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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2018 edited
    I have just seen that JW is coming to London on October 26 for a concert with LSO at the Royal Albert Hall.
    https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets … n-concert/

    shocked
    Kazoo
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      CommentAuthorArtworks
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2018
    Just read it on Facebook. This will be a once in a lifetime concert, hopefully I will be able to get tickets smile Had tickets for his Tanglewood concert in 2015, where he sadly had to cancel. Never thought I would get another chance to see him in concert! Fingers crossed smile
  1. Awfully tempting even for me here in Germany. I didn't think Williams would cross the pond ever again, this really might be a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Wish I had money. slant
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      CommentAuthorArtworks
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2018
    This will be sold out in a heartbeat. They really should do a double show for something like this.
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      CommentAuthorLSH
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2018
    Oh Lord.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2018
    I can't believe this is possibly happening. Hope I'm able to get a ticket.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2018
    It seems like everyone and their grandmother have a ticket already.

    I also noticed the ticket price would be around £80 (from a Facebook post Dave Norris made).

    I seriously doubt I'm going to get a ticket -- except maybe in the worst possible seats, if I'm lucky.
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2018
    It does seem like a lot of people already have tickets, but the vast majority of them aren't released for sale until Friday. It's a very large venue so hopefully we'll be OK.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2018
    It has prompted me to reminisce about his last UK appearance, in 1998, when he did one concert of the traditional favourites in Birmingham, repeated it over the following two days in London, then did a completely different programme over the following two days which included far less common stuff (like his tuba concerto). Five days in a row! Those were glorious days for film music concerts in the UK. It's virtually all films-live-with-orchestra these days (which I have literally no interest in and honestly can't see the point of) - I really didn't think Mr Williams would ever come back.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2018
    Nobody did. I didn't even think he would ever return to Europe.
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2018
    Also in 1998 I saw Jerry Goldsmith and John Barry (and quite possibly Elmer Bernstein). Happy days.
    • CommentAuthorMogens
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2018
    My friend Jesper secured us tickets today, and frankly I still can't believe it! I didn't expect ever to have the chance to see John Williams in concert. To say that I look forward to this is the understatement of the century!
    Luminous beings are we.. Not this crude matter.
  2. Southall wrote
    It's virtually all films-live-with-orchestra these days (which I have literally no interest in and honestly can't see the point of) - I really didn't think Mr Williams would ever come back.


    I think the reason they keep doing them is that they're one of the best ways for orchestras to make money these days. That's the case around here anyway. All the live-to-picture concerts sell out. But our symphony is literally giving away seats to their Bernstein/Stravinsky concert in a couple weeks. As long as the live-to-picture concerts keep doing so well I think you can expect to see them for a long time yet.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2018
    Yeah. I’ve got no problem with them happening, loads of people evidently love them. They’re just not for me. The whole appeal of film music to me is when it functions on its own, as I’m sure we all believe the best of it does, and that sort of event seems to rather undermine that.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2018
    I'm with James. Film concerts are nothing more than glorified cinema-going.
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2018
    You miserable grinches!
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      CommentAuthorLSH
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2018
    Definitely going to try and secure a ticket for this on Friday, but not holding out much hope. Would be a great opportunity for a meet-up if a decent number of us make it.
  3. Thor wrote
    I'm with James. Film concerts are nothing more than glorified cinema-going.


    Come on, Thor. Don’t you love listening to a complete score in chronological order? I would think these concerts were exactly your kind of thing! wink
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2018
    Through some terribly poor prioritisation I missed out on Poledouris.
    This will not happen again.
    I am there.
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2018
    Well. I will not be going after all because it sold out. Very disappointed.
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      CommentAuthorArtworks
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2018
    No ticket! Went from 2760 to 44 in line and then the "sold out" message appeared. I wonder what the odds are for a second concert? Probably not going to happen. sad
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2018
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2018
    Crazy stuff!

    Through some sheer luck, me and a friend (and his girlfriend) managed to secure three tickets. But when we entered the digital line a few minutes before 9 (10 local time), we were in the 600s. Just a few minutes later, I noticed people were 3000-something in line.

    Bloody shame you didn't get tickets, James. As I said elsewhere, there's no WAY all the 5000 who have a ticket now, will be there on the day. So there's hope for cancelled tickets?

    Also, I MIGHT sell mine, if I get press accreditation. But you probably need two.
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2018
    Shame you didn't got a ticket James. Perhaps they'll add an extra concert later?

    I got a ticket too, and my girlfriend, brother and Mario. This was tense! I was working in my house and calling and messaging with Mario in between works. dizzy
    Kazoo
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      CommentAuthorLSH
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2018
    I was unlucky too. slant
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      CommentAuthorCaliburn
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2018
    I knew how the queue system worked 45 minutes before the tickets went online, and was able to buy 4 tickets as well at 10:00 AM sharp for my three friends and I. I am so happy and I am also sad for the people who cannot go. This whole day is filled with both sad and happy faces...