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Old 07-05-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of an announcement on Twitter of the gig time and place, say about two hours before it's due to start. (Venues could be booked under assumed names - different name each night I guess to avoid being tracked) I wonder how many people would actually go? Perhaps this would be a way to play small venues?

Part of me thinks it would be a brilliant idea - gigs announced at short notice, only those who can get there in time would get in etc

The other part of me knows that I wouldn't find out about them in time/ or would be unable to go and would be cursing at missing out.

What are your thoughts?
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:55 PM   #2
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I'm thinking of an announcement on Twitter of the gig time and place, say about two hours before it's due to start. (Venues could be booked under assumed names - different name each night I guess to avoid being tracked) I wonder how many people would actually go? Perhaps this would be a way to play small venues?

Part of me thinks it would be a brilliant idea - gigs announced at short notice, only those who can get there in time would get in etc

The other part of me knows that I wouldn't find out about them in time/ or would be unable to go and would be cursing at missing out.

What are your thoughts?
Sounds ridiculous imho.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:08 PM   #4
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It's worked before for bands, don't see why it wouldn't with Muse.

Only problem is it would, inevitably, leak.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:14 PM   #5
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It works better if you're in a band starting out, particulary at jamming events (which is the nearest we have to a music scene locally), but then that's different because you can just turn up with your instruments and play.

I know what you mean but like Clunge said, it'll almost certainly be leaked. But I like the idea of it.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:18 PM   #7
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Not a good idea with a big band like Muse. You could end up with all sorts of problems, like, for example, in London, you could quite easily turn a tube station and surrounding area into a very dangerous place when 30000 Muse fans turn up en mass and proceed to a 800 person venue.

Also I don't see Muse doing it as it isn't exactly commercially viable. They're a band that has to tour arenas and stadiums for two and half years to meet demands, playing a load of tiny gigs that aren't promoted doesn't really fit in with that business model, and there would indeed have to be a lot or you'd end up pissing a lot of Muse fans off.

Oh, then in that case this will definitely happen.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:18 PM   #8
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Sounds like gig speculations to me so I'm going to merge this with the main speculation thread.
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So let me get this straight. Muse are in Narnia and they Suddenly say on twitter 'gig down the road in 2 hours' and everyone goes into mass hysteria because there is no way possible they could go

Sounds like a good plan bro
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Maybe a secret slot at a festival or something but that's not really their style.
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So let me get this straight. Muse are in Narnia and they Suddenly say on twitter 'gig down the road in 2 hours' and everyone goes into mass hysteria because there is no way possible they could go

Sounds like a good plan bro
Wow, the little girl is learning fast.
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God imagine if they appeared at T in the park I think I would throw myself off a bridge purely because all my friends are going except me and they would never let me hear the last of it...
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:06 PM   #13
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I'm thinking of an announcement on Twitter of the gig time and place, say about two hours before it's due to start. (Venues could be booked under assumed names - different name each night I guess to avoid being tracked) I wonder how many people would actually go? Perhaps this would be a way to play small venues?

Part of me thinks it would be a brilliant idea - gigs announced at short notice, only those who can get there in time would get in etc

The other part of me knows that I wouldn't find out about them in time/ or would be unable to go and would be cursing at missing out.

What are your thoughts?
Foo Fighters pretty much did that for dingwalls in camden (which dom was at, maybe got some ideas?). I think it was the night before or even that day, unbelievable gig - will never forget it. Beats seeing them at say milton keynes.

edit: Just checked actually and yeah, bought the tickets at 2pm on the day and the gig was at 6pm!

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Sounds like gig speculations to me so I'm going to merge this with the main speculation thread.
It wasn't really, it was a distinct subject, I'm going to resplit it into a new thread again, was specifically about a particular kind of gig, not just tour dates.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:05 PM   #15
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Seriously though, I think that this kind of twitter gigs wouldn't work well at this moment of their career... If twitter was used, say, 10 years ago it could have been a great idea, as the band had way less fans and not many people would have complained about losing that special occasion. (sorry if this seems nonsense, I'm a bit tired now)
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