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2019.03.16 Johannesburg (South Africa) 'Rock On The Lawns'

Started by dsanchez, August 23, 2018, 15:33:48

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word_on_a_wing

"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

dsanchez

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on March 18, 2019, 09:13:43
Gosh this photo doesn't feel right to me...

https://twitter.com/texxandthecity/status/1107203780293128192?s=21

A visual definition of Segregation?



Well, it was the same in Hyde Park in London, there was a big barrier dividing the people. And this is pretty common in South America too. Basically, those who have money can see the band closer, no matter if you're a true fan or not. Sad, but that's how our world works.
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word_on_a_wing

...yeah it is sad.
I felt like I wanted to find and boost forward the folk in the rear section who are huge fans but couldn't afford the pricier tickets.

And it makes me think... who says it should be set up like that? WHO SAYS?
To me it feels like something that ought to be questioned.
...anything that perpetuates class inequality deserves to be challenged.

(And yes I acknowledge irony ... I recently bought 4 "premium" tix to the Sydney shows) 🙃



"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

word_on_a_wing

...not wanting to get too heavy though...

It's great to see The Cure playing live again. Any opportunity to see them live would be much better than no opportunity at all
"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

chemicaloverload

I'm sure Glasgow will have a premium area but all the best people are in the back ;) so thats obviously where you will find me  :lol:
Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves

word_on_a_wing

C.O. ... I think you're gonna be pleasantly surprised, as at Glasgow the VIP section looks to be the type where its a bit off to the side (not exclusively the front area) and people are paying for the better seating, food options and toilets.

...so see you up front ! 😀
"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

chemicaloverload

Oh! How wonderful! See, this is a better format, off to the side rather than blocking so many fans from the front. What do you get with your premium tickets for the Opera House?
Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves

dsanchez

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word_on_a_wing

Quote from: chemicaloverload on March 18, 2019, 21:12:02
Oh! How wonderful! See, this is a better format, off to the side rather than blocking so many fans from the front. What do you get with your premium tickets for the Opera House?


The best possible seats, close up front.  ...ummm yes my whole debate a few lines back is very ironic I know.
"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

dsanchez

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2019.07.17 Athens

Ulrich

For those interested in the technical side of The Cure concerts, here's something about the guitar pedals:

http://www.effectsbay.com/2019/03/the-cure-in-africa-pedalboards-of-robert-smith-and-reeves-gabrels/
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Over at Reeve Gabrels' Facebook page there was a post talking about the "Your Day on the Lawns" show in Johannesburg there was talk about some of the pedalboards that were in Africa, including Reeve's guitar and Bass VI boards as well as a shot of Robert Smith's boards. Awesome. Check 'em out below. - Photos posted by Reeves Gabrels 3/16.
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dsanchez

While watching the videos I didn't see any single black person in the audience despite this gig being in Africa. Anyone care to explain why there's no black people in the audience? Apartheid is over, so I am surprised to see this.
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Ulrich

Quote from: dsanchez on March 23, 2019, 23:36:07
While watching the videos I didn't see any single black person in the audience despite this gig being in Africa. Anyone care to explain why there's no black people in the audience?


Well I can only guess why:
a) the black people listen to "their own" music, this festival is based on "white" music mostly
b) back in the day many music groups "boycotted" South Africa, so they couldn't build up a solid "fan base"
c) the blacks living in their suburbs during Apartheid might've been "shut off" from mass media, so didn't listen to what the white people listened to
Can't you see I try? Swimming the same deep water as you is hard...