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CE16 Cantina bash at O2 arena - July 14

Discussion in 'Star Wars Celebrations' started by Obi Anne , Jun 1, 2016.

  1. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Outside of Celebration there is the Cantina bash at the O2 arena, on Thursday evening.

    More information and tickets are available here.

    They don't say which big British band it is that's going to be the main act though, only that they are big and nr 2 on the list of 50 bands you must see before you die.
     
  2. OliffWanKenobi

    OliffWanKenobi Jedi Knight star 2

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    I'm 99% sure I know who the band is, if people want me to say, but I wouldn't expect everyone to know them, and that Q list of bands to see was from over a decade ago.
     
  3. Luke4soph

    Luke4soph Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Who do you think it will be then?
     
  4. OliffWanKenobi

    OliffWanKenobi Jedi Knight star 2

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    Ash. They fit the bill, huge Star Wars fans (an early b-side was the cantina band song), won an ivor novello award, have released 9 albums (6 studio, 2 comps & a live album), and worked with LucasArts on a video game soundtrack. While they're still going they were most well known in the late 90s early 00's, if you like energetic melodic indie-punk check them out.

     
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  5. CaptainRegor

    CaptainRegor Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yup, you where right in your first comment. Speaking for myself, I have no immediate recollection of hearing about a band named "Ash" before. Then again I've never been one for "popular" music
     
  6. D-Ludicrous

    D-Ludicrous Jedi Master star 2

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    The Spice Girls are going to be there? =D= [face_dancing][face_laugh] [face_rofl]
     
  7. michaelsft

    michaelsft Jedi Youngling

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    Ha! Jed is one of my best friends, I've known his for about 15 years and he never ceases to amaze and surprise me. I'll get the skinny on this and report back when I'm allowed to but I reckon it's gonna be pretty fun and everyone should get a ticket to this!
     
  8. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Ash - wow, I had totally forgotten them! Listened to them quite a bit around '99-'01.
     
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  9. CaptainRegor

    CaptainRegor Jedi Knight star 3

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    Brooklyn Bowl seams like a fun place. I suck at bowling, but I'd try if the lanes are open!
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. OliffWanKenobi

    OliffWanKenobi Jedi Knight star 2

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    I listened to a podcast interview with the organisers the other day and it sounds like it's going to be fun. Capacity of around 1,000, with the restaurant tables removed. Apparently the 501st will be there hassling patrons for ID etc, and they will have guests onstage between the bands, mostly minor players like people who have been stormtroopers or aliens in Maz's Cantina, but some they can't announce until Celebration announces them. I'm really looking forward to this.
     
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  11. CaptainRegor

    CaptainRegor Jedi Knight star 3

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    They are gonna open up for ordering a lane for bowling tomorrow. Anyone wanna bowl? (I suck at it, but it's fun!)
     
  12. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    I enjoy bowling, I'm up for it if others are.
    But booking won't be easy, or cheap
     
  13. beajeditonight86

    beajeditonight86 Jedi Youngling

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    I would be up for bowling too guys.
     
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  14. OliffWanKenobi

    OliffWanKenobi Jedi Knight star 2

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    Ash confirmed as headliners :cool:



    Wonder if they'll star wars-icy their songs a bit? Girl from Naboo? Luke Names the Planets? TIE Interceptor
     
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  15. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Also up for bowling, if its not too late. Otherwise, I can cheerlead. :p

    Also, good call on Ash, OliffWanKenobi!
     
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  16. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    So.....should somebody book a lane for tomorrow night?
    Or should we just try getting one once we arrive?
     
  17. beajeditonight86

    beajeditonight86 Jedi Youngling

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    Yeah guys, are we still trying to do this? I believe you have a view of the stage area while bowling, from the pics of the venue I've saw so I'm not worried about missing the concert.
     
  18. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    You can hear it regardless.
     
  19. OliffWanKenobi

    OliffWanKenobi Jedi Knight star 2

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    The SW Cocktails....
    Blue Milk - Milk / Cream / Koko Kanu Rum / Disaronno / Blue Curacao
    Darth Maultini - Martini Rosso / Vodka / Buffalo Trace Bourbon / Pomegranate Juice
    The Yoda - Vodka / Midori / Apple Schnaps / Blue Curacao / Part Sour Mix
    The Sith - Havanna Rum / Cherry Liquer / Grenadine / Sprite

    Have to admit, the Yoda sounds awesome! Gotta have a Blue Milk too.
     
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  20. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    I'm about in my Stormtrooper hoodie.
    Look out for me
     
  21. sigur

    sigur Jedi Knight

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    What time is this on till? I've just landed and looking for something to do this evening.

    Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
     
  22. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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  23. OliffWanKenobi

    OliffWanKenobi Jedi Knight star 2

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    Had a great time at the show, Darth Elvis were brilliant, and it was great to see Ash again they fought back some good memories of the late 90s for me.
     
  24. Merga Duskseeker

    Merga Duskseeker Jedi Youngling

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    Did they do their rare Star Wars numbers?
     
  25. OliffWanKenobi

    OliffWanKenobi Jedi Knight star 2

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    They opened with their Cantina band cover, other than that just a greatest hits set really. They did extend the breakdown in Kung-fu during with Mark Hamilton's daughter came on dressed as Rey and fought Mark who had Kylo mask on.