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...in that delicious ten or fifteen minutes before you hit the stadium stage, what would the playlist be thundering from the PA prior to lights out?

My wife posed this to me earlier and I profess I became somewhat giddy thinking about this and wished I was 25 years younger and playing a 5000 seater.  I ummed and aahed a bit before saying, 'Girl band stuff.'  For a guy who's played in punky bands for his entire life, I guess this was an eye-opener for me as well as my wife.

So here goes.  You've paid your money for a Lizard Sweets ticket, sat through a dreadful support band (or two):

Pure Shores - All Saints,
The Promise - Girls Aloud,
Stop - Spice Girls, and finally,
Up Town Top Rankin' - Althea & Donna (lights off about a minute from the end, keep it playing to build expectation), and we're off. 

Let's hear yours!

 

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Tribute - Tenacious D

Being in a Foos tribute. Went down a storm at some of the Festivals we played 

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AC/DC - It's A Long Way Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)

Bon singing about life on the road, bagpipes and, mostly, Mal in the left speaker preaching the only gospel worth hearing. If you're not up for it after that, you're in the wrong job.

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When my old band played Download back in 2009, the sound guy put Living After Midnight by Judas Priest on before we started and it was just the right amount of upbeat energy to get us going for the set

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Well, in 2 entirely different bands than I’m in now, songs that stood out immediately before we went on were “Go With The Flow” by QOTSA, which really got the adrenalin going in a good way, and Rainbow Child by Dan Reed Network, which always puts me in a very, very happy place. I think the one that worked best for the audience though was Little Fluffy Clouds by the Orb, which got absolutely everyone on the dance floor (was in an indie funk band at the time - early ‘90s - and they stayed there for the whole set). 

I think Karate by Babymetal would do it for me now. 😉

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Mustang sally ? No ... oh ...

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Some songs that people know but don’t rave about so that when the band come on they’re not overshadowed by the recorded material that has preceded them.

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Something low key and ambient that will gradually morph into our intro music.

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rock hard, ride free - judas priest

ram it down - judas priest

metal meltdown - judas priest

for whom the bell tolls - metallica

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1 hour ago, BigRedX said:

Something low key and ambient that will gradually morph into our intro music.

This ^^ +1

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my ex band toyed with the idea of this but we never got round to it in the end:

 

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Eclectic, pumping and fun would be my choice.

Maybe Ca Plan Pour Moi - Plastic Bertrand, Drink - Alestorm, Breathe - Prodigy

then throw everyone off guard with the below.

 

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15 minutes? This on repeat should get the punters on edge: 

 

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1 hour ago, Paul S said:

my ex band toyed with the idea of this but we never got round to it in the end:

 

At the Rebellion Festival last year they played the theme to The Long Good Friday as intro music to a few bands and I thought that was good, but the above would top that imo.

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we have used both the Dambusters and the the Sweeny opening in the past, can't be bothered now

 

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An old band I was in used to go on to the Muppet Show theme. 

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3 hours ago, Paul S said:

my ex band toyed with the idea of this but we never got round to it in the end:

 

Noodling the other day and I found the theme tune to The Professionals

 

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Both written by Laurie Johnson, wonder how many other TV themes he wrote

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36 minutes ago, Lozz196 said:

Both written by Laurie Johnson

Any relation?

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