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(SFGate)   Coldplay breaks 10pm concert curfew at Levi Stadium. Locals seem more disturbed that Coldplay has as many wins as 49ers   ( sfgate.com) divider line
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2017-10-05 12:04:29 PM  
The fine for breaking the venue curfew of between $75,000 and $100,000 will make the band members, their management, and everyone else think twice about doing it again. That kinda dough scared emo-evil ginger Ed Sheehan away though.

Wait, the fine is between $750 and $1000?

Never mind.

I'm sure some Silicon Valley super fan would have paid that much per song for them to play longer than the 61 minutes they were on stage before the curfew: they started playing at 8:59.
 
2017-10-05 12:04:42 PM  
Zero?
 
2017-10-05 01:31:09 PM  
You'd think a band whose number one hit is a song titled "Clocks" would be more punctual
 
2017-10-05 01:33:40 PM  
It's not like there's anything *around* the stadium besides businesses and a few hotels.
 
2017-10-05 01:45:24 PM  

ekdikeo4: It's not like there's anything *around* the stadium besides businesses and a few hotels.


Pizza My Heart is around the corner.
 
2017-10-05 01:55:14 PM  

rcain: You'd think a band whose number one hit is a song titled "Clocks" would be more punctual


You would think however, that song is 4 min too long as it is.
 
2017-10-05 02:03:06 PM  
Do concert goers get their blue plate dinner special at 3:30 before heading to the show?  I expect a 10 p.m. curfew at Boca Raton, not San Jose.
 
2017-10-05 02:03:15 PM  
U2 blew the curfew when they played there in May.  and tehn i saw them about 2 weeks ago here in phoenix 'on a school night' as they say, and i was pleasantly surprised that they played until about 1125PM.  no idea if Glendale (a) has a curfew and/or if (b) the band ate the fine.  i only say that as i've been to other shows in phoenix (like, the actual city, whereas U2 played glendale, an incorporated suburb) where the band plays right up until 1059 then runs off teh stage.

one exception being foo fighters, who played until about 12AM at the Suns' arena.  wife and i had to leave the show early as we told the babysitter we'd be back at 1130.  we left, friends later said they played that long, which surprised tehs hit out of me.

also coldplay sucks ass.
 
2017-10-05 02:10:18 PM  

rickythepenguin: U2 blew the curfew when they played there in May.  and tehn i saw them about 2 weeks ago here in phoenix 'on a school night' as they say, and i was pleasantly surprised that they played until about 1125PM.  no idea if Glendale (a) has a curfew and/or if (b) the band ate the fine.  i only say that as i've been to other shows in phoenix (like, the actual city, whereas U2 played glendale, an incorporated suburb) where the band plays right up until 1059 then runs off teh stage.

one exception being foo fighters, who played until about 12AM at the Suns' arena.  wife and i had to leave the show early as we told the babysitter we'd be back at 1130.  we left, friends later said they played that long, which surprised tehs hit out of me.

also coldplay sucks ass.


It's internal vs. external concert venues, usually. Cricket pavilion/BBDSP/Whatever they call it now used to cut the show off at exactly 10 pm. There are thousands of people in the surrounding area who don't want to listen to a concert all night long. Fark that "school night" whiny bullshiat, people have to get up for work, and the outdoor arena is right across the street from apartment complexes.

We have the same thing here in Utah. When they play at Usana Amphitheatre(An outdoor venue), the concert ends at 10. When they play downtown at Vivint Arena(Indoor arena where the Jazz play), the concert can go all night. A few years ago when Motley Crue was like an hour and a half late starting, the concert let out around 2  am and nobody lost their shiat. Well, except for all of the people stranded downtown because the light rail stopped running at 11:20. Those people weren't very happy, but not because the band ran late. It's part of living in a society full of people, and if these bands don't like it, they can play indoor venues or fark off.
 
2017-10-05 02:10:23 PM  
Brings back memories of the Rage Against the Machine/Wu-Tang show in 97 where Wu-Tang didn't even go on stage until damn near midnight and Rage finished up somewhere after 1 am. I think the venue paid a relatively small fine for that one, too.
 
2017-10-05 02:14:25 PM  

Barry McCockner: ekdikeo4: It's not like there's anything *around* the stadium besides businesses and a few hotels.

Pizza My Heart is around the corner.


There's also a Togo's.
 
2017-10-05 02:20:44 PM  

boozehat: Barry McCockner: ekdikeo4: It's not like there's anything *around* the stadium besides businesses and a few hotels.

Pizza My Heart is around the corner.

There's also a Togo's.


I think pastrami is a #9. Haven't been there in a while, but I know it's delicious.
 
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2017-10-05 03:28:42 PM  
I can't remember if it was The Axis, but there was a popular Boston club on Lansdowne St by Fenway which enforced their own hard 10pm curfew for live acts, because hell or high water they were going to clear the stage and turn the place into a standard nightclub/dancehall by like 10:10pm.

A lot of mainstream acts came through there. Before I moved away (and before the place closed a few years ago anyway) I saw Muse and at least three other "big-ish" bands play there, and each one had to blast through their setlist with an eye on the clock.
 
2017-10-05 03:42:19 PM  

Killer Cars: A lot of mainstream acts came through there. Before I moved away (and before the place closed a few years ago anyway) I saw Muse and at least three other "big-ish" bands play there, and each one had to blast through their setlist with an eye on the clock.


yup, seen that many times.  or just notice how the concert ends at 1059 on the dot.

when i saw U2 a few months back, it was literally about 1056PM.  The band quickly huddled onstage.  i told my wife as we cheated towards the exits, "they don't have time for another song, let's go."  bono then went to the mic, hurriedly introduced 'I Will Follow' and they bashed it out in three minutes and change.  i later checked setlists and the 4-5 minute-ish new song closed most but not all of the shows.  i'm guessing the fine they paid in San Jose they didn't want to repeat in LA so they chose a quick down and dirty song to do.
 
2017-10-05 04:56:40 PM  

boozehat: Barry McCockner: ekdikeo4: It's not like there's anything *around* the stadium besides businesses and a few hotels.

Pizza My Heart is around the corner.

There's also a Togo's.


And if you're willing to travel a few miles, there are now some pretty good restaurants in north San Jose, near the "River Oaks" light rail station.

/the real reason there's a curfew is that there's a suburb next door to the stadium
 
2017-10-05 05:03:42 PM  
Preventing Coldplay from playing and a music ban are two totally different things.

/I'd rather go to jail for shoving a mikestand up Chris Martin's poop chute and twisting it sideways than have to listen to those c*nts for more than one minute, don't mention paying for it.
 
2017-10-05 05:51:35 PM  

anfrind: boozehat: Barry McCockner: ekdikeo4: It's not like there's anything *around* the stadium besides businesses and a few hotels.

Pizza My Heart is around the corner.

There's also a Togo's.

And if you're willing to travel a few miles, there are now some pretty good restaurants in north San Jose, near the "River Oaks" light rail station.

/the real reason there's a curfew is that there's a suburb next door to the stadium


Good info on the restaurants. I stay in Santa Clara and San Jose about 1-2 times a year on business, and I only know the spots nearest the Marriott. Thanks!
 
2017-10-05 09:08:03 PM  
Gosh, maybe they shouldn't have built a stadium in a spot where they couldn't hold concerts after 10:00.
 
2017-10-05 09:57:09 PM  
"... We have already lost onevent and will continue to lose more, costing thousands of local jobs."

SF Gate means never having to copy edit as long as yer a hipster douchebag.
 
2017-10-05 10:13:19 PM  

boozehat: Barry McCockner: ekdikeo4: It's not like there's anything *around* the stadium besides businesses and a few hotels.

Pizza My Heart is around the corner.

There's also a Togo's.


and i get my car serviced nearby so
 
2017-10-05 10:24:59 PM  

Mikey1969: rickythepenguin: U2 blew the curfew when they played there in May.  and tehn i saw them about 2 weeks ago here in phoenix 'on a school night' as they say, and i was pleasantly surprised that they played until about 1125PM.  no idea if Glendale (a) has a curfew and/or if (b) the band ate the fine.  i only say that as i've been to other shows in phoenix (like, the actual city, whereas U2 played glendale, an incorporated suburb) where the band plays right up until 1059 then runs off teh stage.

one exception being foo fighters, who played until about 12AM at the Suns' arena.  wife and i had to leave the show early as we told the babysitter we'd be back at 1130.  we left, friends later said they played that long, which surprised tehs hit out of me.

also coldplay sucks ass.

It's internal vs. external concert venues, usually. Cricket pavilion/BBDSP/Whatever they call it now used to cut the show off at exactly 10 pm. There are thousands of people in the surrounding area who don't want to listen to a concert all night long. Fark that "school night" whiny bullshiat, people have to get up for work, and the outdoor arena is right across the street from apartment complexes.

We have the same thing here in Utah. When they play at Usana Amphitheatre(An outdoor venue), the concert ends at 10. When they play downtown at Vivint Arena(Indoor arena where the Jazz play), the concert can go all night. A few years ago when Motley Crue was like an hour and a half late starting, the concert let out around 2  am and nobody lost their shiat. Well, except for all of the people stranded downtown because the light rail stopped running at 11:20. Those people weren't very happy, but not because the band ran late. It's part of living in a society full of people, and if these bands don't like it, they can play indoor venues or fark off.


A band with years of experience and thousands of shows under their belts should not be late starting a concert except under rare circumstances.

Bands that regularly start late suck and are unprofessional.

Saw Gorillaz this weekend. Ticket said 8 p.m..  8 p.m. lights went down and music started.
 
2017-10-05 11:10:02 PM  

Barry McCockner: ekdikeo4: It's not like there's anything *around* the stadium besides businesses and a few hotels.

Pizza My Heart is around the corner.


yeah ,i mean, the nearest residences are 3-4 blocks away, which i guess might be audible to an outdoor venue.. but .. maybe.. turn it down a hair?
 
2017-10-05 11:10:39 PM  

JudgeSmails: boozehat: Barry McCockner: ekdikeo4: It's not like there's anything *around* the stadium besides businesses and a few hotels.

Pizza My Heart is around the corner.

There's also a Togo's.

and i get my car serviced nearby so


my office is literally right across the street from the stadium.  It's hell during events.
 
2017-10-05 11:36:39 PM  
I really like going to concerts (classical and rock) at the Hollywood Bowl and to concerts at the Greek Theater and they have very strict curfews. Both venues are in residential neighborhoods and they stick to those curfews. That's cool, I like not getting home from a concert on a weeknight at 1:00 am. However, what I *don't* like is that unless you are sitting in the front sections, the sound isn't loud enough due to those same neighbors.

/First world problems
//It sucked for Neil Young & Crazy Horse at the Bowl a few years ago
 
2017-10-06 01:46:04 AM  

ekdikeo4: Barry McCockner: ekdikeo4: It's not like there's anything *around* the stadium besides businesses and a few hotels.

Pizza My Heart is around the corner.

yeah ,i mean, the nearest residences are 3-4 blocks away, which i guess might be audible to an outdoor venue.. but .. maybe.. turn it down a hair?


Outdoor stadium? The volume need for that carries for a few miles, not blocks.
 
2017-10-06 03:05:56 AM  
Very easy fix.  Here is what most cities do.  Either simply pull the plug at deadline (and they did that to paul friggin McCartney) or fine the band a thousand bucks for every minute over.

Guns and roses created a big push for these rules when the replacement band was playing the last decade and they would show up 3 hours late as a matter of principle.
 
2017-10-06 04:29:09 PM  

Mikey1969: A few years ago when Motley Crue was like an hour and a half late starting, the concert let out around 2 am and nobody lost their shiat. Well, except for all of the people stranded downtown because the light rail stopped running at 11:20.


ha. i went to a post-jerry New year's eve show with the living members of hte Grateful Dead.  the concert started at about....ehhhh......9PM or so.  we did the NYE countdown, then for i think just the second time since Jerry checked out, the living members all played together for about an 2 hours.  BART said they had NYE hours with the last trains leaving at 3AM.  Wife and I left the concert at about 230AM exhausted, later saw the various musicans (4-5 bands) played together in various iterations until about 430AM.  like literally 7-8 hours of music.

and that last BART train was farking packed.

*sigh*

good times....
 
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