Anyone planning to go to one of the upcoming Marillion weekend events?
although I am what we could say a huge fan of Marillion(an anorak ) ,I’ve always thought that those weekends were really too expensive…so,I would love to go to one of these but I guess it won’t be for this time either
the tickets have been sold so damn fast anyway
Would looove to, but can’t.
Would also love to go to Lorelei, brilliant line up this year, but can’t commit
Went in 2011 and 2013 but not this year.
2015 is probably one of the very last weekends they are going to do
Really ??? The band have stated before that they make quite a bit of money from the Weekends which provides the funding for new albums, promotions, toirs etc.
No more weekends, no more Marillion ?
I went to the Marillion weekend in Holland 2 years ago.
I went with Tony (Miles Zippo) and a bunch of others. 12 of us stayed in a house.
They all go to these Marillion weekends every time. I think that they are all going to this one coming up.
I was incredibly ill for most of the weekend so I dont have particularly good memories
It was on a holiday camp in the back of beyond. I didnt think it was very attractive especially not in winter.
It was bitterly cold and quite miserable.
Marillion music was being played 24/7 everywhere - in the bars and restaurants. Which became annoying.
Marillion played 3 different sets on all 3 nights and they were very impressive and on top form. Great sound and light show. They put a huge amount of effort into it
You see members of the band constantly over the weekend just mixing with everyone else.
There’s a good vibe but I would only do it once as it was a huge amount of effort and believe me its not the place to be if you feel like you are dying !
I much preferred the Fish convention in Leamington.
my point is that they are getting old so I don’t think they are going to do much more weekends…In fact,I think those weekend are not events anymore because they happen in a metronomic way every two years!
always the same concept:a whole album played on the first two nights and a surprise for the third one:we are going to have as always the live cd’s and the dvd’s of the 3 nights and the 3 weekends…I would much prefer to have a live recording after a tour than these live weekend releases
no misunderstanding:I will probably buy these releases (I’m an anorak ) but I think the concept is dying from itself
I completely understand. I’ll be going this year (and thanks to @Mileszippo for helping to sort the tickets) - but ever since before Somewhere Else was released I’ve felt that Marillion is a marketing machine first and a band second. The number of releases of DVDs, CDs, various T-shirts, live downloads and just about anything else that can have the name ‘Marillion’ stamped on is almost obscene.
I went to the first two weekends. I had to bow out of the third as my mother-in-law became very ill a week before and I was needed at home so this is my first one for a while. But I certainly won’t be making a habit of it.
All that being said, I’m really looking forward to this one and enjoying some quality live music. I’m sure that the band wont disappoint and I’ll have a great time. I haven’t heard Marbles live in a single sitting before (I could take or leave live Anoraknophobia) so that’s great.
On a completely side note, at the very first Marillion weekend in Pontins I proposed to my wife. So those early ones have a very special place in my heart.
I’m guessing you didn’t go back to Pontins for your honeymoon? Sorry, I digress.
you’ll tell us John!
We went to Lake Garda in Italy. It was magical.
Now, back on topic…
Hello John, Are you and Mileszippo going to Holland or in UK ?
We’re off to Holland.
Should be a great weekend with the bonus of going a day early so will have an evening in Amsterdam !
I’m sure you’ll make the most of that opportunity Tony !!!
see you there