Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby Bradwellboy » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:23 pm

I don't get this ,on the opening morning at just gone 9 the website showed me Row M as the best ticket
Now it shows row B days later

What's going on with ticket sales these days

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:17 pm

This also happened on the last tour as I remember.

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby Man out of Time » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:46 pm

Bradwellboy wrote:Now it shows row B days later


Yup, just bought a ticket for seat B9 in the stalls. So if anyone wants a ticket in Row K going spare...

It seems that tickets are not sold in order of proximity to the stage. Clearly some better seats are held back.

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby Goon Squad » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:30 am

I phoned the theatre yesterday ( Thur) morning and got row B.
I find it's always better to speak to a real human being ! :wink:

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby sulky lad » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:09 pm

Didn't work for me on Wednesday just after midday when I phoned direct and ended up on row J :cry:

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby Man out of Time » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:36 pm

Goon Squad wrote:I find it's always better to speak to a real human being !


Ticket booked on phone to box office - Row K. Arrived in the post this morning.
TIcket booked online later that same day - Row B.

It really is a lottery.

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby Goon Squad » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:44 am

Man out of Time wrote:
Goon Squad wrote:I find it's always better to speak to a real human being !


Ticket booked on phone to box office - Row K. Arrived in the post this morning.
TIcket booked online later that same day - Row B.

It really is a lottery.

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby nicola76 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:17 pm

I've also went for a ticket closer to the stage. If I'm going to be travelling down from Edinburgh for the gig, I reckon I should at least get the best seat I can! Being 5 ft tall (short?) it also helps if I minimise the number of people in front of me to stand any chance of seeing anything!

Now, c'mon Elvis, it's my birthday in July, so a nice wee Scottish gig on the 2nd would suit me nicely :wink:

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:58 pm

I'm going to this.

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:02 pm

Good showing so far 8)
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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby the_roofdog » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:26 am

Hmm hmm hmm.

Not on a Thursday, no.

Or maybe?

No.

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:02 pm

You say no no no but you really mean yes yes yes!
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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:48 pm

A front row seat for this is for sale from a non-poster who can't go for work reasons. PM me & I'll relay details.

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:38 pm

Roll call!

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:45 pm

Me!

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby Goon Squad » Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:41 am

Me !


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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby Man out of Time » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:37 pm

Setlist:

01. Radio Soul
02. Welcome To The Working Week
03. Either Side Of The Same Town
04. I Hope You're Happy Now
05. Poison Moon
06. Jump Up
07. Brilliant Mistake
08. Good Year For The Roses
09. Ascension Day
10. New Amsterdam / You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
11. Stations Of The Cross / Viceroy's Row / Stations Of The Cross
12. Poisoned Rose
13. Everyday I Write The Book
14. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
15. Ghost Train
16. She
17. Watching The Detectives
18. Alison
Encore 1
19. Shipbuilding - seated at keyboard
20. For More Tears - seated at keyboard
21. Come The Meantimes
22. Oliver's Army
23. The Last Year Of My Youth
Encore 2
24. Jimmie Standing In The Rain - including Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
25. Man Out Of Time
26. The Puppet Has Cut His Strings - seated at keyboard
27. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?


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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby Offshoreram » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:53 am

Man out of Time wrote:Setlist:

01. Radio Soul
02. Welcome To The Working Week
03. Either Side Of The Same Town
04. I Hope You're Happy Now
05. Poison Moon
06. Jump Up
07. Brilliant Mistake
08. Good Year For The Roses
09. Ascension Day
10. New Amsterdam / You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
11. Stations Of The Cross / Viceroy's Row / Stations Of The Cross
12. Poisoned Rose
13. Everyday I Write The Book
14. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
15. Ghost Train
16. She
17. Watching The Detectives
18. Alison
Encore 1
19. Shipbuilding - seated at keyboard
20. For More Tears - seated at keyboard
21. Come The Meantimes
22. Oliver's Army
23. The Last Year Of My Youth
Encore 2
24. Jimmie Standing In The Rain - including Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? - seated with guitar
25. Man Out Of Time
26. The Puppet Has Cut His Strings - seated at keyboard
27. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?


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Moot point but Jimmy Standing In the Rain wasn't played seated. (edit - or maybe it started seated?)

It was good to meet some from on here afterwards at 'the gates'. Some interesting tales were exchanged

Elvis was in good form and extremely chatty afterwards. It's a pity he couldn't stay longer. Roll on October :D
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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby Man out of Time » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:44 pm

After the show, Elvis meets John Foyle and Goon Squad (IIRC)

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This may have been the point where John mentions his visit to the basement of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Richmond.

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:03 pm

It was another good night and another good Board turn out.

It was a good venue (which Elvis said he hoped to come back to many many times) although the distance from the stage to the front seats was a bit far.

Elvis was pretty chatty onstage and we got some good stories. One new one was how he used to go to Bexhill on holiday with his dad.

It was a little bit odd as the audience was so polite which Elvis commented on. When Elvis sang Oliver's Army (to liven things up a bit in my view), I think he was taking a look around the front rows to see if there was anyone there he could encourage to get up. I think with one or two more familiar tracks the crowd would have been up dancing a bit earlier. When he sang PLU (the only time there was any dancing) he certainly saw me and Nicola76!

The stage setlist was very different - we were due the opening side of My Aim is True but we got Radio Soul to start (no bad thing) and Welcome to the Working Week.

Points of note

- he said "For Rich" (Nichol, The Roots manager who passed away yesterday) when he sang Come the Meantimes. The song itself didn't get much of a response to the calls

- I hope you're happy now was a gorgeous "pick" version

- For The Last Year of My Youth Elvis said this was a song that he had written and kept on writing. I'm sure there are different lyrics to when it was premiered on Letterman. He played this acoustic

- Jimmie was sang standing and not seated as pointed out

- Man out of time was an audience request shouted out much earlier in the set

- Puppet was a song had said he had to play (perhaps for his dad and the reminiscence of his times on holiday in Bexhill)

- He is definitely using the monitor more which, as MOOT said outside, makes for less eye contact with the audience.

After the show there were about 25 people waiting. The great Paddy (who, when I asked him how he was, he replied "Skint but happy!") said Elvis couldn't stay long but Elvis chatted to us, signed everything, had numerous photos and even heard about John's heritage trail trip which he'll no doubt tell us about (John that is, not Elvis :lol: ). I only spoke to Elvis to thank him for introducing me to Larkin Poe 4 years ago and how great they were. Elvis agreed and said they had really got it with their new stuff.

So the mini tour is over and 3 new venues. Apart from the Kew show which was always going to be different, I don't think it was any coincidence that the longest show was in the most familiar venue.

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:28 am

Thanks to Nicola for this -

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I said something about looking forward to the Dublin show in October. Elvis asked me about the venue, the Grand Canal Bord Gais Theatre, saying ' it wasn't there when I was there'. I told him it's good if you're at the front but the largeness of the venue can make for good sounding but remote viewing. I also told him of visiting the basement in Richmond which got a big smile & he asked if it was full of cobwebs & a comment about some named ( can't remember) priest & nun not still being there. Then Paddy moved him to other people.

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby Neil. » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:55 pm

Sounds like a great gig. Was it full?

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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:25 pm

It was pretty much full - I know of 3 empty seats, 2 of which were Sulky Lads.
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Re: Elvis ( solo) plays Bexhill, July 17 2014

Postby sulky lad » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:29 pm

I'd like to refute VG's implication that I have extended bandwidth and need 2 seats to fit into !


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