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by Top balcony
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: I hereby announce my retirement from EC live
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: I hereby announce my retirement from EC live

BA - peace, love and understanding from Penny Lane - you must do what feels right for you, your friend Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, February 28, 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, February 28, 2020

Hi History Despite never actually attending I can offer some insights I hope. History of the venue is available via Wikipedia and a google search will show images of the arena. Basically it's a U-shape and this show has 1200 standing downstairs, plus 750 ie two balconies of 'unreserved seating'. The...
by Top balcony
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, February 28, 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, February 28, 2020

Harry -it's a great spec on row B of the Top Balcony - for me the best in the ground and where I sit none of those pesky pillars which can bedevil the Upper Bullens - Don't confuse me with being confused :roll: Death -The Picket show is my all time favourite, although they've all been shades of grea...
by Top balcony
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 22933

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)

Hi John

Our world has turned upside down - I plumped for the £65 seats (that cost £74.51) and find myself in the side stalls Q row - Davy and the singers' side - so you'll be looking down on me!

All the best

Colin
by Top balcony
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, February 28, 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, February 28, 2020

Me

Knotty Ash is in the West Derby area of Liverpool and the Olympia is on West Derby Rd!
by Top balcony
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: BBC 6Music's The First Time With Elvis Costello, 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2885

Re: BBC 6Music's The First Time With Elvis Costello, 2013

If anyone has a copy of this could they PM me? I seem to have missed this both times round.

Cheers

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 22933

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)

Hi John - no I am loyal to the only true Top Balcony at Goodison Park :D My elbows aren't as sharp as they used to be, but being a bit of a shorta**e I am still attracted to the idea of being right at the very front.There's no fool like an old fool..... See you on the barricades and up the Toffees.
by Top balcony
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 22933

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)

Glad you got sorted Frankie My heart sank when I spotted that EC's site had changed overnight and I couldn't find the pre-sale link. In a flat spin I rang Sulky, but he didn't answer :( , then went back to EC and clicked desperately and bingo, was put in a queue at 9.30 with a promise at 10am to be ...
by Top balcony
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 22933

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)

go to EC announcement page and click on a venue - takes you through to the queue - good luck
by Top balcony
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Night in Folkestone with Dave Robinson
Replies: 0
Views: 803

A Night in Folkestone with Dave Robinson

Came across this by accident, looks fantastic : IF IT AIN'T STIFF, IT AIN'T WORTH A F***. AN EVENING WITH DAVE ROBINSON. Presented by: HUSH LIVE MUSIC EVENTS https://www.wegottickets.com/event/478522 FOLKESTONE: HUSH @ The Eleto Chocolate Cafe (map) Friday 18th October, 2019 Door time: 7:30pm, Start...
by Top balcony
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 22933

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)

There are usually some well priced seats labelled “possible restricted view”, to the side of the front stalls....the view is pretty good from the main stalls seats... Thanks John, we have agreed that we will limit ourselves to the £65s (+f.bf) wherever that will get us at the City Hall. I will also...
by Top balcony
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 22933

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)

Thanks for the info! I read there’s a presale on the 18th and the 19th before general sale on the 20th. Was that maybe a typo or is there really two presales? I had to ring the venues, with varied results :Liverpool were great - Sheffield could only advise the bandwidths not where they will apply, ...
by Top balcony
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 22933

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)

Sat 7 Mar – Sheffield City Hall- tickets £50/£55/£65/£75/£85/£95

£95 !!!!!!!!!!!!!, plus booking fee that will be over a hundred quid,
by Top balcony
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 22933

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)

Fri 28 Feb – Olympia, Liverpool, venue have just told me : 1200 standing, 750 unreserved seating on lower and upper balconies : all £45 plus booking fee.

Still weighing up my tactics, possibility of standing here and sitting in Sheffield on my birthday.
by Top balcony
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 3781

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

Now for me that particular Custard Cream goes to Momofuku ! interesting, I have Momofuku as a bit of a bourbon cream ( aka a 'dog biscuit' in the Top Balcony household. Only stand out track is the epic 'Three Sons', although honourable mention to 'Pardon me Madam, My Name is Harry Worth'. So nowher...
by Top balcony
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 3781

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:On Look Now i think is the best album Elvis has made with the Impostors by a country mile.

To my ears Delivery Man takes that particular biscuit.
by Top balcony
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 3781

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

inviting controversy : Look Now I don't actually hate it, or even fail to get it ( in the manner that I don't get North) it's just a massive disappointment, having waited so long for some 'product' son of PfM is a big let down. Overproduced, over strung, over backing sung and underwhelmed. But I am ...
by Top balcony
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Happy 65th birthday!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2865

Re: Happy 65th birthday!!

John wrote:What a terrible way to spend your birthday weekend! Elvis' main flaw. We won't mention any more about football will we Colin?


Completely agree John, as I am sure will Sulky....
by Top balcony
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 22933

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

sulky lad wrote:I thought I knew a song from my dim and distant childhood called "I Belong To Glasgae" (the spelling meant to represent a cod- Scots accent as per BBC speak) but I couldn't find a reference anywhere on t'internet.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJwl9GLaUAU
by Top balcony
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1517
Views: 604719

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Offshoreram wrote:
Top balcony wrote:There's a brief scene in Danny Boyle's epic movie "Yesterday" ....

I think calling the film epic is generous. Entertaining yes, but it was also quite frustrating and left many questions unanswered.


I just loved it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T8lQp1hp5o

Mark Kermode
by Top balcony
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1517
Views: 604719

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

There's a brief scene in Danny Boyle's epic movie "Yesterday" where the PR Guy is running thru his marketing strategy, in the background are large black and white images, mocked up for the campaign to launch Jack Malik's first product. Unmistakably one is JM striking the full This Year's M...
by Top balcony
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 22933

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

" How ticked I am!"

Ate a jam butty from the Mines to celebrate, EC's first gig ever in Knotty Ash.
by Top balcony
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 69
Views: 15156

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Ma - I don't care if you brought me a Corgi that can woof the collected works of Frank Sinatra....
by Top balcony
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 69
Views: 15156

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Now's your chance, Officer Elvis. Show them what you're made of. . Fast forward a couple of months, EC and his Ma are chatting about the investiture : Ma - well Declan how did it go? I was so chuffed you accepted on behalf of your grandfathers and to please your old Mum . EC - well it was great, ta...

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