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Old 08-26-2009, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by jhdeity View Post
I must be in the minority here because I think this setlist is a total rip-off considering the money and horrific opening acts. 11 songs from a headlining band for $80+ is probably the worst value show of the entire year to me.

As much as I wanted to see Priest, I had no interest in this show. The setlist we got last year was worlds better and they had Priest, Testament and Motorhead opening... FOR THE SAME PRICE!

The fact that they don't play Sign of the Southern Cross every show is laughable to me. It's one of the best live songs I've ever heard and even if they did a medley with SotSC and Voodoo instead of a drum solo from one of the most overrated drummers of all time it would have been better.

Who doesn't want to hear TV Crimes, After All the Dead, Wishing Well & even Atom & Evil?

Sorry guys, not trying to be negative... just being real. They'll be back and hopefully they'll play a better set next time and will be worth seeing.
I'm totally with you when it comes to bands charging more and playing way less time. It's happening far to often these days and it sucks. Even Dream Theater has gone from playing 3 hour sets to now only doing 90 minutes on the current tour. Besides Rush, Metallica, Maiden and AC/DC there are very few acts out there right now who are giving you a two hour set anymore. Sure the economy has some effect on ticket sales but when bands play 90 mins or under as a headliner i'm sure that has an impact as ticket sales as well.

I've criticized HNH's set lenght as well but as I said eailer in the thread last week news broke that Iommi has been working with an injured hand for the past year or so and he needs surgery on it when the tour is over. Given this news I now understand as to why the set went from 15 or 16 songs in '07 to only 11 in the last year. Too bad they didn't come out with this when it happened fans wouldn't have been bitching so much about the set then.
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