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38 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

I for one am outraged that the late Gracie Fields has yet again been overlooked. Harrumph! :kolobok_angry2:

In a duet with George Formby . 

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Unless the band does it for free for some advertising - I wouldn't bother and would save the money.

Shed Seven will be adding precisely zero additional ticket sales from their appearance.

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50 minutes ago, Leonard said:

Unless the band does it for free for some advertising - I wouldn't bother and would save the money.

Shed Seven will be adding precisely zero additional ticket sales from their appearance.

Agreed.

We should go a bit further as nobody buys tickets for the fireworks. Few grand saved.

Cheerleaders? Bin 'em. 

Sound setup and DJ? Gone. 

Flags etc? Away with them.

We could probably save tens of thousands and not affect ticket sales at all.

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18 minutes ago, Dave T said:

Agreed.

We should go a bit further as nobody buys tickets for the fireworks. Few grand saved.

Cheerleaders? Bin 'em. 

Sound setup and DJ? Gone. 

Flags etc? Away with them.

We could probably save tens of thousands and not affect ticket sales at all.

But would the cost of tickets be cheaper by having all the above not included in the price ?  Probably not because the SL authorities would want more profit for themselves !

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1 minute ago, RL does what Sky says said:

But would the cost of tickets be cheaper by not having all the above not included in the price ?  Probably not because the SL authorities would want more profit for themselves !

Again, agreed.

They are fleecing us by charging prices from £20. Who has that kind of cash these days?

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14 hours ago, Futtocks said:

I for one am outraged that the late Gracie Fields has yet again been overlooked. Harrumph! :kolobok_angry2:

Well she has been dead for 40 years, so that might put a dampener on the night.

40 years on the 27th Sept

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1 hour ago, Leonard said:

Unless the band does it for free for some advertising - I wouldn't bother and would save the money.

Shed Seven will be adding precisely zero additional ticket sales from their appearance.

do people go to the super bowl just for the half time show (would you sit through 2 hours of NFL just for a 15 minute pop segment?) ?? 

its about the overall "event"

we have to get away from people looking at the "matchday experience" being just about the match... 

I for one enjoy the band and do look to get there earlier if they are a good band.... and have an extra beer in the ground rather than in the pub etc etc (not that i need an extra one by that stage to be fair.. )

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Imagine if SL did what a lot of people here want and got in One Direction and Little Mix and then got Oasis to reform and they all did a 3 hour gig before the game - ok it would be a sell out but the ground would empty by kick off as none of the people who turned up for the gig would stay for the game. 

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11 minutes ago, Eddie said:

Imagine if SL did what a lot of people here want and got in One Direction and Little Mix and then got Oasis to reform and they all did a 3 hour gig before the game - ok it would be a sell out but the ground would empty by kick off as none of the people who turned up for the gig would stay for the game. 

Imagine the headlines though!

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22 minutes ago, Eddie said:

Imagine if SL did what a lot of people here want and got in One Direction and Little Mix and then got Oasis to reform and they all did a 3 hour gig before the game - ok it would be a sell out but the ground would empty by kick off as none of the people who turned up for the gig would stay for the game. 

Making stuff up is fun!

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For what it is worth as a comparison the NRL are using OneRepublic as the Grand Final Band this year and promoting this song from five years ago.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Allora said:

For what it is worth as a comparison the NRL are using One Republic as the Grand Final Band this year and promoting this song from five years ago.

 

 

You mean the NRL are actually using a band that is still relevant in todays society? Rather than one that had it's two hits in 1999, and anyone under the age of 30 probably hasn't heard of them?

I did like some people mentioning Razerlight, etc earlier - At least they were quite popular!

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5 minutes ago, Click said:

You mean the NRL are actually using a band that is still relevant in todays society? Rather than one that had it's two hits in 1999, and anyone under the age of 30 probably hasn't heard of them?

I did like some people mentioning Razerlight, etc earlier - At least they were quite popular!

Dunno, I am old enough not to follow much new music either way.

The song I posted by OneRepublic is pretty catchy though.

I have never heard of Shed 7 but that does not really mean much.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Click said:

You mean the NRL are actually using a band that is still relevant in todays society? Rather than one that had it's two hits in 1999, and anyone under the age of 30 probably hasn't heard of them?

I did like some people mentioning Razerlight, etc earlier - At least they were quite popular!

To be fair, last year's band was Blossoms who are modern and appeared to fit in with Elstone's commentary of younger audiences etc. But now we are back to old indie bands.

I actually have nothing against some of the selections tbh, James was a brilliant choice, I am a fan of the Charlatans, the choice of Razorlight encouranged me to go, as did Blossoms, but I think now we are getting to the point that it is all a bit tired. 

I hope I am wrong, but I am 99% certain that the format will see Rugby AM running a Yorkshire fanzone outside, with the band tucked away in the corner of the ground while they unpack a load of sheets on the pitch and set off some fireworks as the teams come out. It's all very nice, but then it was the last few times I saw it too.

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1 minute ago, Dave T said:

To be fair, last year's band was Blossoms who are modern and appeared to fit in with Elstone's commentary of younger audiences etc. But now we are back to old indie bands.

I actually have nothing against some of the selections tbh, James was a brilliant choice, I am a fan of the Charlatans, the choice of Razorlight encouranged me to go, as did Blossoms, but I think now we are getting to the point that it is all a bit tired. 

I hope I am wrong, but I am 99% certain that the format will see Rugby AM running a Yorkshire fanzone outside, with the band tucked away in the corner of the ground while they unpack a load of sheets on the pitch and set off some fireworks as the teams come out. It's all very nice, but then it was the last few times I saw it too.

What's the missing ingredient(s) that you would add in to the match day experience Dave? Inside and outside the ground.

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2 minutes ago, Allora said:

Dunno, I am old enough not to follow much new music either way.

The song I posted by One Republic is pretty catchy though.

I have never heard of Shed 7 but that does not really mean much.

 

 

Just as a little run down of some of the numbers for One Republic - Their current most popular song on Spotify is "Rescue Me" with 162,836,943 listens. Their "counting Stars" is their most popular song, which has 896,452,091 listens on Spotify. So compared to shed 7's 7 million listens for their most popular song.

I think it tells the story quite well with those numbers.

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2 minutes ago, Dave T said:

To be fair, last year's band was Blossoms who are modern and appeared to fit in with Elstone's commentary of younger audiences etc. But now we are back to old indie bands.

I actually have nothing against some of the selections tbh, James was a brilliant choice, I am a fan of the Charlatans, the choice of Razorlight encouranged me to go, as did Blossoms, but I think now we are getting to the point that it is all a bit tired. 

I hope I am wrong, but I am 99% certain that the format will see Rugby AM running a Yorkshire fanzone outside, with the band tucked away in the corner of the ground while they unpack a load of sheets on the pitch and set off some fireworks as the teams come out. It's all very nice, but then it was the last few times I saw it too.

Maybe they tried to get more modern bands but they couldn’t or wouldn’t make it. It’s easy for people to throw stones when they haven’t got a clue what’s actually gone on. Regardless I’m chuffed it’s Shed 7 this year. 

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2 minutes ago, Dunbar said:

What's the missing ingredient(s) that you would add in to the match day experience Dave? Inside and outside the ground.

Free Beer

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3 minutes ago, Eddie said:

Maybe they tried to get more modern bands but they couldn’t or wouldn’t make it. It’s easy for people to throw stones when they haven’t got a clue what’s actually gone on. Regardless I’m chuffed it’s Shed 7 this year. 

They couldn't of tried very hard if they had to go to Shed 7 as their most "modern" band.

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9 minutes ago, Click said:

You mean the NRL are actually using a band that is still relevant in todays society? Rather than one that had it's two hits in 1999, and anyone under the age of 30 probably hasn't heard of them?

Shed Seven had 13 top 40 singles during the 90's indie hey day. Their biggest selling album came out at the end of 2017, and they're about to start a sell out tour which includes a gig at Leeds Arena. They're also my 21 year old brother's favourite band.

Be a music snob all you like but don't just make stuff up.

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3 minutes ago, Gav Wilson said:

Shed Seven had 13 top 40 singles during the 90's indie hey day. Their biggest selling album came out at the end of 2017, and they're about to start a sell out tour which includes a gig at Leeds Arena. They're also my 21 year old brother's favourite band.

Be a music snob all you like but don't just make stuff up.

and counting stars came out in 2013.. so its not their newest but yes catchy etc.. also One Republic is an American band which will skew their spotify listens as America is a massive audience.. lets be fair we are looking to appeal to a UK audience so a UK band is not necessarily the wrong way to go but it will always have fewer spotify listens unless you get the ultramassive bands which is unlikely just yet.. 

personally I would have them on the middle of the pitch as a mini concert.. make it the party atmosphere.. you see it at the super bowl and at the NRL that staging is quickly up and down so dont see why it wouldnt be possible.

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