I don't want to see a live show ever again.
Nov 23, 2010 at 8:43 AM Post #46 of 58

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I hate live music too and besides it is a waste of money to see a band live. Just build a home theatre or car audio system that reaches the same decibles and you will feel like your at a concert. That is what I did.
 
Nov 23, 2010 at 1:16 PM Post #47 of 58

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The proper way to see a show, in my opinion, is at an extremely small club or bar and at the very front of the stage. The problem with that however, is that most of the bands/groups don't play that small of venues and even then you can't get to the front of the stage unless you camp out. All other types of shows, at big arenas with lots of people, just aren't fun and it's not intimate the way it should be. So yeah, shows can be either really great or really crappy. That's the way it works for me, can't say for others.
 
So don't knock seeing live shows people. I've seen plenty in the same vein that people are complaining about in this thread. On the other hand, I've seen shows that I rank as the pinnacle of my musical experience.
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Feb 10, 2011 at 11:06 PM Post #48 of 58

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wow OP you are....
 
 
something else. See a good band then mate. Live sound is unparralled. Sunn0)) changes people live. IF you hear a band live and they stink, stop listening to their music altogether. I have yet to see a band live that I haven't adored. That's because maybe the music I enjoy takes actual talent to make...who knows.
 
Feb 11, 2011 at 12:40 AM Post #49 of 58

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Room acoustics are often poor. Having giant subs to rock a building is nice though. The music is almost never as good as their recordings either.
 
 
With that said, I love going to live shows for the experience and fun. Id rather go to a concert than a club/bar.
 
Feb 11, 2011 at 12:58 AM Post #50 of 58

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Live shows are 85 percent experience/merch 10% sound and 5% just getting out. At least for me
 
Feb 11, 2011 at 6:50 AM Post #51 of 58

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I kind of agree with the op, but sometimes its more about the energy and excitement of seeing songs you love live, rather than the poor sound quality. I went to a festival last weekend, and Foals played the main stage in high crosswinds and their sound was pretty bad, but everyone was still getting really into it and enjoying it. I haven't really seen a band with such horrible sound that it made me not want to see live music again though.
 
P.S. I wish I could've seen Massive Attack for $48 bucks...I spent $115 on tickets to see them at the Sydney Opera House, but god that was a great show.
 
Feb 11, 2011 at 9:10 AM Post #52 of 58

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Their performance wasn't bad at all. I actually really enjoyed it. But the sound system was just horrific.
 
Like I said earlier, it was nearly impossible to make out what the vocalists were saying.. even between songs when it was quiet, and it was hard to make out distinct bass notes. It all sounded kind of jumbled together.
 
If any of you are Massive Attack fans, they played the song "Risingson". In the beginning where it's just bass, It was difficult to hear what he was playing. Then when the drums came in I said, "OH! It's Risingson". I'm all for going to a concert for the experience, but come on, I couldn't even make out songs. It was that bad.
 
P.S. Old thread is old.
 
Feb 13, 2011 at 5:58 AM Post #53 of 58

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Over the years I'd got used to the idea that live rock concerts often wouldn't sound that great, but that changed a few years ago when I saw The Who. The volume was too loud (as you'd expect!), but there was no distortion at all and it sounded fantastic. I assumed that they had simply invested in better gear and technicians than bands I'd seen previously. Similar experience with Steely Dan, except not even too loud.
 
Jun 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM Post #55 of 58

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I greatly prefer live music.  IMO music isn't supposed to sound perfect.  It's supposed to be musicians making music happen together, in one "take" for people, who are there seeing that happen.  You get to hear the musicians talk, tell embarrassing stories and stupid jokes, and see them sweat, working there asses off to put on a great show.  I'm sorry but sound quality takes a back seat to that experience any day.
 
A bad show is a bad show. That happens.  
 
That said my town has a great venue http://vimeo.com/41384765#  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsrOJeeOXfo
It's all new equipment with real sound engineers paid for by the casino next to it, and out doors.
 
We get some pretty decent shows up here too, this year it's:
 
HellYeah, Staind and Godsmack
 
Trans Siberian-Orchestra
Zach Brown
moe. & Gov’t Mule
Beach Boys :: 50th Anniversary Tour
SHINEDOWN, Papa Roach and Adelitas Way
Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Eli Young and Edens Edge
STYX, REO Speedwagon & Ted Nugent
Happy Together Tour
Wiz Khalifa & Mac Miller with Kendrick Lamar, Chiddy Bang, & Chevy Woods
Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd and The Monsters & Cracker
Def Leppard, Poison & Lita Ford
Big Time Rush with Cody Simpson
Keith Urban and David Nail
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan & Rachel Farley
ZZ Top & Lynyrd Skynyrd
Journey, Pat Benatar and Loverboy
SoulQuest featuring: Switchfoot & Needtobreathe & guests
Tresspass America Festival with Five Finger Death
 
______________ KahBang Fest
 
Bassnectar
Deftones
Wale
Reptar
Penguin Prison
Astronautalis
Now,Now
Bad Rabbits
My Pet Dragon
The Gay Blades
Lunic
The Mallet Brothers Band
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
Spose
Lazerdisk Party Sex
Late Cambrian
This Way
Volcano Rabbit
Aloud
Animal Talk
Black Taxi
The Other Bones
Roz Raskin & The Rice Cakes
Stone Cold Fox
Herra Terra
Darlingside
The Aviation Orange
The Cyborg Trio
MiniBoone
Lights Resolve
No Evil Star
Sunset Hearts
Steel Phantoms
ATM
Bynars
When Particles Collide
 
_______________________American Folk Festival (Lots of bands not announced yet)
Marquise Knox
Dale Ann Bradley
Aubrey Ghent
Marshall Ford Swing Band
Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac
Dallas Chief Eagle
D.L. Menard and Friends
Grupo Rebolu
Larry Chance and the Earls
Old Bay Ceili Band

 
Aug 12, 2012 at 5:42 PM Post #56 of 58

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something else. See a good band then mate. Live sound is unparralled. Sunn0)) changes people live. IF you hear a band live and they stink, stop listening to their music altogether. I have yet to see a band live that I haven't adored. That's because maybe the music I enjoy takes actual talent to make...who knows.

 


I agree, I love seeing live shows, and listening to tracks live that I don't usually listen to make me appreciate it more. Live shows give more nostalgia, and more of a drive to listen to their music. I'm going to see MONO for like 4th time in November, and they never disappoint.
 
Aug 12, 2012 at 6:33 PM Post #57 of 58

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I went to the Veld Music Festival in Toronto last weekend and the sound was pretty awful, especially on the main stage. Doesn't surprise me though, a lot of people seemed to be there for "the sick  drops". The second day I was in the tent where there was more Trance playing, it had better sound. Overall it was more enjoyable as an experience than just hearing live music.
Looking forward to seeing Rush next month. 
 
Aug 12, 2012 at 7:42 PM Post #58 of 58

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Go to a classical concert. The sound will be phenominal, the musicians terrifically talented and the guy behind you won't puke all over his seat in the middle of the show.
 

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