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Old Yesterday, 01:23 AM
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To be honest, I don’t care about the stage that much. Take a look at the 2010/2011 stages: just a big screen showing the band, and we had fantastic shows. For me, it’s about the music and the passion.

Another example: I’m a big Pink Floyd diehard. I’ve seen a lot of both Roger and David gigs, and three of them in particular comes to mind:

In 2018, Roger came to Brazil with his soccer field sized screen, with tons of lasers, space ships and so on ... but with a flat band, his pre-recorded vocals, terrible backsingers and tons of hyprocritical political speeches and images ... I left during the intermission.

On the other hand, David came in 2015 with just a big screen showing him and the band playing, said two of three words to the audience, but played with such passion and emotion that everybody left feeling like they had witnessed something special. There were more than 55.000 people in there that day. On the contrary, in 2006, I saw him at the Rosemont Theater in Chicago. There wasn’t even a screen, as the place is tiny. The end result was the same.

Bon Jovi used to be all about Jon’s singing and emotion on stage, his interaction with Richie together with Richie’s guitar sound, all put together by a fantastic band. Now that most of that is gone, I couldn’t care less about what the stage looks like.

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Ditto! This is going to be my very first BJ gig and all I care is just being there in the crowd singing the songs and having good time! Since Richie's not there, I don't care about the stage. Frankly, the less I see, the more I feel and I sorta want to pretend it's my good old band I fell in love with.
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A great production definitely adds to the show.
Visuals are the extra touch to a great performance. We are all sensitive to get all our senses stimulated. U2, The Stones, Roger Waters, Muse, Coldplay Rammstein, Metallica. All fantastic performing bands with amazing productions. I really hope Bon Jovi is getting back to their stage designs that they used for the One Wild Night tour, The Bounce Tour, Have a nice day Tour or the WAN tour.

Only Bruce Springsteen truly doesn't care about what it looks like but let's all admit that Jon isn't the performer he used to be and he does not have Springsteens charisma to become the storyteller or the performer that draws the attention to him anymore.

For the money of their tickets and the size of the venues, I hope we get blown away by the production as well as the music / sound.

Sure, the production can never make up for a poor performance so it will be the musical performance that will set the bar for the shows.



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To be honest, I don’t care about the stage that much. Take a look at the 2010/2011 stages: just a big screen showing the band, and we had fantastic shows. For me, it’s about the music and the passion.

Another example: I’m a big Pink Floyd diehard. I’ve seen a lot of both Roger and David gigs, and three of them in particular comes to mind:

In 2018, Roger came to Brazil with his soccer field sized screen, with tons of lasers, space ships and so on ... but with a flat band, his pre-recorded vocals, terrible backsingers and tons of hyprocritical political speeches and images ... I left during the intermission.

On the other hand, David came in 2015 with just a big screen showing him and the band playing, said two of three words to the audience, but played with such passion and emotion that everybody left feeling like they had witnessed something special. There were more than 55.000 people in there that day. On the contrary, in 2006, I saw him at the Rosemont Theater in Chicago. There wasn’t even a screen, as the place is tiny. The end result was the same.

Bon Jovi used to be all about Jon’s singing and emotion on stage, his interaction with Richie together with Richie’s guitar sound, all put together by a fantastic band. Now that most of that is gone, I couldn’t care less about what the stage looks like.

Cheers

Eduardo
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Stage is being set up in Belgium, so I guess the band will spend a few days there to rehearse and test screen, lights, etc. before moving to Moscow.

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Stage is being set up in Belgium, so I guess the band will spend a few days there to rehearse and test screen, lights, etc. before moving to Moscow.

That is true because of the Stageco Production. I was hoping there would be more pictures like this? Where did you find this one?
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Stage is being set up in Belgium, so I guess the band will spend a few days there to rehearse and test screen, lights, etc. before moving to Moscow.
No, they won't. The stage is setup in Belgium because of the production company for most big concert stages being from Belgium. There's 2 concert stages and there'll be subtle differences between them as well. They'll do a run through there with the crew and then take it down for transport. The first time the band will see the stage in person will be in Moscow.

Seeing as Moscow is a 3 day drive from Belgium and they need 3 days to set it up chances are your picture is either from them taking it down or a few days older than today. Going by what the stage looks like I think it's nice but I still prefer the car. I think their car stage is one of the best concert stages I've ever seen.

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Correct. Too bad I didn't think about it any sooner. The place where they 'test' the stage setup is actually in Werchter. Not on the actual festival ground but just a small field nearby. That's where they set it up

Too bad this topic wasn't launched a bit earler - it would have been my cue to drive over there and go and take some pictures

For the WAN tour, since the stage was pretty particular, some photos made it to the press and they published it. This time, even if it's all gonna look cool, people over there get to see new stages all the time, so they won't be bothered to take photos of it.

At the same time, on the festivalground itself, they have started to prepare for the ROCK Werchter festival itself, so there also a lot of construction going on.

The only thing I am affraid of is that they won't be using their own stage in Werchter, but they will use the Rock Werchter stage. I hope not, but I think so.

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No, they won't. The stage is setup in Belgium because of the production company for most big concert stages being from Belgium. There's 2 concert stages and there'll be subtle differences between them as well. They'll do a run through there with the crew and then take it down for transport. The first time the band will see the stage in person will be in Moscow.

Seeing as Moscow is a 3 day drive from Belgium and they need 3 days to set it up chances are your picture is either from them taking it down or a few days older than today. Going by what the stage looks like I think it's nice but I still prefer the car. I think their car stage is one of the best concert stages I've ever seen.

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