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

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Washbasin · 12/06/2013 18:48

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!

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Norem · 12/06/2013 19:44

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 · 12/06/2013 19:44

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 · 12/06/2013 19:48

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 · 12/06/2013 19:51

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 · 12/06/2013 19:55

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 · 12/06/2013 19:55

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 · 12/06/2013 20:01


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 · 12/06/2013 20:08

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 :) 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 · 12/06/2013 20:17

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 · 12/06/2013 20:49

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

Washbasin · 12/06/2013 20:59

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

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Washbasin · 12/06/2013 21:01

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!

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squeakytoy · 12/06/2013 21:03

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 · 12/06/2013 21:11

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...


Wereonourway · 12/06/2013 21:19

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

SingingSilver · 12/06/2013 21:43

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 · 12/06/2013 21:55

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

Redbindy · 12/06/2013 22:28

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

Dozer · 12/06/2013 22:31

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 · 12/06/2013 22:39

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 · 12/06/2013 22:50

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 · 12/06/2013 23:31

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

ladymariner · 13/06/2013 00:20

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 · 13/06/2013 00:22

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

ComposHat · 13/06/2013 00:40

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.

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