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#1 MintyBiscuit

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

So one of my favourite bands, They Might Be Giants, are finally touring Australia again biggrin.gif Last time they toured they only played 18+ venues and I was a couple of months shy, so missed out. They're playing Groovin the Moo and we're heading along to that, but the Sydney sideshow is on a day we can't make it.
So, DH suggests I fly down to Melbourne to see them, have a nice night on my own in a fancy hotel and fly back the next day. It would be an early bday present for me. DH got to see them last time they toured so he's happy to just see them the once at the festival.
Sooooooo, is it a completely over the top thing to do that I'm 99% sure I'm going to do anyway? And any Melbourne TMBG fans heading along to the show? Tounge1.gif

#2 Marchioness Flea

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

It's not at all over the top!
Just make sure you buy a tour t shirt and whatever else they sell on the night original.gif

#3 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

DH and I both flew down to Melbourne from NQld to see the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra play the music of Dr Who.

Completely extravagant.  TOTALLY worth it!

#4 Leslie Knope

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Go for it! biggrin.gif

#5 Zahhy

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

Do it.
Do it.
Do it.
Do it.
Do it.

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#6 Coffeegirl

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

Need a partner in crime?   I'd be happy to fly down to Melb and see them with you, but DH might get mad original.gif

We've been fans for over 20 years!  

Even managed to convert my children.  Especially when Constananople appeared on PS3 Dance Central!  tongue.gif

#7 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:01 AM

go for it!!!!!!!!!!!

#8 1975ladybug

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

No way, I have flown from Sydney to Perth to see Kyile when she resumed her concerts after being treated for breast cancer.

#9 GoneWithTheWhinge

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:10 AM

Wow, how cool is that?! Sounds a fab birthday treat.

#10 Chaos in stereo

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:14 AM

No, not over the top. If you think about how much you went out when you didn't have kids (assumption here), I think you can justify a big blowout for a band you really love. I'd totally go if I was you.

#11 Ireckon

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

QUOTE (Soprano-Cat @ 06/02/2013, 09:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DH and I both flew down to Melbourne from NQld to see the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra play the music of Dr Who.

Completely extravagant.  TOTALLY worth it!


Right before Christmas, we spent almost $1k to take DH, myself and our two oldest to see the Doctor Who music in Sydney. It broke us, right before the festive season, but the experience was worth so much more than the monetary value.

I'm in the 'go for it' camp.

#12 CourtesanNewton

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:21 AM

DO IT!!!
I think my brother will go over to see them in Melbourne, but my budget won't stretch that far unfortunately sad.gif
They are freakin legends.

ETA GAH! THEY"RE PLAYING IN ADELAIDE!!! AAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Edited by redkris, 07 February 2013 - 10:22 AM.


#13 Wahootifandango

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

I did not know about the sideshow until right now - thanks!

I will definetly be going along to this - you should do it!

#14 Wahootifandango

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:28 AM

I did not know about the sideshow until right now - thanks!

I will definetly be going along to this - you should do it!

#15 Leggy

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

Sounds like a wonderful early birthday treat to me! If you're both ok with it and with the costs, then why not go for it?

#16 Tobias'smum

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:35 AM

i am seeing if we can afford to send DH to sydney from perth for a concert for his 30th i would love to go i missed out last time as i was pregnant but it might be too much for us both to go

#17 Schmig

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

Do it. And take me with you.I am in Melbourne and I have no one to go with.

#18 MintyBiscuit

Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

Ah, you lovely bunch of enablers biggrin.gif

Spanner in the works though - Tool are playing in Sydney the next night. Cannot miss Tool, will already see TMBG at Groovin the Moo. Trying to decide if the night all alone in a lovely hotel room will be enough to give me the stamina to do back to back concerts ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif

When I was younger I wouldn't have hesitated at any of this, and would often do 2-3 gigs a week. This makes me feel old. And also grateful we don't really spend money on any other form of entertainment unsure.gif




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