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should be fun! anyone know anything about the support, Lavender Diamond?
Just hoping I can get there through the snow!
in case of any transport delays/tubes fuck-up
i'm ready to do the 'sing-off' in sixteen military wives!! da de da de da dedededelee daaaa
never delivered my tickets for them to dave_rio's.
Bastards. No sing off for me.
that was mega-fun at the ULU.
Hurrah for audience participation
that was great.
sing-off : check
audience participation : check
mid-show calisthenic : check
re-enactment of american revolution: check
I am trying to let the 'Rists' smart-osity make up for my cretinous inability to get any tickets for any of the Arcade Fire shows.
Have to say, though, I was disappointed that the merch stall didn't have that natty embroidery kit.
I thought the first third or so of the set was *slightly* weak, but then they seemed to grow into their performance. From then on in it was just brilliant. Over the last few months I've realised how much I'm in love with this band
They didn't play Sporting Life OR Mariners Revenge Song, though. I didn't think they would, but it still makes me cry a river inside
Mariners Revenge Song it was so irritating I wanted to shout at them to stop. Be thankful.
I really was irritated. I don't think you can dispute that.
the special guests could have been a bit more special though. they brought the band down a bit, i thought.
They did that at ATP.
I thought it was pretty much perfect - my only complaint is the purely selfish 'I was slightly tired after a set that long' and needed a sit-down, but the energy of the set carried me through and made me happy.
twas an alright gig, but i wouldn't pay to see them again. in fact, i don't even know if i'd go if i was offered free tickets.
How anyone can come out of that not having enjoyed it is beyond me. Just. Weird. And wrong. I have therefore decided that sarky's views on anything, ever are to be ignored in their entirety.
it was OK, just OK. i enjoyed the audience participation bits, but overall i found it a bit bland and too jaunty. i didn't walk away thinking 'fuck that was amazing'. i walked away thinking 'meh'. so THERE.
Which leaves me puzzled, baffled and slightly upset :(
since i couldn't go :'(
sometimes, life, just isn't fair.
and I didn't like them much either time.
I thought they were ok but none of their songs really grabbed me. They were entertaining, I'll give them that.
i think we know who's right here.... :)
properly entertaining! Everyone just seemed to be enjoying themselves, which is rare for gigs in London. I thought they managed the move from light humour to darker songs like the Shankhill Butchers very well.
I wish they had played the Perfect Crime and I wish the two guys behind me singing along in out-of-tune sporadic fashion had actually learnt the words. But other than that, a great night.
lavender diamond = the band that plays at the first wedding in four weddings and a funeral. really.
decemberists = i agree with whoever said the first third or so was a little weak.. colin's vocals seemed to be too loud while everything else was too quiet. the middle section of The Island was incredible though. from the calisthenics onwards though it all perked up and it was ace to have a really happy, responsive crowd. the sing-off was perfect.. and seeing john moen hopping through the audience was near blissful. i love that man.
oh, one more thing: to all those people who request, cheer REALLY loudly for, and - in last night's case - shout "CHOON" after Eli, The Barrow Boy.. please reexamine your lives. that song is dull as sin.
AWKWARD! I think its a good song - not one to induce hysterics. Alternatively I think 'The Island' should be solely confined to gigs including the words 'Ice Spectacular' and left at that.
i hope i wasn't the only one mildly unnerved when Sons & Daughters suddenly became the Levellers in the refrain.
DAMN YOU! Although I didn't shout CHOON. I'm not an eejit.
is a great song you fool