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Old 19th February 2010, 21:54   #211
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Well each to his own! I wouldn't even go for free!
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Old 22nd February 2010, 17:36   #212
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I know people who are actually interested in going for 'Rock' in India! And these people are ready to pay the full amount.
Apparently the show was a disaster for the organizers (DNA). In Bangalore, only about 2500 people attended (compared to 15000+ during Maiden and Machinehead).
Here are some pictures:

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This is a classic example of trying to force a correlation. A result of unscientific statistics that people in market research do. Album sales 10 yrs back, need not translate to huge number of attendees.
A 19 yr old will travel across the country to watch an Iron Maiden, Judas Priest or Black Sabbath. No one is traveling even 10 blocks to watch Backstreet boys. Passionate pops followers are VERY rare (probably the 2500 odd that attended the concert).
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Old 22nd February 2010, 18:09   #213
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Sweet! The organisers deserve it!

As you rightly pointed out, metalheads are a loyal and passionate bunch. We travel across cities just to watch a show and we love our music. Proof: Artists like Iron Maiden and Ozzy are still playing to sold out arenas all across the world since the late seveties till present date. At a typical Maiden show, you'll see folks ranging from 15 year olds to 60 year olds

Backstreet boys were just a fad, flavor of the month! The music they released (which wasn't composed or played by them) doesn't have the longevity to warrant a successful turnout to their re-union tour atleast here India.
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Old 22nd February 2010, 18:22   #214
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Apparently the show was a disaster for the organizers (DNA). In Bangalore, only about 2500 people attended (compared to 15000+ during Maiden and Machinehead).
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A 19 yr old will travel across the country to watch an Iron Maiden, Judas Priest or Black Sabbath. No one is traveling even 10 blocks to watch Backstreet boys. Passionate pops followers are VERY rare (probably the 2500 odd that attended the concert).
I like this.
True and I really don't believe that there is any passion in following the Pop music of the past 15 years. They are just songs that are one-hit-wonders or songs-that-are-played-so-often-by-mainstream-music-channels that they won't get out of your head - like a really bad idea!

The attendance has been the best news I've had in days!.
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Old 22nd February 2010, 22:19   #215
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Very true about loyal metalheads travelling far and wide..to give an example -
I travelled all the way from Pune to Bangalore for just the show and came back the next day when Maiden first played in 2007. I listened to that great band back in 1993 for the first time and never ever thought that I would be able to see a live show (atleast in India)

I guess it shows the organisers the difference in the mainstream pop crowd and the metal crowd. 2500 crowd is a laugh...atleast 10 times that for the first Maiden gig!
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@Abhay: In 2007 I was in my final semester in College. I, along with 15-20 guys, travelled all the way from Kharagpur to Bangalore. We had to bunk our labs, classes etc.
One of the best sights in my life, ever, was from that afternoon. Wherever you looked around on M.G. Road, you could see metalheads in band T-shirts. Tens of guys in black t-shirts

Coming back to Rock-n-India, I had always expected the turnout to be low. I was expecting them to just touch ~10k. I had no idea though, that pop music fades so fast, and to such lows.
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Lamb of God is playing Bangalore on May 15th
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wow! although I am not a big fan of that style its still metal, so might have to come down to Bangalore again any other bands playing? Surprised that LoG are making the trip though..when the hell will Priest come down here?
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Lamb of God is playing Bangalore on May 15th
\m/___(-_-)___\m/

Any more details?
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\m/___(-_-)___\m/

Any more details?

(1) It is official. It is on the LOG website as well.
(2) Organizer: Overture India
(3) Festival: Summer Storm
(4) Opening bands: Don't know yet
(5) Venue: Palace grounds
(6) Tickets: To go on sale in a few days
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Thats great news.. But I wish Ozzy, cradle of filth tour india..
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Thats great news.. But I wish Ozzy, cradle of filth tour india..
Never can it happen. Ozzy might, but not the Filth!

I wanted Slipknot to perform in India!
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Lamb of God is playing Bangalore on May 15th
Thats some really awesome news!! Looking forward to it....

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Thats great news.. But I wish Ozzy, cradle of filth tour india..
I am sure Ozzy no longer can! The Prince Of Darkness is, well, old!
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naveen, Ozzy's voice is gone but some guys older than him are still rocking.
Case in point, Dio and the rest of Sabbath
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I wish they bring the Ozzfest here! I watched an Ozzfest DVD where Sabbath w Ozzy were the headlining act. That performance was so awesome, I get goosebumps whenever I watch it.

I hope that even Mustaine brings his Gigantour festival to India, now that he's seen with his own eyes the kind of fanbase that India has.

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