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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #150 on: June 14, 2018, 02:45:15 PM »

Why is this being billed as such an "event"? There are a ton of shows on any given weekend in Chicago and it looks like outside of VIP only single show tickets are available? This is just a bunch of bands in town at once, not even remotely some kind of organized event.

that's a microcosm of how dumb the whole thing  is. one big marketing scam
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #151 on: June 14, 2018, 02:54:57 PM »

This whole weekend bothers me probably more than it should.



I think this all started when everyone seemingly stopped drinking Jameson and started being Wine-o's

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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #152 on: June 14, 2018, 02:55:22 PM »

Why is this being billed as such an "event"? There are a ton of shows on any given weekend in Chicago and it looks like outside of VIP only single show tickets are available? This is just a bunch of bands in town at once, not even remotely some kind of organized event.

that's a microcosm of how dumb the whole thing  is. one big marketing scam

Yeah that's what I said, there's at least this much diversity in the Chicago music scene on just about any weekend
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #153 on: June 14, 2018, 03:09:24 PM »

Why is this being billed as such an "event"? There are a ton of shows on any given weekend in Chicago and it looks like outside of VIP only single show tickets are available? This is just a bunch of bands in town at once, not even remotely some kind of organized event.

that's a microcosm of how dumb the whole thing  is. one big marketing scam

Can I ask how it is a "scam"? It is pretty clear that everyone understands what is going on with these shows. "Event" may be an odd choice, but the promoter has decided to book all of these similar bands in a consecutive series of dates; for them, they are marketing it as an event. I don't know where the "scam" part is.

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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #154 on: June 14, 2018, 04:01:58 PM »

"The Big Weekend 2018: Technically not a Scam"
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #155 on: June 14, 2018, 04:11:19 PM »

"The Big Weekend 2018: Technically not a Scam"

I mean, it's not Fyre festival (at least I hope not)
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #156 on: June 14, 2018, 04:15:01 PM »

Why is this being billed as such an "event"? There are a ton of shows on any given weekend in Chicago and it looks like outside of VIP only single show tickets are available? This is just a bunch of bands in town at once, not even remotely some kind of organized event.

that's a microcosm of how dumb the whole thing  is. one big marketing scam

Can I ask how it is a "scam"? It is pretty clear that everyone understands what is going on with these shows. "Event" may be an odd choice, but the promoter has decided to book all of these similar bands in a consecutive series of dates; for them, they are marketing it as an event. I don't know where the "scam" part is.

 Mike Berg's thought process: instead of putting these bands on the north coast bill I'll make them play one weekend together, these hippies will have no clue what hit them and I'll double my profit

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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #157 on: June 14, 2018, 04:32:41 PM »

I think it's so funny when Chicago 20 somethings complain about no Chicago shows , then get some and bitch more.
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #158 on: June 14, 2018, 04:48:58 PM »

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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #159 on: June 14, 2018, 04:56:57 PM »

Just noticed umphreys ceased regular Chicago dates starting in 2011. Oddly coincides with a certain change in management.
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #160 on: June 14, 2018, 06:56:27 PM »

I think it's so funny when Chicago 20 somethings complain about no Chicago shows , then get some and bitch more.

I'm over 30. Still bitching.
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #161 on: June 14, 2018, 07:22:22 PM »

Iím still bothered with the fact that this is $60 per ticket.
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #162 on: June 14, 2018, 07:42:22 PM »

I attended both UM shows there in 2016, War on Drugs and LCD Soundsystem that were both sold out, and the first night of Ween all in 2017. I had no real issues at all, the sound was great for every band, the lines weren't that bad (especially if you know which bars to go to). The only real issue is getting out of there which only takes about 10 min or so if you don't get ahead of the crowd.

Am I doing something better than all you people who keep bitching? Or is it just the UM crowd you can't stand? Idk but I for one am looking forward to this show just like every UM show
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #163 on: June 14, 2018, 08:09:50 PM »

Iím still bothered with the fact that this is $60 per ticket.

Yeah I thought Joel said the reason they donít play CHI theater is cause tix would cost $60?
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #164 on: June 14, 2018, 08:24:59 PM »

Iím still bothered with the fact that this is $60 per ticket.

Yeah I thought Joel said the reason they donít play CHI theater is cause tix would cost $60?

He mentioned something about attendance with regards to the Chi theater vs the aragon. Something like Chi Theater is 3500 vs 5000 at the aragon and it "makes more sense to play at the aragon since UM just played for 6000 people at Northerly in the fall." Then later recognizing there isn't a "good venue" for UM to play at at this moment in time.

Obviously I'm paraphrasing but that's the gist of it via Joel.
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #165 on: June 14, 2018, 08:43:51 PM »

I mean, I would happily pay $100 to see UM at the Chicago Theater or Auditorium.  Maybe those venues don't want to book them?
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #166 on: June 14, 2018, 09:12:06 PM »

I attended both UM shows there in 2016, War on Drugs and LCD Soundsystem that were both sold out, and the first night of Ween all in 2017. I had no real issues at all, the sound was great for every band, the lines weren't that bad (especially if you know which bars to go to). The only real issue is getting out of there which only takes about 10 min or so if you don't get ahead of the crowd.

Am I doing something better than all you people who keep bitching? Or is it just the UM crowd you can't stand? Idk but I for one am looking forward to this show just like every UM show

Having a line so long that 1/4 (or more) of the audience misses the entire first set of NYE is enough to justify any bitching going on, imo. The 30-minute drink lines is another reason. The overcrowded flat floor with no sight lines is another less severe reason.

That said, I went to both Ween shows in 2017 and had a way better experience. Snuck in my booze and got in early enough to secure a good balcony spot. Thatís what I plan on doing for um too.
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #167 on: June 14, 2018, 09:32:26 PM »

Iím still bothered with the fact that this is $60 per ticket.

Yeah I thought Joel said the reason they donít play CHI theater is cause tix would cost $60?

He mentioned something about attendance with regards to the Chi theater vs the aragon. Something like Chi Theater is 3500 vs 5000 at the aragon and it "makes more sense to play at the aragon since UM just played for 6000 people at Northerly in the fall." Then later recognizing there isn't a "good venue" for UM to play at at this moment in time.

Obviously I'm paraphrasing but that's the gist of it via Joel.

Whatís so dumb about that is that a couple years ago the excuse was it would cost $50+ per ticket, which they thought was too much money for the attendee (said the same thing about St. Patís Park in SBC) and they wouldnít get a good turnout. Now, theyíre saying they are too big for it.

Perhaps the CT doesnít want them. Maybe there is some beef between the band and venue.
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #168 on: June 14, 2018, 09:38:19 PM »

Wouldn't surprise me if it's actually a beef with the venue and the drunkAF/trashy wooks instead.

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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #169 on: June 14, 2018, 09:45:00 PM »

Wouldn't surprise me if it's actually a beef with the venue and the drunkAF/trashy wooks instead.
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #170 on: June 14, 2018, 09:47:06 PM »

just dropped two albums, they probably want as many people in the building as possible?

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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #171 on: June 14, 2018, 09:54:17 PM »

I wish they would have just done Northerly again.
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #172 on: June 14, 2018, 09:55:57 PM »

I wish they would have just done Northerly again.

They changed it up here to, playing HOB instead of Bank of America Pavillion
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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #173 on: June 15, 2018, 12:21:25 AM »

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Re: The Big Weekend: Chicago 10/4-6
« Reply #174 on: June 15, 2018, 08:05:39 AM »

I wish they would have just done Northerly again.
agreed. a late summer/fall show there is so much better than seeing anything at the aragon
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