Luke Colorado wrote: ↑Tue 20 Sep 2022, 1:34 am
You’re right. This is the best they could do. It’s literally impossible to achieve anything better or more creative. Shane on me for thinking otherwise.
I didn't say this was the best they could do (although I disagree it's a bad show, considering it's a hits setlist with a unique show never before seen in the US). But complaints without solutions are pointless. You don't seem to understand the economics or logistics involved here. When these challenges are noted, your response is to throw a strop rather than address or accept them.
Bringing back old staging and costumes involves additional cost. Their previous tours had live musicians and dancers. Those people have to be paid, which is an increased cost that must somehow be covered with just 13 dates. They also have to be put up in hotels, airfare has to be bought, they need food and per diems etc. This is not free, or even cheap. The previous tours had big set pieces that have to be transported and assembled - in the case of Cubism and Pandemonium, live during the performance. Additional costumes require transport, cleaning and help changing. All of this is more expense. Again, with just 13 dates to recoup costs. Do you think the staging of these previous tours can even be erected in 30 minutes? Or do you propose New Order use the set pieces as well?
Or do you mean something else when you talk about staging, and not the sets, not the dancers, not the musicians?
You and Waffleon both propose an Electronic performance during the switchover, oblivious to the logistics of a switchover in the first place. Are you proposing this performance happens live while grips are tearing down one staging and setting up another? While the band is in the way of this activity? Presumably a performance without lights, projections, lasers etc since those are being adjusted. Would the second band take the stage without doing final checks, since there is now no break?
You complain about the setlist, but don't offer up an alternative - bearing in mind half the audience is there to see New Order and you'll need to keep them entertained as well. So what is this magical setlist that is somehow better for a crossover audience than playing hits?