Can we have a longer set?
June 03, 2012 10:41:15 PM UTC Post #1

Just seen Skynyrd in Manchester (UK). Great gig and it is always great to see and hear them, but why do they only play 75-80 minutes?
Surely with their back catalogue they could stretch to 2 hours?
Get rid of the support act and play 2 sets with break in between.

Many bands are now playing 2 1/2 hours if not 3 hours, just feel 75 minutes is a little short!

June 04, 2012 12:02:50 AM UTC Post #1

Ronnie's philosophy was ALWAYS leave them wanting for more. It was unusual for the original band to play more than an hour. Gary is just following what Ronnie taught him.

I drink enough whiskey to float a battleship around

June 04, 2012 1:29:35 AM UTC Post #2

Skynyrd sets have always averaged 90 mins +/-, even in the 70's.

I'm just thankful they still tour.

I'm Back You Bastards!

June 04, 2012 3:57:38 AM UTC Post #3

@Road Fatigue: You and Me too !! Glad they still Tour !

I ain't Hidin' from nobody, Nobody's hidin' from me

June 04, 2012 8:29:32 PM UTC Post #4

It seems that London got preferential treatment!

They got 4 extra songs - Gimme Back My Bullets, Whiskey Rock 'n' Roller, Needle & the Spoon, and Tuesday's Gone.

That would have turned Manchester from 75 to 90 minutes plus.
Shame as ticket prices were the same!

June 13, 2012 9:02:43 AM UTC Post #5

@vanzantshat: Sadly nothing from God And Guns played either....

Other than that a great night and gig all round.

Going to The Salisbury after it didn't do my head much good the next day though.....

June 13, 2012 3:18:07 PM UTC Post #6

@Mylvyn Skyrydyr:The Band,Allman bros,The Dead,Springsteen,or a few I can remember as super long shows.When I was going to shows in the 70s I know they had to be longer or I was to drunk realize.

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