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« on: February 05, 2011, 03:43:32 pm »

Have you ever seen a show that is so incredibly, mindbogglingly theatrical that it makes you 'wtf' a little on the inside? Maybe there's one that you've seen that actually has nothing to do with the songs being sung?

For me, the most OTT show stage wise has to be Peter Gabriel's Growing Up (At least I think it's Growing Up). The first two songs were pretty basic, and then bam! Next thing you know a massive Jesus Egg comes from the roof which sets off a whole load of shenanigans, including a song sung upside down whilst running around, a massive hamster ball that almost crushes the rest of the musicians, a bike, a boat, a Jesus Coat...The list is endless.

But hey, it all makes for a good show.

So, what's the craziest live concert or show that you've ever seen?

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011, 03:54:16 pm »

Yeah... Gabriel puts on quite a show....

I loved Growing up liv too but my favorite concert was Peter Gabriels Secret world live.

The first song was Come talk to me and through the floor of the stage a red english telephone booth was raised with PG on the inside Singing in the telephone. When he got up he started walking around on stage with the telephone which was connected to the booth with a long wire. And that was just the start..... 


I recommend buying the DVDs for both tours for anyone who does not have them...
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011, 04:36:40 pm »

Never fear! There can be intelligent discussion despite the sea of spam!

I honestly think that Gabriel is one of the best performers live. He's so over the top it's amazing.

Ah, you've got to love performers who engage the audience haven't you? It's why I like pantomimes so much!
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011, 09:12:57 pm »

Accidental bump!

I kinda took too much of this cheap Viagra going around XP
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011, 09:51:01 pm »


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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2011, 10:13:46 pm »

You done good Donna, you done good *Hugs*
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2011, 05:44:04 am »

I think Therion are the most theatrical band I've seen.... and their show is awesome!! No point in describing it as basically the whole show is half concert, half stage performance  Cheesy

Helloween were "theatrical" too in a delibearely goofy and entertaining way, for a couple of tours - in 2005 they had drums and guitar "duels", where the main and actual player was making a proper solo and another one from the band changed roles and attempted to do a solo battle by using a toy instrument (the bassist played a drum toy against the actual drummer, and later the drummer played a toy guitar against the actual guitar player), and in 2007 three members appeared at a "puppets show" build on a side of the stage singing a chipmunk version of Smoke on the Water (during the drum solo), and then the only guitarist that wasn't taking part to it came out with a gun and shot them all  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2011, 09:02:11 am »

I don't think I've ever heard of Therion, I guess I'll have to check them out! *Scoots off to youtube*

As for Helloween, I've never seen them live but the puppet show thing sounds hilarious...Guess that's another one to look on youtube for!
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011, 10:49:56 am »

Roger Waters - The Wall....hopefully will get to see this and if I go your coming too. Going to be such a show I tell ya, just see some of the pics from the show.


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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011, 11:08:34 am »

Depends on how much it'll cost...

But oh my God, that puppet man is kind of scary O.O
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2011, 02:38:45 pm »

Oh, I forgot also about Queensryche performing the two Operation Mindcrime albums!
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2011, 05:13:46 pm »

@jonny108: I saw part of that DVD this past Christmas. The part of it I saw nearly had me in tears, it was so powerful...incredible show. Creepy, scary, traumatic, and beautiful.

Most theatric shows I ever saw were Victor Wooten's tour after he put out Soul Circus - it wasn't so much that there was acting or a lot of visual media, but just the antics he and his brothers and the band got up to on stage were awesome. Then there was Porcupine Tree's 2006 tour - the visual media was very beautifully done and synched with the music, especially on the songs "Trains" and "Arriving Somewhere But Not Here."

Unfortunately, I haven't seen Queensryche perform Operation: Mindcrime, so I'll have to get around to that at some point. It's one of my favorite concept albums of all time. I also wish Pain of Salvation would do a theatrical/dance interpretation of Be. It has a lot of potential.
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2011, 02:17:12 am »

Never saw a real mind boggling theatrical show by an artist or band. The first time I saw Queen (1984 - The works) was also my first concert ever and that was mind boggling enough for me. The greatest singer in the world (imo) with lots of charisma who just needs his presence to be great.

A few weeks ago I saw Pink-The funhouse on DVD. Now that was good show (and sung live while doing all kinds of crazy stunts - eat your heart out Madonna). Really something I wouldn't mind paying big bucks for to go and see it. And she sung Bohemian Rhapsody and did it actually pretty good (not as good as FM himself, but she did it from the heart).
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2011, 03:26:57 pm »

They weren't mind-boggling, but I saw Powerglove as an opening act for Sonata Arctica a year ago. They write songs based on video games and comic characters. Their costumes were suitably goofy.
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2011, 03:45:18 pm »

In topic about theatrical shows no one mentioned Alice Cooper?  Huh
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