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    2018.07.14 - Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival


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    I'm in for three days. Great line up. Created an one week holiday in Madrid.
    The festival this year was a bad one. Several things went wrong and the organisation was very, very bad. They'll move to another place in the north of Madrid, they will be bigger (70000) and I hope they learned from the disaster this year.
    Scheduling bands starts in the evening and goes on till in middle of the night (temperature/siesta issue, I think).
    NIN plays the saturday (last day).


    Ideal chance to do a surprise gig on sunday in Madrid
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    Unless a spring/early summer US tour happens, this will be the next time I see NIN. I'm traveling from the US for a Euro vacation that's based around going to this festival. The lineup is too good to pass on, I can't believe that I will have the chance to see NIN, QOTSA, and Depeche Mode all on the same day, I saw Mad Cool already confirmed to someone on their FB page that the 3 won't have overlapping sets. Will be cool to see if any fellow forum people are going, would appreciate any tips on my first trip to Spain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorny540 View Post
    Unless a spring/early summer US tour happens, this will be the next time I see NIN. I'm traveling from the US for a Euro vacation that's based around going to this festival. The lineup is too good to pass on, I can't believe that I will have the chance to see NIN, QOTSA, and Depeche Mode all on the same day, I saw Mad Cool already confirmed to someone on their FB page that the 3 won't have overlapping sets. Will be cool to see if any fellow forum people are going, would appreciate any tips on my first trip to Spain.
    not to mention Massive Attack!!!!!

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    2018.07.12-14 - Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival

    The 3 day tickets are sold out. Just curious how many are sold....


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    Line up is getting top more and more



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    Wow, Nine Inch Nails and Underworld together at last, and me stuck on the other side of the world.

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    Look what arrived today



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    Quote Originally Posted by witte View Post
    Look what arrived today



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    Nice! Is that VIP wristband, or regular GA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willgaspari View Post
    Nice! Is that VIP wristband, or regular GA?
    Regular Thnx


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    Quote Originally Posted by witte View Post
    Regular Thnx


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    Still waiting for my pack to arrive, hopefully "soon". We should plan a meetup (I also have tix for Berlin).

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    Quote Originally Posted by willgaspari View Post
    Still waiting for my pack to arrive, hopefully "soon". We should plan a meetup (I also have tix for Berlin).
    That’ll be no problem. Great. No London?


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    Quote Originally Posted by witte View Post
    That’ll be no problem. Great. No London?


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    No London, no Amsterdam, no Paris...

    Pulling off a 3 week vacation in Europe would take some financial wizardry, let alone the 2 weeks i hope to pull off I'm waiting to see if anything else is announced as well. I'd trade in my Berlin tix for a couple of stand alone shows elsewhere around the time of the Mad Cool Festival. I've also noticed that Iron Maiden and Jamiroquai are playing back-to-back nights in Italy in July

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    Air and hotel booked. Let's get this party started!!!

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    Tickets bought and mini-vacation (kinda) planned. I think I'm gonna enjoy this one more than the Prague show, but we shall see.

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    Night work. Love it.



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    Spaniards know how to party. Primavera Sound in Barcelona goes late into the night too. The sun also sets an hour later than it should in Spain b/c they're still on German time, left over from their association with Hitler during WWII.

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    Couldn't love the schedule any more than I do. A legit concern about Madrid is the heat and basically the whole thing is held at night so that's awesome. QOTSA DM NIN Underworld, what a night that's going to be. With this schedule it really shows that headlining isn't as crucial as it is at an American festival. NIN were third on the list for Saturday and they might have the most ideal time slot.

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    ¡Arriba, Arriba! ¡Ándale, Ándale!


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    This will be the last NIN show in Europe this year. I'm still hoping they will do a secret show in a small venue in Madrid on Sunday. Wishful thinking, I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by witte View Post
    This will be the last NIN show in Europe this year. I'm still hoping they will do a secret show in a small venue in Madrid on Sunday. Wishful thinking, I know
    zero chance of that happening imo. They are going to leave right afterwards to let everyone get a small break in before starting the Asian tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbie solo View Post
    zero chance of that happening imo. They are going to leave right afterwards to let everyone get a small break in before starting the Asian tour.
    Correct. It would be announced already if it was so. It was just a (wishful thinking) thought. Today starts the festival. Let’s see how it looks.


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    My Spanish is terrible, but I think there’s a streaming included NIN.

    El sábado 14, a las 23: 30 horas, será el turno Queens of the Stone Age. La banda liderada por Josh Homme presentará en Mad Cool su octavo LP: Villains, producido por Mark Ronson.

    Y el domingo 15, a partir de las 24:00 horas, MGMT. El dúo de pop psicodélico que, tras un silencio de cuatro años, presenta en Mad Cool su nuevo single ‘Little Dark Age’, el primer adelanto del que será su próximo trabajo discográfico.

    Además RTVE.es cubrirá el evento en redes sociales con un enviado especial y habilitará un microsite para recoger la información sobre el festival. En él se podrán seguir en streaming los conciertos que emita La 2 y también, en exclusiva, la actuación de Nine Inch Nails durante la jornada del sábado a partir de las 0:55 horas.


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    Yeah it says there will be a streaming for nine inch nails
    Nice

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    See You tomorrow un Madrid!
    I'm Spanish and yes, It says there Will be a NIN live streaming!!

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    Yesterday it was horror to get in. At 8:30 pm still thousands of people queuing with 4 miles walk to go. No movement for minutes. Not a good start for this festival....
    Let's see what happens today. I got a few nice bands today: At the drive in, Goat Girl, maybe Jack White, Perfume Genius, Alice in Chain, Massive Attack

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    Quote Originally Posted by witte View Post
    Yesterday it was horror to get in. At 8:30 pm still thousands of people queuing with 4 miles walk to go. No movement for minutes. Not a good start for this festival....
    Let's see what happens today. I got a few nice bands today: At the drive in, Goat Girl, maybe Jack White, Perfume Genius, Alice in Chain, Massive Attack
    Huge bummer about MA!!! I would be so gutted

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