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    2013.04.27 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues

    "House of Blues is a 2425 capacity venue that primarily books national touring acts."

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    I'm planning to attend this show. It is worth noting that the HoB is right next to Fenway Park and there is a Red Sox home game the same evening, so plan accordingly.

    They've listed the tickets now: http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/...?eventid=79820

    Venue tickets go on sale March 1st at 10am ET.
    $35.00 - GA Standing Room
    $50.00 - Reserved Seating
    Last edited by bgalbraith; 02-26-2013 at 04:08 PM. Reason: venue ticket info

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgalbraith View Post
    ...there is a Red Sox home game the same evening, so plan accordingly.
    god dammit

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    Got my ticket!

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    Got tickets! Little slow at first when everyone hit it, but not bad.

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    Apparently it sold out in 5 minutes? It's telling me that it doesn't have 4 tickets available ("
    SORRY THIS ITEM IS NOT IN STOCK IN YOUR REQUESTED QUANTITY")
    , and I tried purchasing them the first time at 12:05.

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    Re: 2013.04.27 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    Apparently it sold out in 5 minutes? It's telling me that it doesn't have 4 tickets available ("
    SORRY THIS ITEM IS NOT IN STOCK IN YOUR REQUESTED QUANTITY")
    , and I tried purchasing them the first time at 12:05.
    Ticketmaster is selling tickets right now.

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    My pre-sale cart was a bloody sieve, but at least ticketbastard came through in the end.

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    Re: 2013.04.27 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues

    I said ticketmaster but meant livenation. But hell they're the same thing anyway.

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    Well. I bit on the TM/LN "pre-sale" and snagged two for the show. Hurrah!

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    Got two during the presale. Hitting both Boston and Toronto.

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    I am totally stoked to have tickets to this show...
    woohoo
    (sorry i had to release that)

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    It's still several weeks away, but I'll put this here now. As mentioned above, the Rod Sox have a home game at the same time as the concert. What this means to anyone coming in for the show is that traffic, parking, and public transit are going to become painful the closer you get to game time (7:10pm). It's also a Saturday night, so most of the bars surrounding the park are going to be packed.

    Since doors open at 6pm, I'm guessing this won't be too bad for people coming in, but finding a quieter place for post-show drinks and reflection could be tough. For those of you driving in, you can actually get decent street parking relatively close by if you get there early enough. There are 2hr and even some 4hr parking meters ($1.25/hr) that end at 6pm, so if you get in around 4pm, you have a good shot at cheap, close parking.

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    Got my TM tix in the mail a couple of days ago. Now to book flight.

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    So, anyone know what the "VIP" balcony seats are like?

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    Hey there,

    I was wondering if anyone else is flying in from Europe? I got lucky with the plane tickets...

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    I procrastinated, but bought 2 tickets earlier this week. I'm really looking forward to it after the videos I've seen and I'm looking forward to DIIV, too. I'm not a huge fan of this HoB, but oh well. GA floor is the way to go here. The seats are far away.

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    Tickets are $1.00. One fucking dollar.

    http://www.stubhub.com/how-to-destro...-2013-4249599/

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    What the fuck? If I lived in Boston I'd buy my whole family tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theimage13 View Post
    Tickets are $1.00. One fucking dollar.

    http://www.stubhub.com/how-to-destro...-2013-4249599/
    You still have to pay a $5 Stubhub fee, plus a $5 download fee.

    But even so.

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    Fine. Tickets are $11.00. Eleven fucking dollars. To see THAT stage show with THOSE musicians (I'm not just talking about Trent here).

    Oy. Normally I'd put in a "Boston gets all the luck" comment (my brother moved there for college and I've envied his concert experiences ever since). But after this past week...yeah, not the right time for that.

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    yeah, this is odd. i feel like such cheap tix means there just isn't much buzz now for the band after the initial fervor. im surprised. nyc area shows are pretty cheap too.

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    Aren't sites like that for reselling of already purchased tickets? I'm not sure as I don't use those sites, but that's what I thought they were. If so, people either bought them with reselling in mind or are backing out and are trying to sell their tickets. I'm sure the place will be packed on Saturday.

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    StubHub is owned by LiveNation. Sure, it CAN be used for tickets that regular people actually purchased and need to sell. Or it can just be LiveNation with a different name.

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    Trying to get a crew going to film the Boston Show anyone interested please let me know we will need multiple angles and shots audio would also be a plus to have different sound angles maybe a 5.1 mix . Also looking for pro gear we could use or borrow for the evening all will be cared for properly and be treated with the utmost respect. PM me if interested Id like to get this nailed down fast and get a confirmation from ROb and Company that we have the go ahead hoping we can film the sound check as well

    FYI I am willing If needed to front the $ for gear for the evening if we get the go ahead and cannot get the gear loaned.

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    I'm attending the show. Keep me posted!

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    Looks like we may need a few more Filmer's get in touch with me via PM if you are interested we are going to fill the gaps in the Chicago show with the footage and hopefully pull off our own full show release. reach out to me asap its coming up fast its this Saturday !!!!!

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    Looks like Boston is a no go sadly live nation charges for filming at HOB if you plan to film anyway be careful.

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    Toiou/ritc video project

    TOIOU/RITC VIDEO ROLL CALL

    !!SHOW SPOILERS AHEAD!!

    As you may or may not know, people from Reflecting In The Chrome and ThisOneIsOnUs got together to record and edit the Chicago show for an upcoming release. We shot the whole show with 5 high-end XDCAMs and two DSLRs and we are currently in the process of collecting any extra footage. As always with those projects, the more we have, the better. So we're going to call out for anyone who wants to record upcoming shows, here are a few tips to help make your footage match with ours if you'd like to contribute.

    First of all, whereas we had passes and official permission to record the Chicago show, we cannot provide such help for upcoming shows. Some venues, like HoB in Boston, charge royalties for bands who want to record their shows. So it's even beyond the bands control. Although, for those who'll try to sneak in their gear anyway, read on :

    We're going to try to refrain from using iPhone/Flip, etc footage and concentrate on higher end gear. You can still let us know if you shoot with those, but we can't promise we'll use it. However, if you've got a DSLR that shoots in 1080p (5D, 7D, 60D, etc), or a prosumer HD camcorder (Panasonic HVX-200/Sony EX1, EX3, FS100, NXCAM/etc), we're definitely takers!

    Technical specs :
    -Set EVERYTHING manually. No autofocus, no autoexposure, no auto white balance.
    -DON'T EVER CUT : we need continuous shots of the entire show, including breaks between songs. If you cut, we'll have to manually resynch your video and that can be a pain in the ass, especially if you cut between each and every song. If for some reason you had to cut, let us know when you submit your footage.
    -Record in 1920x1080, 24 frames per second, with the highest possible bitrate on your cameras.
    -Use whichever Picture Profile's got the most dynamic range or manually set everything to neutral except contrast which you'll want to drop even more. If you shoot with a DSLR, I can't insist enough that you get Technicolor's CineStyle profile. The image will look flat and lifeless but, trust us : that's what we need for color correction.
    -Set & lock your white balance manually to 3200K. Don't try to make custom white balances with a sheet of white paper : these will always result in great difference between cameras for various reasons.
    -Try to keep your ISO sensitivity as low as possible. It'd be best never to go over ISO 600. It probably won't be possible given the low light environment but keep that in mind anyway.
    -Open your aperture as much as possible. Most Sony's will open up to f2.8 which is great for the lighting conditions.
    -If you still don't have quite enough light, instead of boosting the ISO, you can slightly slow down the shutter speed (1/40 should be fine, but don't go below 1/30 or you'll get trails whenever there is movement).
    -If your camera has such tools, I suggest you display your Histogram and your Peaking at all times. Histogram is a little graphic that shows which parts of the screen is over or underexposed. Slightly underexposed is okay, slightly overexposed is not okay in the digital world, so try to watch out for overexposure. Peaking will highlight all pixels that are sharp, which is going to make it much easier to focus especially on small LCD displays.
    -If you are filming with a zoom from a single position for the entire show, zoom in as far as you can go, focus on the farthest thing you see. Everything in between will stay sharp and you won't have to worry again about focus.

    -Try not to move around the venue too much. It's always better if you stay in one place and film from that spot the entire time. That way when we're editing, we're sure your angle will be usable at all times and won't have to worry that you're shaking or moving around. If you're zooming in or out and panning across the stage, make sure you stop long enough in between movements... In otherwords, don't just keep scanning and moving around : that's unusable. You want to make at least 30 seconds to a minute-long stops between each move for us to cut easily.
    -If you've never heard of the Rule of thirds, read this carefully before going in. Try not to frame anything dead center unless you're filming a very wide shot. Always put your subject on one third of the image.


    What we most need :
    -Dynamic, handheld shots from the pit.
    -Closeups. As per Rob's indication though : don't bother trying to get closeups when the band is hidden behind the screens. They are meant to be hidden, the show is all about video projections at those points. Ice age and Fur-lined, by exemple, will give you better opportunities to film the performers and zoom in real close.
    -We'll still take everything else you shoot, though.

    Postproduction :
    -I will need you upload your original, uncompressed data (if you shoot with camcorders, I need the entire card structure and not just the video files) to your own DropBox account (or whichever hosting site you like, WeTransfer, etc) and then share it with me. If you record on cameras with higher bitrates like P2s, we might need you to send a HDD for which we might be able to cover shipping.
    -My DropBox account for you to share your files with me : pp.chevigny-le.blanc@umontreal.ca
    -When you submit your footage, make sure your mention your online screen name, your full name and address, cellphone number so we can keep in touch.


    I think that's it. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at either ones of those addresses :
    ppchevigny@filmssix.com
    pp.chevigny-le.blanc@umontreal.ca

    Most importantly : enjoy yourselves!
    -Pier-Philippe
    Last edited by Ash512; 04-26-2013 at 08:52 AM.

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    Thanks for the information Ash512! Also for people who are shooting with a DSLR, remember that most have a limit to recording time, most Canon DSLRs will limit you to 12mins per shot when shooting at 1080. Also make sure your SD card is class 6 or higher.

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