erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (gabewilliam)
Whoops? Advertising got ahead of any other announcements - Panic is bringing The Academy Is... and COBRA STARSHIP with them! \o/

Three bands I like totally justifies three concerts, yes? I'm thinking I might buy for a third, even with things being so uncertain (I can always sell it if I can't make it). Auckland is the best in terms of timing (a weekend), but worst in terms of cost of plane tickets. So it's probably Brisbane or Adelaide (sorry Perth, I don't hate you or anything). But seats or front floor, for which shows? Ack, too many decisions.



Question: I've got an order of the FBR store which, days later, is still marked as pending. I've doublechecked my payment details. I'm sure they've been busy with Panic pre-order stuff, but how long should I wait before contacting them?
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (panic-group)
Yay, didn't need to wait til after uni tonight to find out, there was an email from Frontier Touring (embedded music at linked page) when I woke up, announcing the tour.

And the support act - The Academy Is...! I'm so happy (apart from the awkwardness of role reversal). Wonder if they'll be missing the last show(s) on Warped, since it doesn't end til the 17th?

Wed 20th August - Brisbane Entertainment Center
Friday 22nd August - Acer Arena Sydney
Saturday 23rd August - Rod Laver Arena
Monday 25th August - Adelaide Entertainment Center
Wednesday 27th August - Burswood Dome Perth
Saturday 30th August - Vector Arena Auckland

Prices are tending to be about $76 for GA and reserved seating, and $88 for "Panic Pit" (which I cannot find an explanation for - anyone? I'm guessing they mean front section of floor, at venues which can be split, and the whole floor at other venues). Pity the Sydney venue is Acer and not Ent Centre.

So, Sydney and Melbourne, yes! I'm not sure about any other shows, my work situation then is completely unknown. Adelaide is tempting, but I'd have to have Monday and Tuesday off. Maybe Brisbane, I could fly up late Wed afternoon and come back first thing in the morning, if I do have a new job and getting time off is tricky.

Presale through Frontier Touring - Thursday 10th April midday (fuck, I have a tutorial then)
Presale through Visa Entertainment - Monday 7th April 9am

Please take note the following ticket limits apply:
Panic Pit - 2 per person
General Admission - 4 per person
Reserved Seating - 6 per person
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (panic-brendonryan)
I forgot an important birthday wish - HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] canadiankracka! Have a lovely day :D



Supposed Panic tour dates for Australia and NZ have been posted, but the source is a Panic Aussie street team myspace, so I'm kinda skeptical (which is sad, because the reaction when [livejournal.com profile] jocondite and I saw them? It was impressive *g*).

ETA: dates are false, apparently the dates will be announced on Thursday?
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (bsb)
Rod Laver Arena, Saturday 23rd February.



concert babbling )
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (bsb)
Acer Arena, Friday 22nd February.



lots of videos, some babbling )

I have compressed the files, reducing the size to about an 1/8 of the original. If there's footage you particularly want the better quality original .mov files of, just let me know (but each concert was 1.5 gig in that format, which is why I compressed).
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (bsb)
I LOVE THE BACKSTREET BOYS SO MUCH! And Melbourne concert >>> Sydney concert, due to better sound, better seats, and a better crowd. I've had so much fun in the last few days. Details and video to come in the next few days.

Hmmm, there is one thing I want to say about the concerts, and I might as well get it out of the way. my confession - relates to Kevin )

Shit. I have 50 tabs open in Firefox.

I just found this thread in a Love meme, and it practically made me cry (in a good way). I love you guys.
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (bsb)
\o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/

Very very very awesome (though someone had the bass turned WAY TOO HIGH), and very very gay.

I love my Boys so much :D

PS - [livejournal.com profile] indybrat watched Life on the Murder Scene for the first time, and is in love with Brian Schechter.
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (ajbrian)
Tonight, we're off to watch the mighty NSW Waratahs defeat the Hurricanes. And yes, I'm going out on a limb here, being positive, and risking epic mocking from [livejournal.com profile] morebliss and others if my prediction is wrong :D

*** * *** * *** * ***

Soon I will stop posting about the upcoming bsb concerts, I promise.

There's a girl at WW who needs to sell third-row floor tickets to the Sydney and Melbourne shows. The problem is that they've got to be picked up at the venue by a friend of hers (and hence, not easy to sell). They would have cost her about $108 with fees. So if anyone knows of someone who'd be interested, I'll get contact details.

It's probably not very nice of me to suggest this, but she's getting pretty desperate. She might have to accept any offer she receives, if someone is interested but not at full price.

ETA: and I know another person who has four 12th row floor seats for Melbourne to sell, price very negotiable.
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (bsb)
No soundcheck passes for me - I wasn't one of the 21 winners for Sydney (and how unlucky do you have to be to not win with them giving away that many *g*), and turns out, oh whoops, they aren't having a soundcheck party for Melbourne!

This was only discovered because we pushed for them to post a complete list of winners, since they said all had been notified and no one was saying they'd won for Melbourne. I'm more annoyed by this typical lack of organisation (and that we won't have a chance to try and get [livejournal.com profile] notyourfriend in, than I am about missing out. Though, at least they didn't announce winners, then not hold it (like the second London soundcheck last tour).

Of course, the Fall Out Boy meet and greet still makes this look well-run, after they almost didn't let OCK winners bring their +1 in with them. That took special skill at screwing up by someone *g*.
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (bsb)
The BSB fanclub continue their long tradition for being pretty damn useless - they notified a few Aussie soundcheck winners today, the rest should hear tomorrow. Of course, this wasn't made clear, so when one person popped up on the fanclub saying "I won soundcheck passes!!!", it was practically ::cricket cricket cricket:: as everyone wondered why no one else at WW, LiveDaily or the Aussie mailing list was saying they'd won too.

It sounds like a bit of an upgrade - you're allowed to take photos *and* video (last time video had to be done discreetly), have have a group photo with the guys (and get a signed photo). However, the group photo part to me sound like the practice of letting extra people in to the soundchecks probably won't happen this time around. I could be wrong, but that's my gut feeling on seeing that, given the extra organisation that'll be needed.

Which is a problem if I *do* win, cause I don't want to leave [livejournal.com profile] not_nele or [livejournal.com profile] indybrat waiting by themself. And if I don't win, which is the more likely outcome, we'll have to see what the reports are from the Brisbane concert as to whether we want to try our luck of going along without passes (it worked last tour).

But the important is - eight days til concert fun! \o/
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (mcr - dorks)
They've been posted at their myspace (list isn't complete yet). I just had to repost the link here in case someone hadn't seen it elsewhere, cause there's so many people I know who've been waiting for this :D
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (love it)
I can die happy. I've heard "Blaze of Glory" live. And while there are Bon Jovi songs I love more, it was Jon's Blaze of Glory album that really got me listening to the band (yeah, I rather liked the Young Guns movies *g*).

The atmosphere at Acer Arena was fantastic. [livejournal.com profile] veronamay, [livejournal.com profile] lydia_petze and I were right up in the rafters, but honestly, it didn't matter, it was just so fucking awesome to see them (plus, both concerts sold out really quickly, rear view and everything, so we were lucky to get seats at all). The concert started bang on 8:30pm, and didn't finish til about 11:10pm. With not many breaks. Now that's a show.

babbling )

setlist )
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (jc)
I've booked a 5pm flight from Melbourne back to Sydney the day after the BSB concert in February (Sunday 24th). Gives me time to do stuff in Melbourne on the Sunday, but not get home too late. Hopefully people might be free for lunch or something? Will try and plot something closer to the time :)

I finally watched the Las Vegas episode with JC ♥ He was adorable, and I want to hear more of the songs!!! It must have been a while since I've seen any Las Vegas, since there's been some MAJOR cast changes and plot development.

I also downloaded (since I've got spare bandwidth this month) and watched a recent episode of the Simpsons, about the presidential primaries. Funny, but abrupt and bizarre ending *g*.

Dinner was so yum. Leftover roast lamb on top of udon noodles, with tomato, semidried tomatoes, spring onion and capsicum, with a dressing of soy sauce, lemon juice, sweet chilli sauce, honey and chives. And a dollop of tzatziki on top. Not the most well-balanced meal in the world, but I was feeling lazy (plus, there are cherries, grapes and mango in the fridge for dessert).

My parents are out, since it is their 40th anniversary. Wow. We're all going out to dinner tomorrow night, but I bullied them into going out tonight as well, just the two of them.

BSB tour

Dec. 8th, 2007 12:07 pm
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (bsb)
German tour dates seem to be floating around, including links to buy tickets.

http://talk.livedaily.com/showthread.php?t=606621

Naturally, there's nothing on the fanclub about this.
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (nick2)
::flails::

The fanclub presale was an absolute debacle, AGAIN, as the system was broken at first and wouldn’t accept anyones credit cards. Then they sold out, but added more tickets randomly during the day.

But...[livejournal.com profile] indybrat, [livejournal.com profile] not_nele (if she can make it) and I have third row (to the side) in Sydney! And a smattering of tickets in Melbourne – 1 x 2nd row (to the side, actually gotten from Ticketek), 2 x 4th row centre-ish, and 1 x 5th row centre-ish (virtually right behind).

::does happy dance::

I'm feeling way too lucky lately. Big fall coming I suspect - oh look, uni results due out in a week.

The only concern I have now is finding homes for my spare tickets from Ticketek (and being able to pay off my credit card). Hopefully I'll be able to convince some more friends to come to the concerts! :)

rambling

Dec. 2nd, 2007 12:20 pm
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (bsb)
So tired, but two concerts, much socialising and completely awesome fannish times are totally worth it :D I must try and write some stuff down about the concerts before I forget. I've completely got everyone's that I was hanging out with names/lj names mixed up, so I need [livejournal.com profile] not_nele to get home so I can double-check with her who all the wonderful people were.

Am now starting to plot what the hell I'm gonna do about Backstreet tickets. Have rejoined fanclub, which may be pointless. It appears the presale on Wednesday is being done through Ticketek, for fanclub, Sony and My Ticketek members (aka everybody). There is still no info on backstreetboys.com or Weird World about the Aussie dates, or whether the fanclub has a specific allocation for the presale. But I joined anyway. If I get too narked at them, I may cancel membership in the first ten days and try for a refund.

But currently, I'm thinking that I'll go to the Sydney and Melbourne shows. Who else is interested? Only price being listed is for Sydney ($99 for A Reserve, $87.50 for B Reserve).

I mentioned the other week that one of my cousin's is expecting his first child next year. We found out yesterday that his younger brother (two months younger than me, we spent a lot of time together growing up) is also gonna be a dad for the first time soon after his brother! The eldest of the three of them already has four kids. I'm so happy for him and his wife, but damn, I wish my brother or sister would have kids for my parents to fuss over :( It'd reduce my irrational guilt about not reproducing.

Thing achieved today so far:
- laundry
- joining fanclub

Things to do:
- watch many episodes of tv shows
- make sandwiches (we freeze them for taking to work)
- make a cake (not sure why, I think just to use up overripe bananas)
- concert reports

Eating at some point might be a plan. My eating habits have gotten really screwed up this week.
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (mcr - dorks)
* My Chemical Romance concert last night

* Frank being back

* Hanging out with fans

* Drinks with Sonia and Mel.

* Being on the same flight as MCR back from Brisbane.

* Ray Toro

* Me, for talking briefly to Ray and getting his autograph, without saying "I want to have your babies, you sexy rock god". (ETA: this was before the flight, I just realised how that might sound...)

Not so awesome
* 175 unread emails, plus friendslist to skip?alot, and no time to catch up at the moment.

* Security dude, for not letting us have a photo with Mikeyway, even though he was happy to.

God, I need to shower.
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (bsb)
Thanks to the Aussie list. From http://www.ampresents.com/dates/75:

Wednesday February 20th
Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Friday February 22nd
Acer Arena, Sydney

Saturday February 23rd
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Well, I'll definitely at least want to see them in Sydney. Anyone else interested? :)

I totally didn't think we'd get a tour, given the way the album has flopped here

Bon Jovi

Nov. 12th, 2007 12:08 pm
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (teamright)
[livejournal.com profile] veronamay conferenced called [livejournal.com profile] lydia_petze and I, so we could coordinate presale efforts, but she was the one who secured tickets for the three of us to Bon Jovi in January! \o/ (Maybe it's birthday-girl luck? Perhaps consider buying a lotto ticket...)

Can't believe I'm going to see Bon Jovi :D

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