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#1 msrushfreak

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 12:04 PM

Like a lot of people, I try to avoid setlist as much as possible, almost never 100% though. I remember at the Snakes and Arrows tour, I knew a little (more than I wanted) and my brother knew nothing, so I was excited how he would react to the surprises. We were in our seats talking with some people in front of us before the show and this chick was about to go into the setlist. I jumped in and BEGGED her not to say anything.
Guess what the bitch did
You guessed right. She blurted out Entre Nous. I never wanted to give someone a roundhouse kick to the face more in my life. We made up for it by snagging a $15 beer she had stashed under her seat.

Any other bad spoiler stories?

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 12:56 PM

I like spoilers--I always have.

always looked for and found my Christmas presents early.

Surprise in my opinion is over-rated.

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 01:28 PM

Yeah I don't get that. Now that we are in the age of the Internet we can find out the set list ahead of time. I think it's great.

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 01:56 PM

View Postmsrushfreak, on 01 July 2015 - 12:04 PM, said:

Like a lot of people, I try to avoid setlist as much as possible, almost never 100% though. I remember at the Snakes and Arrows tour, I knew a little (more than I wanted) and my brother knew nothing, so I was excited how he would react to the surprises. We were in our seats talking with some people in front of us before the show and this chick was about to go into the setlist. I jumped in and BEGGED her not to say anything.
Guess what the bitch did
You guessed right. She blurted out Entre Nous. I never wanted to give someone a roundhouse kick to the face more in my life. We made up for it by snagging a $15 beer she had stashed under her seat.

Any other bad spoiler stories?
Seriously? You got PO'd and retaliated by stealing her beer because some "bitch" near you said the name of a song?? I'm sorry, but I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that the term "class act" has never been used to describe you...

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 02:31 PM

Sorry, but a lot of people take the whole spoiler thing very seriously. Hence the no spoilers thread. When you BEG someone to respect your wishes and months of diligence in not looking at the setlist, only to have the rug pulled out from under you minutes before the show that is beyond rude. I suggest you redefine your definition of "class act"

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 02:51 PM

It's tough today because everyone has access to finding setlists pretty easily. I remember a couple of years ago when I saw Judas Priest, the guy standing in front of me had the setlist printed out on a sheet of paper and was looking at it out in the open before the show. If anyone who was standing by him was curious to what he was reading and took a peek, they would have been spoiled if they were trying to avoid it. The same with anyone looking at the setlist on their phone. Spoilers are everywhere now, so don't think you can always avoid them. Especially on show day if fans around you are talking about it.

What I don't get is this anger the non spoiler fans have towards finding out a song the band is playing? Instead of being pissed, when that person told me they were playing Entre Nous, my reaction would have been "Entre Nous? No f'ing way!! Holy shit, I can't wait to hear it!!" I mean you're already at the show at this point, what's it matter if you find something out just a little while before the band hits the stage?

The person who mentioned the song may have been really excited they were playing it and just blurted it out without even thinking. I doubt they were trying to spoil things for you specifically.

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 07:56 PM

View PostFOH Lights, on 01 July 2015 - 01:56 PM, said:

View Postmsrushfreak, on 01 July 2015 - 12:04 PM, said:

Like a lot of people, I try to avoid setlist as much as possible, almost never 100% though. I remember at the Snakes and Arrows tour, I knew a little (more than I wanted) and my brother knew nothing, so I was excited how he would react to the surprises. We were in our seats talking with some people in front of us before the show and this chick was about to go into the setlist. I jumped in and BEGGED her not to say anything.
Guess what the bitch did
You guessed right. She blurted out Entre Nous. I never wanted to give someone a roundhouse kick to the face more in my life. We made up for it by snagging a $15 beer she had stashed under her seat.

Any other bad spoiler stories?
Seriously? You got PO'd and retaliated by stealing her beer because some "bitch" near you said the name of a song??

It's pretty ridiculous, isn't it?

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 08:05 PM

In my entire life, this is the only tour where I wanted to be surprised, and thank goodness for that because it was a real pain in the ass avoiding spoilers. Unfollowing Facebook Rush groups, Rush friends, etc to do it. And even that may not be enough. Pre-show party in Chicago, a table full of guys were talking loudly about previous shows. So I got up and walked away. Not a whole lot you can do. Some people are sensitive about it, others either are not OR they are just human and forget themselves.

Suffice it to say, I'll probably never do it again!

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 09:40 PM

The show in Chicago for this tour was my first real concert as well as my first Rush show, and my Dad and I tried pretty diligently to avoid spoilers, but ultimately he was somewhat unsuccessful as he discovered two or three songs they were playing about a month or so before the show and of course felt obligated to let me know. I would've been disappointed when I discovered the couple of spoilers, but based on what they were I was immediately extremely excited and even more pumped for the show.

In the end though, all that really matters is how well you enjoy the show, whether you know the songs ahead of time or not. I mean, it's obvious Rush are always going to play TS, TSOR, and at least part of 2112 on every tour, yet everyone still gets uber-excited when they play those songs, so that pretty much proves it's less about the surprise and more about the experience.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:04 PM

i avoid spoilers as much as possible

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 01:28 PM

I love spoilers because if you avoid them and convince yourself they'll play a certain song or whatever and you've built yourself up and they don't then your gutted (a bit like wishing for a special Christmas present and not getting it)  BUT if you find out they are playing certain songs then your excitement grows as the day of the show approaches,

To get all bent out of shape, call a female a bitch and steal her drink is just acting like a spoilt child and very sad!!

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 09:21 AM

Just to clarify, nobody got "bent out of shape" over it. She understood that it was rude to spoil it for us, and understood about the beer. We shared a few after the show. She now understands what "spoilers" are and that it means a lot to a lot of people. We respect each other. Unlike people who use the anonymity of an online forum to be judgmental douchbags

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 03:18 PM

Yeah if she intentionally spoiled I would be mad...which I pretty much just did, hope I deleted before anyone saw it.

Edited by hcm, 07 July 2015 - 03:22 PM.


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 03:35 PM

View Postmsrushfreak, on 07 July 2015 - 09:21 AM, said:

Just to clarify, nobody got "bent out of shape" over it. She understood that it was rude to spoil it for us, and understood about the beer. We shared a few after the show. She now understands what "spoilers" are and that it means a lot to a lot of people. We respect each other. Unlike people who use the anonymity of an online forum to be judgmental douchbags

Well, maybe you should have included the rest of that in your first post. Because the original story didn't make you come across in a good light. Sometimes adding a few more details makes all the difference.

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 03:37 PM

View Postmsrushfreak, on 07 July 2015 - 09:21 AM, said:

Just to clarify, nobody got "bent out of shape" over it. She understood that it was rude to spoil it for us, and understood about the beer. We shared a few after the show. She now understands what "spoilers" are and that it means a lot to a lot of people. We respect each other. Unlike people who use the anonymity of an online forum to be judgmental douchbags
Awe come on, in your OP, what you described (calling her a bitch and stealing the $15 beer she had stashed under her seat) sounds like a douche bag move. Now, if you'd have mentioned all of this in your OP instead of backpedaling 6 days later, maybe there would have been less "judgement". Don't you think?

For the future, perhaps you should understand that when you start a thread on a public forum, chances are, not everyone is going to share your sentiment and will voice their opposing/different opinions. That's what forums are about. As such, getting bent outta shape because you didn't hear what you wanted to hear is rather naive.

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 04:01 PM

Perhaps you should understand that I didn't want to go into an unnecessarily long story just to ask if anyone had any bad spoiler stories. Your judgmental douchbaggery made it into a "thing" that it didn't need to be.
Just because something isn't important to you doesn't mean it's not important.

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 04:07 PM

View Postmsrushfreak, on 07 July 2015 - 04:01 PM, said:

Perhaps you should understand that I didn't want to go into an unnecessarily long story just to ask if anyone had any bad spoiler stories. Your judgmental douchbaggery made it into a "thing" that it didn't need to be.
Just because something isn't important to you doesn't mean it's not important.

Wow, coming off way too angry aren't we? I can't speak for anyone else but I certainly didn't comment with the intent of being a judgment douchebag. Just giving my thoughts on the topic brought up. I had no bad intentions with what I said.

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 04:15 PM

View Postmsrushfreak, on 07 July 2015 - 04:01 PM, said:

Perhaps you should understand that I didn't want to go into an unnecessarily long story just to ask if anyone had any bad spoiler stories. Your judgmental douchbaggery made it into a "thing" that it didn't need to be.
Just because something isn't important to you doesn't mean it's not important.
I can kind of understand how important it was to you, my Friend. What I don't understand is the pointless and immature retaliation, after the fact. If your biggest tragedy that night was that someone said the name of a song before you wanted to hear it, then I want YOUR life. There are bigger things to get upset about.

Further, your continued "douche bag" comments only confirm your level of immaturity. Clearly, you need to grow a thicker skin. At this point, it's probably better just to let this thread die...

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 04:23 PM

First she was a bitch, whose beer you took and who you wanted to roundhouse kick in the face for only naming one song out of an over two-hour show, and now you made nice with her later in the show, and she was sorry for spoiling the surprise, understanding about the beer and no one was bent out of shape.  Make up your mind.

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 04:29 PM

one last thing about spoilers, then I'll shut up about it.  If you really want to avoid them, follow a band that plays a different set every show, like Clutch or Soundgarden or the Dead (oh wait, they just retired, forget about seeing a Dead show).




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