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!

Catbiscuit Wed 12-Jun-13 18:49:49

What does your dh want to do? If you'd both prefer to sell and have a dinner together then its a no brainer :-)

LucilleBluth Wed 12-Jun-13 18:50:44

I'd rather have dinner, they weren't that good the first time round.

ParadiseChick Wed 12-Jun-13 18:51:47

I'll buy them! Glasgow green?

Cavort Wed 12-Jun-13 18:57:40

If that's what you'd prefer then do it. Personally i'd much rather be drunk in the rain singing full pelt to I Am The Resurrection with my DH. Can't you go out to dinner before the gig and get the best of both? smile

ParadiseChick Wed 12-Jun-13 19:00:25

That sounds like heaven cavort!

Down down you bring me down!

freddiefrog Wed 12-Jun-13 19:07:12


Go see them!

I'm seeing them this weekend too, probably in the pissing rain, up to my knees in mud, but I can't wait

ghayes Wed 12-Jun-13 19:08:35

I never got all the fuss about them.

Bearbehind Wed 12-Jun-13 19:21:34

I don't think you can put tickets on EBay anymore, you get directed to a ticket resale website and I don't think they will let you sell them this close to the date.

Ulysses Wed 12-Jun-13 19:23:33

You can sell them on Gumtree. My colleague did this at the weekend and they sold in a couple of minutes for £150 for the pair. Am going too, woukdnt miss it despite the rain!

lborolass Wed 12-Jun-13 19:24:39

Are you asking if you'd be unreasonable to do the thing you'd prefer to do? I don't understand the problem, are you worried that you'd be in trouble for reselling the tickets?

missmash Wed 12-Jun-13 19:25:02

You have to go!!! I saw them last weekend in finsbury park and it was joyous. I cried at I wanna be adored and 10 story love song, I can honestly say it was the best gig I've ever been too.
They didn't come on til 8.30, can't you eat early and still go?
You'll regret it if you don't wink

Washbasin Wed 12-Jun-13 19:25:07

Can't really do dinner out too cos the babysitter can't get here until 530 then we will just go straight to the gig. Part of me would love to go but I don't drink anyway so won't be getting pished but I'd be jumping about nonetheless smile dh is more reserved at gigs though and will probably want to just stand at the side and nod his head gently to the music. Though today he was doing his best Ian brown impression.

Argh I really don't know what to do! Think I might regret it if we didn't go but another part of me thinks what a nice time we could have going out for a monumental curry or something with money left over too!

RedPencils Wed 12-Jun-13 19:26:11

I'd sell DH for Stone Roses tickets.

Washbasin Wed 12-Jun-13 19:27:39

Dh says he's easy and it's my decision! I think the main thing bugging me is that it's a sign of getting old and boring that I'm thinking of a nice meal out instead of jumping to The Roses. Missmash was primal scream supporting?

Washbasin Wed 12-Jun-13 19:29:30

And £150 is a LOT of money that we could really be doing with. Would I have to fess up to the babysitter if we didn't go ?!

squoosh Wed 12-Jun-13 19:29:55

YANBU to sell the tickets and do something you'd prefer but it's a definite sign of middle age, forgoing the Stone Roses for a nice quiet meal.......somewhere you can hear yourselves think.

A foot spa and a Stanna stairlift will be next on your list wink

Do whatever it is you'd both prefer to do.

Bearbehind Wed 12-Jun-13 19:30:27

The reason I know about the EBay ticket thing is I was in a similar predicament last month. I was umming and ahhing about going to a concert and ended up not beng able to sell the tickets in time so ended up going- and completely loved it grin

BeGoodElliot Wed 12-Jun-13 19:30:30

I have spoken to 3 (separate) people today who are selling their tickets for Saturday! Seems the rain is putting a lot of people off. It always rains, but I'm hoping it stays dry for Robbie Williams the following week grin

squoosh Wed 12-Jun-13 19:31:14

Why would you have to tell the babysitter, they won't care, you could be attending a sex orgy or a bible group. All they'll be concerned with is getting paid for it.

There will be other nights out at restaurants, but this gig will be unique.

Personally I can take or leave the Roses, so I'd flog the tickets to someone else, but you obviously do rate them. I think when you wake up the next morning and hear the reviews then the odds are that you'd kick yourself for not going.

squoosh Wed 12-Jun-13 19:33:38

Although Ian Brown's voice is v patchy live.

Still.............maybe you can find a nice dinner dance to attend!

I'll buy the tickets!

littlewhitebag Wed 12-Jun-13 19:40:41

Go to the gig. Just go.

DH and i went to see Muse a few weeks ago and it was ace and reminded me what it was like to be young and carefree again jumping up and down in a throng of people.

There is plenty of time yet for quiet dinners. I don't know what age you are but we are late 40's early 50's and the gig was the best thing we have done in a long, long time.

FayKnights Wed 12-Jun-13 19:43:43

Dh and I went on Saturday at Finsbury Park, we never go out together and had a fantastic day, couple of drinks and a good laugh. Hearing the whole crowd belting out each done was phenomenal!
Plus you lucky things get Primal Scream and Jake Bugg.

I saw them last Saturday at Finsbury Park. It was bloody brilliant. Best night I've had in ages. We went to an after party and got home at 6am. Fun but I'm still recovering. grin

Norem Wed 12-Jun-13 19:44:01

We are going and I can't wait, saw them at t in the park last year and it was fab despite the mud.
Come along, you will have a ball, go out to dinner first.

missmash Wed 12-Jun-13 19:44:08

No it was Miles Kane, Johnny Marr and PIL(John Lyndon sucks) none of them that impressive but the atmosphere even early on was great.

Wereonourway Wed 12-Jun-13 19:48:40

You absolutely must must must go to the gig.

I saw them at Heaton park last year, was without doubt the best gig I've ever been to. It was a mud bath and pissing down but it was brilliant

Best atmosphere by far too, you can do dinner anytime(babysitter permitting), I don't think you will be disappointed if you go.

buzzgirly Wed 12-Jun-13 19:51:25

We're going too. Tbh I'm not that fussed for the Stone Roses, but looking forward to seeing Jake Bugg and having a child free wkd!!

LemonDrizzleCakeLady Wed 12-Jun-13 19:55:16

Saw them in the Phoenix Park, Dulin last Summer - absolutely brilliant gig, I would go if I was you........or I'll gladly go in your place grin

Bearbehind Wed 12-Jun-13 19:55:25

There's loads of places that do early (per-theatre) meals in Glasgow, just go for a quick bite to eat once the babysitter arrives and get to the gig in time the for the main act.

madkittens Wed 12-Jun-13 20:01:10


We saw them on the Saturday of their Heaton Park gigs last year and there was one point during 'This is the One' followed by 'She Bangs The Drums' where the atmosphere was like a flipping religious experience. Everyone and I mean everyone in the vicinity was dancing like no one was watching and singing every lyric.

Brings tears to me eyes just thinking about it. I have been to many, many gigs over the years but have NEVER experienced anything like that in my life. Was truly amazing.

stickyg Wed 12-Jun-13 20:08:33

If you've already seen them then I would sell them.

We travelled down from Scotland to see them in Manchester last year and despite them being a bit shit live, we had a good time smile I never got to see them back in the 90's so I really wanted to see them but they definitely weren't good enough for me to spend the money to go see them again.

Have a good night whatever you decide xx

RedToothBrush Wed 12-Jun-13 20:17:19

Now I LOVE the Stone Roses and LOVE my music and going to gigs.


The sad and honest truth is that Ian Brown sounds like a dying cat when he sings live. I really, really wish he didn't.

And the experience doesn't get any more appealing when I start thinking about the type of crowd the Roses attracts - a particularly high percentage of drunken twats - far more than other bands. If you aren't covered in rain, you'll be covered in piss.

Don't go.

ParadiseChick Wed 12-Jun-13 20:49:23

Mad kittens I got goosebumps just reading that. And that right there is why I adore live music.

Washbasin Wed 12-Jun-13 20:59:53

I think I don't want my 90's experience of them tainted either, I saw them at the barrowlands and it was utterly amazing. But I was only 19 and life was obviously different then! I've heard he's now a bit dodgy singing live plus it could be a ned fest at Glasgow Green. Gigs outdoors always sound worse too IMO.

Hmm, what to do what to do

Washbasin Wed 12-Jun-13 21:01:42

Mad kittens, that's what it was like in the 90's gig, truly amazing and I still remember when they came on to I wanna be adored, goosebumps! I'm worried it won't be the same now!

squeakytoy Wed 12-Jun-13 21:03:03

you can still put tickets on ebay. you just put them into a different section.

do a search for stone roses tickets and see which bit they are in

WilsonFrickett Wed 12-Jun-13 21:11:43

He always sounded like a bag of sick kittens - you just didn't notice it when you were 19.

Honestly, when you wake up on Sunday you will regret not going. You can book a babysitter and have a meal out next month, surely? It's going to be EPIC. And it's only a one day gig so I don't think the mud will get that bad. Forecast is sun and showers anyway. And clearly you're a weegie so I'm a bit surprised you're letting a little bit of rain put you off...


<warbles 'I am the reserection' loudly in the OP's general direction>

Wereonourway Wed 12-Jun-13 21:19:34

Mad kittens you have just hit the nail on the head. I was there on the Saturday too.

I've also been to many a gig and found it hard to describe how good the atmosphere was, you've summed it up to a t!

My personal highlights were made of stone and this is the one, fantastic day and night

I would definitely go. You can have dinner anytime. You never know how long the Roses will be around for! I just saw the Shane Meadows documentary this week, it was brilliant. Twice the whole audience spontaneously applauded, for Fools Gold and Waterfall. Can't you get dinner beforehand?

ladymariner Wed 12-Jun-13 21:55:47

People are seriously selling tickets because it might rain......seriously?????

Redbindy Wed 12-Jun-13 22:28:54

Will see them on Friday. Fuck the weather, that's part of open air gigs.

Dozer Wed 12-Jun-13 22:31:29

Some friends went to finsbury park, said was OK but only OK, a couple of them got near the front and got soaked with pint glasses of wee!


ParadiseChick Wed 12-Jun-13 22:39:04

Dozer that's standard practice for gigs!

I just bought a pair of tickets off gumtree, well I will have tomorrow when I get met the guy.

Can't wait now.

RedToothBrush Wed 12-Jun-13 22:50:16

No its not standard practice for gigs.

Its standard practice for gigs full of twats.

This is not true of all gigs. Its simply down to the type of fan a particular band attracts. Some bands have a higher weetwat quota.

The Stone Roses sadly score a 10 on the weetwat-ometer.

WilsonFrickett Wed 12-Jun-13 23:31:13

lady people from Glasgow! where it rains all. The. Time.

ladymariner Thu 13-Jun-13 00:20:11

wilson grin grin

If it rains it rains, you won't melt.....but you will regret not seeing a band, especially one you might never see again. And yes, I'm especially astounded as I wouldn't care if I was knee deep in water if it meant seeing Roses, we tried to get tickets but couldn't.....

WilsonFrickett Thu 13-Jun-13 00:22:56

Well apparently there are lots being sold now because it might rain....

ComposHat Thu 13-Jun-13 00:40:58

If someone offers you £150 quid, snatch their bloody hands off. Going to a Stone Roses gig isn't youthful or rebellious, it will be populated by dewy eyed 40 somethings in bucket hats.

20 odd years past their peak and with only one decent album under their belt and a singer who couldn't carry a tune in a bucket, the whole exercise smacks of topping up the pension fund.

MusicalEndorphins Thu 13-Jun-13 06:10:57

I'd go to the concert. Bring a large umbrella and dress for the rain.
You can eat anytime!

MusicalEndorphins Thu 13-Jun-13 06:13:44

My user name was inspired after a concert! Will you be floating on a cloud for days after you eat a nice dinner?

KrazyKurls Thu 13-Jun-13 06:29:34

Go, you can do dinner anytime!

I can hardly sleep with excitement already about going to see Robbie Williams next week, it's just been so long since DH and I were child free and just really let out hair down, live music lowers your inhibitions and you will talk more on the way home than you would in a whole night over a meal!

piffpoff Thu 13-Jun-13 06:44:33

Go to the concert, I saw them last year and it was one of the best nights of my life and has made me determined to do it more often, going to see Deacon Blue and Bruno Mars later this year.
Will you still remember your nice meal in a years time?

roughtyping Thu 13-Jun-13 07:06:50

Ah, you should go. We saw Primal Scream a couple of years ago, they were amazing. OH is off to Stone Roses on Sat with his brother, think he's really looking forward to it. I'm going to a Bowie tribute night grin

RedToothBrush Have they always attracted that element? Because they don't seem that type of band. It's like the disenfranchised Oasis fans have latched onto them until Kasabian tour again. Ian Brown especially is very anti class A drugs, but apparently Finsbury Park was crawling with pills-&-coke dealers.

orangeone Thu 13-Jun-13 11:29:27

YABU - it's the Stone Roses. That is all....

if you really don't want to go I'll buy the tickets

ComposHat Thu 13-Jun-13 12:28:02

Have they always attracted that element? Because they don't seem that type of band. It's like the disenfranchised Oasis fans have latched onto them until Kasabian tour again. Ian Brown especially is very anti class A drugs, but apparently Finsbury Park was crawling with pills-&-coke dealers

It probably stems from their roots in the baggy/2nd summer of love scene of the late 1980s. They always had a following of pillheads. But you are right in later years Ian Brown has been very anti-class A. John Squire got himself a fairly hefty coke habbit during the making of 'the second coming' and got grandiose ideas about making a sub Led Zep effort with 1000s of guitars on it. Ian Brown was pretty much catatonic and paranoid due to weed use. It is usually a bad sign when the Singer and the songwriter are on different drugs, it usually makes for bad records (and the second coming is a very bad album IMO)

melliebobs Thu 13-Jun-13 12:30:47

Are u insane?! Lol GO!!!! We went to heaton park in Manchester last summer and it was bloomin awesome. Plus it was our first night out since having dd 4 months earlier!




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.

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

You can sell your tickets on ticketmaster.

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.

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


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...

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

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!)

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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.

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 la la la la lala........."

ComposHat 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.

diddl 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>

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

Talking to DH is overrated


Hope your going OP!

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

There is NOTHING I would put before food.

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!

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

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.

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

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 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

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.

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

Ah but what an album composhat!

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

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

Well? Did you go?

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!

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

Me too Kato - it was amazing!

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