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FFS perform So Desu Ne at the Edinburgh Festivals

 
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Douglas McIntyre
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:28 am    Post subject: FFS perform So Desu Ne at the Edinburgh Festivals Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p030w776
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MrMonte
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think this clip even comes close to capturing the excitement, energy, and near-frenetic-ism of the FFS performances that I've seen through You Tube and the like. And the audience seemed comatose!

Nice clear video though. Thank you for posting!

Seeing them in October in the States. Can't wait!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrMonte wrote:
I don't think this clip even comes close to capturing the excitement, energy, and near-frenetic-ism of the FFS performances that I've seen through You Tube and the like. And the audience seemed comatose!

Nice clear video though. Thank you for posting!

Seeing them in October in the States. Can't wait!


Yes, the audience was drawn largely from festival goers interested in snapping up a freebie, (quite commonplace), rather than from exclusively fans of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks. However, a certain cunning superfan, from my home town, devised a unfathomable (and hitherto undisclosed) means of infiltrating it. Indeed, many of the on-the-ball local FFS fans secured advance tickets. In fact, the BBC was keen to interview us about the collaboration as we queued to enter.

The FFS performance did actually go down well with the audience, and there was a fun atmosphere building in the tent. We had been forewarned, though, not to rise to dance around.

At the six amazing UK concerts, the sell-out crowds were every bit as animated with appreciation as you describe Mr Monte! I hope that the US tour will reward with similar enthusiasm!
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MrMonte
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

allydodd wrote:
MrMonte wrote:
I don't think this clip even comes close to capturing the excitement, energy, and near-frenetic-ism of the FFS performances that I've seen through You Tube and the like. And the audience seemed comatose!

Nice clear video though. Thank you for posting!

Seeing them in October in the States. Can't wait!


Yes, the audience was drawn largely from festival goers interested in snapping up a freebie, (quite commonplace), rather than from exclusively fans of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks. However, a certain cunning superfan, from my home town, devised a unfathomable (and hitherto undisclosed) means of infiltrating it. Indeed, many of the on-the-ball local FFS fans secured advance tickets. In fact, the BBC was keen to interview us about the collaboration as we queued to enter.

The FFS performance did actually go down well with the audience, and there was a fun atmosphere building in the tent. We had been forewarned, though, not to rise to dance around.

At the six amazing UK concerts, the sell-out crowds were every bit as animated with appreciation as you describe Mr Monte! I hope that the US tour will reward with similar enthusiasm!


So, why was the audience asked not to dance around? Just curious...
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