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    Posted: September 07 2013 at 23:52
Long: 150 minutes or longer

Medium: between 95 and 150 minutes

Short: 95 minutes or shorter

When I shop for DVDs I prefer the longer ones. Most of my prog DVDs are long DVDs (definition above). However when I go to a live show, I prefer short ones.  That's because I like to take in music in small doses. Long concerts are excruciating both for the musicians and for the audience.
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4 minutes and 33 seconds

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kotro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2013 at 04:28
Depends on the music, I guess. I've been to 4-hours concerts that I loved each minute from, and 40 minutes ones I wished were shorter.



Edited by Kotro - September 08 2013 at 04:29
Bigger on the inside.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2013 at 10:37
My favourite DVD is Yes Symphonic and my favourite gig that I attended was from that same tour. That's about 3 hours. However 3 hrs from most bands would be tedious.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wanorak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2013 at 11:35
3 Hours. I've been to two Marillion Weekends now and a couple of shows were over 3 hours and they were transcendant!!
A GREAT YEAR FOR PROG!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2013 at 12:42
Originally posted by mongofa mongofa wrote:

4 minutes and 33 seconds

 
Not very progressive, I would imagine!
 
Confused
 
Ohh wait ... prog! That fits! Wink
 
I better leave here, before PA decides on a size for the prog/progressive definition!


Edited by moshkito - September 10 2013 at 14:17
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Originally posted by mongofa mongofa wrote:

4 minutes and 33 seconds

About as long as the average Joy Division song.LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2013 at 12:47
Hi,
 
Though I had the opportunity to see Pink Floyd in their early days, I can't say that ... shorter is something I enjoy ... I DON'T.
 
But if all we can take a look at is the length ... and not the music ... we might as well quit right here ... we're more lemmings and a social bunch than I even thought or believed!
 
Embarrassed
 
Confused
 
Cool


Edited by moshkito - September 08 2013 at 12:55
... none of the hits, none of the time ... now you know what the inner art is all about!
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2 hours is perfect for me.

Add a 20 minutes encore and it's even better.
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Depends on the group and their setlist of course. I've been to 3 Rush concerts featuring around 3 total hours of material each. With the first two, I was like MORE MORE at the end, but with this past one I saw this May, I found myself thinking alright, that's enough, I'm satisfied. Any longer and I would have felt they were overstaying their welcome. But the setlist for this past tour wasn't quite as strong as the others IMO. The best of the three was the Time Machine tour.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2013 at 21:02
At least 2 and a half hours for prog--I want my money's worthLOL plus you never know with the groups I like--it may be their last.Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RedNightmareKing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2013 at 22:04
Each one I've seen was good.

Roger Waters was a solid 2 hours, performed the whole Wall.

Steven Wilson was two and a half hours, perfect. Nice encore with Radioactive Toy there.

Opeth/Katatonia was good. Katatonia was a very boring hour. Opeth, however, could have easily played around two and a half hours rather than just two. Blackwater Park as an encore was spectacular though.
I consider drone metal to be progressive...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TODDLER Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2013 at 22:51
I would like to travel back in time to the late 70's and watch...THE ENID....perform for 2 hrs.  Robert John Godfrey, Francis Lickerish,, and Stephen Stewart ..the 3 founding members at the Hammersmith and other gigs. It was a magical period that I didn't discover until 2001.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2013 at 03:16
Originally posted by TODDLER TODDLER wrote:

I would like to travel back in time to the late 70's and watch...THE ENID....perform for 2 hrs.  Robert John Godfrey, Francis Lickerish,, and Stephen Stewart ..the 3 founding members at the Hammersmith and other gigs. It was a magical period that I didn't discover until 2001.
It was indeed, I saw them many many times in back then, including the famous Hammersmith gig, even the live albums (as good as they are) do not do justice to the experience of being there.Clap
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Originally posted by mongofa mongofa wrote:

4 minutes and 33 seconds





Edited by bloodnarfer - September 09 2013 at 09:37
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Am I sitting near a bathroom? 

How much does a beer cost? 

Do I have to get up for work the next day? 

Did I go with my buddy or my disinterested girlfriend? 

How late does the train run? 

Am I really into this particular band this year? 

How is the sound? 

Is this an outdoor venue?  How is the weather?  




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Originally posted by altaeria altaeria wrote:


Am I sitting near a bathroom? there is a half mile hike to the nearest latrine, there is a one mile queue leading to it and you can smell it from a mile and a half away, it was declared out of order three hours ago.

How much does a beer cost? roughly five times the gdp of Ethiopia

Do I have to get up for work the next day? yup, it's also month-end and quotas are down; and there are rumours of layoffs, management are looking closely for tardy slackers.

Did I go with my buddy or my disinterested girlfriend? both, and she's even more disinterested now that your soon to be ex-buddy is plying her with drink and smutty innuendo. 

How late does the train run? fifteen minutes after the band announces the last number - you will miss the  end of that song, and the standing ovation, the three encores (where they will play your favourite song that they dropped from their concert set-lists thirty years ago) and unfortunately, the last train

Am I really into this particular band this year? absolutely, they're your favouritist band in the whole world ever and the original singer has just rejoined the band after an absence of twelve years, unfortunately he's had a sex-change since then and is really into disco now.

How is the sound? you know that green semi-solid residue that separates out of milk left that's been left in the fridge for several months? Well if you collect that up and ram it into your ears using a q-tip and a turkey baster so that it starts to dribble out of your nose and tear ducts, even that won't distract you from the excruciating pain created by the travesty of noise that constitutes the sound system.


Is this an outdoor venue?  How is the weather?  yup, it's surprisingly quite pleasant, the sun is shining, the air is warm with the faintest hint of a breeze, there isn't a cloud in the sky, which is a nice change from the last five days torrential rain that's turned the concert arena into a reenactment of the battle of the Somme.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CPicard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2013 at 15:18
I remember having played for 5 hours with my prog band.

But everyone left after 20 minutes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2013 at 16:49
Originally posted by CPicard CPicard wrote:

I remember having played for 5 hours with my prog band.

But everyone left after 20 minutes.

Did you realise at the time or were you told later?Tongue
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