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2 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question March 2nd.

 

Concerts/Theatre/Musicals etc...

Do you like them?

And do you prefer to go there or see it on TV/Screen at home?

Yes, I do.

While I think that everything is better live, I'm more inclined to watch at home now. 

Except concerts, concerts are an in person experience.

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question March 2nd.

 

Theatre

Do you like them?

And do you prefer to go there or see it on TV/Screen at home?

I prefer movies at home on TV

3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question March 2nd.

 

Concerts

Do you like them?

And do you prefer to go there or see it on TV/Screen at home?

Like them, but they don't have many live in my music.

3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question March 2nd.

 

Musicals

Do you like them?

And do you prefer to go there or see it on TV/Screen at home?

Do not like them, even though the first movie I saw at a theater was West Side Story.  

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On 3/1/2023 at 12:13 AM, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION March 1st.

 

Do you prefer to live in an Urban Environment or a Rural Environment?

Why?

 

 

 

Well considering I've lived in small towns all my life, I guess Rural. Ontario is dinky town of around 11k thou if you compare it to other of similar size, I bet we are on the short side of things. I like urban environments thou don't get me wrong, at least you have stuff to do when you want to do it vs having to drive an hour to a city.

 

I do like the quietness of rural life over urban, but if I was living in a city right now, I don't think I'd mind it. At least we don't have to deal with big city crime here...allot. I mean we have murders & other high crimes, but not every day like you'd experience in big cities.

 

3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question March 2nd.

 

Concerts/Theatre/Musicals etc...

Do you like them?

And do you prefer to go there or see it on TV/Screen at home?

 

Concerts, every now & then. I mean I don't think I like em if I went to every one that came to Boise. Always nice to get out for the evening & enjoy the show.

 

Movies, it depends on the movie. Something like Star Wars, I wanna see that on the big screen, with the big sound. Something like Julia Robert's lastest flick, save that one for home. (If I'd even watch it, ha ha)

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question March 2nd.

 

Concerts/Theatre/Musicals etc...

Do you like them?

And do you prefer to go there or see it on TV/Screen at home?

Remember the part about yesterday's questions where I stated that cities are nice places to visit.?  These are the biggest reasons why. Yes, I like them and prefer to see them live.

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question March 2nd.

 

Concerts/Theatre/Musicals etc...

Do you like them?

And do you prefer to go there or see it on TV/Screen at home?

 

Because I volunteer with SJA, I have been fortunate to see several theatre shows. I've seen Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Mythbusters live and probably a few others I'm forgetting. They were all really good. 

 

There was also that time I saw Dracula. I got all excited, Dracula with live actors, this is going to be awesome! I got there and it was a ballet. Turns out, ballet is fun for the first half hour, after that, I didn't care for it. Who would've thought they made Dracula into a ballet?

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question March 2nd.

 

Concerts/Theatre/Musicals etc...

Do you like them?

And do you prefer to go there or see it on TV/Screen at home?

 

Yep, I'm a fan of pretty much all live performances. Most of the time I'll go and see them live as it's just a better experience. But man, musical theater is getting way too pricey. The second string cast of Hamilton has been through here a couple of times and a single ticket to see that (if you're lucky enough to get one) was in the hundreds of dollars. At those prices I'm going to stay home. Thankfully not everything has gotten that expensive though. I'm going to see Sick of it All and They Might Be Giants later this month. Now that I think of it, two tickets to each of those shows (including tickmaster's extortionate fees) are cheaper than a single ticket to Hamilton.

4 minutes ago, Great Khan Artist said:

 

There was also that time I saw Dracula. I got all excited, Dracula with live actors, this is going to be awesome! I got there and it was a ballet. Turns out, ballet is fun for the first half hour, after that, I didn't care for it. Who would've thought they made Dracula into a ballet?

 

I made that exact same mistake several years back! Thought I was going to see a Dracula play, got ballet instead. What was weird was that it was at the theater where we have plays and musicals and opera and such instead of at the ballet met where you'd expect it. 

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8 minutes ago, Thoramel said:

 

Yep, I'm a fan of pretty much all live performances. Most of the time I'll go and see them live as it's just a better experience. But man, musical theater is getting way too pricey. The second string cast of Hamilton has been through here a couple of times and a single ticket to see that (if you're lucky enough to get one) was in the hundreds of dollars. At those prices I'm going to stay home. Thankfully not everything has gotten that expensive though. I'm going to see Sick of it All and They Might Be Giants later this month. Now that I think of it, two tickets to each of those shows (including tickmaster's extortionate fees) are cheaper than a single ticket to Hamilton.

 

I made that exact same mistake several years back! Thought I was going to see a Dracula play, got ballet instead. What was weird was that it was at the theater where we have plays and musicals and opera and such instead of at the ballet met where you'd expect it. 

 

 

Yah, those have gotten a tad bit out of hand. One reason why I opted for Balcony seats for the OD concert last Friday. The variable fee pricing on where you sat was more then I really wanted to pay for. TM handles Portland Winterhawk hockey ticket pricing as well. Thou, currently I'm leaning towards a "No Go" on my trip to Portland & the Oregon coast right now..

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question March 2nd.

 

Concerts/Theatre/Musicals etc...

Do you like them?

And do you prefer to go there or see it on TV/Screen at home?

Love them. I've been an avid concertgoer since 1984 (Judas Priest behind Defenders of the Faith was my "1st" show (that I paid money to go see)). I've seen thousands of shows (and been on stage for a lot, too!). I've forgotten more stories about shows than most people remember! From running sound for Porter Wagoner (I was probably 17 at the time) to getting chased offstage by Rick Neilson (I was maybe 13 and tried to play his guitar before the show heh) to stuff I won't mention with Duff McKagan (the LA years were weird). It's been a good run.

 

I used to love life in the GA pit, wandering around backstage, the whole experience. The world kind of changed and it's not as much fun anymore, but I also changed and have less tolerance for drunken nonsense. Some of the later concerts I attended, I would spend more time dealing with the situation around me or in the venue in general than watching the show.

 

So I'm more or less over them at this point, and it bums me out at the same time.

 

I'm still 100% down for the opera or a nice symphony, though.

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question March 2nd.

 

Concerts/Theatre/Musicals etc...

Do you like them?

And do you prefer to go there or see it on TV/Screen at home?

Concerts I like.  The rest are very much based on the topic.  Perhaps being dragged to Anne of Green Gables every year as a kid may have impacted that.

If the show appeals to me, like Spamalot!, then sure.

I used to like concerts live, but as I've gotten older it has been harder to convince myself to go.  I don't like crowds, and that has gotten stronger in the last few years.  I'm sure I'd have fun if I went, but convincing myself to buy tickets is hard.  Of course the prices of tickets doesn't help.

So now I mostly watch stuff at home, although I have a feeling I may be getting tickets to see a Hip cover band playing at our local theatre for my birthday. 

 

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On 3/1/2023 at 1:13 AM, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION March 1st.

 

Do you prefer to live in an Urban Environment or a Rural Environment?

Why?

 

 

 

Rural. I've lived in cities about 4 years out of nearly 50. Almost 40 years of living on a farm 20 miles from town. Now I live in a small town but drive the 20 miles to work on the farm. I like to visit cities but much prefer to live in the peace and quiet of the country. I'd much rather live without some of the conveniences and instant gratification cities provide than put up with people in my face 24/7. I'd be happier still being on the farm full time but we have a better house in town and the wife likes it here. 

 

6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question March 2nd.

 

Concerts/Theatre/Musicals etc...

Do you like them?

And do you prefer to go there or see it on TV/Screen at home?

 

I like them but it's been ages since I actually went to one in person. Nowadays I'm much more likely to stay at home than actually do anything interesting.

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question March 2nd.

 

Concerts/Theatre/Musicals etc...

Do you like them?

And do you prefer to go there or see it on TV/Screen at home?

Concerts are awesome, multi-day festivals are more so.  It's like conventions, all those folks gathering to share the same experience just amps up my enjoyment.  I have aged out of throwing myself around a mosh pit, but still enjoy concerts, though the prices for them seem to be headed to the ludicrous level.  

 

I've been to my share of musicals and plays as well and usually very much enjoy them.  As with the music, the slightly less refined performance adds to the experience, in my view.  

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question March 2nd.

 

Concerts/Theatre/Musicals etc...

Do you like them?

And do you prefer to go there or see it on TV/Screen at home?

Yup, enjoy them a lot.

Some things are much better at home, movies and late season sporting events [think Chicago Football in December].

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8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question March 2nd.

 

Concerts/Theatre/Musicals etc...

Do you like them?

And do you prefer to go there or see it on TV/Screen at home?

I’ve loved rock concerts since my first (Vicious Breed, Clatsop County Fairgrounds, 1981), and over the years have had great experiences, from watching Motley Crue dump sacks of flour on Ozzys head the night before transitioning to headliner, to watching an aging Dick Dale going on past midnight in a tiny club.  I saw the Everly Brothers open for Simon & Garfunkel, watched Stanley Jordan play a full night of Hendrix tunes (in costume!) and moshed in tribal frenzy with the Dandy Warhol.  I’ve seen Rostropovich close out a show with Bachs ‘French Suites’ and kicked out the jams in New Orleans with the greatest band you’ve never heard of.  My biggest regret is that I never caught a Frank Zappa or Pink Floyd show.  

 

Theater is more hit and miss, but one of the best memories from my time out in Kalamazoo was seeing Sandra Bernhard’s show in the state theater.  It was the mid90s and moving to the Midwest from Portland Oregon felt like stepping back into the 1950s.  Except for that night!

Id really rather watch movies at home, however.  Unless they figure out how to get the Cinerama back up and running, I’ll always pick the comfort of home: the food, drink, seating and company are all much better!

 

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