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    by » Sun July 7th, 2019, 19:01

    I am going to attend TWO concerts this week!

    going to see P!NK on her beautiful trauma stadium tour (the first of three dates i am going to attend) on wednesday and XTINA on saturday, she plays a local jazz festival here!

    I am so excited to see both ladies in the same city in the same week! this is what 2006 must have felt like
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    by » Sun July 7th, 2019, 21:49

    Update of the concerts I've been to:

    A-ha (Doelen R'dam 1986; my very first concert)

    Alison Moyet (Amsterdam Paradiso 2013)

    Barbra Streisand
    (Ziggo Dome Amsterdam 2013)

    Björn Again
    (Den Bosch)

    Céline Dion (The Hague May 1995; Ahoy December 1995; Ahoy October 1996; Amsterdam Arena June 1997; Amsterdam Arena June 1999; Sportpaleis Antwerp May 2008; Antwerp November 2013; Arnhem June 2017)

    Cher
    (Ahoy 2004)

    Diana Ross (Ahoy 2007; Symphonica in Rosso 2009)

    Edsilia Rombley
    (Amsterdam Ziggo Club 2013)

    Elton John (Ziggo Dome Amsterdam June 2019)

    En Vogue (Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht February 2016)

    Glennis Grace
    (Whitney Tribute Amsterdam AFAS October 2018)

    Janet Jackson (Rotterdam Ahoy March 1995)

    Kylie Minogue (Ahoy Rotterdam 2002; Antwerp 2008; Amsterdam HMH 2011; Amsterdam AFAS November 2018)

    Lady Gaga (Amsterdam Ziggo Dome 2012)

    Lara Fabian (Brussels 2010; Brussels 2013; Forest National Brussels 2016; AFAS Amsterdam May 2018)

    Laura Fygi
    (Delft 2000 and Tiel 2008)

    Liesbeth List (2007; 2008; Amsterdam Carré 2009; Amsterdam Carré 2012)

    Lionel Richie (Symphonica in Rosso 2008)

    Liza Minnelli (Scheveningen 2006)

    Lucie Silvas (Melkweg Amsterdam November 2017)

    Madonna (Rotterdam De Kuip 1987; Rotterdam De Kuip 1990; Paris 2001; Arnhem Gelredome 2004; Amsterdam Arena 2006; Amsterdam Arena 2008; Amsterdam Ziggo Dome 2012; Amsterdam Ziggo Dome 2015)

    Mariah Carey (Ahoy Rotterdam and Paris 1996; Antwerp and London 2000; Ahoy Rotterdam 2003; Luxembourg 2016; Ziggo Dome Amsterdam December 2018; Ziggo Dome Amsterdam June 2019)

    Matt Dusk (Den Bosch 2007 and Arnhem 2016)

    Michael Bublé (Düsseldorf 2005; Antwerp 2007; Rotterdam Ahoy 2012)

    Michael Jackson (Rotterdam De Kuip 1992; Amsterdam Arena 1996)

    MN8 (Rotterdam Ahoy March 1995 as support act of Janet Jackson)

    Mylène Farmer (Brussels 2009)

    Paloma Faith
    (2x February 2015)

    Pet Shop Boys
    (The Hague 1999; Utrecht 2014)

    Rita Reys (De Doelen Rotterdam)

    Sarah Brightman (Amsterdam 2004)

    Shirley Bassey (Ahoy)

    The Corrs (Ahoy December 1995 as support act for Celine Dion)

    Tina Arena
    (Musical "Notre Dame de Paris" in London 2000; Brussels 2009)

    Toni Braxton (Ahoy in 1996) (with her sisters as support act)

    Trey Lorenz (Amsterdam January 1993: six songs at Virgin Mega Store)

    Trijntje Oosterhuis (as part of Total Touch opening for Michael Jackson in 1996; solo in Nijmegen 2006; solo in Amsterdam in 2008 )

    Wende Snijders (The Hague 2008 )

    Whitney Houston (Rotterdam Ahoy 1988)

    Wouter Hamel
    (Doornroosje Nijmegen 2008)



    Musicals:

    3 Musketiers (NL)
    Aan het einde van de regenboog (starring Simone Kleinsma and Paul de Leeuw 2007 NL)
    Aïda (NL)
    Beauty and the Beast (UK)
    Billie Holiday (starring Ruth Jacott: 2008)
    Cats (NL)
    Chicago (NL)
    Dreamgirls (2014 Nijmegen NL)
    Evita (2008 NL)
    Fiddler on the Roof (NL)
    Garland & Minnelli (2013 NL)
    Grease (1994 UK) (2007 NL)
    Hair (2007 NL)
    Jekyl & Hyde (NL)
    Jersey Boys (2013 Utrecht NL)
    Jesus Christ Superstar (NL)
    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2009 NL)
    Les Misérables (2008 NL)
    Mamma Mia! (UK twice) (2010 NL)
    Phantom of the Opera (NL)
    Piaf (2008 NL)
    Ramses (2012 NL)
    Sunset Boulevard (UK) (2009 NL)
    Tarzan (2008 NL)
    The Wiz (2007 NL)
    Whistle Down the Wind (UK)



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    by » Wed July 10th, 2019, 08:20

    Today's the day! Going to queue pretty early, would love to be near to the front. I am ready for P!NK

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    by » Wed July 10th, 2019, 20:30

    Quote Originally Posted by luckyONE View Post
    Today's the day! Going to queue pretty early, would love to be near to the front. I am ready for P!NK
    Enjoy!

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    by » Sun July 21st, 2019, 10:37

    Beautiful Trauma Tour second round for me tomorrow Watching it from the seat area this time around, though. I'll just arrive about an hour before she comes on stage. The opening acts aren't that great this time around.

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    by » Sun July 21st, 2019, 23:24

    Among the notable shows:

    Lizzo, I Love You Too Tour: Amazing show, just this past Thursday! If you can catch her show, do it; she has quite an infectious energy and her voice was spectacular. She often took a few moments to look into the capacity crowd with awe as though trying to look at each individual face to confirm that she did indeed sell this thing out. "Y'all got me shook!," she exclaimed. Same, Lizzo, same.

    Tuxedo, 2nd Time Around Tour: Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One's funk-pop outfit is a delightful experience live. Their style is always dazzling, the band is tight and Hawthorne's got suave charisma and on-point vocals. I had a moment with their backing singer, LA-based disco-soul siren Gavin Turek---whose presence was a pleasant surprise, as I am fan from her work with TOKiMONSTA---during her and Hawthorne's cover of "I Want to Thank You" (she pointed right at me and smiled, I pointed back and smiled) was a special highlight for me, and set me up nicely to check out Turek herself on her own tour a few months later.

    Gavin Turek, Good Look for You Tour: She was dynomite! With strong live vocals, amazing dance moves, catchy pop-disco tunes, and a sleek, flashy style Turek is positively divalicious. Post-show, she is as sweet as can be. She'll stick around the merch table, take pictures, sign autographs and give hugs (Happy to report receiving the first hug of the night!) And the only thing better than a diva is one who gives good hugs.

    TOKiMONSTA, The Lune Rouge Experience: Perhaps the best electronic show I've been to as yet! She split her set in two, with the first half was more chill and showcased her Lune Rouge album, spiked with a few older faves like "Darkest (Dim)" and "Gamble". Act 2 was a nonstop rush of house, future beats, trap and other blood-bumping styles---I've never dance harder! Through it all, she smiled, she danced, she covered her face bashfully before dropping the dirrrrtiest of dirty bass drops. I emerged from that show soaking wet, baptized in TOKiMONSTA's good vibes; a rollicking, life-affirming show!

    Disclosure, Caracal Tour: Very good show, mesmeric lighting effects, kinetic dance beats, solid live vocals from Howard Lawrence. The only thing that would have put it over the top would have been a guest spot from Jillian Hervey on "Hourglass" but it's all good. Brendan Reilly's "Moving Mountains" was absolutely spine-tingling

    Madonna, Rebel Heart Tour: Wasn't gonna go, I was so over her. But it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a legend and one who had previously been a fave for so long. So I went... and had a wonderful time. She was warm and funny, seemed genuinely happy to be there. It allowed me to love her again.

    Janet Jackson, Velvet Rope and State of the World Tours: I got my freaking life at the Velvet Rope tour! Lost my voice for three whole days due to the amount that I screamed. It was my first big pop diva show, Usher opened and had a solid set as well. SOTW tour brought another milestone: first time on the floor! Will catch her a third time if the opportunity presents itself.

    Caribou, Our Love Tour: Dan Snaith brought the beats, fleshed out with a full band. He had a shy, retiring demeanor and seemed humbled by the crowd's ecstatic reception of him. His voice got drowned out by the bass and electronic textures on occasion, but was he was very a spirited presence. Would check him out again.

    Lady Gaga, ArtRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour: I hadn't been to a big pop diva show in about 16 years at that point and was really missing that energy. Gaga brought it and then some! It was her stop in Seattle, which was both rescheduled from an earlier show and the last stop on the North American leg, so her and her crew were especially amped. Perhaps my best concert outfit

    Flying Lotus, You're Dead Tour: Thundercat opened and set the tone wonderfully. FlyLo's set found the crowd so mesmerized by the visuals, that most could barely bob their heads to the beats. Until the very last song, "Never Catch Me" when all hell broke loose...I have no idea how or why the moshing started, but it was like the energy people had been holding onto all night burst forth. A surreal experience.

    Blood Orange, Negro Swan Tour: A taught 90-minute set that took me through a range of sounds and emotions. Dev Hynes connected quite intimately with the crowd and was in fine voice throughout. Wonderful!

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    by » Sat August 24th, 2019, 16:31

    From the three shows of P!nk's 'Beautiful Trauma' tour that I attended, I must admit the third one was the best one!
    For the first show I queued pretty early, too less food and water throughout the day. I was first row though, it was worth it. But the show was over so quickly!
    The second show, I was sitting far away, it was good because there were some details I hadn't seen before. But sitting at a concert isn't the best choice, I'd say.
    The third show I had Front Of Stage tickets again, only arrived one hour before the show started, wasn't front row but still had a nice view.



    For September I actually bought a ticket for a musical series called 'LISTEN UP!', earlier this year there were rumours that Iggy Azalea, Bebe Rexha and Ciara are headlining. So far only Iggy has been announced and ticket sales are pretty bad. So they postponed the concert to October 30, making me think they got Bebe back on board maybe, she's not supporting the Jonas Brothers in that time frame, so I really have high hopes she'll play that concert!

    So my next concert is Little Mix. Going to see the girls twice, September 21 and September 22.

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    by » Sun September 1st, 2019, 23:23

    Coming soon: Massive Attack at the Hollywood Palladium and Neneh Cherry at the Hollywood Bowl.
    The sands of time fade into dark
    Feel your pulse it's groove o'clock
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    Feel music that's realness

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    by » Sat September 21st, 2019, 10:30

    LITTLE MIX tonight! First of two shows. More than ready!

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    by » Sat September 21st, 2019, 10:40

    Quote Originally Posted by luckyONE View Post
    LITTLE MIX tonight! First of two shows. More than ready!
    Enjoy and have fun!

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    by » Sat September 21st, 2019, 11:53

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike View Post
    Enjoy and have fun!
    Thank you, I am so excited. Nervous at the same time.

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    by » Tue September 24th, 2019, 19:42

    Just got my Ticket for Taylor Swift in Berlin next year! So excited.

    Unfortunately though I can’t go to the Ariana concert this Saturday which I was looking forward to for weeks and I was fighting for months to get those tickets but now I got really sick so yeah

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    by » Tue September 24th, 2019, 20:59

    Quote Originally Posted by JeremySpears View Post
    Unfortunately though I can’t go to the Ariana concert this Saturday which I was looking forward to for weeks and I was fighting for months to get those tickets but now I got really sick so yeah
    Sorry to hear that, but if it makes it any better you're not missing that great of a show. A very very slim 3/5 from me.
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    by » Tue September 24th, 2019, 21:07

    ^^ Too bad. Shame for @beredy, but the show I saw in Amsterdam was actually really good. Very Madonna (in her best years). But I guess Ariana will come more often in the years to come if that's of any comfort.
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    by » Tue September 24th, 2019, 21:40

    Quote Originally Posted by RayRay View Post
    Very Madonna (in her best years)
    If we measure very in light years maybe.

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    by » Tue September 24th, 2019, 21:45

    Quote Originally Posted by RayRay View Post
    ^^ Too bad. Shame for @beredy, but the show I saw in Amsterdam was actually really good. Very Madonna (in her best years). But I guess Ariana will come more often in the years to come if that's of any comfort.
    Sorry, but this is such an insult for Madonna.

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    by » Wed September 25th, 2019, 19:55

    Quote Originally Posted by Westen View Post
    Sorry, but this is such an insult for Madonna.
    More a compliment, I would say. It's always an honour when someone who is very popular right now is inspired by you. Ariana obviously loves Madonna and Madonna wouldn't have worked with Ariana if she didn't like her too.
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    by » Wed September 25th, 2019, 19:57

    Quote Originally Posted by beredy View Post
    If we measure very in light years maybe.
    We do. Ariana's show is very theatrical with great choreography like The Girlie Show and Blond Ambition.
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    by » Wed September 25th, 2019, 19:58

    Quote Originally Posted by RayRay View Post
    More a compliment, I would say. It's always an honour when someone who is very popular right now is inspired by you. Ariana obviously loves Madonna and Madonna wouldn't have worked with Ariana if she didn't like her too.
    Hey, I still like tun (the album) a lot and think Sweetener singles are brilliant, but it's one thing to release good material and get respect for it (by Madonna, fans, critics, etc.) and it's something else to compare one's stage (non) presence to Madonna. Ariana is not even in the same galaxy when it comes to doing a show.
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    by » Wed September 25th, 2019, 20:21

    Quote Originally Posted by RayRay View Post
    We do. Ariana's show is very theatrical with great choreography like The Girlie Show and Blond Ambition.
    I think you saw something completely different than me. I'm glad you enjoyed it, but unlike any Madonna tour, The Sweetener Tour had a very basic concept that never went anywhere, most of the time when she's on the main stage it's all the same redish/pinkish lights and the dancers are staged very similarly throughout and the dance moves are very similar. And when they go on the runway part, every time it's the same thing. Go walk 1/3, stay put, dance a bit, go do another 1/3, stay put dance a bit - go to the mains stage.

    If you took the video and put them on mute you'd have pretty hard time saying which song it was supposed to be. Some projections were nice, but most of the time they were a waste of opportunity and the ball thingies were completely underused. For what's a HUGE part of the set design to use them in the exact same way 90% of the concert is lazy, rushed and completely uninspired.

    The opening of the show with the table is the same Catholic reinterpretation of the Last Supper than Madonna did many times. And she's light years ahead of what Ariana did. Even a Croatian singer Severina did the same thing and opened her tour with the exact same idea and did it 10 times better and more effective than Ariana. And she was singing God is a Woman. The intro projection is of a sun and moon like/barren planet. There was a huge opportunity for Ariana to do something similar as in giaw video, to be interactive with the planet behind her and give it life and turn it into a habitable planet. but not. the projection just stayed the same of that planet revolving and that's it. Every part of the show could've been 100x better with just slight ideas like tha, but they opted for the most lazy predictable show.

    Ariana:


    Madonna:


    Severina (with lss than 1/100 budget than either of the first two):
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    by » Wed September 25th, 2019, 20:27

    Two weeks until I will see Lindsey Stirling and Ariana Grande!

    Quote Originally Posted by luckyONE View Post
    Thank you, I am so excited. Nervous at the same time.
    Why nervous?

    And how was it?

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    by » Wed September 25th, 2019, 20:27

    Quote Originally Posted by beredy View Post

    The opening of the show with the table is the same Catholic reinterpretation of the Last Supper than Madonna did many times. And she's light years ahead of what Ariana did.
    Yes, just like I said: very Madonna. Of course not as good as. Madonna is one of the best entertainers EVER. The only one who comes close IMO when it comes to show elements, is Kylie Minogue.
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