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(Spin Magazine)   For almost three decades Morrissey reigned supreme as the most arrogant, self-righteous, and pretentious performer in modern music. Today he has been dethroned. Ladies and gentlemen I give you Arcade Fire   (spin.com) divider line 85
    More: Amusing, Arcade Fire, costume dramas, Morrissey, Win Butler, sound systems  
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2013-11-20 12:01:56 AM
I met Morrissey in LAX in 1987. I asked for his autograph and he readily complied, then apologized for dropping the pen. Seemed like a nice enough guy to me.
 
2013-11-20 12:26:05 AM

Hanky: Seemed like a nice enough guy to me.


Any Englishman who loathes the royals gets an automatic beer.
 
2013-11-20 12:26:37 AM
Arcade fire made a stupid request and acted like primadonas? Celebrities! They're like US (tm) too!
 
2013-11-20 12:26:40 AM
Pink Martini did it first.
 
2013-11-20 12:29:02 AM
They have horrible clothes.
 
2013-11-20 12:29:35 AM
I don't give a fark, I love The Smiths and Arcade Fire.
 
2013-11-20 12:29:36 AM
Um, even if you give them to me I don't want 'em. Something about that guy's face makes me get violent, and that chick is no picnic either. Why can't we talk about The Dears and how I'd pleasure Natalia til the Big Crunch?
 
2013-11-20 12:34:02 AM
So....They're actually a prom band? What a disappointment.
 
2013-11-20 12:35:07 AM
They are okay, but Adjective Animal is where it's really at.
 
2013-11-20 12:37:49 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I don't give a fark, I love The Smiths and Arcade Fire.


Word.
 
DB
2013-11-20 12:38:07 AM
You know, even though I do things these guys are a bunch of pretentious twats, I just can't get mad at this. It's not a dress code. It sounds like they are just saying, "hey, wouldn't it be fun if we all got dressed up."
 
DB
2013-11-20 12:41:22 AM
This, however, just plain pisses me off:

www.channel4.com
 
2013-11-20 12:41:48 AM
I guarantee that decades from now the Smiths will still be popular. Jaden and Willow are just too talented.
 
2013-11-20 12:43:58 AM

fusillade762: Pink Martini did it first.


Don't be dissing PInk Martini, yo.
 
2013-11-20 12:44:42 AM
Even though...
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Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I don't give a fark, I love The Smiths and Arcade Fire.

This.
 
2013-11-20 12:45:05 AM
I dunno, all the years I spent primping my boots and battle jackets and black T-shirts and other dark clothes for metal concerts, this doesn't seem too bad. And yes, I'm now an AF fan.
 
2013-11-20 12:56:56 AM
If you are attending an arcade fire concert wear formal attire.

You have already bought in by listening to that shiat in the first place; you may as well go the whole 9 yards.

Also, side-note:

If you are attending a Nickelback concert on this next tour, they have requested you dress like Channing Tatum in "This is the End." - Because really, if you are listening to Nickelback at this point, why not?
 
2013-11-20 01:14:41 AM
Subby uses the word "pretentious" a lot. (I assume It's the same submitter whose mother was raped by Arcade Fire or something)

That word doesn't mean what you think it means.
 
2013-11-20 01:18:36 AM

farkingismybusiness: Even though...
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Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I don't give a fark, I love The Smiths and Arcade Fire.
This.


Awesome.

What is that?  Because I'd very much like to read some more of that periodical's thought-provoking articles.
 
2013-11-20 01:18:44 AM
If you don't dress in formal wear, you'll ruin the footage for the concert video.
 
2013-11-20 01:21:48 AM
Morrissey shopped at a store I worked in when I was a teenager. He was really decent and not at all self-absorbed. The only thing that tipped off his being a star was that he bought expensive things without a second thought of the price.
 
2013-11-20 01:22:45 AM

DB: You know, even though I do things these guys are a bunch of pretentious twats, I just can't get mad at this. It's not a dress code. It sounds like they are just saying, "hey, wouldn't it be fun if we all got dressed up."


FTFA: As Stereogum points out, if you want to get into the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky to see Arcade Fire on March 6, heed this Ticketmaster disclaimer: "NIGHT OF SHOW: Please wear formal attire or costume."

That's a dress code. Also, I wouldn't wear anything fancier than flip-flops into a place called "KFC Yum! Center" in Loiusville, Kentucky. I'd be afraid of walking out covered in chicken grease.
 
2013-11-20 01:26:42 AM

Cargo: What is that?  Because I'd very much like to read some more of that periodical's thought-provoking articles.


Honestly I don't really know. I saw the lead singer of the Anti-Heroes wear it on a shirt sometime during a show in the 90's and it has always made me laugh since.

r1niceboy: Morrissey shopped at a store I worked in when I was a teenager. He was really decent and not at all self-absorbed. The only thing that tipped off his being a star was that he bought expensive things without a second thought of the price.


Was he a shoplifter?

/I heard they're uniting.
 
2013-11-20 01:28:17 AM
"NIGHT OF SHOW: Please wear formal attire or costume."

Wear a pair of shades and tell them you're dressed as Bono, another arrogant, self-righteous, pretentious performer.
 
DB
2013-11-20 01:30:53 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: DB: You know, even though I do things these guys are a bunch of pretentious twats, I just can't get mad at this. It's not a dress code. It sounds like they are just saying, "hey, wouldn't it be fun if we all got dressed up."

FTFA: As Stereogum points out, if you want to get into the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky to see Arcade Fire on March 6, heed this Ticketmaster disclaimer: "NIGHT OF SHOW: Please wear formal attire or costume."

That's a dress code. Also, I wouldn't wear anything fancier than flip-flops into a place called "KFC Yum! Center" in Loiusville, Kentucky. I'd be afraid of walking out covered in chicken grease.


Stereogum's words, not Arcade Fire's. I'd like to see them get the employees of KFC Yum! Center (is that for real?!) to enforce something like this.
 
2013-11-20 01:41:02 AM

DB: KFC Yum! Center (is that for real?!) to enforce something like this.


A quick trip to the Googles shows that it is true
 
2013-11-20 01:41:04 AM
They're just preparing themselves for their future in 20 years, when they'll be so desperate for gigs that Arcade Fire will play proms and weddings.
 
2013-11-20 01:51:00 AM
It's a bit over the top but a bit of decorum wouldn't kill anyone. I went to a performance last weekend. Yes, it was a stand up show but it was a large event at a nice theater. I saw a guy in scrubs. SCRUBS! I couldn't believe it. C'mon dude.
 
2013-11-20 01:51:58 AM

DB: KFC Yum! Center (is that for real?!)


It's real, I've driven by it quite a few times.
 
2013-11-20 01:52:09 AM
Problem:  "NIGHT OF SHOW: Please wear formal attire or  costume." 

Solution: "Costume:"  Dress casually and tell them you are there dressed in costume as a fan of some other less pretentious band.
 
2013-11-20 01:52:47 AM

skinink: They're just preparing themselves for their future in 20 years, when they'll be so desperate for gigs that Arcade Fire will play proms and weddings.


I'm sure you'll be far better off 20 years from now.
 
2013-11-20 02:06:03 AM
Asking for formal attire or costume wear is "pretentious", how again?
 
2013-11-20 02:08:43 AM

Cargo: farkingismybusiness: Even though...
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Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I don't give a fark, I love The Smiths and Arcade Fire.
This.

Awesome.

What is that?  Because I'd very much like to read some more of that periodical's thought-provoking articles.


That's VIZ.
 
2013-11-20 02:19:04 AM
Good times for a costume change
See the look I've had can't get me in to see the band

So please please please
Let me dress how they want
Lord knows it would be the first time.
 
2013-11-20 02:20:58 AM

karmachameleon: Asking for formal attire or costume wear is "pretentious", how again?


Because it's a rock concert? It's not like we're talking about a play or an opera. Personally I don't care, but it does strike me as stupid to expect people going to rock shows to dress formally.
 
2013-11-20 02:21:43 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I don't give a fark, I love The Smiths and Arcade Fire


That, which is a little weird, because I'm a punk/roots rock guy, But I would wear some sort of idiotic vintage wear I actually have in a closet and call it a costume.
 
2013-11-20 02:30:08 AM
"Please wear costume" is never going to top "NO MEAT EVER OR YOU WILL BE REMOVED", no matter what accent you say it in. Sorry, Subby, your hyperbole falls short of the mark here.
 
2013-11-20 02:35:56 AM

Trocadero: fusillade762: Pink Martini did it first.

Don't be dissing PInk Martini, yo.


Hey, I like their music. I've just never seen them live because I've heard you get funny looks if you don't dress up for their shows.
 
2013-11-20 02:37:32 AM

Shadowtag: "Please wear costume" is never going to top "NO MEAT EVER OR YOU WILL BE REMOVED", no matter what accent you say it in. Sorry, Subby, your hyperbole falls short of the mark here.


Why would you bring meat to a Mozzer concert?
 
2013-11-20 02:38:32 AM

TheJoe03: karmachameleon: Asking for formal attire or costume wear is "pretentious", how again?

Because it's a rock concert? It's not like we're talking about a play or an opera. Personally I don't care, but it does strike me as stupid to expect people going to rock shows to dress formally.


So dressing up and having fun is out, then?  Well shiat, that's the last Halloween party I'll ever attend.
 
2013-11-20 02:44:26 AM

skinbubble: DB: KFC Yum! Center (is that for real?!) to enforce something like this.

A quick trip to the Googles shows that it is true


Yum! (exclamation mark included) is the name of the company that owns KFC. Same company that owns Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.
 
2013-11-20 02:59:59 AM

fusillade762: Trocadero: fusillade762: Pink Martini did it first.

Don't be dissing PInk Martini, yo.

Hey, I like their music. I've just never seen them live because I've heard you get funny looks if you don't dress up for their shows.


I went to their concert and no one was dressed up, but that was abroad and it was a large, open air affair.
 
2013-11-20 03:03:35 AM
"It says right here, 'One dollar discount with period costume'. Well, I'm from the future, and the future is a period, ergo, this is a period costume. Period."

/I miss that show
//don't miss Peggy
 
2013-11-20 03:03:53 AM

farkingismybusiness: skinink: They're just preparing themselves for their future in 20 years, when they'll be so desperate for gigs that Arcade Fire will play proms and weddings.

I'm sure you'll be far better off 20 years from now.


Better off than a bitter old man like you.
 
2013-11-20 03:10:20 AM

skinink: farkingismybusiness: skinink: They're just preparing themselves for their future in 20 years, when they'll be so desperate for gigs that Arcade Fire will play proms and weddings.

I'm sure you'll be far better off 20 years from now.

Better off than a bitter old man like you.


I'm willing to bet I'm younger and less bitter than you.

/but you can troll tattoo threads
//so you got that going for you
 
2013-11-20 03:28:16 AM
I'm not seeing the outrage.
 
2013-11-20 03:34:13 AM
I just gave a listen to this band after hearing their name for some time now. Ability to write/record catchy radio pop songs. Decent percussion, but everything else sounds pretty average to my ear. Haven't seen them, so judgment not clouded by slicked hair/hipster dress. Overall Ooba Tooba score; 3/10. Enjoy your radio play, average sounding fellow musicians.
 
2013-11-20 03:51:15 AM

karmachameleon: So dressing up and having fun is out, then?  Well shiat, that's the last Halloween party I'll ever attend.


Well the difference between the average concert and average Halloween party is that the Halloween party is all about dressing up and having fun while the concert is about having fun and listening to music. I've been to quite a few concerts and I have never needed to dress a certain way.
 
2013-11-20 04:05:18 AM
I went to concert once and performer told us to "put your hands in the air" (factual quote) FARK YOU hipster, SHUT UP AND SING!!
 
2013-11-20 05:02:17 AM

TheJoe03: karmachameleon: So dressing up and having fun is out, then?  Well shiat, that's the last Halloween party I'll ever attend.

Well the difference between the average concert and average Halloween party is that the Halloween party is all about dressing up and having fun while the concert is about having fun and listening to music. I've been to quite a few concerts and I have never needed to dress a certain way.


Did you ever think that maybe you don't have to dress up if you don't want to, but the people who do might have fun doing it?
 
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