Back
  Most Sparsely Attended Gig You've Been to?
    
Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 21  Next



Joined:
Jul 2016
Posts:
1653
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:57 pm 

Bit of chat at the Meshuggah gig last night, which obviously did very well. Some of the lads were talking about varying attendances one of them reckoned said the worst he experienced was Insision in Limerick attracted less than 15 paying customers - I don't think I've ever hit anything that's come close to that - there's local bands that would pull less on a Monday.

I did see Anthrax play to what seemed like a less than half full SFX around the time of Stomp 442.



Limit it to touring bands preferably.


Top
 Profile   
 


User avatar

Joined:
Nov 2007
Posts:
2334
Location:
Tralee
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:16 pm 

Today is the Day played to about ten people in Welans apparently.
Saw some Scottish death metal band in cork where it was only me and the bar staff watching, the openibg band had left at this point. I was only there because I was avoiding going home.


Top
 Profile   
 


User avatar

Joined:
Jun 2005
Posts:
1113
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:16 pm 

Anthrax in the Ambassador in 2004 was fairly poorly attended too. Admittedly they had played just a year beforehand but they had such a good album to peddle at the time it was fairly disappointing.

I wasn't there but I heard the attendance for Paradise Lost on the Draconian Times tour was poor. That one beggars belief if true.


Top
 Profile   
 



Joined:
Jul 2016
Posts:
1653
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:21 pm 

Jogging the memory there lads.

Yeah I was at that Anthrax show, it was still cool but it was less than half full. The show the previous year was sold out. They just don't have the pulling power of say Slayer who could pack a venue like that year in year out. They actually played again in 2005 on the reunion thing and drew marginally more people.

Korn did the same thing around 2005, they played the point around a year after filling the RDS. I reckon there was around 2,500 at it which looked pretty bad in an 8,000 capacity venue.

Paradise lost played Whelan's around 2003 and it was just about half full.


Top
 Profile   
 


PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:32 pm 

dr.gonzo wrote:
Today is the Day played to about ten people in Welans apparently.
Saw some Scottish death metal band in cork where it was only me and the bar staff watching, the openibg band had left at this point. I was only there because I was avoiding going home.


closer to 20 I'd say. We opened for them and figured it would fill up but nope, it never did.

Shockingly Hellbastard played the same night after wards, and that was jammers.


Last edited by pentagrimes on Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
   
 


User avatar

Joined:
Jun 2005
Posts:
1332
Location:
where there's thunder and the wind shouts back
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:37 pm 

Blaze in the village, about 60 people maybe.

Could leave my spot in the front row (only row?) and go to the bar/jacks at will.

Was a great gig.


Top
 Profile   
 



Joined:
Jul 2016
Posts:
1653
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:41 pm 

Lol, I was at that one myself, and you're right it was a good gig. Nearly two and a half hours of a set, was great to hear some Maiden stuff you'd never in a million years hear them play now!


Top
 Profile   
 


User avatar

Joined:
Jun 2005
Posts:
10136
Location:
Northern Ireland
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:43 pm 

Kreator - 50 -60
A Storm of Light - 30
Warning - 20
A Pale Horse Named Death - 30 -40
Today is the Day 30 -40


Top
 Profile   
 



Joined:
Jul 2016
Posts:
1653
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:49 pm 

What year was that Kreator gig? I seen them in Eamon Doran's around 2002/2003 and there wasn't many at that either about 150 if they were lucky. A far cry from them selling out the Academy a few years back. Mind you, the support was much better in the Academy Xentrix and Evile versus Deranged and god knows who else in 2003.


Top
 Profile   
 


PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:55 pm 

Dragged Into Sunlight in the Lower Deck was pretty sparse. I'd say 30 max.

No mention of this legendary Incantation gig everyone keeps joking about? Really?


Last edited by pentagrimes on Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
   
 



Joined:
Dec 2006
Posts:
2786
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:55 pm 

Onslaught in Limerick last year, also Hatebreed in Limerick years ago..... very low numbers at both


Top
 Profile   
 


User avatar

Joined:
Jun 2005
Posts:
7859
Location:
Dundalk to Strangers
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:58 pm 

Skinless of a Tuesday in June/July 2006. I can't remember how busy it was specifically, but because I was so into them that summer, I couldn't believe how empty the place was. Maybe 50 people total? It was heaps of fun, they got some of us on stage and there was a zombie wall of death. Great night!

Anata was another gig that summer I wanted to get to, but couldn't.


Top
 Profile   
 



Joined:
Jul 2016
Posts:
1653
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:11 pm 

Pretty sure the last time Incantation were here was about 2004. Opening band on a four band bill in whelans, Incantation Ragnarok, Krisiun, Behemoth. Around 80 watching them at that stage.

I think the gag stems from some plonker here thinking they're far more popular than they actually are.


Top
 Profile   
 


User avatar

Joined:
Nov 2007
Posts:
714
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:12 pm 

I was at Loved and Hated. The then drummer for Agnostic Fronts band in Germany about 15 years ago and there was 11 people there. They ended up doing an acoustic set instead great night.


Top
 Profile   
 



Joined:
Jul 2016
Posts:
1653
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:13 pm 

Just thought of another. Vital Remains in the Voodoo around 06/07, seemed like there was 50 at that.


Top
 Profile   
 

Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 21  Next