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La Nuit de l’Erdre.
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Hey guys!

Long time, no see. I haven’t been on in a while, but summer is finally upon us so I’ll have a bit more time to keep in touch! How is everyone? How has your summer been so far? Mine kicked off in the best of ways: with a Two Door gig!

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Last saturday, on the 1st of July, I went to see Two Door for the 11th time at the festival La Nuit de l’Erdre near Nantes in France. What a day – it was such a wonderful way to start the summer. I went with my dad and brother, who hadn’t seen the band since 2013, and met up with some friends I hadn’t seen in years. My family couldn’t get over how much the band had changed, my friends had the time of their lives, and Two Door were fantastic, as always. They came on stage at 22:30, so everyone was pretty excited. Their live performance, the light show, the crowd… Everything was brilliant. The setlist was still very Tourist History/Beacon with only a few Gameshow songs, but I can understand why they would chose to play their better known songs at a festival. My highlights were Something Good Can Work and Lavender, though I must say they gave every song everything they had. I was also lucky to meet up with Ben after the show, which was lovely, as always. The festival itself was also very enjoyable, it was quite small which gave it a very friendly atmosphere, and there was plenty to do and see all afternoon. I’d definitely go back. Thanks again to everyone who made last saturday such a great day!

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I don’t know when I’ll see the band again, which is always an odd feeling. When I saw them last february in Paris I knew I had this show coming up, whereas now… I’ll have to wait until they announce another european tour!

Stay tuned for some more basement people stories – one from our very own Maybrit will be online very soon! If you would like to share your gig/festival experience, do get in touch!

Have a wonderful summer basement peeps.

Much love,
Saoirse.

EXPERIENCE WILDERNESS FESTIVAL FOR FREE WITH WAR CHILD
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Hey basement people!

How is everyone? Have you been enjoying Two Door’s recent gigs? If so, get in touch, we’d love to hear & share your stories!
If you haven’t seen Two Door lately and/or haven’t been able to secure tickets to one of their upcoming shows, here’s a chance to see the band and do some great work for War Child.

EXPERIENCE WILDERNESS FESTIVAL FOR FREE WITH WAR CHILD

– See great artists while helping a fantastic cause –

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War Child, the charity for children affected by conflict, is calling for volunteers to join them at Wilderness festival and experience the event for free, while supporting the worthwhile cause.

Music fans can enjoy all that the award-winning festival has to offer, plus save on the price of a ticket, by signing up to become a volunteer at https://www.warchild.org.uk/festivals.

Set amongst the lakes, forests and parkland of Oxfordshire’s exquisite Cornbury Estate, Wilderness is regularly voted one of the best festivals in the UK. From 3 – 6 August, headliners Two Door Cinema Club, Grace Jones and Bonobo, plus First Aid Kit, Michael Kiwanuka and many more will be taking to the stage.

Whether fans simply want to experience the buzz and atmosphere of a festival or have missed out on tickets to see their favourite act – volunteering with War Child is the perfect way to embrace the festival spirit and support the charity.

War Child has 305 volunteer spaces at Wilderness as well as opportunities to attend more top festivals around the country. All of the roles are stewarding, and volunteers will be the eyes and ears of site organisers – from providing information to music fans, directing queues at box offices, manning emergency exits next to the main stage, and generally making sure everyone is happy and safe.

Wilderness is fast approaching so don’t miss this chance to get together with friends, meet new people and have fun while enjoying the incredible weekend.

Everyone who signs up will get free entry to the festival and a meal voucher per shift, on top of learning valuable new skills. Stewards will be required to do three eight-hour shifts over the four festival days – so will have one day off and can do whatever they like in the rest of their free time. All volunteers will be needed at the festival site from 2 – 7 August and will have access to the designated War Child camping area.

A deposit of £80 is required for first time volunteers and £40 for students and returning volunteers.

For anyone wanting to sign up or know more – all information is on the War Child Website https://www.warchild.org.uk/festivals or on the War Child festival Facebook page.

For volunteering enquiries please contact festivals@warchild.org.uk

I really hope some of you guys find this of interest, do let us know if you plan on working alonside War Child at Wilderness (and seeing Two Door, of course), we’d love to hear about it.
I hope you’re all well.

Lots of love,
Saoirse.

Tales from a parisian basement
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Basement people of the world hello!

As promised, I’m back with my very own tale from the basement. As you may know, I saw Two Door in Paris last Monday. It was a pretty big one for me, as it was my tenth time seeing them and my first proper Two Door gig (as in not a festival performance) in about three years. Finally, it was my first post Gameshow gig, so needless to say I was really looking forward to the whole thing.

The show was amazing, as usual. It was in the Casino de Paris, which I had never been to – what a wonderful place. The room itself was beautiful, and we were so so close to stage as there were no barriers.
The two first acts, Parcels and Blaenavon, were really good, I especially liked Parcels who really put us in the mood for what was to come. At last, Two Door arrived, and they were as fantastic as always. It was so nice to see them again, at their own show. They played Lavender, and anyone who follows this site on regular basis will know I have a bit of a thing with that song – boyband vibes much? Sadly, they did not have a dance routine prepared, it was still amazing though. At one point I actually thought it could be my new favourite Two Door song.. There’s just so many layers to it! The minute they started Something Good Can Work however I knew that no song could ever replace that one, it’s just too special and holds so many memories. Lavender may be second though, replacing Sleep Alone..ahhh decisions, and after all, why chose?!
I must say I was a bit disappointed by the set list, only five tracks off the new album including Are We Ready? (Wreck), Bad Decisions and Gameshow that they’ve been playing for months already. I understand that they want to keep playing some of the older songs, because they love them, because we love them and because they’re the songs that brought them their fans in the first place, but this is their new album tour, so I did hope we’d get to hear a bit more of it.. Even just Je Viens De Là, as it was a french show. Oh well, I’m sure they have their reasons. I do hope they start playing more of the new album soon though, because I wasn’t the only one hoping for some more recent tracks.

After the show myself and a few fellow basement people waited for the band, that sadly didn’t appear. I can imagine how tired they must be after a show of course, but I was really hoping to meet them this time, as you guys probably know, as I mentioned this in my previous post. The whole experience was very overwhelming – it’s quite obvious they’ve moved on to be a bigger and greater band. I do hope to get talking to them soon though. A big thank you to all the people who tweeted the band/retweeted @Basement_people that night asking them to come out, you guys are the best.

Last but not least, I’d like to mention all the lovely people I met at the show: The passionate girl who had been waiting since 9 in the morning, the lovely girls who had come all the way from Russia to see the band, the kind people who kept me a spot up front as I was delayed going in, my good friend Emma who I’ve been online friends with for pretty much seven years but had never met until last week, my “real life” friends who were delighted to finally see the band I’ve been talking about for years, and pretty much everyone who made the night such a wonderful one. No matter how much I love live music, a lot of my favourite memories are the ones shared with fellow fans, outside the venue before or after a show, inside and up at the front checking our watches every minute, sharing our own stories.. So thank you to everyone who came and made that night what it was.

Here is a picture of Emma, her friend and myself. It was so nice to finally meet her after so long – though I must say it didn’t feel like we’d never met!
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To finish this post, a short tale from the basement by one of the lovely people I met at the show. It was his seventeenth time seeing the band…his seventeenth time! I need to step up basement people.. 

I discovered them around summer 2010 and have been hooked seen then by the energy of their music and its evolution to this 3rd álbum after the “break”. I hope they stick together giving us great music.

I finally get to see them live for the first time in Rouen (France) at the 106 in november 2012 and last Monday was my 17th gig. My highlights could be mostly by the venues and cities, New Orleans, Nashville, O2 London and Sonar Barcelona as they always deliver a great show. They simply make me happy and leave in a good mood; I hope to enjoy them many more years, next stop festival Cruilla in july, Barcelona.

I also started to colect ítems like this:

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Hope to see you on tour Someday!  Good morning!

A fan.

Thank you to our secret basement person for this lovely story, thank you to the band for another fantastic performance, and thank you basement people for making every single Two Door experience unique!

Stay tuned for some news from Maybrit who was lucky enough to go the bands final European show, until then keep well!

Much love,
Saoirse.

Paris here I come + basement people bios.
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Hey guys!

How is everyone? How did you enjoy the bands UK tour? We’ve heard some fantastic stories from Olivia and Maybrit, Ellie’s is yet to come, and all I can say is it sounded amazing. I’m delighted so many of you had such a good time, if you’d like to submit your story get in touch with Ellie!

Now, you guys have had your fun, now it’s Europe’s turn! Two Door kick off their European tour tomorrow night in Brussels, and will be in Paris on the 27th! I cannot wait to see them again, this time will be my 10th time seeing them, so it’s a pretty big one! Also, though I’ve seen them twice in the past year I haven’t had the chance to talk with them this time around (though I did meet up with Ben last August, thanks Ben!). Who else is going? Get – in – touch. I’d love to meet up with some of you!

Speaking of France, the band recently announced La Nuit de L’Erdre festival! They will be playing there on July the first, and needless to say I will be there!

What about “some more French news” guys? We can’t wait to hear what the band are going to announce!

In other news, the girls and myself have put together a little something to help you guys get to know who is who on the site. Introducing the basement people team bio pages!

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We put together (and by we I mean 80% Maybrit) a few little things to create these pages, along the lines of the ones the boys already have, so you guys can get to know us, and know who to contact depending on what you want and need! We had a lot of fun creating them, and no doubt we will add some more fun information to them in the next few weeks! If there’s anything you think we should add do them, do let us know!

See you basement people de France real soon, and to everyone else: keep being faaabulous.

Talk soon hermanos & hermanas!
Saoirse.

UK tour starts tonight!
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Hey guys!

How has 2017 been treating you all so far? The band have ended their first tour of the year after what seemed like a fantastic few gigs in Asia, and are kicking off their UK tour tonight! So many of you have been waiting for this one, well, it’s upon us at last!

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It’s going to be amazing guys. So many shows, and practically all sold out! You basement people are craaazyyy.
So, who is going to see them and where? Have you planned on meeting up with some fellow basement people? I sadly won’t be going to any of these shows, but our very own Ellie will be! The lucky duck is going to tonight’s show at the O2 in Birmingham! If you see her, go say hi! I’ll see you basement people de France on the 27th of February in Paris! I’m so looking forward to that, and I’m not seeing them for another month! I can’t imagine how you guys must feel. The band seem pretty ready anyway:

 

Looking forward to kicking off the UK tour in just a few days! Birmingham, you’re up first. ?

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To make the whole thing that be more special, only a few hours ago the band announced something pretty exciting, check it out:


I know for a fact that you guys are such a talented bunch of people, so get involved guys! Best of luck to all, and if you do win a photo pass let me know will you, I’d love to hear from you and share your experience on the site!

I hope you’re all well and looking forward to see the boys, be it in the UK or somewhere else. Keep us updated on our everything goes for you guys, I can’t wait to hear from you!

Talk soon,
Saoirse.