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No Croydon gig this year?

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Why arent the band going back to Croydon to finish the tour off like they did last year? It wws such an excellent gig and seeing the band live in that smaller place made it feel very intermet. They should go back there
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It was a bit of an afterthought last year, wasn't it? I seem to remember that it was tacked on to the end of the tour quite late in the day. I agree, though, it was a good gig. Much better that I expected, given the venue.
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I'm pleased about it. Was extremely pissed off to have bagged a front row seat and wasn't able to sit in it as would have seen fuck all with all the people standing in front of the stage. Seated venues like that with this type of band are a BAD idea.
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Ravenette wrote:I'm pleased about it. Was extremely pissed off to have bagged a front row seat and wasn't able to sit in it as would have seen fuck all with all the people standing in front of the stage. Seated venues like that with this type of band are a BAD idea.

Should have got a box, Ravenette. No extra charge for seats in them. The four of us had a brilliant view and we could do what we liked without pissing off anyone behind us. Actually, you could have joined us, as a fifth seat got booked but not used. Maybe whoever bought it took one look at us and thought better of it.
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Re: No Croydon gig this year?

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The band booked the date because of how well the roundhouse sold out so quickly. So they added the date at the fairfield halls at the end becaus it holds more than the roundhouse around 150 more people roundhouse is 1.7 thousand croydon is 1.800 thousand
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I guess that's why they have booked the Hammersmith Apollo this year, that venue will handle the London demand in one night.
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The roundhouse holds 3,000 standing or 1,700 seated
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Post by Retrocanary »

I've only been to a small handful of Stranglers gig, but Croydon was my favourite. Great sound, great atmosphere, more intimate feel than Roundhouse. On a personal note, I live 3 miles away and work in Croydon so have a season ticket for Fairfield car park, but I'm sure I can't be the only one in this neck of the wood that wish more bands like The Stranglers would come this way more often.
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