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ADD
10-29-2007, 02:49 PM
Saturday me and a bunch of friends went to see the Bridge School Benefit gig at the Shoreline in Mountain View, one of the lamest concerts I've been to and probably the only time I wish I had been somewhere else that night (namely the Ghoul/Hatchet show happening across the Bay, I'm such a retard for not going to that instead :hecho: ). Got to the venue at around 6 PM, we hung out by my car till I think like 8 or so (I hear we missed Tegan & Sara, Regina Spektor, and Eddie Vedder I think), then we walked up and found some cheap tickets from scalpers and went in. One of the guys who we were with actually happened to be a cop, which was fucking awesome cuz he didn't care at all and was a super rad guy :cool: So yeah we got in just as Tom Waits and his group were starting, perfect timing. Don't really remember anything from his set, he did these weird moves on stage while he sang which was pretty trippy, watched most of his set from the handicap area where I think we spent most of his set talking to this guy in a wheelchair who was only there for Metallica. Screaming "WHIPLASH!" half the night was probably the most fun we had I think once we actually got inside the place. After Tom we met up with a big group of friends and kicked it on the lawn, and pretty much just chilled and did shit there the rest of the time. Neil Young was alright, didn't play "Rockin' In The Free World" though, and Jerry Lee Lewis was the gayest shit ever. By the time Metallica came on I was already coming down and felt pretty tired so I can't say I really enjoyed their set, although when they started the Nazareth cover "Please Don't Judas Me" I got momentarily ecstatic cuz that was such a huge shocking surprise out of nowhere, one of the coolest songs tunes of the 70's. As soon as I recognized it after the first couple notes I got out my phone to text my friend who had gone down closer for Metallica, and right then I get a text from him that's like "DUDE NAZARETH!" :party: "Turn The Page" was the other highlight, and their acoustic version of "Disposable Heroes" was strange but neat I guess, didn't recognize what it was until the singing started. Started walking back to the car as they went into "Nothing Else Matters", they didn't play anything after that anyways apparently. Woulda been sweet if they did their cover of "Tuesday's Gone". So in total the non-concert related parts of the night were alright, but the show itself wasn't up to par, so I still felt like it was a waste of a Saturday night. Happens.

Here's the Metallica set for those who didn't see it on Blabbermouth:

01. I Just Want To Celebrate (RARE EARTH)
02. Please Don't Judas Me (NAZARETH)
03. Only Happy When It Rains (GARBAGE)
04. Brothers In Arms (DIRE STRAITS)
05. Disposable Heroes
06. All Within My Hands
07. Turn The Page (BOB SEGER)
08. Nothing Else Matters

JRA
10-29-2007, 03:09 PM
Why'd you stay by your car for two hours?

powerslave_85
10-29-2007, 03:28 PM
WTF. HOW IS A CONCERT WITH TEGAN & SARA AND REGINA SPEKTOR A WASTED SATURDAY NIGHT. :hecho: :hecho: :hecho: :hecho:

JRA
10-29-2007, 04:02 PM
WTF. HOW IS A CONCERT WITH TEGAN & SARA AND REGINA SPEKTOR A WASTED SATURDAY NIGHT. :hecho: :hecho: :hecho: :hecho:


Someone doesn't like a band as much as you do. Grow the fuck up and get over it.

;)

ADD
10-29-2007, 04:26 PM
Why'd you stay by your car for two hours?

:realchug: :stoned: :rocker:

ADD
10-29-2007, 04:26 PM
WTF. HOW IS A CONCERT WITH TEGAN & SARA AND REGINA SPEKTOR A WASTED SATURDAY NIGHT. :hecho: :hecho: :hecho: :hecho:
Well I missed 'em both so I wouldn't be able to comment to that extent :cool:

powerslave_85
10-29-2007, 04:30 PM
;)
Wow, did you really go through all that trouble to find that quote? :lol:

I wasn't being entirely serious, and I certainly wasn't expecting that ADD would sit through Regina Spektor :lol:

JRA
10-29-2007, 04:37 PM
Wow, did you really go through all that trouble to find that quote? :lol:

I wasn't being entirely serious, and I certainly wasn't expecting that ADD would sit through Regina Spektor :lol:


I just typed it from memory and put in the quote code. I know way too much about this board's history. Somebody could ask me anything about this board and I could recite it with in a minute. :eyes:


I know. :D

Div
10-29-2007, 06:14 PM
So they only played 3 songs and the rest covers? Fuck them. and double fuck them for bastardizing dire straits.

powerslave_85
10-29-2007, 06:34 PM
I'm still baffled by the Garbage cover.

TonyD
10-29-2007, 09:00 PM
In a way I am dissapointed by the setlist, but on the other hand, I didn't really miss anything
All of the other "acousticized" songs I have heard have sucked IMO, so I didn't bother buying tickets

How much did you pay for scalped ones ADD?

ADD
10-29-2007, 09:53 PM
How much did you pay for scalped ones ADD?

If I remember correctly it was like $30.

ozz3
10-29-2007, 10:27 PM
I heard that Tom Waits once again blew everybody out of the water there (I so much wish that I could see him live someday.)

Metallicas set looks pretty interesting. I believe that the whole set or the most of it is available on youtube? All Within My Hands must sound great acoustic and Garbage cover is something to hear at least once in a lifetime.

jaysadler2
10-30-2007, 10:36 AM
very poor metallica set.

I would've expected stuff like until it sleeps, unforgiven and 4 horseman acoustic

Would've been wierd to hear dire straits cover lol

DreamEvil001
10-30-2007, 06:20 PM
very poor metallica set.

I would've expected stuff like until it sleeps, unforgiven and 4 horseman acoustic

Would've been wierd to hear dire straits cover lol

yeah their set and the lineup of bands this year sounds like it sucked. I have their bridge school four horseman and fade to black from a while ago and they both are really good