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To sell my Stone Roses tickets for this weekend and go out with DH for dinner instead?

(86 Posts)
Washbasin Wed 12-Jun-13 18:48:46

DH and I have tickets for The Stone Roses this weekend. It looks like it's going to rain. I'd love to see them again (previous saw in 1995 twice) but I'd also love the money and a night out just me and DH. We have a babysitter arranged to look after our three kids but I honestly cannot remember the last time we went out for dinner just the two of us.

Would IBU if we put the tickets on eBay then went out for a lovely dinner and some peace instead? Or is that just plain boring!

WilsonFrickett Sun 16-Jun-13 19:00:52

Me too Kato - it was amazing!

KatoPotato Sun 16-Jun-13 16:50:37

Did you go? I did and it was truly awesome! I jumped and danced and sang and cried!

ParadiseChick Sun 16-Jun-13 16:43:08

Well? Did you go?

Dozer Thu 13-Jun-13 20:08:10

Some on this thread are prepared to brave the piss, true fans!

I'm with kevin, food before music every time blush

Dozer Thu 13-Jun-13 20:06:36

Ah but what an album composhat!

AgathaF Thu 13-Jun-13 19:53:05

We saw them last Friday at Finsbury Park. We enjoyed it, despite copious amounts of piss being chucked around. The first half was a bit slow though, second half picked up lots.

You're going to Glasgow Green right OP, not Isle of Wight? There is a spoof rumour on the net that GG has been cancelled http://www.john-squire.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4392&sid=74aff3a7f03938b3215f7fb09f31ad73 so don't panic if you read it somewhere. Still definitely going ahead. If you do go, I hope you have a great time smile

Live, Reni is the star of the show smile Even at 50 he's one of the best drummers around.

maillotjaune Thu 13-Jun-13 19:12:19

Ian Brown can't sing but I'd go just to hear John Squires play anyway. And I love The Second Coming although it took a lot of listening to get it.

Can't beat Elephant Stone, I'm Standing Here or I Am The Resurrection though. Jealous.

Washbasin Thu 13-Jun-13 18:56:21

I still don't know what to do! I think I'm leaning towards going though... Folk at work have been talking about it so its got me all excited now smile

moodyblues Thu 13-Jun-13 17:10:37

Sell them.

I went to Finsbury Park last Saturday and it was fucking awful. 90% old pissed men puking on the grass by 7.30.

Ian Brown sounded shocking too, I mean I know he's not exactly tuneful but he made me wince.

Thank god we went with some old friends we hadn't seen in a while, it was fab to catch up with them - but would rather have been in a restaurant than at Finsbury Park!

I realise I sound like a miserable cow but, oh god, I was SO disappointed!

KevinFoley Thu 13-Jun-13 16:19:03

There is NOTHING I would put before food.

ParadiseChick Thu 13-Jun-13 15:44:36

Talking to DH is overrated

Exactly!

Hope your going OP!

diddl Germany Thu 13-Jun-13 15:36:10

" It was released the same week as my first child. "

I don't no why, but that absolutely made me howl.

<hobbles off to google Stone Roses>

ComposHat Belgium Thu 13-Jun-13 15:02:18

Singing I think Elephant Stone is probably my favourite Stone Roses song, along with 'What the world is waiting for' the only Roses song I'd listen to now.

I just think both albums sound very dated now. The first one a good exemplar of its era, the second one sounds like an over endulgent exercise in fretwankery. IMO It has aged far worse than the Monday's Pills Thrills n' Bellyaches, which I still play periodically.

YABVVVVVVVU there will be other times to go to dinner, you may never get the chance to see the Roses again.

Sooooooooo jealous you have tickets, we couldnt afford it and they aren't playing anywhere near us anyway.

<wanders off singing> "She carries on through it all, she's a Waterfall...la la la la la lala........."

HairyPoppins Thu 13-Jun-13 14:09:33

The intro to track one side one of The Second Coming is the exact same length as the drive in my dad's car from our old house to the Ritz or the Brickhouse for a big night out when I was 18. Me and my mate would aim to be jumping out of the car before Ian Brown started to sing. Good times.

TheSecondComing Thu 13-Jun-13 14:00:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CompsHat I actually love the second album. I understand why people didn't think it was up to their standards and it's not on the same level as their first album, but I love Breaking Into Heaven, Ten Storey, and Love Spreads. I believe all three are on their recent live set lists (along with Elephant Stone finally!)

ephemeralfairy Thu 13-Jun-13 12:57:48

Go! GO!! You'll regret it so much if you don't! I went to see Blur in Hyde Park last year and it was amazing. I was feeling all meh about it in the morning as I'd had a shit week and was knackered but as soon as the synth-y intro to Girls and Boys started all that just disappeared and it was like being 14 again...

FWIW if you're feeling middle-aged my 68-year-old mother is going to the Rolling Stones gig in Hyde Park next month ON HER OWN. Words can't express how ace I think she is. grin

10storeylovesong Thu 13-Jun-13 12:50:17

YABU.

Heaton Park was one of the best experiences of my life. And full of all age ranges, not just people reminiscing! It poured it down... We wore cagoules and wellies. I danced with people I'd never met before, and everyone sang every word to every song.

And you get Jake Bugg...

PrincessOfChina Thu 13-Jun-13 12:49:11

Go. You crazy fool.

I'm taking my DP to a gig tomorrow night. Mark Owen. He is NOT IMPRESSED and would much rather go to The Stone Roses.

TheFallenNinja Thu 13-Jun-13 12:46:51

You can sell your tickets on ticketmaster.

Avondale Thu 13-Jun-13 12:43:37

Go to the gig!
Get takeaway curry on Friday night and talk then.
Talking to the DH is overrated anyway.

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