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Old October 21st 2014, 03:50 AM
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At least it will be warm this time, the last time I was at Wrigley it was bloody FREEZING. I think we gave up after the 3rd or 4th inning and fled to the warmth of one of the bars outside.
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At least it will be warm this time, the last time I was at Wrigley it was bloody FREEZING. I think we gave up after the 3rd or 4th inning and fled to the warmth of one of the bars outside.
If it is not warm out on August 29th, I am gonna throw a fucking rock.
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Old October 21st 2014, 03:54 AM
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Wrigleys sound isnt that bad. I just saw Billy Joel there this summer. Its crowded as hell and lines are long for shit.. but tis a pretty neat experience. heres video I took at the Billy Joel concert so you can see the set up... more imporantly.. I wonder what the presale password will be...

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realistically, any outdoor show is open to things like the elements which can affect sound. I've seen bands playing the same stage at the same festival have drastically different sound quality because of that.
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Old October 21st 2014, 04:41 AM
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Wrigleys sound isnt that bad. I just saw Billy Joel there this summer. Its crowded as hell and lines are long for shit.. but tis a pretty neat experience. heres video I took at the Billy Joel concert so you can see the set up... more imporantly.. I wonder what the presale password will be...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN3P...KZoFGq7pB1z7Mg
Billy Joel is a totally different sound than Alt. Rock...I will agree that the sound in that clip isn't too bad...

Heck, I have been to over 50 DMB shows and the Wrigley sound was one of the worst, dare I say worse than the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, IL aka The World which is know to have really bad sound due to their luxury boxes above the seating directly in front of the speakers...

I do have some reference to good stadium shows...I saw The Killers at Wembley June 22, 2013 and the sound was phenomenal and the crowd was amazing. I went to Glastonbury 2013 that weekend, one of the best times of my life so far besides my daughter being born in August.

I don't want to get in a pissing contest about Wrigley, food lines and bathroom lines are horrible. I went with a group of people that hadn't been to a concert in a long for Blake Shelton this summer at Wrigley and the bathroom and food lines along with the distance from the stage and the sound totally killed the experience. The women waited close to 30 minutes in bathroom lines.

To each his own, I will go to Wrigley to see the band, because I love the band.

I wonder if any of these bands that keep playing Wrigley Field have ever seen a show there like the rest of us. I bet they would totally change their minds about it being so great that they are playing Wrigley Field if they did.
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Hmmm... it is 10 months from now. But since it is on a Saturday night, I'll probably end up getting a GA ticket for this one.
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Billy Joel is a totally different sound than Alt. Rock...I will agree that the sound in that clip isn't too bad...

Heck, I have been to over 50 DMB shows and the Wrigley sound was one of the worst, dare I say worse than the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, IL aka The World which is know to have really bad sound due to their luxury boxes above the seating directly in front of the speakers...

I do have some reference to good stadium shows...I saw The Killers at Wembley June 22, 2013 and the sound was phenomenal and the crowd was amazing. I went to Glastonbury 2013 that weekend, one of the best times of my life so far besides my daughter being born in August.

I don't want to get in a pissing contest about Wrigley, food lines and bathroom lines are horrible. I went with a group of people that hadn't been to a concert in a long for Blake Shelton this summer at Wrigley and the bathroom and food lines along with the distance from the stage and the sound totally killed the experience. The women waited close to 30 minutes in bathroom lines.

To each his own, I will go to Wrigley to see the band, because I love the band.

I wonder if any of these bands that keep playing Wrigley Field have ever seen a show there like the rest of us. I bet they would totally change their minds about it being so great that they are playing Wrigley Field if they did.
I agree on all your points.
Also they haven't done a proper arena show in Chicago since 2008
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The only time the sound really matters is if you're a fairly good distance from the stage. I couldn't tell you how the sound was for Pearl Jam because I was up front. Roger Waters doing The Walll, though? Totally different story - sat under the press box and it was beyond amazing.

It's going to be an awesome show!!
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...I have been to over 50 DMB shows...
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I'm surprised they're not at Reading but of course it was only a couple of years ago that they were there.
I have a Glastonbury ticket and my eyebrows raised when I saw they were busy that weekend, although I would have gone to Reading.
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I really thought they'd play Reading 2015. I'm shocked.
So am I! I'm leaning towards wembley in the summer, UK arenas late next year.
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I personally thought three years was too soon for Reading, even if it is the 20th anniversary. As for the Wrigley show with it being announced so far ahead I guess this is their first test to see if they can sell big US shows out like they've been doing in other countries for a few years.
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I can tell you they won't be playing Lolla now. Same city and same month, no way.
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I personally thought three years was too soon for Reading, even if it is the 20th anniversary. As for the Wrigley show with it being announced so far ahead I guess this is their first test to see if they can sell big US shows out like they've been doing in other countries for a few years.
Since they are announcing stuff so far ahead, just wish they would announce uk stuff so I can plan my life! lol!
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And that right there is where you lost me.
Haha, that is only about 2-3 shows a year since 1997...At this point, it is just a bonding experience with my best friends, and we are not the stereo-typical DMB fans that are stoned / drunk / and out of control...We are all engineers, accountants, lawyers, etc...It was just mentioned as a point of reference for me knowing about sound quality at concerts...

Believe me, I am a much bigger Foo Fighters fan than DMB, if the Foo toured as much as DMB, I would have seen them as much.

I guess we should be glad that the Foo are choosing Wrigley for their first US stadium show, if they are going to do it regardless, then it might as well be Chicago and Wrigley.

I am just holding out hope for an arena tour as well. I bet they could sell out at least 3+ nights at the Allstate or United Center if they wanted to.

August 2015 is such a long time to wait to see them. I am glad I at least got to see them at the Firefly Festival in Dover, DE this past June...

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I guess this also rules out Lolla and Riot Fest as far as US festivals are concerned.
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I guess this also rules out Lolla and Riot Fest as far as US festivals are concerned.
Would you really prefer a festival show?? Yeah, no.
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Would you really prefer a festival show?? Yeah, no.
I'm guessing you already have a "pass" to the Wrigley show.
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