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Old 09-18-2000, 07:52 AM   #26
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Char,
That's not the one. Wembley stadium is an outdoor, soccer arena.The national stadium.(currently being rebuilt).It's been used for concerts before.ie Live aid.
Wembley arena is a much smaller, indoor arena.
Most big artists play there,(Dylan this month)when they can only fit in the odd date. The problem with small venues, is that they cannot support public demand, for only one show. If he came here for a series of dates,rather than a one off, that would be okay.
For a one off,like Dylan.W.E.would be perfect.

Frank.
(He might have problems filling the old wembley stadium...LoL.)
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Old 09-18-2000, 11:10 AM   #27
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quote:Originally posted by sundownbuff:
Frank,
I really don't want it any place really big. It should be small and intimate, just for his true family. You, CJ, Char, Silver Heels, Florian, and other true fans that post on this sight. But, why talk about last concert, I want to leave this earth before he does. I better go to work Isound rather sad this morning. Have a good day.
Betty


Betty, dont let all this talk upset you.
Gord would never play any of the really
BIG venues. He doesnt like them. And like
you and he I also prefer the smaller intimate
venues and have already suggested the Royal
Festival Hall. After all, he's been away a
long time, has had no hits over here and his
fan base is widely scattered nationwide. I
doubt he would fill the RAH these days. Even
in May '81 it was not a capacity house. I know.I was there. It was his penultimate UK concert
- the last was at the Dominion Theatre in London and it was a disaster. I'll email you
direct if you want to know about it. Cheer up, Bettykins, all is well in Lightfootland )

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Old 09-18-2000, 11:10 AM   #28
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quote:Originally posted by sundownbuff:
Frank,
I really don't want it any place really big. It should be small and intimate, just for his true family. You, CJ, Char, Silver Heels, Florian, and other true fans that post on this sight. But, why talk about last concert, I want to leave this earth before he does. I better go to work Isound rather sad this morning. Have a good day.
Betty


Betty, dont let all this talk upset you.
Gord would never play any of the really
BIG venues. He doesnt like them. And like
you and he I also prefer the smaller intimate
venues and have already suggested the Royal
Festival Hall. After all, he's been away a
long time, has had no hits over here and his
fan base is widely scattered nationwide. I
doubt he would fill the RAH these days. Even
in May '81 it was not a capacity house. I know.I was there. It was his penultimate UK concert
- the last was at the Dominion Theatre in London and it was a disaster. I'll email you
direct if you want to know about it. Cheer up, Bettykins, all is well in Lightfootland )

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Old 09-18-2000, 11:38 AM   #29
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I can solve the dilemma - Gord could play at a pool party at my place!
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Wembley arena can hold about 11,000 or if it's re-configured to a smaller seating plan, about 6,000 right Frank? That smaller size would be good for Gord although it is pretty large compared to the places he usually plays - even when he was a big draw. 3 nights at Massey is only about 9,000 people - back in the 70's he filled it for 10 shows! Do you think he could fill a 6,000 hall for one night? Is there a smaller hall about the size of Massey Hall around the London area? There must be so many wonderful places! Does the inside of Massey Hall resemble the theatres there? It's not nearly as old (100+) the historical ones in England and definitely nothing to look at on the outside but I mean the interior? Have you been to Massey?, I can't remember if you said you had. Are you coming in May? You guys over there should write to Gord/Barry Harvey and plead your case! It might get him thinking....
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Old 09-18-2000, 11:38 AM   #30
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I can solve the dilemma - Gord could play at a pool party at my place!
LOL
Wembley arena can hold about 11,000 or if it's re-configured to a smaller seating plan, about 6,000 right Frank? That smaller size would be good for Gord although it is pretty large compared to the places he usually plays - even when he was a big draw. 3 nights at Massey is only about 9,000 people - back in the 70's he filled it for 10 shows! Do you think he could fill a 6,000 hall for one night? Is there a smaller hall about the size of Massey Hall around the London area? There must be so many wonderful places! Does the inside of Massey Hall resemble the theatres there? It's not nearly as old (100+) the historical ones in England and definitely nothing to look at on the outside but I mean the interior? Have you been to Massey?, I can't remember if you said you had. Are you coming in May? You guys over there should write to Gord/Barry Harvey and plead your case! It might get him thinking....
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Old 09-18-2000, 01:18 PM   #31
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As Frank says, The Albert Hall is out. The last time he played there was May 1981 if my scrap book serves me well ! There's a great venue on my doorstep - The Preston Guild Hall. A nice intimate hall. Failing that - my front room ! Anywhere in UK would do!


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Old 09-18-2000, 01:18 PM   #32
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As Frank says, The Albert Hall is out. The last time he played there was May 1981 if my scrap book serves me well ! There's a great venue on my doorstep - The Preston Guild Hall. A nice intimate hall. Failing that - my front room ! Anywhere in UK would do!


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Old 09-18-2000, 02:29 PM   #33
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Al,
You Brits need to get a letter campaign in the works!
It just may work and he'll come back over before he stops touring altogether!
won't hurt to try!
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Old 09-18-2000, 02:29 PM   #34
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Al,
You Brits need to get a letter campaign in the works!
It just may work and he'll come back over before he stops touring altogether!
won't hurt to try!
Char
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Old 09-18-2000, 02:32 PM   #35
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Silver Heels,
You in fact,initially mentioned The AH,not the FH. The FH is in fact, a large venue.
Larger than the WE, which I mentioned.
The topic was originally about a one off last concert.
Do you think he would come all the way to Britain to play a small venue,in a one off.
I dont think so! you have to make a profit!

Frank.
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Old 09-18-2000, 02:32 PM   #36
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Silver Heels,
You in fact,initially mentioned The AH,not the FH. The FH is in fact, a large venue.
Larger than the WE, which I mentioned.
The topic was originally about a one off last concert.
Do you think he would come all the way to Britain to play a small venue,in a one off.
I dont think so! you have to make a profit!

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Old 09-18-2000, 03:39 PM   #37
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Dear Frank, Maybe if you wrote his wife a letter telling her all about the wonderful things you ould do in England she was influence him to go. Sometimes it takes a womens touch to get the job done. That is how life is.
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Old 09-18-2000, 03:39 PM   #38
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Dear Frank, Maybe if you wrote his wife a letter telling her all about the wonderful things you ould do in England she was influence him to go. Sometimes it takes a womens touch to get the job done. That is how life is.
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Old 09-18-2000, 03:40 PM   #39
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Silverheels, Yes I would like that info, do you have my e-mail address?
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Old 09-18-2000, 03:40 PM   #40
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Silverheels, Yes I would like that info, do you have my e-mail address?
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Old 09-18-2000, 04:16 PM   #41
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AL(Painter),
Anywhere UK is fine...!LoL
Why should it be in London!?
I agree with you...
So you're from Lancashire,Great place...

Frank.
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Old 09-18-2000, 04:16 PM   #42
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AL(Painter),
Anywhere UK is fine...!LoL
Why should it be in London!?
I agree with you...
So you're from Lancashire,Great place...

Frank.
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Old 09-18-2000, 04:37 PM   #43
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Frank, my suggestion of the Royal Festival Hall was made to Barry Harvey. I only today
mentioned it to Betty on this site.
And the plan was to tie it in with some
tv, to make it worth his while.
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Old 09-18-2000, 04:37 PM   #44
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Frank, my suggestion of the Royal Festival Hall was made to Barry Harvey. I only today
mentioned it to Betty on this site.
And the plan was to tie it in with some
tv, to make it worth his while.
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Old 09-18-2000, 05:10 PM   #45
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I know I'm getting off the thread here. What was a last concert, I now want to turn into a tour ! I agree, he wouldn't come to England to play one small venue but I'm sure he could still fill say half a dozen such venues throughout the UK. I don't think the profit thing would be such an issue at this stage of his career. More to do with him knowing the interest is here. You're right Char, we need to tell him. Silver Heels started a bit of a campaign some time ago. We need to get that moving again. So, that final concert could be in England ! Hey, that could be why he hasn't been back for so long - he's saving himself !
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I know I'm getting off the thread here. What was a last concert, I now want to turn into a tour ! I agree, he wouldn't come to England to play one small venue but I'm sure he could still fill say half a dozen such venues throughout the UK. I don't think the profit thing would be such an issue at this stage of his career. More to do with him knowing the interest is here. You're right Char, we need to tell him. Silver Heels started a bit of a campaign some time ago. We need to get that moving again. So, that final concert could be in England ! Hey, that could be why he hasn't been back for so long - he's saving himself !
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Old 09-18-2000, 05:16 PM   #47
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Al, darling Al, you are so funny! Gord will be right here at home for that last show or I'lllllllll.......I'll have a tantrum right there in front of Massey Hall!LOL
I'm sure he thinks I'm bonkers now that everyone has mentioned my name across the US all summer at every concert so it wouldn't be a surprise to see me flinging myself all over the sidewalk!
No kidding - start writing to him and ask for a response too!
Char
You've all expressed where you WANT the last one to be but I know where it WILL be!
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Old 09-18-2000, 05:16 PM   #48
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Al, darling Al, you are so funny! Gord will be right here at home for that last show or I'lllllllll.......I'll have a tantrum right there in front of Massey Hall!LOL
I'm sure he thinks I'm bonkers now that everyone has mentioned my name across the US all summer at every concert so it wouldn't be a surprise to see me flinging myself all over the sidewalk!
No kidding - start writing to him and ask for a response too!
Char
You've all expressed where you WANT the last one to be but I know where it WILL be!
LOL
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Old 09-18-2000, 05:37 PM   #49
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I'll tell you what, all this talk of a last concert is starting to give me the creeps. There will be no last concert - he will play on forever - wherever it may be !

Frank - I've lived in Lancashire for nearly 22 years now but I'm originally from Surrey. Both great places.


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Old 09-18-2000, 05:37 PM   #50
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I'll tell you what, all this talk of a last concert is starting to give me the creeps. There will be no last concert - he will play on forever - wherever it may be !

Frank - I've lived in Lancashire for nearly 22 years now but I'm originally from Surrey. Both great places.


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