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Been to see some talentless gits on stage recently? Had your enjoyment spoiled by a twat with an iPad filming the whole thing? Been bottled off? Tell us all

(, Thu 25 Jul 2013, 14:00)
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James Brown - Dubai 1999
So the show starts, and first out on stage is this Las Vegas looking showgirl who does a "Best of James Brown" set, maybe 5 songs.
Then J B comes on, and does about three songs, and then it's time for a lunch break. This fucking magician comes on stage for about 20 minutes and fucks about with some hoops, and does some other stuff that we can't really see.
Then some choir comes onstage for a bit, and J B joins them for the last few songs.
He was probably on stage for half an hour.
Tickets were about £50 each as well.
(, Mon 29 Jul 2013, 10:41, 9 replies)
James Brown was fucking dreadful for his last ten years or more.
He could barely stand at the mic for a minute at a time. It was more like a covers band occasionally wheeling out a mad old duffer in a cape.
(, Mon 29 Jul 2013, 11:04, closed)
I've seen JB too early 2000's just before he popped his clogs
and he was incredible. His band are amazing they are so tight. Admittedly JB was a bit doddery and he played a keyboard that wasn't switched on for a couple of bars till a roady helped him out. But he still had that voice and he was a proper showman even though he was Ill and in his 70's. When he was on stage he kicked ass I didn't begrudge him a few rests... it's the Godfather of Soul for fuck sake.

He was apearing as part of a festival so I didn't pay just to see him, but that tent was jumping I can tell you
(, Mon 29 Jul 2013, 11:23, closed)
We appear to disagree on this point.
I hereby pledge to hold an internet grudge against you for all of eternity.
(, Mon 29 Jul 2013, 12:49, closed)
I thought we've done that already
you utter utter cunt

(, Mon 29 Jul 2013, 13:33, closed)
I need some sort of spreadsheet of people I'm supposed to be upset with.

(, Mon 29 Jul 2013, 16:02, closed)

(, Mon 29 Jul 2013, 16:12, closed)
I seem to remember being told that he conducted the band with his limbs, and that he would fine band members for cocking up.
Hence the "I gotcha!" in Sex Machine(?) (I can't remember which track) is actually him telling the drummer off because he was slightly late in his timing.

Or something.
(, Mon 29 Jul 2013, 12:44, closed)

limbs penis
(, Mon 29 Jul 2013, 13:01, closed)
His autobiography makes interesting reading
I think that is true, all the nice touches people thought he was putting in were a code to the band.By all accounts he was a masive asshole, ripped off lesser artists and creaked when he walked but still fucking brilliant. He played Reading about 6-7 years ago. Did a 15 minte version of sex machine and hardly left the stage, great to see him before he popped his clogs.
(, Mon 29 Jul 2013, 13:05, closed)

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