Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

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Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby johnfoyle » Tue May 15, 2012 6:41 am

Who's going?

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby Bradwellboy » Tue May 15, 2012 3:35 pm

My First Post

Me , my wife , my 2 Sons and girlfriends.


My wife seen him a good few times before, the rest virgins

Liverpool on sunday was awesome

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby johnfoyle » Wed May 16, 2012 12:55 am

Welcome!

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby the_roofdog » Wed May 16, 2012 3:17 am

I'll put my seal of approval on this one too, me and my wife will be there.

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby bronxapostle » Wed May 16, 2012 4:44 am

Bradwellboy wrote:My First Post

Me , my wife , my 2 Sons and girlfriends.


My wife seen him a good few times before, the rest virgins

Liverpool on sunday was awesome


cool Bradwell...and just how many girlfriends does your Mrs. allow you to bring along to the show? :D :D :D

WELCOME ABOARD! we look forward to your report. ENJOY THE SHOW!!!!! benny

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed May 16, 2012 7:35 am

I'm in. I know sulky and otis are going as well. I think Jackson Monk is attending.
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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby Boy With A Problem » Wed May 16, 2012 8:37 am

I'm there as well.
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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby Fishfinger king » Sat May 19, 2012 8:24 am

I'm going with the Fishfinger Queen.
Anyone know a good pub to eat, drink in before?
As it's standing will need to queue early though!
Looking forward to a good old fahioned standing Elvis gig.
Is that so surprising nowadays?

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby Bradwellboy » Sat May 19, 2012 11:40 am

Anyone know what time doors are.

What time you boys in the (or starting) the queue

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon May 21, 2012 7:10 pm

No info on opening time. 7pm maybe?

Told VG I was expecting to be in the nearby Cow pub from c. 6.30. I wonder if we'll still recognise each other! Jackson Monk ain't going. Too late getting tickets, he said. I know several people locally who are going, inevitably enough (though quite a few others said they liked him, but not enough to spend £42.50 on).

Entirely flat floor, so for my diminutive wife to get a good view, right up front is best, or further back. Might just settle for the easy option with the latter. Don't want to be too close to any speakers - these days I have to wear hearing protection to stop my tinnitus worsening! Made the mistake of taking them out at New Order's magnificent recent Brixton show as I wanted the full force of it. Those days are over now!

Did I mention that the last time he played at the Corn Exchange, as far as I can see, was March 31 1978:

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue May 22, 2012 10:26 am

Otis Westinghouse wrote:Told VG I was expecting to be in the nearby Cow pub from c. 6.30. I wonder if we'll still recognise each other!


I've been painted a different colour to make it easier for you :lol:
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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby sulky lad » Tue May 22, 2012 10:50 am

Though like the Forth bridge, once you finish at one end, you have to start at the other !!

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby the_roofdog » Fri May 25, 2012 7:05 am

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Whats-on-leisure/Choice/Elvis-Costello-24052012.htm wrote:Career highlights such as Shipbuilding or God Give Me Strength could spin into view alongside hidden gems from the Costello songbook like Town Cryer


Unusual choice there of "career highlight" 'God Give Me Strength' vs "hidden gem" 'Town Cryer'.

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri May 25, 2012 4:45 pm

I was wondering how my poor feet are going to stand for 3 hours.
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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby Fishfinger king » Sat May 26, 2012 5:58 am

Everyone there will miss Eurovision (a relief to me).
Perhaps we can look forward to a Euro song such as Waterloo, Boom Bang-a-Bang or even My Lovely Horse!!
Is that so surprising nowadays?

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby buzz » Sat May 26, 2012 9:32 am

I'm hoping for "Knowing Me Knowing You" rather than a Dana International cover.

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby bronxapostle » Sat May 26, 2012 3:38 pm

i'm thinking anyone going tonight and/or tomorrow will get the TWO BEST shows this year....

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sat May 26, 2012 3:45 pm

Brief audio clip of "(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea": http://audioboo.fm/boos/820528

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sat May 26, 2012 6:51 pm

No tweeters?

It was a great night out. Met VG, BWAP, Sulky and Roofdog for the first time (hope you and the BWAP got that final pint or three in, Mitre?).

Standard opening 4. Unexpected treasures were Big Tears, Living With Paradise and Two Little Hitlers (though I hear that's standard when Numbers is on the wheel), and My Three Sons (likewise), which for me and the first lady of Westinghouse was very special cos, blow me down, we have three sons too. I particularly enjoyed the acoustic moments with Slow Drag and Jimmy, and the ukulele old time Josephine song, and also One Bell Ringing, and Nat Rans no. 9 (which I now recall from here from ages back, but tonight thought it was When I Was Cruel at first).

Shipbuilding and Tramp the Dirt Down also great. Elvis in touching distance as he moved through the crowd. They seemed to be having a great time. Pete and Steve brilliant as ever, I can never get over how perfect Pete's sharp chops are on his lovely red DW kit (meant to ask VG et al, does anyone know what mike and model of stick does he use?).

I enjoyed turning to the right and seeing the very tall and imposing Ukrainian Katya nearby ready to take the first spinner up. I particularly enjoyed Kay, the very staid and boring-looking woman who absolutely went for it in the Go Go Cage - weird combination of primary school headteacher and up for it MILF!

The only downside for me was all the lovely songs on the wheel that didn't get played (Motel Matches, Riot Act, So Like Candy), but you can't really complain after such an immense and entertaining setlist. Someone will post it here soon, no?

Now I'm wondering why I only got tickets for one gig. Come back Elvis! Lovely to see him play his first band gig in my town since the 70s.
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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby bronxapostle » Sat May 26, 2012 7:19 pm

OTIS!!!!!!!!!!! you should KNOW one show is NOT enough. glad you got a good one however it seems. cheers, benny

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby sulky lad » Sat May 26, 2012 7:31 pm

Captured for posterity - last night home with Mrs. Sulky so no more postings for now !! Great to see BWAP and Otis for the first time since Amsterdam last year for the former gentleman and Hammersmith or Leicester 2005 for the latter and Roofdog who capitulated to the power of the wheel !VG got all excited when Happy jackpot was deliberately manipulated by Elvis as BWAP had heard Secondary Modern played at the soundcheck and then they did ICSTFFD, High Fidelity, Oliver's Army, PIU and PLU to end !!

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby Paul B » Sun May 27, 2012 3:21 am

Great show, best of the three (inc two Albert Halls) I've been to. Being a mainly standing venue it made for a great Saturday night atmosphere which seemed to totally affect our beloved entertainers. Kind of a relief not to have any special guests, it was just EC giving it all. More spins than earlier in the week so a lot more audience participation all round. Elvis picked a father and daughter himself, another chap, Christopher, had Elvis leading band and audience in Happy Birthday for his 50th. I moved heaven and earth (and childcare arrangements) to get the wife to this show and she loved it, down the front dancing our socks off.

The atmosphere also has a lot to do with the spinning show itself, which is such a great idea to resurrect at this non album point in his career. As he says on that slightly awkward DVD intro 'the audience is made up of individuals' and as a group of individuals we all left last night feeling a lot closer to and valued by him. That IS a genuine show business marvel. Bless him - and all the best to anyone going to Basingstoke tonight.

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby Pigalle » Sun May 27, 2012 5:07 am

Paul B wrote:Great show, best of the three (inc two Albert Halls) I've been to.


It just goes to show you how different people's perspectives are; I thought RAH2 was one of the best shows I'd seen whereas last night after an excellent start the show dissolved into a disappointing one as the wheel lost its way. Compared to Nottingham just a week ago this show while good lacked the 'surprise' element that when the wheel is on good form lasts the whole main set. I'm sure, though, you are right about the atmosphere at Cambridge, being a standing audience they were much more up for the show than anywhere else I've been but had they had a setlist like Birmingham it would have been interesting to see how that would have gone down with a standing audience.

Does anyone think the wheel is going to Cornbury as last night could be viewed as a test of the show in a festival type setting?

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Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Cambridge May 26 '12

Postby buzz » Sun May 27, 2012 7:15 am

I had the Cambride show to compare with Glasgow and I agree that the standing made a great difference to the atmosphere and my enjoyment for the better. He seemed to race through the opening hour and the pace was more frentic. Heard some songs I hadn't heard him play live before in the Numbers section which was brilliant. Was it just me or was Rebel Rebel creeping into Two Little Hitlers? Always good to hear him enjoying himself with his nods to the audience and he lapped up the applause, Happy Birthday was a good touch. National Ransom No 9 seemed badly timed. I love the version but earlier on it would have worked but it seemed to give many around me permission to exit (I Want You would have held them more). A great gig and it sounds a well recieved tour which leads me to hope that the "indifferent man - forgotten nation" realtionship is about to turn again in UK's favour.


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