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2019.05.24 Sydney - Sydney Opera House (Australia) 'Vivid Live'

Started by dsanchez, February 18, 2019, 22:32:44

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dsanchez

Setlist

Mainset: Plainsong, Pictures Of You, Closedown, Lovesong, Last Dance, Lullaby, Fascination Street, Prayers For Rain, The Same Deep Water As You, Disintegration, Homesick, Untitled

Encore: No Heart, Esten, 2 Late, Babble, Fear Of Ghosts, Out Of Mind, Delirious Night, Pirate Ships

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word_on_a_wing

One month until the first of 4 shows at the Sydney Opera House   :)
"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

dsanchez

2019.06.08 Dublin
2019.07.04 Novi Sad
2019.07.17 Athens

dsanchez

A fantastic setlist and I think the songs in the encore were never played live before. Looking forward WOW's review!
2019.06.08 Dublin
2019.07.04 Novi Sad
2019.07.17 Athens

cheyler

'And the........festivities?'
(Valentine Dyall in 'City Of The Dead')

'Beware of those in whom the desire to punish is strong.'
(F. Nietzsche)

'...my own work, I am risking my life for it and my reason has half foundered because of it...'
(Vincent VanGogh)

word_on_a_wing

The first night opened with a standing ovation. Compared to the 2011 Sydney Opera House shows it felt that RS was connecting much more with the audience ...though it became quite humorous as his eye gaze would tend to lead to something similar to a Mexican wave (arms up, cheering etc) ;)
The audience is so close to the stage as there's no barrier, so those in the front row could actually touch the stage. (I was about 10 rows back). The venue of course is beautiful.

Now the show itself ....Loved every moment, and must admit I would have loved it to go a bit longer, and maybe that's to do with being spoilt in the past with several encores (which I personally also find helps soften the sadness at it ending).
The songs played regularly did seem to reflect that, and there seemed to be some issues with those played less often (and so perhaps less perfected in playing them live), this was particularly with Homesick ...but in saying that I really loved watching how the band were communicating and working together at a time of challenge too (I wonder if RS and SG engaged in the lengthiest mid-song conversation in history? Haha)

One of the highlights for me was Untitled (which I was awaiting with bated breath as it's one of my favourites) and Delirious Night (with incredible psychedelic visuals) ...I felt like I was losing contact with form and melting into the sound and visuals.  Pirate Ships was an unexpected treat, beautiful.

The audience seemed enthusiastic, though I was a little in disbelief to see so many prioritising going to the bar rather than staying (wtf!?). Also to overhear things afterwards such as a young women saying they were sad not to hear more "hits" such as The Lovecats (jeez!). Overall it seemed a mixed audience but I'd say most seemed glued to their seats and savouring ever moment.

I imagine there will be limited videos  due to the policies in place. I was behind someone who taped POY on their phone and the staff member walked through the aisle to tell her to stop. ...a shame really, I'm a big fan of taping being permitted (especially for a rare occasion like this in a small venue).

Anyway 4 more shows, closer to the stage from now (row E tonight!) will savour ever moment
"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

word_on_a_wing

...yay! on Vimeo some great clips have been uploaded. Thanks heaps to itsaperfectday !!!
"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

Ulrich

Thanks for the review, it's great to read about the event so shortly after!  :smth023
Can't you see I try? Swimming the same deep water as you is hard...

chemicaloverload

Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves

A STRANGE BOY

estoy buscando videos y audios y casi no hay nada porque me dicen que "prohibieron" filmaciones ?.. para comodidad del público ? ..

cheyler

'And the........festivities?'
(Valentine Dyall in 'City Of The Dead')

'Beware of those in whom the desire to punish is strong.'
(F. Nietzsche)

'...my own work, I am risking my life for it and my reason has half foundered because of it...'
(Vincent VanGogh)

word_on_a_wing

Quote from: A STRANGE BOY on May 25, 2019, 16:32:29estoy buscando videos y audios y casi no hay nada porque me dicen que "prohibieron" filmaciones ?.. para comodidad del público ? ..

https://vimeo.com/338274399
This poster uploaded more too, click on his name to see

And of course the live stream on 30th!
"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

cheyler

Trading and Copying Commercial releases is frowned-up by the relevant state and federal offices, but there is no released stuff in this anywhere, so have fun!
'And the........festivities?'
(Valentine Dyall in 'City Of The Dead')

'Beware of those in whom the desire to punish is strong.'
(F. Nietzsche)

'...my own work, I am risking my life for it and my reason has half foundered because of it...'
(Vincent VanGogh)

Ulrich

Quote from: cheyler on May 25, 2019, 22:30:53Oh WOAW, sounds like a dream. Enjoy the other bands too.

What went wrong with your quote here? And what other bands?  :?
Can't you see I try? Swimming the same deep water as you is hard...

dsanchez

Quote from: Ulrich on May 26, 2019, 09:46:09What went wrong with your quote here? And what other bands?  :?

Vivid Live is a music festival so there are other bands playing besides The Cure https://www.vividsydney.com/program/vivid-live
2019.06.08 Dublin
2019.07.04 Novi Sad
2019.07.17 Athens