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Damon Albarn @ Arena

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Written on: 31.05.2014 22:25
Posts: 1229
So, what's the general consensus here? Will it be jam f'in packed or will it be an easygoing, quiet Arena show, well-visited but not overcrowded?

I can't figure it out, because on one hand, he is the only headliner this year to play the Arena stage, and there's barely anything else playing at the same time (except that all of the metallers are going nuts with Deftones, Corrections House and The Ocean elsewhere on the site), but on the other, he was by far the least well-received out of all the announced headliners.

He barely broke 650 likes, when the news item was posted on Facebook. Contrast that to Outkast's massive 8.500 likes, Stones' 11.000 likes, Trentemøller's 2.800 likes and, I can't remember how many Major Lazer got, but it was more than Trentemøller...

Even Hymns from Nineveh had more likes thrown after him, when he was announced.

So what will it be? I'm curious because I really want to catch both mr. Albarn and Deftones!
Written on: 01.06.2014 01:44
Christian Forslund
Posts: 342
My initial thought was that I must see Damon Albarn, since I have seen both Blur and gorillaz on Roskilde and liked it. But I really want to see Deftones and Damons solomusic doesn't sound that interesting (he might also play something from his former two bands), so I don't expect to see Albarn.
But I never understood the idea with headliners playing Arena. A headliner should play orange, or it shouldn't be a headliner. This year it doesn't clash with another headiner, but the idea is the same. If you can't pla Orange, then you are not a headliner.
Written on: 01.06.2014 03:31
Posts: 712
I´m afraid it will be packed, since there´s nothing else on at the same time. Don´t mind that much, I can listen to him outside the tent if that´s the case.
Written on: 12.06.2014 17:47
Lars Thønnings
Posts: 4
Yes that probably has been a tough one for the organizers.
Think Arena with area outside Can take 30.000 - 35.000 people. The same amount at orange would look a little empty. I Think they did right - but we Will see.
I remember that Alanis Morrisette played Arena once. Huge mistake - 50.000+ showed up and no one had a Good time.
Think Albarns new album is great, but I would prefer to listen to the show from "the two lakes" beside the tent.
I usualy get pain in my back after too many standing up concerts during the festival - so I look forward to lying down with a cold one and mr. Albarn in my ears.
...and better with a crowded Arena than a empty Orange.

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