IckleMissMayhem wrote:There's quite a good range of musicals that tour the UK too. In the past 12 months or so I've seen three shows at the Liverpool Empire same place a lot of the footage for the TATINOF USA vid was filmed. (Phantom, Wicked & Lion King). Apart from that, it's planning ahead. I have to travel to/through London fairly regularly for training courses/events etc, so it's a case of booking early to get better prices - hotels, train, occasionally the show tickets themselves.Kurapika wrote:Why is everyone lucky enough to watch all of those musicals live? I have to live with finding good enough bootlegsKurapika wrote:Speaking of bootlegs, I think it's so fucking hypocritical when people who've have the privilege to be able to watch live musicals any time they can, hate bootlegs. Bitch, if I lived close to NYC or London and had the money, I'd be watching them live, unfortunately, I live in a small ass city in the country side of Brasil. Excuse me for liking musical theater and wanting some quality bootlegs or even official recordings
Official recordings no-one can fairly have any issue with. They're just being exceptionally snobby. Bootlegs... eh. I don't personally have an issue with it, same as pirating anything else. but they're generally not worthwhile, because the quality is so poor, thanks to cameras/mics being hidden so the recorder doesn't get kicked out.
We have none of that where I live, unfortunately. There's some musicals in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, but a plane to those places from where I live are 2+ hours long, and very expensive. It's just not worth it.
And bootlegs are worth it for people like me (although, me, at least, I've been fortunate enough to go to NYC and watch one live. Most people could never afford it), who aren't just a short plane or train ride away
It just sucks. It's ridiculous that people would think bootlegs are preventing people from paying to see the show. If I had any other way to watch my favorite shows that aren't a shitty recording, I 100% would do it! I'm very very thankful for all the brave people who go and record those bootlegs. They're my heroes