Washington (Sep -17, 2010)
How many concerts have you been to?
See the link later on if you want to count for me... I should be well into triple figures by now.
Best band to see live?
Radiohead, Pearl Jam, I Heart Hiroshima, Little Birdy
Worst band to see live?
Rolo Tomassi, the Bumblebeez, the Tremors
Best friend to go to a concert with?
Anyone who is going to appreciate it
Worst Friend to go to a concert with?
Anyone who isn't going to appreciate it
Best thing to bring to a concert?
Worst thing to bring to a concert?
Anything requiring a cloakroom
Best season to go to concerts?
Best concert memory?
Black, then a Roskilde tribute, then Come Back - Pearl Jam in Berlin 2010
Funnest thing ever done at a concert?
16 player Sticky Beer at Optimus Alive 2010
Worst thing ever done at a concert?
Left MOne before Midnight Oil came on because my sister wanted to leave. Didn't have much choice being 16 and living 40 minutes from the nearest public transport...
Longest concert ever attended?
Pearl Jam (any of the five times)
Upcoming concerts wishing to attend?
I rarely miss a show I want to go to.
Age people should start going to concerts?
As soon as they can appreciate good music
Age people should stop going to concerts?
Stupidest thing to get at a concert?
Coolest thing to get at a concert?
A unique poster
Most annoying thing at a concert?
Drunks and people turning up 10 minutes before the main act and complaining that they can't see past the tall guy in front of them (me). Chivalry will only come your way if you've been there as long as me.
Outdoor concerts or indoor concerts?
Mainly indoor, but outdoor rather than a stadium or festival hall show
Clubs or larger venues?
Name three bands that you would love to see tour together:
Pearl Jam, Gomez, Radiohead
One band that you would love to see reunite for a tour:
Blur, Oasis, A Perfect Circle
Do you prefer seats or the pit?
Front and centre
Do you usually buy food/drinks at a concert?
Hardest concert you've had to get tickets for?
Splendour In The Grass the first time they brought in name & DOB on tickets (2006) - six hours hitting redial on three phones and hitting refresh on two computers before getting through
Best music to see live?
Anything where the band gets into it and enjoys themselves
Nudity at a concert: yes or no?
Drinking at a concert: yes or no?
Best way to end a concert:
With Yellow Ledbetter...
what bands have you seen in concert the most, and how many times?
Little Birdy (9 times) plus one Katy Steele solo show, complete with signed poster saying "10th anniversary"!
do you have any set lists? from what bands?
Many - Powderfinger, The Do x2, Air, Okkervil River, Little Birdy, Emiliana Torrini, Lyrics Born, the Beach Boys, JBT...
are there any CDs in close proximity to you?
My entire library (350 or so)
what band are you in the mood to see live right this second?
have you ever been on a tour bus?
have you ever partied with a band?
how many states/provinces have you been to concerts in?
6 - VIC, NSW, QLD, Berlin (Germany), Gdynia (Poland), Lisbon (Portugal)
what bands did you see live the month of may?
May 2010 - Tegan & Sara, Jeff Martin
what CD are you addicted to at the moment?
The Pipettes - Earth vs The Pipettes
Bands that you used to like, but now you can't stand?
Muse, Placebo, Powderfinger
have you ever been on anyone's guest list? whose?
Hungry Kids of Hungry (see Free Tickets later on...)
last band person that you got a picture with?
All of the Maccabees
do you consider yourself a groupie?
if you were to name a boy and a girl after any band ... what would you name them?
Eddie (Vedder) and Olivia (Merilahti)
Mainly because Thom (Yorke), Róisín (Murphy) and Björk would cause spelling nightmares.
what bands haven't you seen yet that you want to see?
Incubus, A Perfect Circle
are you wearing a band shirt right now?
No. Wearing one of the few shorts I own that isn't a band t-shirt...
what band do you own the most merch of?
what song is on your myspace right now?
have you ever met that band?
do you ever do anything crazy at shows?
what band do you have the most performance pictures of?
would you ever get a tattoo representing a band?
how many concerts do you average a year?
2010: 29 (with 3 months to go)
Check here: www.last.fm/user/krusty_the_karl/events
List every band (or musician) you've EVER seen live, no matter how obscure.
I'm not going to list them here. Check www.kjacko.tumblr.com/Gigs
Stage One: The Ticket
1.What's the most expensive ticket you’ve ever bought, and how much?
$200 for 2nd row at the Beach Boys 2010
$350ish for 2009-2010 Falls
2. Cheapest ticket? The free tickets?
Free tickets courtesy of HKOH: Their headlines, Little Birdy, Bertie Blackman, OK Go
3. Ticket worth every penny?
99% of them
4. Wasted money?
Billy Corgan solo. Rubbish.
5. Where do you buy your tickets?
From the venue when possible, otherwise ticketmaster/ticketek.
Stage Two: The Queue
1. Longest you’ve ever had to wait in a queue?
Lined up for 8+ hours to be front row for Muse in 2004.
Longest non-optional queue - Nearly 2 hours to get into Optimus Alive in Portugal 2010
2. Shortest time?
3. Funniest queue?
The Dresden Dolls
5. Ever stood alone in a queue?
Stage Three: The Venues.
2. Least favourite venue?
Billboard for sound quality
3. Biggest venue you’ve been in?
Single show - Etihad Stadium
Festival - The airfield that hosted Open'er in Poland
4. Smallest venue you’ve been in?
Probably Toff In Town
5. Last venue you attended a concert in?
Stage 4: The Crowd/Main Floor
1. Biggest crowd you’ve ever been in?
Pearl Jam at Open'er, Poland 2010
2. Smallest crowd?
Hard to say. Have been to many shows with under 100 people
3. Most boring crowd?
5. Ever been in a moshpit?
6. If yes, injuries?
Only the odd bruise
7. Ever been at the barrier?
8. Ever caught anything?
No, which is hard to believe given that I'm normally the tallest guy there...
9. Do you prefer standing or seating?