Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby AB4Lyfe » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:01 am

Are HOB venues generally too small for a "circle" pit?
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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby awesomeindeed » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:06 am

Kind of, and security is generally pretty strict. They don't like to see anything get even remotely out of hand.

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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby Ashlee » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:22 am

And Ghost of Days Gone By doesn't lend itself to moshing.
Myles commented the crowd seemed to be drinking more "happy juice" at the show tonight.

They added Bleed it Dry and did Slip to the Void, but otherwise the songs were the same, including Fortress. BTC was on the set list but they cut it... again.
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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby joshuabeau » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:25 am

Bleed It Dry and Fortress? Awesome!

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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby AB4Lyfe » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:45 am

Timo's gonna flip...

Slip to the Void
Addicted to Pain
Come to Life
Bleed It Dry
Cry of Achilles
Brand New Start
Ghost of Days Gone By
Fortress
Ties That Bind
Waters Rising
Isolation
Broken Wings
Metalingus
Blackbird
Open Your Eyes
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Before Tomorrow Comes
Dueling Guitar Solos – Mark and Myles
Rise Today


Two things: Don't know why they'd put BTC in the encore (even though they didn't play it), that's a good spot for Fortress. Secondly, gotta put some Fortress stuff in the second half of the set, make some new classics.

Other than those two minor thoughts, I think this is a pretty damn good setlist.
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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby BSC » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:51 am

The only thing I dislike about that setlist is the encore, and the fact that they need more Fortress songs in the set, but with Fortress and Bleed It Dry it's probably one of the best setlists they've done.

I'm watching the Fortress video from the other show, and considering Fortress is my favourite AB song it disappoints me to say this, it sounds a bit flat. The verse sounds empty, the chorus also sounds empty as the 'Fortress coming down' bit aren't very loud, and the first bridge falls a bit flat without Mark harmonizing. Although I've watched the video from the first time they played it and it sounded awesome.

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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby fix » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:10 am

I'll have to agree about Fortress, although I love that song to death. Judging by the crowd response it might not be the best live song. Not sure about BID, cause I didn't see any footage. I do love that song (almost) as much as Fortress, although I noticed that here not everyone agrees with me on that... ;)

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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby austinjhnsn » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:50 am

I love that setlist. Could use a little tweaking but its a step in the right direction.
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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby Timotheus » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:59 am

Great to see Bleed It Dry in there.. Also great to see they decided not to play Before Tomorrow Comes :D
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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby anguyen92 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:15 am

fix wrote:I'll have to agree about Fortress, although I love that song to death. Judging by the crowd response it might not be the best live song. Not sure about BID, cause I didn't see any footage. I do love that song (almost) as much as Fortress, although I noticed that here not everyone agrees with me on that... ;)


Bullhonkey. The performance in Lisbon will say differently. Then again, that crowd was hot for everything the band was doing.

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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby Timotheus » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:25 am

I don't think you can judge a song by the crowd response.. Fortress is not really a "put your hands in the air and jump around" song.. It's more of a "listen and be amazed" song.
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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby fix » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:58 am

That's true. Maybe the recording just didn't have as much impact as the album version does. Some parts just aren't as 'full' as on the album. To check if it wasn't just me, I looked at the crowd response.
But the only way to feel if that song works live, is to see it live. So here's to hoping I ever will! :D Same goes for BID, amazing song.

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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby Timotheus » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:36 pm

[youtube]http://youtu.be/K5FMQ0CYvjc[/youtube]

Here's a video of Bleed it Dry. It starts halfway the second verse and goes on till the end.

It's such a great live song.. Should be played a lot more often! This performance was so much more tight than the one in Brussels! Myles seems to be having some difficulties with the chords in the bridge though..
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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby AB4Lyfe » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:16 pm

That's a pretty great live song, the bridge is something special.

I'm really hoping BTC becomes that homework that you tell yourself you'll do that day, or the next day, or the day after that, but just do something else instead.
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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby Ryan » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:39 pm

Nice! I love the part where Mark sings backing vocals on the last chorus...where he trades off with Myles.
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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby fix » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:41 pm

Timotheus wrote:[youtube]http://youtu.be/K5FMQ0CYvjc[/youtube]

Here's a video of Bleed it Dry. It starts halfway the second verse and goes on till the end.

It's such a great live song.. Should be played a lot more often! This performance was so much more tight than the one in Brussels! Myles seems to be having some difficulties with the chords in the bridge though..


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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby austinjhnsn » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:28 pm

Bleed IT Dry is so good live. Spectacular performance by the guys!
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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby Pietrek » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:32 pm

[youtube]http://youtu.be/AXOzQSy4MzE[/youtube]

Fortress from the second concert. Much better performance than the one from the first gig IMO.

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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby austinjhnsn » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:40 pm

I just realized how awesome a good music video for Fortress would be.
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Re: Chicago 4/28/14-4/29/14

Postby Timotheus » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:43 pm

Yea, that was a lot better.. Myles didn't skip the outro this time and did some falsettos he didn't do last night.. The vocals in the bridge sounded better too, but that might've been because you could hear the crowd singing along from this position.
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