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  1. UYI - Boxset (wishlist)

    I think it would make more sense to license the pro-shots to Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu. The infrastructure required to setup a GNR streaming service would be cost prohibitive. With Netflix losing Disney and NBC content soon, they'll need to do something outside of the box to retain/acquire subscribers. Streaming unreleased pro-shots from well known bands would be something Netflix could do to remain relevant. The Austin '93 Skin N Bones opener was awesome! Hands down the best concert I have ever seen. I would give anything for an official release of the Austin pro-shot!
  2. Thanks for the clarification, Russ. I am holding out for $199. That's the price point that works for me. I wouldn't be surprised if the Locked and Loaded set is offered at $199 from all sellers during Black Friday 2019. As we know, once the interest in a product has worn off, it's very hard to move it. Especially, something as overpriced as the LaL box. Ideally, the best way to buy the box would be to wait until it is $199 with free shipping on eBay. eBay offers 15% off coupons at the end of each quarter; March, June, September, December. An extra 15% off would knock the set down to $170 plus tax which would be around $15. Imagine getting the Locked and Loaded box for $185, that would be the GNR bargain of the century.
  3. I have discovered that the Locked and Loaded box is available at all of the traditional outlets such as Amazon, ImportCDs, and eBay. Unfortunately, the price is still around $500 at all of these outlets.
  4. NITLT 8 New dates Announced

    I'll guess. It's either Margott from Southern California or Tako from Japan....
  5. NITLT 8 New dates Announced

    After seeing the outrageous Vegas prices, I am happy with my "cheap" Austin City Limits W2 GA one day GNR ticket which cost me $125 including ticket insurance.... I would rather spend $700 - $1000 on the Playstation 5 + launch games (ETA fall 2020), which I can get at least 5 years use out of, than blow it on one show.
  6. Which would be the better value? The Locked and Loaded box for $399 or 1 GNR 2019 ticket for $300?
  7. NITLT 8 New dates Announced

    I am disappointed that Dallas/Fort Worth has once again been omitted from another GNR North American tour. I am speculating there is a clause in the ACL Festival contract that forbids headliners from performing within a 200 mile radius of the festival during the same time frame. Regardless, I will be at the Austin October 11th show with friends. We should have a good time if the weather cooperates. *fingers crossed* Since all of these dates are just more of the predictable Not In This Lifetime variety, I will probably not focus on capturing audio of the Austin gig. After taping 3 GNR shows in 2016, it would be nice to live in the moment, and just enjoy the Austin festival gig with my friends...
  8. NITLT 8 New dates Announced

    Waiting until the last minute has worked for me many times. Scalpers get desperate and start dumping tickets at below face value on Stubhub a few days/hours before a show. When it comes to buying concert tickets, waiting it out typically pays off.
  9. Does anyone remember the GNR BBC special that aired in February of 2016 to kick off the NITL campaign? Previously unseen live and rehearsal video footage (with no audio) was shown in the BBC special. The general consensus is that this material was provided by Robert John. Live footage from Robert's collection also appeared in the 2004 VH1 GNR Behind The Music episode. Chances are that Robert has copies of many of the professionally filmed live/rehearsal performances from 1987-1993. I believe Slash, Duff, Izzy, and, Matt, are still on good terms with Robert. Therefore, perhaps, the GNR pro-shots are still with us?
  10. The word is that the person who has the Edmonton pro-shot is willing to sell it for $50,000 USD. Who knows if this is true or not?
  11. The daily lineup for ACL has been released. Other than GNR, I have never heard of any of the other groups. I'll just watch the 2-3 bands that go on before GNR on the main stage. Hopefully, I will be pleasantly surprised. https://www.aclfestival.com/lineup/by-day/
  12. To follow-up on Andrew's comment, according to a reply I received on this thread, it makes sense to buy single day GNR ACL tickets when they go on sale. https://www.reddit.com/r/aclfestival/comments/byywtn/tomorrow_is_the_day/eqnzhlp/ I will buy my ticket at 12 noon (Central U.S time) on Tuesday! I think the tickets will cost around $115 including fees.
  13. The ADA platform is further away if memory serves me correctly. Tickets are not sold for the platform. You need to go to "guest relations" and apply for ADA accommodations. Then it's first come, first serve, to get onto the platform. I would head straight for the platform and wait for GNR. I don't give a crap about any of the other bands on the bill. I plan to buy a single vanilla GA ticket and try my luck on the day of the show. I wonder if a mod could move the Austin City Limits Festival specific comments to the ACL thread? I feel odd straying from the topic of this thread. @Gibbo Could you please help us out? Thank you!
  14. Unfortunately, I have a mobility impairment and can't maintain my balance too well in a rowdy crowd. When I go to a GA show, I try to stand in the fringes of the crowd. At ACL in 2011, I was able to get onto the ADA platform for Stevie Wonder. I will try that again for GNR. The downside is that the ADA platform is at least 1000 feet from the stage. At 41 years of age, it's gotten to the point that attending live shows is becoming more trouble than it's worth. Even capturing audio of concerts with my Sony PCM-M10 recorder and CA-11 mics has lost its thrill. Getting older is no fun. The only upside to the ACL gigs (for me) is that tickets are cheap (by GNR standards; around $115 for a single day) and I can go to the show with some very good friends. I still have 4 months to decide, and the picture will become clearer for me in early September.
  15. ACL is held at Zilker Park, which is Austin's equivalent of Central Park (NYC). The other Friday night headliner, The Cure, should be performing at the same time as GNR, about half a mile away. Expect some bleed through from The Cure show during the quieter parts of GNR, and even more if the winds are strong. I recall seeing Stevie Wonder at ACL in 2011 and hearing the other Saturday night headliner, My Morning Jacket, in the background during the entire gig. I was on a riser around 1000 feet from the Stevie Wonder stage. ACL is not a festival for audiophiles.