediately if purchased within the last 30 days. if purchased within the last 180 days, demand a refund through paypal. if you want more info on this, PM me.
  7. that's another 18+ months away...eek. i guess i'd take it...? and the north americans didn't get bliss b/c...they don't know it, on the whole? matt prob. had too much of a tight bootyhole to play it in fear of poor responses. oh well, the production alone, and one random insertion (aside from the odd UD inclusion from about a week ago) into, yes, inertia, is really hogtying this tour. EDIT: upon further reflection, i would take an Origin of Muse thing-a-ma-jig + Showbiz 20th thing + a re-mastering of their first four albums.
  8. matt channeled philip glass, factored in some simple orchestral work, added some falsetto vocals at the end, and called it quits.
  9. end title from the international is a better solo comp., but this isn't totally abysmal.
  10. be advised: do not purchase any "autographed" poster on eBay until further notice.
  11. is anyone here going to this gig? high probability of rain all day + loud cars + shortened set (likely tailored to the masses -- half of which get automatic entry merely by being ticketholders to the race) are making this a tough sell for me to attend...
  12. all kinds of weird logistics have been in play at various gigs to date as far as GA/floor/pit entry is concerned, so...until a further course of facilitating a consistent, coordinated entry is employed, it's a crapshoot.
  13. depending on the size of the arena floor, the "barrier" holds closer to 200 from the far edge of stage right, along/around the catwalk, and to the far edge of stage left (also dependent on the girth of the people on the "barrier", ha). 'hundreds' may have been overstating a bit, but there is definitely enough room for both tiers of VIPs and at least a few lucky GAs to get to the barrier, if coordinated correctly.
  14. the band gets their typical cut of a general GA ticket, a very small slice of the VIP upcharge, and CID gets the remainder. most of the premium goes to CID. also, the "barrier" is very large when considering the existence of a ramp, so, easily, a few hundred VIPs (both tiers) and a good number of lucky lottery GA peeps can get "barrier" spots. so long as five minutes successfully gets VIPs on to the floor prior to any general GA peeps, i think that's sufficient. execution, however, is another topic altogether.
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