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    Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by DragonLordJones » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:21 am

    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. :cheers: :givebeer:
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by mooyagi » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:33 am

    I have doubts that it would be possible given that there are 3 stages and at some point there will be major conflicts in the schedule. It sounds like a cool idea for the cruise scavenger hunt, though. Try to get photos of every band performing. In order to accomplish it, one might have to leave in the middle of a few sets to catch the end of others. I'm all for giving every band a chance, even those that I'm not too excited about. Hopefully the running order will be posted early enough to give everyone time to plan accordingly.
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by last_candle » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:31 am

    no such plans - I want the trip to be as relaxing as possible
    I'll rather spend more time at the pool and bar
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by ShoreSlayer » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:46 am

    Absolutely gonna give it my best shot but also have a pretty clear 'short list' of bands I can afford to miss without shedding any tears.
    So far at least, 2011, 2012 & 2015 were enough for me
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by DrAmygdala » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:03 pm

    While there are a few bands that I really don't like, I still want to see at least one or two songs from each band, just so I can add them to my list of bands I've seen (also for scavenger hunt points). But we'll see how the schedule goes before I can say if I'm actually going to make an effort to see the ones I don't like...
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by WizardBeast » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:14 pm

    there are a few bands i've seen a bunch and a few i don't care to see. it's more important to me to have a good time, hang with cool people, enjoy the cruise, and see the bands i really want to see. i've been to well over 20 metal festivals and i just don't think every band is that important to screw up good times/good chats/partying/swimming/sleeping/etc.

    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.
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by ragnaröks_roller » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:17 pm

    I'm not going to make a special effort to see all 40 bands just for the sake of "doing it all", but I'm not limiting myself, either. Could happen! I do plan on checking out bands that I wouldn't go see normally, but not at the cost of feeling overwhelmed or interrupting some other show or experience just to see a band I know I'm not that into. I've pretty much got bands lumped into three categories:

    (1) Ones I am going to see, and see twice if possible. The bands I absolutely love whether I've never seen them or have seen them multiple times. The reasons I am coming on this thing to begin with.

    (2) Bands I'm less familiar with for one reason or another, but who I will make an effort to see in hopes that I come away from it either with another favorite or knowing I haven't been missing out by not listening in the past. This cruise thing is kinda neat in that if you go check out a show and hate it half way thru the set you can just walk away without feeling like you wasted time or money.

    (3) Bands I don't really care about. There isn't a single band confirmed so far that I wouldn't at least entertain the idea of going to see, but there are definitely some that I would easily forgo in the interest of things like a nap, a conversation, or some laps on the jogging track in my roller skates (if they'll let me do that.).
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by ragnaröks_roller » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:19 pm

    rhiawiz wrote:
    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.


    We must have been writing at the same time, and again it looks like we're of like mind! :cheers:
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    by Metalwrath » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:23 pm

    Don't want to see all of the bands so not gonna try and see them all.
    It's up to you if you wanna do that but by doing so you'll miss out on the social aspect of this festival. ;)
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by Evican » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:51 pm

    I plan on trying to see 38 bands. Probably not whole sets, but at least a song or two. But I also have quite an extensive "have to see" list owing to the fact that over 75% of bands on the cruise have not toured Australia and I'd like to see them.
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by TOM CRUISE » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:16 pm

    Will be missing Swashbuckle. And the other themed cruises had 3 different areas where the bands played, 2 indoor venues and a outdoors stage. So there was music on all the stages all at once (like at a festival) and you had to pick and choose who you wanted to see and tragically had to miss.
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by Azazel101 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:08 pm

    I think i would like to catch at least one song from each band but i make no promisses on that.
    if i am enjoying one show i may not want to leave for a band that i really do not care for.
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by sheila » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:26 pm

    I would like to but it prob wont happen.. plus some of them I couldnt care to listen to... will see how conscience Iam..LOL :death:
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by Laura » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:23 am

    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. :cheers: :givebeer:


    Yes, yes, yes James!!!! :cheers:
    I have planned to do this from the beginning! And I believe (according to the faq) that it will be possible since each band will be playing twice - at the very least, I would like/plan on catching half a set of each. I've also decided that even though I'm pretty nuts about certain bands on the cruise such as Epica, Amon Amarth, Ensiferum, Finntroll, Tyr, Testament, Obituary, and Marduk, I've seen them all (some multiple times), so I'll probably see just one of their sets, to be sure I don't miss bands like Blind Guardian, Moonspell, Unleashed, and so many others who I've never seen, just started listening to recently, and like A LOT!
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by Bentz! » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:45 am

    I'm planning on seeing most of the bands play.
    There's a few on the lineup that I have no desire to see, and a few more that I could care less if I see or not.
    I guess it all comes down to the show times once they are announced. I'll plan my attack then.
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    by tmcasper » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:18 am

    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

    Ditto for me...I have my 'must - sees', and in between those...drinkin..minglin..contemplating the meaning of life... :cheers:
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by sar01061969 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:03 am

    They have said in the beginning of the cruise they are planning it itinerary will make it possible to see each band once it is not gonna be impossible
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by Tobbe » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:14 am

    In no way I'll be even close to all 40. At the moment I'll see 12 out of 36, and then there are 4 more bands which I probably will check out, at least for a couple of songs.

    Seeing all 40 would make the cruise into a hunt, which will make it to no vacation at all. There has to be a lot of time for drinking and partying too.
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by Max_Rockwell » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:41 pm

    I'm going to go watch the ones I've been waiting to see, and the ones I haven't first.
    Then I'll see if I have time and enough energy for the rest. I feel like even if you want to see all 40, it's almost impossible. Lots of partying going on, and it's going to near next to impossible to avoid which will take a lot out of you. 4 days of partying... my god.
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by Stained Class » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:46 pm

    The only bands I plan on not seeing are the black metal bands, Marduk and TOTG. As for actually seeing the rest that depends on a lot of things but I don't plan on making it a chore to see every single band I can. Kudos to those who do though and get the most out of this event.
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by WizardBeast » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:26 pm

    sounds like there are a few other people more interested in partying and hanging out and relaxing a bit, and then we plan our "must-sees" in with that!

    you social folks don't forget about me i'm right there with you! the best memories i have from my 20+ fests are not necessarily the great sets the bands played (it'd have to be borderline genius) but rather all the cool people i met and the funny things people did when partying and the goofy crap that ensued...etc. oh, the stories!

    other highlights would be meeting some artists, which could also be very feasible on this cruise! if you are trying to see every set you'll have no time to shoot the breeze with Gene Hoglan or Uli Jon Roth or whoever the hell else you might see. i got to have a beer with Mikael Akerfeldt and i might have missed Soilwork's set but who the hell cares i had a beer with Mikael Akerfeldt!!!!!

    i do have to say that those of you in Ozzie land and northern Canada and stuff, if you haven't seen all these bands a bunch of times i can totally see why you'd prioritize seeing the bands over socializing. i guess some of us are a little spoiled. :headbanger: :headbanger: :headbanger:
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by raoul volfoni » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:59 pm

    I've experienced than a festival is a place where you catch new bands on your brain, so I'm always curious on new stuff. Having this metal music on such a paradise situation will make me enjoy each minutes of the show. I know a modest 85% of the bands, and having the opportunity to see the bands play twice make me think that I will see the 40 bands. Thanks the UMC for this!!!
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by Disaster Area » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:04 pm

    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

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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by Stained Class » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:24 pm

    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

    :D

    I may even see if they will sign my power metal tutu :roll:


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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by WizardBeast » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:25 pm

    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.
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by Davina » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:35 pm

    I'm not bothered about seeing the Black Metal bands either. There's too much socialising to do to see all of the bands :heavydrink:
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by Disaster Area » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:45 pm

    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.



    yes, but it is very black and barely hanging on

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    debborah1 wrote:LOL........
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by last_candle » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:30 pm

    THAT'S NOT PRETTY!
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    by Disaster Area » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:36 pm

    last_candle wrote:THAT'S NOT PRETTY!


    some may disagree...

    I am NOT one of them :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    by last_candle » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:38 pm

    Disaster Area wrote:
    last_candle wrote:THAT'S NOT PRETTY!

    some may disagree...
    I am NOT one of them :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    by Laura » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:02 pm

    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. :beerwink: ;) :D ) There is very little music I truly dislike....and I am ALWAYS :beerwink: 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! :cool:

    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 :beerwink: ) 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....
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    by Metalwrath » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:17 pm

    It's a lot easier at an outdoor festival to ahev a conversation with somebody during a gig that it is when you are watching a band indoors unless the band isn't very loud or you're wearing those noice reducing ear plugs(Which i will never ever wear :mrgreen: )
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    by Heabymetawhunta » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:26 pm

    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. :beerwink: ;) :D ) There is very little music I truly dislike....and I am ALWAYS :beerwink: 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! :cool:

    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 :beerwink: ) 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....
    :cheers: :trashdrink:


    i cant talk and watch a band - maybe between songs a few words, but im either watching the band or they're not worth paying attention to. imho
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by Laura » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:25 pm

    ^^^ hey Heaby, maybe you misunderstood what I said...I didn't mean to imply that it's possible to have any kind of deep conversation with someone while watching a band. What I'm talking about is more the general shared experience of being in a crowd of like-minded music folk watching a great band. So, I might say a sentence or two to someone next to me between songs and vice versa...something like that.

    Anyway, I still think there will be enough time to see the bands and meet lots of cool folks in the meantime. :beerwink:
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by DragonLordJones » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:53 pm

    40 bands .... probably 40 hours (45 min to 1 hour/ gig) to see: a normal work week, leaving plenty of time to socialize imho. I will more than likely only sleep a few hours here and there at most ..... when I went to Vegas I slept 15 hours total out of a 5 day trip 30 hours without any sleep at one point.


    I have such a diverse taste in music that I think it will rock to see them all. Like most there are other factors that will come into play (sleep, hunger, schedule, general socializing, etc.), and I'm not saying I will see all 40, but I do wanna try. If for some reason I can't, do to WHATEVER, I'll enjoy what I can .............. the trip in general :cheers: :shred: :givebeer:
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by Laura » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:52 am

    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
    some levels. :beerwink:
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    Re: Who Plans on seeing all 40 Bands?

    by Heabymetawhunta » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:40 am

    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
    some levels. :beerwink:


    I look forward to having a few sentences with your between songs then :cheers:
    Also, i would love to head about your days with Warlock and your solo career :lol:
    thats a very good thing btw! hope you dont get offended :mrgreen:
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