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Old June 13th, 2019, 02:48 PM   #8381
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Not sure how to embed a google maps page into the forum so that it shows the image too, but there is a map of the district heating system that someone has done that I found interesting...

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/vi...XLwu7g1N5VTk49
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Old June 14th, 2019, 01:54 PM   #8382
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Back in March, Sheffield hosted an immersive sculptural installation by world renowned street artist Phlegm.

Watch the full behind the scenes docu-film about its creation here

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Old June 17th, 2019, 06:09 PM   #8383
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I heard from a few people who went to see Rod Stewart at Bramall Lane Ground on Saturday. Reports were not good.
Apparently the Stadium is filthy and full of litter. The show kept stopping because Rod needed to talk to have a rest from singing. Sound was a bit poor. They thought the show would have been better at the Arena as the weather caused some disturbance as well as the small football stand seats were too close to the row in front so that people going for alcoholic drinks, and regular toilet trips were constantly passing and making them stand up, Meaning that it was just constant disturbance. There was no need to have it in such a large venue as two of the grandstands were not used at all despite the concert being sold out.

I've been to a gig at Manchester city stadium and the sound was quite poor as well, but the seat rows seemed to be generous enough that you could get in and out without too much disturbance.
We have several pretty good music venues in Sheffield. Why people seem to think that unsuitable venues would be a good idea for a music concert is beyond me.
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Old June 17th, 2019, 08:30 PM   #8384
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We have several pretty good music venues in Sheffield. Why people seem to think that unsuitable venues would be a good idea for a music concert is beyond me.

There are some good venues in the city, but for the big names and bands who command large audiences there is only the arena or a football stadium. The arena is good for sport but acoustically, it is poor for concerts.
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Old June 17th, 2019, 08:42 PM   #8385
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The only reason these acts command large audiences is because they are too lazy or busy to do a proper tour and think that a small number of arena gigs will suffice.
However the audience is left frustrated with an horrific sound and often forced to view the gig on a big screen.

In my view if they can't be bothered to play proper gigs in decent venues like City Hall, Leadmill, Roxy, then they don't deserve anyone coming to see them.
Sheffield Arena is an Ice Hockey venue and totally unsuitable for live music.
The only way you can get away with it is if the music is sparse like the Leonard Cohen gig I went to in Manchester arena about 5 years ago.
any kind of rock band with guitars utterly futile as the noise of the guitars will outweigh the vocals completely due to problems of having a space that is not properly acoustically planned, like a theatre is.
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The only reason these acts command large audiences is because they are too lazy or busy to do a proper tour and think that a small number of arena gigs will suffice.
However the audience is left frustrated with an horrific sound and often forced to view the gig on a big screen.

In my view if they can't be bothered to play proper gigs in decent venues like City Hall, Leadmill, Roxy, then they don't deserve anyone coming to see them.
Sheffield Arena is an Ice Hockey venue and totally unsuitable for live music.
The only way you can get away with it is if the music is sparse like the Leonard Cohen gig I went to in Manchester arena about 5 years ago.
any kind of rock band with guitars utterly futile as the noise of the guitars will outweigh the vocals completely due to problems of having a space that is not properly acoustically planned, like a theatre is.

I can't really believe that venues like Sheffield City Hall are suitable for acts like Rod Steward / Rolling Stones and the like. It would be economics of the madhouse for them to play in such venues.
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Old June 18th, 2019, 07:25 AM   #8387
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I can't really believe that venues like Sheffield City Hall are suitable for acts like Rod Steward / Rolling Stones and the like. It would be economics of the madhouse for them to play in such venues.
It depends upon whether they are playing the gig to give the punters a good music experience or just for the experience of being in the same room as them so they can take selfies for facebook to say they are there and tag themselves in.

Led Zeppelin played at the city hall and the Beatles Played at the Regent Cinema. Those two played at a time when they were changing the world with their music and when they had a massive following far greater than Rod Stewart does today.
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Old June 18th, 2019, 09:20 AM   #8388
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Quite a lot of artists are reverting back to smaller venues because of the impersonal nature of an arena. Some of them will now only play venues like this.
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Old June 19th, 2019, 08:41 AM   #8389
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It depends upon whether they are playing the gig to give the punters a good music experience or just for the experience of being in the same room as them so they can take selfies for facebook to say they are there and tag themselves in.

Led Zeppelin played at the city hall and the Beatles Played at the Regent Cinema. Those two played at a time when they were changing the world with their music and when they had a massive following far greater than Rod Stewart does today.
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More people are attending gigs now than ever, particularly when compared to the 60s, in part due to a change in tastes and partly as suitable large venues just didn't exist then.

At the time, there were also no real alternative venues in 1960s for the Beatles (and beyond for other artists) to play at, particularly in the UK. They played Regent Cinema in 1965, also in the same year they sold out Shea Stadium in the US (55,000) and could have easily have done more if the venues were there for them to play at.

On the flip side, live concerts are now artists main source of income, given records sales have fallen off a cliff over the last 15 years, so I don't think there can be any accusation for greed; it's more a change in their source of income.
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Old June 19th, 2019, 05:41 PM   #8390
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More people are attending gigs now than ever, particularly when compared to the 60s, in part due to a change in tastes and partly as suitable large venues just didn't exist then. ...
I think you will find that most of that is due to modern music festivals, which are not the same as arena gigs or proper gigs. They are also mischievous in their reporting as the members of the audience often wander in and out of various arenas as they may be several shows on at the same time and they try to visit more than one if the crush of the crowd allows.
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When people choose where to go for a trouble-free night out, Sheffield remains a safe bet after it scooped two prestigious night-time economy awards this week.

Purple Flag is a town and city centre award – similar to the Blue Flag award for beaches – which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres between 5pm and 5am.

https://sheffieldnewsroom.co.uk/news...r-city-safety/
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So there was 3 bigish events at the same time this weekend. Music in the Gardens, Cliffhanger Festival and The Folk Forest. Not sure if they were all busy but all feel like they would attract a similar crowd? Or was it badly planned?

There was also peddler and sharrowvale market. All really positive to have so much going on at the same time (.....assuming they were all busy)
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Interesting open event for anyone with an interest in Sheffield's development: https://www.thestar.co.uk/business/s...c-event-449915
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Sheffield - China (Sichuan Guodong Group) Deal has now officially been cancelled

https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/plan...ld-deal/59782/

https://sheffieldnewsroom.co.uk/news...98950195312500
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Sheffield - China (Sichuan Guodong Group) Deal has now officially been cancelled

https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/plan...ld-deal/59782/

https://sheffieldnewsroom.co.uk/news...98950195312500
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