when the schedule is released, my organized nature will kick in and i will probably color code bands into "must see" "good to see" and "no need to see" categories or something.
DragonLordJones wrote:From all the other threads: complaining, disliking or whatnot about one band or another.
Besides me, are any other folks gonna try and see all 40 bands?
This is my goal for the trip .... I really hope this can be done, and still leave room for other fun things.
I do have bands I wanna see more than others so who knows ......... but we will try.
last_candle wrote:no such plans - I want the trip to be as relaxing as possible
I'll rather spend more time at the pool and bar
Stained Class wrote:The only bands I plan on not seeing are the black metal bands, Marduk...
Disaster Area wrote:Stained Class wrote:The only bands I plan on not seeing are the black metal bands, Marduk...
I am going to watch Marduk as a personal challenge to see if;
1. I can discern a single intelligible lyric
2. I am able to make it more than 5 minutes without ROFLMAO at the corpse-paint silliness
3. see if my soul is still intact at the end of the set
I may even see if they will sign my power metal tutu
MOAR COOKIE MAWNSTERS!!!
Disaster Area wrote:3. see if my soul is still intact at the end of the set
rhiawiz wrote:Disaster Area wrote:3. see if my soul is still intact at the end of the set
you HAVE one of those? wow. i'm impressed. i sure as hell do not.
NOW LOOK WHO'S GOTTEN A LIL CHEEZY!
last_candle wrote:THAT'S NOT PRETTY!
Disaster Area wrote:last_candle wrote:THAT'S NOT PRETTY!
some may disagree...
I am NOT one of them
tyrwoman wrote:I think the posts on this thread are really diverse and interesting! Here's further explanation on why I plan/hope to see all 40 bands....
Seeing live music performed is/has been been one of the greatest joys in my life (and I'm almost 50 and been doing it/ enjoying it a LONG time. ) There is very little music I truly dislike....and I am ALWAYS up for hearing something new, experiencing something new, etc. Several of the bands on the cruise I did not know/ barely heard of before...and since I've checked them out, there are many I really like/love a lot! How cool it will be to see a band like Sabaton or Rage who I've never seen! Or Uli Jon Roth! What a cool dude with an amazing life and musical history!
I also think there will be plenty of time to "socialize" - sometimes hanging by a cool/like-minded music person during a gig can be the best way imo! (ragnaroks roller - I'm looking at you during Tyr for example ) At Wacken the last couple summers I saw lots of bands and also socialized plenty. One of my best memories is a (albeit brief) conversation I had with a German guy about my age while watching Alice Cooper....talking about growing up in the 70's in our respective countries and what songs like Eighteen meant to us....
tyrwoman wrote:I'm really looking forward to seeing what the actual running order will be like - who plays when, on what stage (big cushy indoor seated theater vs. Pool deck for example), and at what time. Also, how long will each band play and will it vary depending on the band? Sorry if this has been discussed or revealed somewhere already - I can't remember. For example, many of the sets at the W.E.T. Stage at Wacken were only 30-40 minutes, the majority of the Black, Party, and True Metal stage sets I saw were about an hour and then the big headliner types like Iron Maiden and Grave Digger this year and Heaven and Hell and Running Wild in 2009 went longer.
I'm really glad each band will be playing 2 sets on the cruise. I was bummed there were a couple of major schedule conflicts for me this past summer - Immortal vs. Candlemass (chose Immortal), and Arch Enemy vs. Tarja (chose Tarja - my favorite female vocalist) One more was Tyr vs. Cannibal Corpse vs. Stratovarious - I immediately decided against Strato. because at that time they were still scheduled for the cruise (and now they are not sadly), I caught a bit of CC, and then headed over to see Tyr at the Wackinger Village where it was insanely crowded and the sound was not very good. As much as I Iove Tyr, in retrospect, I wish I had split that time between CC and Strato. Besides that, I pretty much saw everyone I really wanted to see (including other MAJOR highlights for me like Tiamat, Corvus Corax, Delain, Kamelot, Iron Maiden, and Alice Cooper) and had a GREAT time - I expect the cruise will be as awesome or even more awesome on
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