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MplsTaper 04-11-2016 10:10 AM

Who's going to the Chicago show this Thursday?
 
I'm scheduled to get in Wednesday evening and fly home at 7:30pm Monday. Staying in East Ukrainian Village about a 30 minute commute to the venue on the Blue Line + walking and a mile walk to The Empty Bottle. Chicago is one of the favorite cities...I tend to engage in a good amount of eating and drinking so let me know if you would like to partake in either. I stopped by Perks' place last Friday and picked up the loaner MK41s so let's all hope for the best.

Cool As Ice Cream 04-11-2016 01:42 PM

i'd love to partake in the eating and drinking, but i'm a bit far away, unfortunately.

Ramdust 04-11-2016 06:52 PM

Kinda sad that the the Pumpkins are playing, in Chicago, with Jimmy, and this is the amount of interest that this thread generates. I didn't even bother posting before going to Philly.

Cool As Ice Cream 04-12-2016 01:24 AM

your kinda sad.

MplsTaper 04-12-2016 11:16 AM

I am really looking forward to witnessing Billy, Jimmy and James reuniting for a hometown show in the 2nd oldest opera house in the country.

Ramdust 04-12-2016 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cool As Ice Cream (Post 4257502)
your kinda sad.

Don't go their.

Esty 04-12-2016 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MplsTaper (Post 4257564)
I am really looking forward to witnessing Billy, Jimmy and James reuniting for a hometown show in the 2nd oldest opera house in the country.

I thought james was not playing any more shows than the two he did already.

MplsTaper 04-13-2016 10:46 AM

Let's just call it a hunch.

MplsTaper 04-13-2016 07:07 PM

Change of plans as of yesterday afternoon. It sounds like a friend and I will be heading to a couple more shows. Back in Chicago on Sunday to hang for a while before the flight home Monday night. The South is very foreign to me and I did not budget bail money into this trip. PMing Dade contact info for my next of kin in case I end up in the Hollows. If things go well let's get together at the Empty Bottle Sunday night.

04-15: Louisville, KY; Palace Theater
04-16: Nashville, TN; Ryman Auditorium

Cool As Ice Cream 04-14-2016 01:01 AM

today is thursday

MplsTaper 04-14-2016 04:12 AM

I got into Midway after 9pm and caught the Orange Line to the Blue Line downtown. The elevator going down to the subway smelt like piss which was fine. The big cop also had a large K9 with him in a Muzzle. Got back to my friends place and he had some Old Styles waiting. Hungry yet? Went down to the closest Taqueria which was nice. Back to the apt for more Old Styles befote calling a cab to the Matchbox. Had a nice time there but after some Powers and whatever else it was back to the apt for more Old Styles and smokes. Breakfast is in 5 hours. Stay tuned for more hard hitting concert journalism.

MplsTaper 04-14-2016 04:19 AM

They was a 24 hour CVS across from the Matchbox but the cab appeared and I missed my opportunity to get contact solution. There is no way I can tape this show with dry contacts. I am sorry to fail everyone like this. I must retreat.

Cool As Ice Cream 04-14-2016 04:27 AM

you must get some sleep.

tell me more about these "old styles". are they like lager beers, or are they very different?

MplsTaper 04-14-2016 12:30 PM

Old Style was first brewed in 1902 by the G. Heileman Brewing Company in La Crosse, Wisconsin under the name Old Style Lager; it was popular in Wisconsin, the Chicago metro area, Minnesota, eastern Iowa, Lincoln, Nebraska, southwestern Michigan, Upper Michigan, South Dakota, and Fargo and Grand Forks, North Dakota. The original Heileman's Old Style brewery in La Crosse is now owned by the City Brewing Company. It brews La Crosse Lager, which is based upon the original Old Style recipe and is kräusened for 30 days. This beer may also be the basis for the brewery's nationally-distributed DB Hobbs brand. Though I already knew much of this information I did cheat for the details.

Cool As Ice Cream 04-14-2016 12:45 PM

yes, i did find that as well. but what's the beer like?

MplsTaper 04-14-2016 01:15 PM

Sorry, yes it's a very traditional and easy drinking lager. I'm not a big beer guy these days but I do enjoy Old Style. Very affordable as well.

Going to attempt some pictures from my phone in th next post. More familiar doing so on a desktop pc so they might end up gigantic. Let's see how it goes...

MplsTaper 04-14-2016 03:36 PM

Delicious Filipino breakfast at Uncle Mike's Place from 3 hours ago. Longanisa & Tocino combo with complimentary rice porridge soup. Garlic fried rice. The menu was not uploaded sideways.




FoolofaTook 04-14-2016 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cool As Ice Cream (Post 4257426)
i'd love to partake in the eating and drinking, but i'm a bit far away, unfortunately.

wouldn't you rather live in a land of freedom? in a home of the brave?

FoolofaTook 04-14-2016 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MplsTaper (Post 4257893)
Delicious Filipino breakfast at Uncle Mike's Place from 3 hours ago. Longanisa & Tocino combo with complimentary rice porridge soup. Garlic fried rice. The menu was not uploaded sideways.




dude. bro. holy fuck. my heart. fuck you. :cry::cry::cry::cry:

(i haven't been home in over a decade)

MplsTaper 04-14-2016 06:20 PM

Took, come to Chicago and hit up Uncle Mike's!

OK...almost time to head to the venue. Phone is fully charged so I'll try to post some updates for anyone who cares.

MplsTaper 04-14-2016 09:06 PM

James is in the house!!!

MplsTaper 04-14-2016 10:29 PM

Encore wait. Maybe Silverfuck.

reprise85 04-14-2016 11:05 PM

wuuut

Cool As Ice Cream 04-15-2016 01:31 AM

the encore was being beige and widow wake my mind.

MplsTaper 04-15-2016 07:53 AM

Great, great show. However, my seat wasn't as great as I initially anticipated. Lots of jabber jaws. So much so that I'm nervous to listen to the recording. Hoping that the louder songs don't suffer as much. There were also people showing up late 4-5 songs in not knowing where to sit. This caused an usher to go around shinning a flashlight into peoples' faces asking to see their ticket to make sure they were in the correct seat. I knew I was so I passed over my ticket without engaging the usher in conversation. What a joy of an experience though.

Highlights for me were of course James receiving a standing ovation. As everyone already knows he played the SD suite and a new song or two later on. Whir and so many so many other songs were stellar. I purposefully avoided listening to audio, watching video and checking out setlists lists prior to this show because I didn't want to know what was going to happen next. I was pretty successful in that exercise and despite all of the people who spend good money on a ticket only to talk throughout the show instead of taking in the music it was an excellent time. I won't be able to give the recording a serious listen until Tuesday after work. Who knows if it will be worth uploading to LMA. If it's not posted there I will make sure that a link is posted here so those who want it can have it. That could be some time from now like the June '15 show. The quiet songs have very low levels while the louder songs peak around -11dB to -8dB. There will need to be tweaking in post which beyond raising over all gain levels is not my forte. That task will be given to a trusted friend.

Also, apologies for the Silverfuck tease. The show started early...BC came on at 8:25. Hometown show so perhaps I was hoping for an out there encore after realizing James was in the fold. Still, a very good show and I'm glad I went.

More later on which other shows we make it to. I don't have enough money to pay off cops but I do have enough for a road trip.

MplsTaper 04-15-2016 01:39 PM

Heading to Louisville.

Cool As Ice Cream 04-15-2016 03:38 PM

in two hours?

MplsTaper 04-15-2016 04:12 PM

In Indiana. Catching a plane to Louisville in 2 hours.

MplsTaper 04-15-2016 04:13 PM

"The Crossroads of America" - No turning back now.

MplsTaper 04-15-2016 04:14 PM

I am producing a documentary.


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