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by Offshoreram
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 109348

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

The #justtrustuk2020 Thursday clue is "You need wheels" and a picture of Raleigh "The all steel bicycle". As Raleigh bikes are based in Nottingham I guess that's that one sorted. Cue the moans about the sound quality at Nottingham Arena... :lol: Royal Concert Hall or Rock City? ...
by Offshoreram
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 109348

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

I've seen Elvis once at the Hammersmith Palais (Armed Forces Tour) and 3 times at the Hammersmith Odeon/Apollo (Trust, Punch the Clock and Delivery Man Tours) The last time I was there was for Death Cab for Cutie back in February. It was last minute and I still got a front circle ticket. I quite lik...
by Offshoreram
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 109348

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

Ah, it all makes sense although I can't see it being as extensive as that tour was. I saw the tour at the Wirrina in Peterborough but also saw Elvis at the Rainbow and the NEC in Brum in 1980. About time he played in Northampton. It's out the way, just down the road from usual venues and more import...
by Offshoreram
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: “Cruel To Be Kind”: book about Nick Lowe
Replies: 13
Views: 8928

Re: “Cruel To Be Kind”: book about Nick Lowe

I saw Nick Lowe at Milton Keynes two weeks ago. Great show in a smallish venue, around 500 there? I lingered around afterwards and managed to have a chat with Nick. Lovely bloke, very chatty and happy to sign my American Squirm single and Live Stiffs album, both of which had been signed previously b...
by Offshoreram
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 107432

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

I don't think an OBE has the same archaic meaning it used to have. The British Empire doesn't exist anymore, it doesn't mean bowing and scraping to the monarchy and doesn't mean becoming part of the establishment. Many recipients are now people who stand up for causes and rights of others. For examp...
by Offshoreram
Wed May 29, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis congratulates Nick Lowe
Replies: 2
Views: 3362

Re: Elvis congratulates Nick Lowe

I went to see Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets in Milton Keynes last night Fabulous gig and I managed to have a brief chat with him afterwards. He signed the set list I managed to nab and my copy of American Squirm and Live Stiffs Live which had been signed by Elv...
by Offshoreram
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1552
Views: 862797

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Has this been mentioned before? I spotted this on Facebook about famous faces backstage at the Harry Potter play... Legendary singer/songerwriter Elvis Costello was in New York City on March 27 to see the show. https://peopledotcom.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/hp-elvis-costello.jpg?w=768
by Offshoreram
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How Elvis Costello saved the Shetland Folk Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 2911

Re: How Elvis Costello saved the Shetland Folk Festival

verbal gymnastics wrote:I think offshoreram was at the Shetland gig.


I was at the one in July 1991 at the Clickimin Centre which was part of the Come Back In A Million Years Tour
by Offshoreram
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 29755

Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

I hope this tour doesn't come to the UK as I'd think Blondie would get most of the attention and probably headline. I saw Blondie and the Pretenders co-headline a tour in Australia several years ago Frankly the Pretenders blew them away each night. If Elvis did have to do a co-headline tour with an...
by Offshoreram
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 29755

Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

I hope this tour doesn't come to the UK as I'd think Blondie would get most of the attention and probably headline. I saw Blondie and the Pretenders co-headline a tour in Australia several years ago and they alternated who headlined each night. I saw the tour twice, one outdoors in Perth and indoors...
by Offshoreram
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1552
Views: 862797

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

They look great. I hope you don’t get any letters from Elvis’ people for any potential copyright breaches though. I don't think Elvis' people were directly involved in this. It's more 'fan art' I would say so should be in the public domain. I've ordered one of the prints from the artist so he is ge...
by Offshoreram
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1552
Views: 862797

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Offshoreram wrote:These would make great tee shirts

In fact...


I've had a couple made up. I think they look good?

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by Offshoreram
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1552
Views: 862797

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

These would make great tee shirts

In fact...
by Offshoreram
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Antwerp (Belgium), July 3, 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 7053

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Antwerp (Belgium), July 3, 2018

sweetest punch wrote:The show started at 20h45 and ended about two hours later.
There was no support.
No football was shown.
That meant that we were home before midnight! :)


Thanks

I picked the right night as I couldn't have stood there knowing the England game was on :D
by Offshoreram
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Antwerp (Belgium), July 3, 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 7053

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Antwerp (Belgium), July 3, 2018

Just out of curiosity, what time did it start and finish? Was there a support? I assume they didn't show the football first on the second night? Another thing was the merchandise seemed very well priced. Tour tee shirt €20, signed tour poster €10 and mug €5. Was it a clear out sale? What were the pr...
by Offshoreram
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Antwerp (Belgium), July 2 , 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 11163

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Antwerp (Belgium), July 2 , 2018

A beautiful setting but slightly surreal build up to the show No one expected Japan to take the lead never mind go two up. I think I was the only one cheering Japan’s goals but I was also thinking Elvis would have to play the gig of his like to lift the crowd Belgium duly fought back and scored a la...
by Offshoreram
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Antwerp (Belgium), July 2 , 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 11163

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Antwerp (Belgium), July 2 & 3, 2018

I'm going on the Monday so it's Belgium v Japan thats being shown.

I'll be back home for the England v Colombia game. I don't think the Belgians will be too bothered about showing that before Elvis takes the stage on the Tuesday night :D
by Offshoreram
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Antwerp (Belgium), July 2 , 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 11163

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Antwerp (Belgium), July 2 & 3, 2018

Just got this email from the promoters (thanks to Google translate) I might wear my England top :D Best The match against England has finally been played. On Monday, July 2, our Red Devils will play against Japan. Out of respect for Elvis Costello and for the concert to take place in optimal conditi...
by Offshoreram
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play the Love Supreme Festival, Glynde Place, East Sussex , England , June 30 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 16574

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play the Love Supreme Festival, Glynde Place, East Sussex , England , June 30 2018

Now, to me, this looks a shit day out waiting for Elvis to headline. Would much rather go to Blenheim, but I can’t, so maybe I’ll just stick to Antwerp

Quite disappointed with the UK dates so far
by Offshoreram
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Antwerp (Belgium), July 2 , 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 11163

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Antwerp (Belgium), July 2 & 3, 2018

Ticket purchased for the 2nd

Looks a nice venue, if it doesn’t rain, and good value too. Add in travel and hotel costs then a bit more expensive but we’ll make it a mini road trip
by Offshoreram
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Nocturne Live - Oxfordshire (UK), June 16, 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 23841

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Nocturne - Oxfordshire (UK), June 16, 2018

Despite living only an hour away this is no good to me as I’m working away and not due back in the UK until the following week.

That is Oxford and Manchester ruled out for me so Antwerp it is. Tickets purchased and they are relatively cheap at only €48
At least I’ll get one Elvis fix this year
by Offshoreram
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 26038

Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Typically, I'll be in Hyde Park watching Roger Waters on that date.

More dates to follow hopefully?

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by Offshoreram
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Style Council and Elvis sing My Ever Changing Moods
Replies: 9
Views: 6249

Re: The Style Council and Elvis sing My Ever Changing Moods

DeathWearsA Big Hat wrote Weller's solo stuff doesn't do much for me but I was a huge Style Council fan. So you were the one !! I know Weller faced tremendous media backlash for breaking up The Jam and I personally never felt like The Style Council matched the Jam on so many levels but it seemed so...
by Offshoreram
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1552
Views: 862797

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

On yesterday's BBC2 panel quiz, Richard Osman's House of Games, the final round is Answer Smash where the answer is a mash up of the name in the object/person in photo and answer to question on screen. The Photo was of Elvis and the question was "Which fictional hero had a sidekick called Tonto...

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