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ProgPower USA XVII: "Glenn's Choice" Announcement

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Harvester, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. blulou

    blulou Heathen

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    :headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang:

    Thank you guys. It will be the greatest PP ever. There, I said it.
     
  2. lane_miller

    lane_miller Space Ghost

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    Great choice!
     
  3. LordCarlos

    LordCarlos Rock/Metal Warrior

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    Cool. I was expecting another prog band but what the heck. BG is all right. Milton's choice was my favorite!
     
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    I like power metal and don't really care for BG either... Same for Dragonforce. But I'll still surely check out a part of their set...
     
  5. Pellaz

    Pellaz Tigron of Immanion

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    So, should we pester them about their PP playlist when they play here on Friday? :)

    (I'm using the general sense of "we" here; I'll be stuck at work and then holding down the fort at WREKage until everyone ELSE gets there after the BG show. :lol: )
     
  6. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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    Sensei, I bow to thy greatness for choosing the German Bards.
     
  7. 70KTonsOfMetal

    70KTonsOfMetal Regretting the user name

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    UnpopularOpinion70K says:
    I don't know, they just don't do it for me. They were definitely one of the first power metal bands I got into about 15ish years ago, but I feel like either you're a rabid BG fanboy or you're not. I'm not.

    However, I love Persuader, which is basically a super poor man's Blind Guardian. So go figure.
     
  8. Mardoch

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    I cannot abide Persuader, lol. However, to each their own.
     
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    Well that rules.
     
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    Excellent choice, although one that would have been even better if BG wasn't already playing Atlanta this week.

    I'm wondering why the early announcement (it was originally scheduled for Monday). Perhaps they want to pre-empt the band letting the cat out of the bag, either intentionally or by accident.

    Between Spock's Beard and BG, I'm definitely going to man the computer on December 5. Let's hope they don't have the TM problems they did when the main festival tickets went on sale.
     
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    Thanksgiving!
     
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    Do the tickets go on sale at any specific time on 12/5 ?
     
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    No need to beg...we got this tonight in Atlanta :D
     
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    I have a reasonably expansive vocabulary - especially when it comes to profanity - and I'm at a loss for words on how to express my feelings about that. I'm going to assume you're not bullshitting me since someone else posted in the Blind Guardian tour thread that they played it, but...wow. I'm beyond jealous.
     
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  15. jingle.boy

    jingle.boy The changing of the worrd is inevitabre!

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    While they are big names, the Wed/Thu headliners are only mildly interesting for me. I'm far more interested in acts like Circus Maximus, Lord, Pyramaze and Spock's Beard. So far, the lineup is very heavy on the Power, and lacking on the prog. Still, I am very much looking forward to it. As the old saying goes, you can't please all of the people all of the time.
     
  16. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    And the exact opposite complaint was voiced about Fri/Sat. So, let's look at it over a 4 day period as it is meant to be:

    Yes, you can argue labels but I am confident in going with what would be a general consensus.


    Anneke van Giersbergen/The Gentle Storm - prog
    Ascendia - prog/power
    Blind Guardian- power
    Circus Maximus- prog
    Devin Townsend-prog
    Dragonforce- power
    Fates Warning with John Arch- traditional
    Freedom Call- power
    Gloryhammer- power
    Green Carnation - prog
    Haken- prog
    Lord- power
    Refug- power
    Pyramaze- prog/power
    Savage Messiah- power
    Scar Symmetry- prog
    Serious Black- power
    Spock's Beard - prog
    Stream of Passion- symphonic
    Vanishing Point- prog/power


    prog -7
    power - 8
    prog/power- 3
    other- 2

    I'd say the balance is about right.
     
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  17. jingle.boy

    jingle.boy The changing of the worrd is inevitabre!

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    Fair point.
     
  18. Locust0311

    Locust0311 Shopping Ape

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    But what about djenty blackened thrash emo shoegaze neo symphonic metal? A totally underserved market!
     
  19. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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    I still don't get how Scar Symmetry is prog.
     
  20. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    They've been heavy on the tech/prog since their inception.
     

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