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Old Jul 9th 2009, 3:54 am
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So did anyone else go to see them last night at the Madinat ?

They were really good, I was pleasantly suprised as I like some of their stuff but wouldnt say I was a hardened fan and thought they may have been a bit weak live, but they actually sounded better live than they do on CD, which is always a good indication, and I didnt realise I knew as many of their songs as I did.

They came on stage at 9.15, and went off at 10.55, so not the longest but not the shortest concert i have ever been to either

It was pretty full, and never having been to see a gig at The Madinat before, I thought it was a great little venue, sound was good, and piss easy to get to and home from.....

So all in all, a good night and worth the AED 220 ticket price...
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Old Jul 9th 2009, 5:03 am
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I quite like their music and probably would have gone if it was a weekend, but would have been disappointed at the length of their set. Presumably they had supporting acts. Were they any good?
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Originally Posted by BangleMan View Post
So did anyone else go to see them last night at the Madinat ?

They were really good, I was pleasantly suprised as I like some of their stuff but wouldnt say I was a hardened fan and thought they may have been a bit weak live, but they actually sounded better live than they do on CD, which is always a good indication, and I didnt realise I knew as many of their songs as I did.

They came on stage at 9.15, and went off at 10.55, so not the longest but not the shortest concert i have ever been to either

It was pretty full, and never having been to see a gig at The Madinat before, I thought it was a great little venue, sound was good, and piss easy to get to and home from.....

So all in all, a good night and worth the AED 220 ticket price...
my mates band 'Beat Antenna' were supporting, did any of you lot see them?
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I'd have gone with the good lady but she buggered off back to blighty last weekend.

I was wondering about the crowd size seeing as a big proportion of their target audience will have buggered off last week.They always sound good live, I tend to play their live recordings rather than the albums these days
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I'd have gone with the good lady but she buggered off back to blighty last weekend.

I was wondering about the crowd size seeing as a big proportion of their target audience will have buggered off last week.They always sound good live, I tend to play their live recordings rather than the albums these days
The concert was supposedly "sold out" according to the radio but I find that rather surprising. They are not exactly a household name.
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The concert was supposedly "sold out" according to the radio but I find that rather surprising. They are not exactly a household name.
yes but there is not much else to do this time of year, I bet there were loads of kids there
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The concert was supposedly "sold out" according to the radio but I find that rather surprising. They are not exactly a household name.

of course they are !

I was suspicious because of the amount of advertising, there was even a time where you could get a pair of tickets with a 300AED sub to The National
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yes but there is not much else to do this time of year, I bet there were loads of kids there
I was there along with the other 4,000 middle aged Dubai folk - not really that many kids there. Good venue and the band were better than expected - but I was not happy at having to pay 30 chips for a can of warm Fosters

Did not see any warm up band - unless they were on before 8:30?
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I went and was in a large group of the 30/40 somethings

I actually enjoyed it, there was room to move around, there were bars inside and the AC was good, I think it would have been a different matter if say the concert had been on a couple of months earlier.

Didn't see the warm up band as we were in Bar Zar Pre & Post concert, no queues for taxi's either.

On the whole I had a great night
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The concert was supposedly "sold out" according to the radio but I find that rather surprising. They are not exactly a household name.
They are LH, they are pretty big in the UK.
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They are LH, they are pretty big in the UK.
LH is still grooving to the tunes of Glenn Miller. he might discover the disco era soon
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Originally Posted by Spugsy View Post
They are LH, they are pretty big in the UK.
So how many albums have they sold? Yes, they are a good enough band but not what I call a household name, like Coldplay or even the Killers.
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So how many albums have they sold? Yes, they are a good enough band but not what I call a household name, like Coldplay or even the Killers.
well their first album sold 6 million copies,

that's not too shabby is it now?
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well their first album sold 6 million copies,

that's not too shabby is it now?
I didn't mean how many copies, I meant how many albums...a household name in my book has usually been around for several years. Anyway, I do like the band so I'll stop quibbling.
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Well i thought it was brilliant.

I only really went because a) they made the effort to come here and b) if people don't go to these gigs we'll never get any big names out here.

I was genuinely surprised by how good they were. The sound quality was brilliant, the music was good. Beer prices were slightly dear but i can't say i was expecting it to be any cheaper.

I think Keane were also fairly impressed by the crowd. Hopefully they'll go back and spread the word that we aint a bad bunch and get some more bands out.
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