Post by muzzleofbees on Nov 27, 2019 9:18:13 GMT -5
Plenty of threads around looking for tickets, but I though it might would've been nice with a thread for those of us who know for sure we will attend one, two, three or four nights at Brooklyn Bowl next week. Great expectations, looking for something to celebrate or just reaching out to people we don't even know for meetups and such.
I'll be arriving in Brooklyn Wedensday afternoon, and will go to the two first shows by myself, and would be more than happy to say hello to some of you guys. Or to meet up for a couple of beers at a nearby bar the hour before the show.
Really pleased to see the opening acts starting to be confirmed too. I had never heard of The Figgs, but they seem decent. And I was very happy to see that Wussy is opening on Thursday. I spent quite some time listening to Left For Dead back in the day, and will try to catch up on the newer releases.
Any recommendations for bars, restaurants or other stuff to do at daytime is also welcomed. I've been to Williamsburg/Greenpoint for a previous four day spell, and found a lot of great places like Kent Ale House, Calexcio, Paulie Gee's, Tørst and Lake Street Bar, but that was two years ago, and it wouldn't suprise me if I missed something really good.
Getting sooo ready for this right now. In exactly one week, I'll be somewhere over the Atlantic.
Post by muzzleofbees on Nov 28, 2019 2:20:06 GMT -5
I've also had a look at the setlist from 2019. Not that there's any point in trying to predict anything, but here's some stats/facts from the 20 shows they've played:
* They've played a total of 62 songs this calendar year, so the chances of varied setlists are pretty good * The only two songs played at every regular show are Entitlement Crew and Your Little Hoodrat Friend * Further eight songs have been played at 75% of the shows: Chips Ahoy!, Stuck Between Stations, Constructive Summer, Sequestered In Memphis, You Can Make Him Like You, Massive Nights, Denver Haircut and Killer Parties. I would guess these ten songs are the core of every show. * Some mainstays have been appearing less frequent in 2019. Hot Soft Light, Stay Positive and The Weekenders has just been played at 11/20 shows, Magazines is down to 9/20, The Swish 8/20. * I guess the new album plays a part in that, cause Blackout Sam have been at 12/20 shows, only beaten by Denver Haircut (17) and Entitlement Crew (20) * It's a bit surprising to se Stove And The Toaster almost completely out of rotation. It's only been played once. Eureka and Esther have yet to be played. That these songs we heard a lot in 2018 is so abscent from the setlist, make the high number of total songs even more impressing/encouraging. * There are older pretty frequently played songs who also seems to be out of rotation. Same Kooks have been played only once, while Spinners and Rock Problems haven't been played at all. It might not come as a surprise, but the closers Oaks and A Slight Discomfort have also yet to make an appearance. The numbers suggest what I seem to remember from the shows I've attented the past years: Killer Parties almost always features, and they also find room for 2/3 out of Southtown Girls (10/20), Slapped Actress (7/20) and How A Resurrection Really Feels (7/10) * Apart from the new album, Separation Sunday is the only album where every song have featured in a show so far this year.
Ok, a few more points:
* Hurricane J came back to the setlist after Franz got back, and so far in 2019 it has been played at 8/20 shows - the same number as Ask Her For Adderall * The same goes for Party Pit (who I don't think I heard live between 2007 and 2017) and Yeah Sapphire. They've both featured at more than half of the shows (12/20), and while I haven't looked, I think they mostly compete for the same spot in the setlists * As for pairs go, Most People Are DJs (4/20) and Barfruit Blues (6/20) probably won't feature more than once each during the Brooklyn spell. It's a shame, cause they are really good. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for Sweet Payne, who only have been played once in 2019
I'm flying in Tuesday and going to all shows solo at this stage - a friend is flying in Wednesday but not going to any gigs (this doesn't mean I need to cling on to so ya won't be stuck with me! ). Staying in Brooklyn, not a million miles from the Barclay centre.
More than happy to meet for a drink - don't know the city at all though so happy to go with any suggestions that come up.
Post by sequesteredinuk on Nov 28, 2019 10:58:09 GMT -5
I'm flying in on Monday and attending all four shows, staying in Greenpoint this year, the previous two years we stayed in Manhattan but going the whole way for.the Brooklyn experience this time! The commute ended up being a bore by Thursday last year to be honest. We are going to a couple of Broadway shows this time (Tuesday & Saturday matinee) but that is possibly the only time we'll cross the bridge this trip. I'm no expert on Brooklyn but I'd love to meet up and possibly have a beer with one of both of you two, I could send you a private message with my mobile number If you want, we could set up a Wassup group talking only Hold Steady and related music, always cool to talk music with like minded people.
It would be great to hear from others attending,especially those coming from overseas or other States. Are either of you guys doing the soundcheck? I'm doing Friday, I always find that a good spot to get to know other fans. I hope to hear from any of of you. You liking and travelling to see the band makes me respect you straight away.
Post by goldengopher on Nov 29, 2019 22:33:40 GMT -5
I’ve got it easy (unlike you euro/UK fans) and have a short flight up to NYC from North Carolina — going to all 4 nights (again) with my girlfriend. We did the soundcheck the last two years and yes it is a great way to meet other fans. Alas, our soundcheck tickets this year are for Thursday :-(.
ProTips: If you are in Brooklyn and want a chill breakfast consider “The House of Small Wonders”. Cash only - and it is really tiny so get there early - but it is worth it. We make it a point to eat there a couple times.
Another fave is Calexico - inexpensive Tex-Mex that is my go-to pre show meal, and I’m hoping to cash in on the leftover 2 for 1 happy hour chips left over from last year. See you at the rock show :-)
I'm taking the train down Friday morning, doing the soundcheck and show Friday night, then train back late morning Saturday. This is a change from previous years when I've driven down, but I had a thing in that general part of Brooklyn a few weeks back, and it was easier to get to on the subway from Penn Station than I had thought.
It's going to be one hell of a week at work (we're starting to move labs and offices to a new building), so I'm really looking forward to this trip.
Post by staypositivenj on Dec 1, 2019 12:49:01 GMT -5
My wife and i have been attending shows pretty regularly for 9 years.
I brought a newbie to White Eagle Hall and beach was an instant convert. He’s joining us again at the Friday show. Love this venue. Would love to hear the Crucifixion cruise / resurrection that they’ve started doing. Love the new songs. THERE IS SO MUCH JOY.
Post by steveo41ths on Dec 4, 2019 10:12:50 GMT -5
Kick off of Massive Nights IV is just a few short hours away! As usual, I'll be making the trip to Williamsburg, Brooklyn ALL THE WAY from Fort Greene, Brooklyn, although this year my wife convinced me to skip the Thursday show in favor of the ALT105.3 "Not So Silent Night" concert at Barclay's - they've got a killer lineup, I just wish they could've scheduled it for NEXT week. Regardless, I'm too amped up to get much of anything done at work today. All week "memories" from the last 3 years of shows have bee popping up in my social media feeds - looking forward to making some more memories starting tonight!
Post by jimmyswagger on Dec 4, 2019 12:36:24 GMT -5
I'm missing Massive Nights for this first time this year and I'm filled with FOMO. I wonder how many people have been to at least one show each year, including this year? Brooklyn Bowl capacity is about 600 people. Have 100 people been every year? More? Less? What do you think?
Incredible way to kick off the week! I couldn't believe it when they opened the encore with Criminal Fingers and also was great to hear some other songs like Spinners that had fallen out of the rotation recently. Was a little surprised that out of the 5 "new" songs on TTTP only Denver was played, but I'm sure they'll work in the others over the next three nights. Really looking forward to hearing some of those live for the first time!