John Etherington wrote: and hope they see the irony!.
Speaking of irony: I would have put this in the "Is It Just Me" thread, where it actually belongs, but since there have been no real concert reports, at this point, in this thread, it seems an appropriately ironic place for it.
Maybe it's because many people who went to Rotterdam also went to Amsterdam, & they are very busy travelling, etc. BUT: The issue is obviously not just this thread, & I think Robert & John are making points that are worth considering. It strikes me that the saddest irony might be that it is because of all the non-reports (videos, tweets, news articles, etc.) that there have been less & less real concert reports in the concert report threads. To be honest, there were times when I thought of writing a report, but I felt overwhelmed by the bombardment of other items, assumed it would be lost or meaningless, noone would care about it, etc., because of all the other items that were already posted, & would subsequently be posted, in the threads, & therefore, I didn't post a report. And if I have felt that way, it now occurs to me that perhaps others have also felt that way, & that's what compelled me to make this post.
I have no problem at all with people posting items like videos, articles, & tweets; they have the right to do so, I enjoy the videos & some of the articles (when they are intelligible!), & I'm sure there are many people who enjoy all of that. But I do agree that it might be much better if we had separate threads for videos & items collected from the internet - it could be just one separate thread for each concert, perhaps. And if the concert report threads were reserved for concert reports alone, from forum members who were at the concerts, I wonder if maybe we would be seeing alot more actual concert reports, & wouldn't that be really nice. Obviously (& unfortunately), it's too late to make that happen for Europe or North America, but maybe we can still provide a nice clean space to encourage our friends in Australia & New Zealand to share their concert experiences with us. If nothing else, it would be an interesting experiment, to see if something different might happen.
Of course, the moderators may feel free to move this to the other thread, if they choose to do so (not that they need my permission. . .)