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03 Feb 2004 02:13 PM
    So seriously what's the deal with Pixies lining up alongside The Chili Peppers? I've suffered the Peppers once already in order to catch Queens of The Stone Age and The Foo's (Slane) but I'll be damned if I have to do it again to see the Pixies play.. What led to such an inappropriate lineup?
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    03 Feb 2004 04:22 PM
    I scared the sh1t out of a young lady who I was walking behind with a string of mumbled obscenities when I heard the news on Tom Dunne last night. What a stones. I mean, where is the logic? Where is the musical cross over? I've seen the Chilli Peppers a few times and to be honest, the leave me stone cold. This is to the point that if The Pixies had been headlining the Park, I would have gone without hesitation. Now, I'm really not so sure - you know, seeing them shunted on for 45 minutes at about 7:30 in broad daylight? They/we deserver better. As Homer would say, "Why do you mock me, O Lord?"
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    04 Feb 2004 05:45 AM
    Spleeno, thats exactly how I felt about a year or two ago when New Order were supporting the Chilli Peppers. I didn't go because I wasn't going to travel half way up the country just to see a support slot. Someone I know who saw the concert said that most of the audience had no clue who New Order were and just didn't react to their performance. Such a shame. I am constantly amazed by the fact that so many people I know are fans of the Chilli Peppers yet don't know who The Pixies are New Order are. Maybe I just don't have cool friends.
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    04 Feb 2004 06:56 AM
    Is it too cynical to suggest that maybe because of over saturation ( 3rd Year in a row) that tickets for the chillis werent selling well and that the promoters knew that there would be high demand for the pixies so they added them to the bill instead of the witnness bill where they rightly belong This will be my third year seeing the RHCP. The first year i went just to see them, last year at slane it was purely for the support acts and the park gig will be the same...
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    04 Feb 2004 07:56 AM
    It could be worth the entrance price to see the Pixies blow the tiresome Chili Peppers..."Follow that Anthony!"...
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    04 Feb 2004 08:03 AM
    Oh course, that should have read: 'blow the tiresome Chili Peppers away' - though I'm sure the first one would get a certain section of punters in!
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    04 Feb 2004 08:51 AM
    I'm gutted over this...really and truly gutted. I was a massive RHCP's fan up to Blood Sugar Sex Magik saw them play a few times and they were amazing, but I lost all interest after that record. I didn't bother goin to see them when New Order were supporting even though I would have killed to see New Order, I just couldn't justify paying that money to only go and see them playing a s**tty support slot, I'd have paid twice the ticket price to have seen them play on their own. And the same goes for this gig. There is no way I'm going to pay nearly €60 for a ticket to see the Pixies play for less then an hour in a field. Damn you MCD, damn you straight to hell...why couldn't you have given us a chance to see them on their own. GGGGGGGrrrrrrrr.....
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    04 Feb 2004 09:02 AM
    Yeah it's pretty ridiculous but at the same time, we'll either have to pay the money to go and see them Ireland in that support slot or travel to England or Scotland or wherever to see them play one of the real festivals. Pain in the ass but it's true.
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    04 Feb 2004 12:15 PM
    Got a freebie to the Peppers/NewOrder gig and it sucked badly. Zero atmosphere for New Order and to be honest, if the Chilli Peppers were playing in my back garden, I'd pull the curtains. On a more practical note, has the full Pixies tour been announced? I would seriously consider a trip overseas to catch them.
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    04 Feb 2004 12:20 PM
    I believe they are only playing the festivals or something along those lines......I'm still fuming over this news :(
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    04 Feb 2004 12:45 PM
    Vent My Spleen-you can get news of the up coming Pixies tour on www.frankblack.net. The fans are pretty obsessed but they do seem to have the inside word on tours/new albums etc. There aren't any confirmed dates for Europe yet but apparently it's a 'safe bet' that they'll be over here at some stage after the Coachella Festival.
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    05 Feb 2004 02:35 PM
    According to MCD, this will be the only date they will be playing this year. You can't always believe them, so hopefully there will be another date. Otherwise it's gonna remind me of seeing the foos at witnness all those years ago (am, 2002 actually). Two 16-18 year old girls were in front of me when one enquired "wasn't dave in nirvana before? to which her friend replied "who cares?". This time round there'll be folks saying "is that fat bald guy Christy Moore?"
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    05 Feb 2004 02:46 PM
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    This time round there'll be folks saying "is that fat bald guy Christy Moore?"
    i saw Frank Black play a solo acoustic gig in a tiny venue in Camden last year and the more he sweated the more i thought, Christy Moore. matter of fact anyone ever seen them in the same room together?
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    06 Feb 2004 07:47 AM
    I had one of those 'meet one of your idols and bottle it' moments with Frank Black last year, we were sitting eating some food in the canteen at Witnness and him and Glen Hansard and Mundy were sitting eating their dinner at the next table. I was in the queue behind Frank being served and all I could manage was 'eh...can you pass me a bread roll' *cringe* I was totally star struck and choked. Funny cos he's the most normal bloke, but that sort of disarms you I think. The Irish contingent that were surrounding him were licking his ass, but at the same time treating him like an aul fella, the grandaddy of indie, I was a bit embarrassed for him.
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    06 Feb 2004 11:20 AM
    Dromed, I'd be more embarassed for the twats doing the ass licking. As for the one Pixies show, I'd imagine this to be the case. Usually, for the big summer shows, they put a clause in the contract to ensure the band(s) don'tanother raft of gigs, thus forcing their fans to catch them at that one show (which in the case of the Chilli Peppers is fair go). I wonder what the chances of the Pixies playing Glasto are - now that would be a good trip.
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    06 Feb 2004 12:19 PM
    Pain in the plums! You would think, The Pixies, spending all that effort getting back together could at least organise their own show. For fans this has been a dream come true. They are one of the biggest indie bands of all time and would have no problems filling The pointthe/ambassador/Vicar street.....christ could you imagine that...The Pixies in Vicar st.
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    06 Feb 2004 01:51 PM
    this is s**te, I went along to Slane for the support acts last year, but swore it was a once off, this could go really bad if the crowd don't react suitably to the pixies, I feel kind of cheated, I'm sure it's not FRank Black's fault,no doubt, the promoters.If I thought they'd get a nice long set maybe I wouldn't be so pissed. But its not going to be over 45-50 minutes. I'll probably end up eating s**t and going. But I'm brewing up a nice big bottle of piss to shower the lukewarm chilli peppers!!
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    13 Feb 2004 03:08 PM
    I hate Red Hot Chilli Peppers. What I've got I don't gotta give it to yo mama! I love the Pixies. I missed them in their Hey-day so I have forked out a forking 60euro to see them support the Red Hot s**tty Peppers. Do you remember...Wayne's World...(The s**tty Beatles)...so it's not just a clever name. ...and Counting Crows....don't get me started!
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    16 Feb 2004 06:10 PM
    What are you all moaning about - your all going to go anyway. Whats €60? Save up! The Pixies seem perfectly happy to play with the Chili Poppers, sure weren’t they in the pop game themselves in the 80’s. They probably think €60 is more than fair. They didn’t even want to reform only they were being constantly pestered by "fans"...there is just no pleasing some people.
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    17 Feb 2004 06:20 AM
    Yeah I know we should be grateful and all that and I don't object to €60 for a major gig, but you gotta wonder, why go to all the trouble of getting back together, flying all the way to this island and then doing a support slot where a large part of the audience won't know who you are?
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