Bruce announcing in Rolling Stone that the tour was due to start in Spring 2021 got me slightly down - to think we could be making plans right now for an upcoming tour...!
Personally, thinking it would be the last big tour, I’ve been saving up for the last few years so that I could hit a few shows - I’ve been wanting to take time off work to travel a bit and was hoping to catch 3 or 4 shows in the US and link it in with a bit of a US road trip - would have loved to catch shows in LA and NJ and meet up with any Lakers around there. Was then hoping to hit a few European hotspots like Milan and Gothenburg if I could fit it around work.
Interested to know if anyone else had anything pre-emptively planned for it?
I am really looking forward to seeing Ljubljana next year and, I hope, saying hello to @Louisa . I really like Edinburgh too - it's a city I have considered moving to, but I would be a bit too far away from my family. However, if you ever get independence...
I would have taken a sickie off work to make sure I had the best chance of getting tickets for the UK gigs and knowing this may have been the last full tour with the bands tickets for Europe as well. Hoping especially for tickets for San Siro (as I hear the atmosphere is so great). But not to take tickets away from our Italian friends. And hoping Bruce would play the Olympic stadium in Munich.
As for other plans. I was due to visit Vienna in May. Changed it to October. Now I have said Bugger it and gone for May 2021 now, I had started to take my European city breaks for granted. Now I don't. So in the next few years definite returns to Berlin, Rome and Naples. Cities I loved and want to return to. You have to be relatively young to take all the steps in Rome.
I'd have to know if he was coming to Portugal or not, but, hopefully, that happens. If it were to happen originally, my plan was to attend the Portugal gig and travel to Spain to catch another one. My dad and I also discussed going to Italy to catch a potential third concert on the tour, but that was more of an idea rather than a plan. I also have the dream to catch him in New Jersey, but I'm not sure that's bound to happen. A friend of mine did travel to Milan in 2016 to catch the concert and I wasn't able to go with her, unfortunately, and I promised myself next time I would really try to do the same. Hopefully, I get to meet some of you, too. This pandemic really showed me that "waiting for the next opportunity" really isn't the way to go. When the time comes, Bruce can expect to see me right in the pit, jumping like crazy, dancing awkwardly (the only way I know how) and singing my lungs out. That's my plan.
My plan was to buy any new album but stay home and not see the tour. After the last tour I saw 2016 I decided to quit while he was in a reasonable shape. For me 2012 was the last time he was really great. I have great memories from the Ullevi "Jake Jungleland/Frankie/Drive All night" concert and that's the way I want to remember him as a live performer.
I think it'll be late next year for a tour but probably 2022 provided all is well.
I would like to see Bruce in Norway or the Netherlands, mainly because they are two of the few countries in Europe I haven't seen him play. Maybe only 1 UK show (unless another Cardiff/Leeds type scenario arises) and definitely Spain again, which for me tops the lot, just edging out Italy and Sweden.
I was talking to my son and his girlfriend yesterday evening about gigs they have coming up for next Spring and whether they will happen. I told him about Bruce and how, hopefully, we will get at least one more chance when he said to his girlfriend (who has never seen Bruce) 'you have to see him, he is the best live act you will see' - I trained him well!!
I have to go. Anywhere.
Though adding to that, I think the next show period if it happens will be emotional, tour too but opening show will be fraught with emotions I presume - for the band and the fans.
You're going to be in the pit next time, come to Canada and we'll pit together sistah!
The next tour, whenever it happens, will be extremely emotional. Going to a gig is all about letting emotions flow in all directions, and we are currently more than half a year without live events, mentally preparing for another year or so. How deprived will we be, and the musicians also... it's surreal.
So as a Bruce fan, I think the first show after Covid will be a special one, probably worth attending.
What worries me more, is the last gig. Hopefully they will announce all the dates in advance, so knowing the last one could really be the last one ever will give special significance to that specific show. Me, I will probably drive to a couple of shows within 500 km range, will be panicking about not getting the tickets, will be cursing the prices and the secondary markets...
I plan to be in the pit next time, this time I won't make any lame excuses why not to.
Milano is great, it's a beautiful city with really plenty of interesting things to see and do, but I read somewhere that San Siro is going to be demolished, and they will build something new in its place. But I don't know how quickly this will be happening.
I also dream of flying to the States, for a show or two...It would have been wonderful to meet anyone of you, anywhere...
What is a travel sloth, exactly? Kinda like the sound of that, I might be one too, don't travel a lot except to see Bruce, get to see different cities and my fave artist so win-win.
My plans were to do exactly what the tour dictated insofar flying to cities that were more affordable to travel to, still don't have the money so not sure how I was going to do that exactly but if there's a next one, I'm there, somehow.
Too right! 😋
@karenburke247 you will just have to accept that you will be referred to as a Greasy Lady by @Jerseyfornia 😁
Even me, the absolute travel sloth, was planning on several gigs. Maybe even Italy?
Damn the pandemic.
Oh yes! It got me down when I read that too, thinking about what might have been. Like you, I have been topping up the Bruce fund with a view to doing as many as I could afford. The lunch ladies are keen to do a show together, which would be pretty special and we have talked about Milan (although I am not sure I could go to Italy without Mr J!)
I would certainly aim for as many U.K. shows as possible, just because they are the easiest, and two or three in mainland Europe. I don't think I would do the US, but you never know. I haven't spent much on travel this year...