Hi! how was the secret AFP gig? how many people were allowed in?
i was told the capacity was around 360-375 and i was told that the guest list was compromised of 200 people, but that i don’t know for sure. there were two lines separating the guest list from the raffle winners and the guest list line was much larger and people kept showing up even after the show started to get in via that list, so all and all i would say they were JUST under capacity by the time everyone who was going to show up showed up.
there were around 35+ people waiting who didn’t have tickets and were just hopeful (like myself) and the security kept telling us again and again that production DOES NOT want us in, we were NOT going to get in at any point and we were just wasting our time. by the 9th song we had given up hope completely, and that’s when i got in via a crew member. a little while later their manager came out, said they can let 5 people in, and started asking people questions such as “name two songs on the album” and “where are we?” (the correct answer to which was apparently CLUB AMOK). by the last song they let some others in because “they felt sorry for us” as heidy said lol… i’m not sure how many people were let in at that point but i’m sure most of the people who had been waiting to get in all day had left already. so yeah.
the show itself was unique, very special. the place was so small and the sound so loud that every note flea played rang throughout my entire body. honestly, they impressed me more than i thought they would. some AMOK songs i haven’t been too fond of take on a different face in a live setting and they’re usually… better. (before your very eyes… should only ever be heard live.) i feel like AMOK is going to be an album to be appreciated live, and they’re spicing up a lot of eraser material to give the entire setlist an overall fresh taste. the upcoming tour is probably going to kick major ass. you can tell they’re feelin’ it, and with the way thom performs, if he feels it, u feel it. FuQq
Please, this is important! Do you know at what time usually thom and nigel dj set start? And how long is it? They're playing in a club in my city and i'm scared that maybe after work i'll be too late to the show and everything will be worthless. Thanks sam!
it seems to differ slightly. the US dj sets all started pretty late at night. unless you work until like 2 in the morning i’m sure you’ll be fine, and it’s usually 2 hours of DJing after the official thing. but it varies a little. they’ll update with specific times soon, i’m sure, so just buy a ticket anyway. i’m sure you could re-sell it if necessary.
Can you explain to me how the paperless tickets work? Do I need to bring anything with me other than my credit card and ID? (also you're awesome)
paperless tickets - or “will call” tickets - mean that no solid, paper tickets are mailed to you prior to an event. you have to pick them up at the box office the day of the show (the time of day depends on the venue - you’d have to ask them specifically). if you bought your tickets via waste, you’ll only need to bring your ID. if you bought your tickets through another source (specifically, ticketmaster), you’ll probably need the card used to make the purchase too. though often they won’t ask for it. but bring it just in case, and definitely bring the ID.
any thoughts on whether they'll separate waste from venue on any of the dates? i hope its just one general line. i just wonder cos i still have an opp to ditch my PA venue ticket for a waste one. also. new hair color for when the shows come around? cos i mean you gotta let em know it's you.
supposedly waste ticket holders are to get in early - in fact i’ve heard as early as 4pm which seems like, psychotically and unnecessarily early to me. i hope this isn’t the case. i’m sure it isn’t. we’ve heard this so many times now and it never ends up working out. but hey, you never know… AFP had done the separate lines a few times on their last real tour and it seemed to work fine often enough… oh, i forgot to mention… the show page on waste for philly says this:
THERE WILL BE A SEPARATE QUEUE FOR W.A.S.T.E CUSTOMERS, OPENING AT 5PM
they say this shit, though. they always say this shit. we’re just gonna have to wait and see.
i’ve never listened to them properly, so i don’t have much of an opinion, but i do like a few of the tracks i’ve heard off funeral and neon bible as those albums have been sitting in my itunes for quite some time. i’ll get around to listening to them eventually.
Sam, why don't you do festivals? I'm just a curious elephant.
well it’s not that i don’t do festivals AT ALL, i just don’t do festivals within the radiohead/AFP touring context. see, if i’m going to a festival only to see radiohead/AFP, i don’t want to 1. pay more than i would to go to a radiohead/AFP show when i’m only gonna see one act ANYWAY or 2. have to deal with the huge mass of non-RH fans who are essentially competition. the “queueing” for a festival is so stressful and honestly, it’s stressful enough at RH shows. i don’t really dig the whole festival vibe/climate, either. it’s way too crowded and usually pretty aggressive. i’d like to go to glasto one day, but that’s about it, really.
let’s put it this way: if i’m going to a festival where radiohead/AFP are playing, they are the ONLY act i am going to care about seeing, period. even if i love a lot of other acts there. so, i’d rather just opt out and go to shows where they ARE the ONLY act playing. ya dig?
i miss u on tumblr you're one of my favs <3
awh, thanks love. :0) i’m just kinda busy i guess and i also kinda hate this website…. although,i mean, i’m sure when a lot of radiohead and/or afp shit goes down i’ll be back on here more since this is one of the few places where i can rant about radiohead and people actually care
I had a dream you had a pixie cut and you were sitting outside Bar Italia in london and you kept yelling at me to get a cappucino because steve mackey had drank out of the cups and I could share his spit and you were waiting for thom yorke and you were wearing his red pants. i miss u samuel.
that wasn’t a dream, tricia. that happened. i remember.
when i lived alone is there a vagina in my house
hi sammy! just drop[ped in to say hi and give you a hug. nice to see you here. :* remember the fireflies at tinley park?
hello morna! i do remember the fireflies, especially since that was literally the first time i’d ever seen fireflies in my life. good memories…
do you still like bob dylan bobdylan-?
funny you should ask because i was listening to bob dylan last night to see if i still remembered the lyrics and i did. i’m pretty sure i will never forget the words to subterranean homesick blues for as long as i live. i’ve loved bob dylan since i was 14 and i always will. just one of those things… it’s weird that people on this website seemingly don’t get that, as if you have to actively listen to all the music you like all the time…
When you went to see Radiohead did you see any scalpers selling tickets? My older brother and I were going to go to a Radiohead concert in Sydney but he slept in while I was at school so we missed out on tickets
this question might be irrelevant now, almost 2 months later (sorry, i just couldn’t get into my inbox) but whatever…
there were scalpers at a few shows, yeah, though not all of them. i notice as a general rule scalping is not as prevalent at radiohead shows as it can be elsewhere. for future reference, if you’re interested in buying scalper tickets for radiohead, you’re better off checking online at stubhub, ebay, or craigslist. but be prepared to drop a lot of cash.
Do you believe that the whole "zeroes and ones secret album" was done intentionally, or do you think people are simply looking too much into things? Since you are clearly a very dedicated fan, I would love your thoughts on this.
as far as the playlist is concerned, i’m inclined to believe people are looking into it too much. don’t get me wrong, it’s a really cool way to listen to those albums because it sounds fucking awesome most of the time, but it doesn’t line up as much as people insist. a lot of the technical things that people cite are inaccurate, such as the BPMs synchronizing for certain songs where they simply don’t. the supposed “lyrical” continuity is hard to believe at times (tell me please how electioneering and reckoner have anything to do with each other. or fitter happier and… anything), and the paranoid android-bodysnatchers transition sounds too awful to forgive.
i can see how people feel that there is a seemingly intentional emphasis on the number 10 with in rainbows, though, and that may mean something to the band, but i think the 01 and 10 playlist is only distracting people from what it could actually be, if anything at all. it’s likely to be nothing more than references to binary code, seeing as binary code is DNA which runs our lives. computers “talk to each other in a language nobody can follow.” or perhaps they just organised in rainbows with ok computer in mind, and that’s as far as it goes. that’s something they could do now without having considered it at all back in 1997, and it would explain the lack of total cohesiveness within the supposed zeros and ones album. so, yeah.
i have an eevee card that my friend gave me and it's been in my wallet for four months and i've been meaning to send it to you but i keep forgetting wait nevermind you can't see your messages god damn it
I WANT IT. i have 2 eevee cards already, but i want all of them. every single one.