Amsterdam gig clashing with Ireland match

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Amsterdam gig clashing with Ireland match

Postby caoimh35 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:07 pm

Im going to Amsterdam to see the lads play on Wed 18th November. The gig according to the venue's website is at 8pm which is the kick-off time
for the 2nd leg of the World Cup qualifier match between Ireland and France. Would the band consider performing at 10 rather than 8 if the venue would
facilitate as Im sure some of the band may wish to watch it also.
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Re: Amsterdam gig clashing with Ireland match

Postby Mully » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:28 pm

Its a possibility, but really is the venues decision.

I remember for the 05 Ch Lge Final, the famous comeback from Liverpool vs Milan, I skipped the match & went to see Dave play in Whelans. The band stayed in the bar watching the game go on & on & on & on to penos ... It felt like forever being in the venue waiting for them to come on.
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Re: Amsterdam gig clashing with Ireland match

Postby Maartje » Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:58 pm

Hmmm, as the venue has no links to Ireland as such and the majority of the audience will be Dutch I don't think they'll consider your request. Being Dutch myself, I know we can be a bit stiff if it comes to making changes, haha.Good luck!
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Re: Amsterdam gig clashing with Ireland match

Postby caoimh35 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:45 am

Fingers crossed the venue will be showing the match in the bar which may increase the likelihood of playing later.
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Re: Amsterdam gig clashing with Ireland match

Postby Eoin » Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:03 am

Hmm, it'd be pretty shitty for someone who shows up for the gig on time and isn't able to stay late though. Changing details of a gig after announcing it and/or putting tickets on sale is bad form tbh. You know what your options are, so just make a choice. :) If the match is that important, then skip the gig and catch the guys another time. If it's not, then stick an oul tape in the video. ;)
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Re: Amsterdam gig clashing with Ireland match

Postby Aidan C » Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:50 am

Like Mully said, though, it might be hard to pry the band away from the screen! Most important match we've played in seven and a half years. But then, it is a Dutch venue with a Dutch crowd. So really there's no reason why it shouldn't be moved. I'd skip the gig in a heartbeat. No offence Bellies...
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Re: Amsterdam gig clashing with Ireland match

Postby fontana » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:11 am

I think the real issue here is:

Who the hell arranged a gig for the night Ireland were going to be playing a World Cup play off? :?

p.s Won't someone please think of the children!
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Re: Amsterdam gig clashing with Ireland match

Postby Nathalie » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:21 am

I would imagine that the gig had been organised before anyone knew you'd be in that situation. And what a situation...
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Re: Amsterdam gig clashing with Ireland match

Postby Rocky » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:49 pm

Nathalie wrote:I would imagine that the gig had been organised before anyone knew you'd be in that situation. And what a situation...
May the spirits of Platini and Zidane inspire my boys!! (And i mean the ones in blue). Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole.... tut tut tut! :mrgreen:


Boo Hiss Boo. Down with this sort of thing. We'll have none of that talk here. Come on ye boys in green etc
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Re: Amsterdam gig clashing with Ireland match

Postby fontana » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:03 am

Rocky wrote:
Nathalie wrote:I would imagine that the gig had been organised before anyone knew you'd be in that situation. And what a situation...
May the spirits of Platini and Zidane inspire my boys!! (And i mean the ones in blue). Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole.... tut tut tut! :mrgreen:


Boo Hiss Boo. Down with this sort of thing. We'll have none of that talk here. Come on ye boys in green etc



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Re: Amsterdam gig clashing with Ireland match

Postby Andy » Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:13 am

Hey Caoimhe, i'd be interested to hear what transpired. Fred did this in Dublin that night, had their gig time changed for after the game, that is. I watched it in Manchester after attending the final of Countdown (as broadcast there last week) which although quite boring sounding i found pretty exciting. The match was quite a comedown.
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Re: Amsterdam gig clashing with Ireland match

Postby Andy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:52 am

That's what i thought alright.
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