Grosse Freiheit 36 / The End Of The European Tour
Grosse Freiheit 36   /   The End Of The European Tour avatar

Hello everyone,
I can’t believe that it has already been ONE week since the ending of the bands EU Tour. If you are a member of our Facebook Group or follow me on social media you might already know that I was lucky enough to go to their last tour concert in Hamburg (THANK YOU Mom & Dad).
Even before the concert started my day had already turned out amazing because Ben replied to me on Twitter about the concert, which ended up making me even more excited for the whole evening.


I went to the concert with my brother and my parents. We got to the venue around 20 minutes before the doors were supposed to open, and even though there was a queue we still managed to get into the front row on the left (Sam’s) side of the stage, right after spending all my dad’s money on merchandising of course. After just a few minutes of waiting the first support band started playing:
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Normally before a concert I like to check out the supporting bands but for this one I sadly did not which was a shame because Blaenavon were really great and I wish I would have known the lyrics to their songs to sing along. Their music reminded me of the Tourist History era and I enjoyed it a lot. I’m excited for their new LP. Check out one of my favourite songs of theirs, My Bark Is Your Bite, here:


Not long after they had finished and cleared the stage the second supporting band came on: Parcels
I have gone to lots of concerts before but I think tIMG_6409hat they are the most synchronized band I have ever seen (and also the band with the most impressive hair).
Their music was incredible, it has a funky, dance and electronic vibe much like Gameshow, and got everybody moving and dancing.
I enjoyed it a lot and have got their song Gamesofluck (and all their other songs to be honest) stuck in my head ever since; check it out here:


I really recommend you give both bands a listen, like Kevin said later on during the concert, when the guys look for support bands they always try to find bands that they believe in and that they think we will enjoy. So make sure to check them both out! You won’t regret it.

Once the stage was set up the excitment of seeing Two Door Cinema Club was rising. They started off with the classic Cigarettes in the Theater and then quickly transitioned into Undercover Martyn (#basementpeople). It was such a wonderful experience for me to see them from the front row. They were all so close and I could see and hear them much better than I ever had before. I was afraid at first that there would be troubles later on with people pushing to the front or mosh pits, like it had been the case in London, but I was positively surprised by how disciplined everything was. Everybody had a great time and the security did an amazing job at making sure that there was no trouble, and pulling the same guy out of the crowd three times because of crowd surfing.
The guys played 19 songs in total, mostly from Tourist History and Beacon, but also five songs of the new album, including their newest single Lavender, and the “classics” Gameshow, Are We Ready (Wreck), Ordinary and Bad Decisions. Hopefully starting festival season they will add some more new songs into the setlist so that we can get a chance to see those live as well. I’m sure this will get the crowds dancing.
After the show me and my mother both got very lucky. While she managed to catch Kevin’s base pick I caught one of Ben’s drumsticks.

I can’t wait to see the guys again in the future. I hope all of you have the chance to at least see them once.
They are playing lots of festivals this summer and have some upcoming concerts in South and North America, so make sure to take a look and see if they play anywhere near you.
I wish you all a lovely evening,
talk soon
Maybrit

 

 

Tales from a parisian basement
Tales from a parisian basement avatar

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.

Remixes, a new Single and a tale of a lucky basement person
Remixes, a new Single and a tale of a lucky basement person avatar

Hello everyone,
the guys have been busy touring Europe, but they still shared some new things with us this past week, one of them being a new Remix of Bad Decisions by Devo.

you can listen to it here.
Another thing that they have been hinting at is Lavender as the 5th single.
A few days ago they shared a preview of the song on their youtube channel, and a teaser on their Facebook and Twitter pages:
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Maybe once their tour is over we will get a new music video…
Talking about their tour, our site admin Saoirse is going to the bands Paris gig tomorrow, so if you see her make sure to say hi, and look forward to reading her post about it. I will be going to their gig in Hamburg next Saturday, make sure to let me know on Twitter if you are coming too!

If you have been to any concerts and want to share your experience you can message us also, like Issac from Leeds who was lucky enough to meet the guys after their gig:

16300196_2180498675509425_219233227707885871_oTwo Door Cinema Club were the band that got me into playing the guitar and made me want to form a band and made me want to write music. Their music has been a huge inspiration to me since the age of 11 and now, at 17, I’m so happy that I got to see them. It was a massive pleasure. Thank you to the band for the music and coming out to meet the 3 people waiting, thank you to Kevin for telling me what “MFT” means, and thank you to Alex for the advice, it really means a lot.

 

 

 

Thank you so much Issac for sharing that with us! I’m glad you had a nice time and got the chance to meet them.

Talk soon everybody,
Maybrit

Paris here I come + basement people bios.
Paris here I come + basement people bios. avatar

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.

Alexandra Palace
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Hey everyone,
what a weekend it has been!
Last Friday marks the official end of the bands UK Tour, and what a better way to end it than by playing a double show at Ally Pally in London.


It was their first concert in the city since their O2 show in 2013 and it was very clear that they were missed. With only a few tickets left for their thursday show and a sold out friday show, the venue was packed with people, including me 🙂 A few of you may remember that last year before I joined the site as a regular contributor, I actually won this sites contest to get tickets for this event.

The guys were supported by Sundara Karma and special guest for these two shows only, Circa Waves! But fear not, Anteros, their support group for the rest of the UK Tour, were represented by Laura who joined Alex later on during The World Is Watching.
All three bands were amazing. Sundara Karma and Circa Waves both did an amazing job with their performances, entertaining and getting everybody ready for what was about to come : Two Door Cinema Club.
IMG_5730The guys started with two classics, Cigarettes in the Theatre and Undercover Martyn.
Both songs got the crowds fired up and there was lots of jumping, dancing and singing along! They mostly played older songs, but still included quite a few tracks from Gameshow, which sounded amazing live.
It was an evening well spent and I had a great time. I even managed to meet some other Basement People and had a lovely chat during the breaks.
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After the concert I was lucky enough to go to their After Party. I felt really out of place at first, with so many familiar faces around me, people I knew from social media who are related to the guys, but nobody knowing me. But that didn’t matter, because when I approached the guys they all took a little moment to talk to me and take a picture.
It was such a surreal experience. They were all really nice, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity that this site has given me.

If you plan on seeing Two Door in the future, you are in for a treat! (Hamburg anyone? – let me know on Twitter)
I really hope that each and everyone of you get the opportunity to see them live one day, and maybe even meet them. The way they perform their songs is truly incredible. Having been a fan for many years it fills me with so much joy to hear them play in person. It is such a wonderful experience and I urge you all to get tickets to see them if you can. It will be worth it!

Talk again soon,

Maybrit