rraven16 June 2011 at 3:59pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
I prefer indoor gigs. You don't have to worry about the weather. There are usually less people, too. And yes - I've been to both types of gigs. Since seeing PG is so expensive, I could only go to indoor shows, provided PG ever tours again. Dickie has also been mentioning the problems that the weather is having on this tour.
What do you think? What's your prefernce? Why?
Beaker16 June 2011 at 4:04pmPosts: 102 (0 today)Status: offline
My first thought was to completely agree with you that indoor is much betterâ€¦and then I got to thinking about the outdoor concerts I've been to that have been great andâ€¦.I just don't know. The feeling of the concert is often so different, both have their more and less desirable points.
For this PG tour are they all outdoor?
I know for the Milwaukee/Summerfest show that I'm going to (outdoors) it's not just the weather that may be a problem, but the also the opening day festival fireworks show that is supposed to happen about an hour into Peter's show that I'm even more curious about.
Red Rocks is a gorgeous setting, the nature all around, the views and the acoustics are beyond compare.
Now that I've experienced it I would not mind an indoor show with air conditioning, escalators and no rain
Ela16 June 2011 at 6:27pmPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline
I've only seen PG twice at outdoor venues, and luckily the weather was fine for both thankfully. The two shows that I've got tickets for for this tour, are both outdoors. I've got seats under the covered area, but I know if it rains it will really alter the experience in a negative way. I've been to the location in Mass. before during rain, one time it stormed so bad the concert had to be cancelled, as the rain was running down and pooling very deep in front of the stage, and causing electrical concerns with wiring. ( That concert was for the Pet Shop Boys ). Another time, I had seats near the rear of the covered area for James Taylor, and the rain was blowing in, so a lot of us were getting wet, but also it was hitting the roof so hard, that the sound drowned out James Taylor. Everyone was yelling for him to turn it up, so we could even hear him. I'm crossing my fingers for good weather for the outdoor shows. Now I think I'll go check weather.com and see what the forecast is for my shows. I don't care if it's cool, or cloudy, or hot and sunny, but rain and thunderstorms would not be good.
mooniest16 June 2011 at 9:47pmPosts: 1531 (0 today)Status: offline
Either way is fine with me. But outdoors does have advantages and disadvantages and no need to go into the disadvantges, as they are obvious.
I went to an outdoor show where the rain was so horrific but the band played on.
Jen: Red Rocks does look spectacular. I could really enjoy a place like that.
Ela, I too, am checking the weather for the 27th . I am banking on the 10 day weather report and have two more days to see the information, not that that will be accurate.
I pray for no rain, if it does and if it's bad, I cannot get my money back on the Hotel and that was some big bucks.
Soul Reader17 June 2011 at 12:06amPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Being I am in Texas and it is summer, I was glad the Dallas show was indoors. I would have loved to make it to tonights show in Houston, but as it is an outdoor gig, the extreme TX heat is going to see people running the risk of heat sickness and I also worry about Peter and company as they will experience it even more being on stage with all the lights and what not. But I have experienced other outdoor concerts and had a lovely time.
For those going tonight, enjoy the brilliance of the show but make sure to keep hydrated!
Cimber17 June 2011 at 9:57amPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
I saw PG twice outdoors and - thank God - it did not rain, but clouds made me nervous over my head.
People already were making jokes, because of the setlist with "Red Rain" and "Here comes the Flood".
Danitaly17 June 2011 at 3:11pmPosts: 147 (0 today)Status: offline
OK (despite the clouds, the rain or sun)
OK the theatre (the sound is generally very good)
I HATE the indoor stadium (the sound is very bad!!
The best thing is listen to PG and the Orchestra at the Real World Studios (Big Room?)!!!
Danitaly17 June 2011 at 3:25pmPosts: 147 (0 today)Status: offline
Or Air Studios
Rita Dian18 June 2011 at 4:07amPosts: 35 (0 today)Status: offline
I've been in all types of concert settings, from stadiums to night clubs, and I still prefer outdoor concerts. There's just something about listening to music under the stars that has always captivated me. Sure weather is an issue, but if you're enjoying the show then it doesn't matter.