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Jenny

 

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PDL in London... 

Hi,

I was on the Paco De Lucia website earlier today and it says he's playing in London on 22nd Nov 2007. Can't find any info anywhere on this - do any of you know anything?

Thanks!
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JBASHORUN

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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to Jenny

Hi Jenny, thanks for telling us about this!!!

Basically, there are only 3 venues suitable for a concert by PDL. one is The Barbican:

www.barbican.org.uk

another is The South Bank Centre:

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/

and the last is The Royal Albert Hall:

http://www.royalalberthall.com/

I've checked all 3 websites, and nothing is showing up for PDL on that date. So I suspect that its too early and the venue may not have been confirmed yet.

Either that, or he is playing at a smaller venue, but demand is always HUGE for PDL tickets, so I would guess that he isn't.

Please do keep us informed if you find out any more info.

Thanks,

Jb

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 19 2007 12:58:33
 
gardenshed

 

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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to JBASHORUN

Stadium flamenco?

Hmm. Not sure about that. The various aircraft hangars you mention are very grand, I suppose (you forgot to mention Sadler's Wells and Olympia). But an audience and the art would certainly be better served in somewhere like Hackney Empire.

There are dozens of theatres 'suitable' for Paco De Lucia in Britain, and several of them in London.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 19 2007 15:26:34

JBASHORUN

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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to gardenshed

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Stadium flamenco?

Hmm. Not sure about that. The various aircraft hangars you mention are very grand, I suppose (you forgot to mention Sadler's Wells and Olympia). But an audience and the art would certainly be better served in somewhere like Hackney Empire.

There are dozens of theatres 'suitable' for Paco De Lucia in Britain, and several of them in London.


Huh? are you serious? PDL is not exactly gonna bother doing a show in Bognor Regis now, is he? when he comes to England (which he RARELY EVER does, these days) its BIG CITIES ONLY.

And within LONDON, there are LIMITED venues that would be suitable. The ones I mentioned above are the most popular with Flamenco artists. In addition, Saddlers Wells sometimes has Flamenco artists, but I would question whether it is the right size for a PDL concert.

I doubt ANY serious flamenco artist has ever played at OLYMPIA in the last 10 years. In theory, it would be possible. But its just not that sort of venue.

And as for "aircraft hangers", PDL played a the Barbican last time he was here, as did Estrella Morente and Tomatito. Gerardo Nunez always plays at The South Bank Centre, and The Gypsy Kings and Joaquin Cortes prefer The Royal Albert Hall.

Hackney Empire?! Can you really imagine Paco The Great playing there? It might be a smaller and more intimate setting in which to appreciate the artform, but that isn't the only thing thats considered these days.

Saludos,

Jb

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 19 2007 16:00:53
 
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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to JBASHORUN

What's wrong with Hackney Empire? It's a glorious space, with great acoustics.

My point was about hte art and the experience.

But if the only thing which matters is the money....
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 19 2007 16:29:43

JBASHORUN

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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to gardenshed

quote:

My point was about hte art and the experience.

But if the only thing which matters is the money....


Oh, you're right about the atmosphere and intimacy being better at smaller venues. After all it used to be all about tiny penas and juergas, didn't it? But times have changed and PDL now has his own flashy website and forum. Alas, I suspect money plays a stronger role in this many would like. even if its not PDL himself who makes the decision, somebody is scheming away. But interestingly Olympia and Wembley are possibly the BIGGEST venues in London, and Flamencos don't really play there. perhaps its a matter of packing in as many people as possible, whilst keeping an eye on the fact that demand for Flamenco is less than that of, say... "Madonna".

Jb

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 19 2007 16:41:46

JBASHORUN

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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to Jenny

Hola amigos,

I emailed the people who run PDL's website and asked them where he will be playing. They got back to me and said it will be at The South Bank Centre, which didn't surprise me too much. But I'm guessing it will be addded to their website nearer the date.

HTH,

Jb

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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to el ted

Where's that?
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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 21 2007 15:14:09

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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to el ted

quote:

Our Village hall seats a hundred, I'll email PDL to see if he fancies doing us a turn there after London. I will let you know the result.


Well, Paco probably won't be interested. But I bet Juan Martin would take up your offer!

Jb

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 21 2007 15:24:04
 
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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to el ted

Is the venue officially called

'Humbleton Village Hall'?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 21 2007 16:11:04
 
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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to JBASHORUN

Hi,

I rang the South Bank Centre and they said the contracts haven't been signed yet or something - they said to check back nearer the end of July...

Jenny
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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 27 2007 14:13:51
 
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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to el ted

What's the seating capacity?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 27 2007 19:17:55
 
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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 28 2007 8:11:27
 
Jenny

 

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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to Jenny

The gig is now advertised on the Southbank Centre website - quick! It is on the 22nd Nov... Can't wait!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 22 2007 10:33:43
 
Romanza

 

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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to Jenny

Thanks Jenny! I have just booked tickets fifth row. south bank centre website wasnt working and while i phoned up someone called James had booked the fourth row seats i was trying to reserve..... Mr Bashorun????
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 22 2007 13:41:39
 
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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to Jenny

Hey thanks Jennny.

2nd row, Shall we meet for drinks, discusssion and appreciation???

Interested?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 23 2007 0:04:36
 
Romanza

 

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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to Jenny

I will be there with a few friends and would be pleased to meet any foro members who might be there.

i do hope it isnt too similar to the last one i saw in london..
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 24 2007 12:37:40
 
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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to Zorro02

Sorry Jenny, did not mean just you, meant any members who are at the concert. Should be a good night, surprised there are still tickets left!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 26 2007 20:12:13
 
Stu

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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to Jenny

Hazaaaaaaar!!!!!
Just got myself a nice seat in the fourth row. thanks for this tip jenny!
Zorro, Jenny, Romanza, and any others, I'd be up for meeting after too as I will be going alone.
My friends dont appreciate the finer things in life. Their loss!!

Roll on November

Stu
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Jenny

 

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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to Jenny

Hi,

Glad you all got good seats!

Meeting up sounds great - I'll be in row J on front stalls with bloke and 2 stepkids. So Romanza, Zorro (why 02?), Manzmann, and others, I'll see you there! Will have to arrange nearer the date...

Jenny
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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 3 2007 22:53:29
 
Romanza

 

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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to Jenny

Yeah they probably are the best seats James. I suspect he will play much the same set - eg camaron / cositas buenas / entre dos aguas - although would prefer it if he didn't - just cant imagine him bringing any of the old classics out of retirement somehow!
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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 4 2007 19:25:22
 
Romanza

 

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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to Jenny

Hmm let's see, my dream set would include A la Perla de Cadiz, Plaza Alta, La Barossa, Panaderos, Guajiras de Lucia, Mi regale.. that would do for starters!
I read somewhere that his daughter has graduated from palmas to dancing now..
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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to JBASHORUN

quote:

ORIGINAL: JBASHORUN

quote:



Hackney Empire?! Can you really imagine Paco The Great playing there?


Just a belated story about Hackney Empire.

When La Tati The Great played there for the first time last Autumn, she walked downstage at the rehearsal and said

'" I can smell the ghosts.." And went on to give a supernatural performance.

Paco de Lucia would love it.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 8 2007 13:04:08
 
Stu

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RE: PDL in London... (in reply to Jenny

Does anyone need a ticket for this gig?? While I'm still gonna be there, I will be working there so I have no use for my ticket.

If anyone wants it, its a £45 ticket in the 4th row.I will do it for slightly cheaper.

Let me know

Stu
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