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It‘s a bit strange, I just watched a video of Pib at the gig tonight, it‘s still so much daylight! Seems strange with the videowall, or the lights in general, or Matt with his glasses. Maybe they should start later? Depends on the country, I know.

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3 hours ago, Claudia O said:

It‘s a bit strange, I just watched a video of Pib at the gig tonight, it‘s still so much daylight! Seems strange with the videowall, or the lights in general, or Matt with his glasses. Maybe they should start later? Depends on the country, I know.

Seen a few comments about that but most places have a curfew of 10:30-11:00 so if they started later it’d just mean shorter shows. Daylight for part of the set just comes with the territory of playing stadium shows during the peak of summer.

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It's unfortunate cause I've not liked the look of the daylight shows for this setup.

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3 hours ago, kueller said:

It's unfortunate cause I've not liked the look of the daylight shows for this setup.

Same. :( It looked so good indoors!

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Not very wise to do such a show in stadiums in summer then. Anyway, it‘s a great show, and I was lucky and happy  to have enjoyed it indoors 😊

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3 hours ago, Claudia O said:

Not very wise to do such a show in stadiums in summer then. Anyway, it‘s a grea5 ahow, and I was lucky and happy  to have enjoyed it indoors 😊

Think they kinda have to since it’s the only time the majority of them are available (sporting off-seasons).

But yeah, I didn’t really notice tbh. A lot of the production draw isn’t really lighting or video-based on this one anyway and the stuff that is tends to come as the sun’s going down. Looking forward to see how things set up at Werchter.

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Rock Werchter today, hoping for a livestream! I think they won‘t change the setlist, but I hope they include Bliss or even CE - one can dream ok?

 

edit: the account „The Gallery gang“ on Twitter asked the team of Rock Werchter about it, sadly there won‘t be a livestream 😕

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On 6/25/2019 at 4:09 PM, Jobby said:

[REDACTED] @ Rock Werchter

you heard it here first

Edit: erased to avoid heavy jinx

Spoilers: it said “incredibly average/just below average kinda disappointing set” folks so I was right, hurrah

Also, are Greta Van Fleet like a parody or social experiment? If so then maybe it’s impressive. Put it this way, I’ve never seen crew actively celebrate (we’re talking hands and knees) an act being over before.

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My view from Cologne - weird. Not bad but very weird. The best songs were Plug in Baby and Hysteria. No weirdness like absailing ghost busters or zombie trumpeters, just well performed good songs

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So Werchter just turned out to be the same show without the frills?

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Greta van Fleet are pretty good! Yes, they sound a bit like Led Zep, especially the singer. I read that the singer didn‘t know Robert Plant until somebody told him their voices sounded so similar. 

They are still young, who knows what‘s still to come if they survive!

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3 hours ago, Claudia O said:

Greta van Fleet are pretty good! Yes, they sound a bit like Led Zep, especially the singer. I read that the singer didn‘t know Robert Plant until somebody told him their voices sounded so similar. 

They are still young, who knows what‘s still to come if they survive!

Can’t believe that about not hearing them, it’s pretty much a carbon copy 😂

I hope they get better, I know they’re young. Hits a level of unoriginality atm that I can’t defend personally though, and the last 20-30 mins of their Werchter set was awful. Just one continuous, aimless jam of generic wankery and solos with the singer doing the same scream like every 30 seconds, sometimes horribly off-key. Gave me a pretty banging headache by the end, people around me were begging for it to stop. One p chill member of the crew said it was one of the worst things he’s stood through.

4 hours ago, Clunge said:

So Werchter just turned out to be the same show without the frills?

Arena set, most the frills. Some technical problems too, kinda meh. Impressive for casual festival-goers though I guess.

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I‘ve never seen them live or watched a full set tbh. I think they‘ll find their way.

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GVF are an absolute abomination. I think it was Pitchfork who described them most accurately as little more than a musical algorithm for the Spotify era.

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Greta Van Fleet sounds soo much like Led Zeppelin but I didn't mind it at all there. I loved it actually knowing only 2 songs :LOL: Saw them last year at Rock im Park and it was meeeeh but they've grown a lot. Only thing I actually mind is that they were subheadliner when it was obvious that people didn't know the songs

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Got my first ever (and last I imagine) pick last night 🥳🥳🥳 and a set, should’ve had the harmonica as well but it bounced out of my palm and security inevitably gave it to the person next to me instead

That’s me done ‘til September then I think. Thank god ‘cos I need a break. Will post up a mini review/pros and cons of the tour from my POV at some point when I’m home, washed, fed, comfortable and generally not fooked.

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