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Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Old 10-11-11, 07:48 AM
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I saw both concerts at the Hammerstein (NYC), and I was blown away. The band played with that perfect combination of delicacy and raw power. Beth Gibbons' voice .. wow.

I'd easily rate this as up there with the very best concerts I've seen.
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Saw them two days in a row at Asbury Park and it was amazing, had a ticket to NYC, but was too tired to go. Only bought that ticket since I wasn't guranteed two nights in a row when I bought my ATP ticket.
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Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Originally Posted by roughdraft_zero View Post
I got mine barely a week after I ordered them...which I think was through Ticketmaster? I forget.
Ah, that makes sense.

I pre-ordered mine through their Official Site, via Sandbag Tickets. I got them a day or two after posting about it here. They were sent out October 7th (for the 21st show) but sent no email confirmation.

Sandbag's Customer Service is pretty horrible. Felt like I had to spam their mailbox to get them to respond to questions.

Also thanks to everyone who chimed in about their experience with this short tour. I can't wait to see them next week
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The Berkeley show is finally tomorrow!!!

WOOOOOOOOO!!!
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Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Has anyone who's been to a show on this tour checked out the merch? Trying to get an idea of what they have.
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I'm prepared to spend a ridiculous amount on a tour shirt. How ridiculous depends on how good the design is and how much I spend during the day at Amoeba and Rasputin lol.

I'm so excited for this I don't know how I'm gonna sleep.
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I'd love a good looking show poster/lithograph but I don't think they're doing them. Easy money for a band like this.
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Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

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I'm prepared to spend a ridiculous amount on a tour shirt. How ridiculous depends on how good the design is and how much I spend during the day at Amoeba and Rasputin lol.

I'm so excited for this I don't know how I'm gonna sleep.
I passed on the shirts because everything they had at the booth (at least shirt wise) they have on their official site. $35 for a shirt had to be the cheapest I've seen for a "big" show like this.

The show in Berkeley was amazing. I've loved the band's music for over 14 years and I've never seen them live. It was like a dream come true, as cheesy as that sounds.

When they played a stripped-down version of "Wandering Star", my face almost melted off.

Thought Forms was also really great.
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Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Yeah that was incredible. Really one of the best shows I've ever been to. So glad I had the chance.
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Yeah that was incredible. Really one of the best shows I've ever been to. So glad I had the chance.
One of the best non-Portishead moments of the night were handfuls of people trying to start the 'slow clap' to ultimate failure
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Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Damn, I missed them here in LA.
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Awesome show. Loved the theater, the stage, the lights, the screen and video effects, and of course the actual performance...hated the merch prices lol.

Fun time overall, too. Went with a great group. Didn't make it to the Noothgrush show lol.
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Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

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Awesome show. Loved the theater, the stage, the lights, the screen and video effects, and of course the actual performance...hated the merch prices lol.

Fun time overall, too. Went with a great group. Didn't make it to the Noothgrush show lol.
Same here!

It sounds lame but the only reason why I didn't go is because I didn't feel like driving back to Berkeley the second night in a row.

The merch prices for at least shirts were surprisingly decent. When I saw Sade with John Legend in Oakland a couple months ago, shirts were almost $50.

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