Bob G.30 May 2012 at 12:05pmPosts: 21 (0 today)Status: offline
Count me in, the Philly crowd is Fantastic!
I was fortunate enough to see 6 of the New Blood shows, Toronto, Philly (Camden), Radio City, Brussels, Arnhem, and Guadalajara.
The Philly and Brussels shows where by far the best - both audiences were extra enthusiastic and Peter turned it up a notch accordingly.
Last summer when Peter took the stage in Philly, to introduce the opening act, the crowd went absolutely crazy… the ovation was the biggest and longest I've seen for him in the States since the So tour.
I can't wait… Philly is going rock!
Laredo30 May 2012 at 7:54pmPosts: 29 (0 today)Status: offline
Bob G, I'm curious what you thought about the crowd at Radio City. I was at the 2nd night and at least in my section they were horrible. You could tell many weren't even PG fans ( a big problem on the original SO tour if you ask me), and they barely clapped or had any enthusiasm during the first half of the show. I'm sure other sections may have been different, but you do get biased based on the people around you. They booed Lou Reed because they didn't like his Solisbury Hill. Even during the 2nd half where they should have known the songs they were trashing the orchestra, talking during songs and some left. Their loss.
realworld9530 May 2012 at 8:40pmPosts: 14 (0 today)Status: offline
philly is going to be great! also got tix for NY jones beach.
Bob G.31 May 2012 at 12:32amPosts: 21 (0 today)Status: offline
Hi Laredo, I was at the 1st night show, my seats were a few rows in front of the sound board, so I could see most of the crowd. They were polite and quiet. Too quiet. The only song that brought everyone to their feet was Solsbury Hill. Although the show was great, and I thought the acoustics in Radio City were marvelous, And it was the first time the orchestra played Red Rain live. But as a whole, the crowd was lame. I think many of them had no idea what kind of show it was going to be.
Little Rael31 May 2012 at 1:47pmPosts: 39 (0 today)Status: offline
I saw 5 of the New Blood shows as well and enjoyed them, but the best part of the fact that this tour contains amps and guitars, means I won't have to listen to the boobs behind me talking during Peter's singing!
ktbswx2 June 2012 at 2:42amPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
I was at Radio City for day two and the group that I was surrounded by were both extremes- there were folks that looked like they were sleeping and a rowdy bunch of dudes in front of me were literally acting out all of his songs as if it were an opera- disruptive and hard to see around them with their arms flailing wildly in the air. I absolutely loved the show, but am also looking forward to seeing them in Philly! I can't believe we have to wait almost four months!!!
Ela2 June 2012 at 5:18pmPosts: 1336 (0 today)Status: offline
I was at Radio City on the first night, and had a similar experience. There were two people behind me that kept talking about not knowing the songs PG was singing, and when is going to sing Sledgehammer. There was a guy in the row in front of me, that was barely able to stay in his seat he was so enraptured. He was gesturing and acting out the songs, etc...like the group you described. And then the sleepy crowd that looked like they were bored to death. I was blown away, and extremely frustrated at the same time. I wanted to express myself, but felt so restrained by the atmosphere there at Radio City night 1. During Signal to Noise I thought I was going to levitate right out of my seat...that just blew me away! I was in the 3rd row and the beauty of the sound, and experience of being so close and watching the orchestra and their intensity during that song was overwhelming. I had tears running down my face as I was just overwhelmed by all of it.
Pat Parker4 June 2012 at 11:08pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Philly will absolutely ROCK! as you say and I'm glad to be part of it! I'm even hoping he adds a 2nd night -- it would not be the first time and Philly would definitely be a place to do it -- there's an open night on the Saturday night between Philly and Jones Beach, NY.
JCM6 June 2012 at 12:15amPosts: 12 (0 today)Status: offline
I was at the first night at Radio City and I agree with Laredo the audience was very lame. Philly on the other hand last year really rocked. Looking forward to Philly again!
Zenrider6 June 2012 at 4:30amPosts: 3560 (0 today)Status: offline
The audience at Radio City was lame, but Peter and the Orchestra was not.
JCM7 June 2012 at 1:23amPosts: 12 (0 today)Status: offline
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sankavarmuch11 June 2012 at 2:21amPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
Row 2; Center section in Philly. Sweeeeeeet!!!!!!!
George Mason, October 14th :
52 year-old guy from Charlottesville; have pair of good tickets to this show; would like to go with someone who'd appreciate it. Maybe make a day of it if the weather's good.
Pat Parker15 July 2012 at 5:49pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Pell Clough -- Are you offering to sell one of your tickets to the Fairfax, VA show? I already have mine, but know of someone who might be looking for a tix -- it would be just one. This person is an avid fan of PG's and would most definitely enjoy the show.
Hi Pat. I just wrote a couple thousand-word reply here, to have it all erased by CenturyLInk and an electrical storm. Would you please email me so I can write with italics in gmail? PLease!
Robert Arthur, ( my trial-fb page does say that Pell Clough is an alias.)