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Anyone else there? Was absolutley breathtaking
Shame it was rubbish up top.
Agree with asspden - Neon Bible was a slighty limp closer but the rest of the gig was incredible. I loved it all but Haiti gets a special mention as it's not one of my favourite songs of theirs but they did it brilliantly yesterday.
I was coming up from Southampton and missed all of Patrick Wolf except his last 2 songs. Sounds like he didn't go down so well.
Neon Bible was such a down tempo song to end on. I was gutted they missed out Power Out.
Overall I thought the gig was really decent, but it didn't blow me away. It kicked off well, but I was drifting off a bit mid way through (probably because I was absolutely knackered after work). Finished with a few classics though which got everyone going.
on closing the set with neon bible. power out was what i was desperate for them to play..but oh well. i was standing front-ish right and the sound was incredible. i found it all quite breathtaking..particularly during 'wake up'and 'tunnels'..looking around and watching hundreds of people hollering to the rafters. i enjoyed last night much more than when i saw them on the wednesday night at st john's..much more.
I don't understand why a band with only 2 (and a 1/2) albums doesn't play two of their hits...?
the sound was pretty good I thought but a few of the more intricate sounds got lost... hurdy gurdy? bet it wasn't even plugged in!
patrick wolf was quite possibly the worst support act i've ever seen too... Terrible voice (trying to be some sort of modern day David Sylvian) and poo songs. Like a bad tears for fears or dexys
S'funny though, they always turn on some extra speakers or something for the headliner... Aracade Fire's sound was noticeably better
was fucking shite. I've never seen him before, so thought I'd get there early and check him out. what a pile of turd it turned out to be
I've never sweated so much at a gig before...
it started too late, finished too early, encore was disappointing, singer lost his voice, and sound was rubbish...always look for the positives!
I loved it. I was upstairs but managed to get into the third row so it was alright. Patrick Wolf could have been better especially if he had played something off Lycanthropy but I still quite enjoyed him.
Arcade Fire however were fantastic, Haiti was beautiful and I loved how much Regine got into it with her dancing and arm waving. Other highlights included everyone doing the oooo's at the end of Rebellion for about five minutes and the ohhhhh's in Wake Up really loudly. The stuff they played off the new album sounded great as well, especially the Keep The Car Running and the Well and the Lighthouse.
Negative points; of course being at the top was a bit dissapointed, I always feel too detached from the action but they were the only tickets I could get and it wasn't that much of a big deal. And now of course the encore fiasco. Neon Bible would have been beyond fantastic as a penultimate song followed by Laika or Antichrist Television Blues but it was a bit of a let down having it last. Finally as I mentioned above not playing Antichrist Television Blues was a real dissapointment and also I felt the organ was too quiet on Intervention.
But these are minor points and overall is was an amazing performance.
I was up top too and agree with the sound comments made earlier. I was singing though, which made it all the more enjoyable for me, and probably a lot worse for everybody else around me...
woulda liked to have heard Laika also, but that's being petty - I thought it was a great gig.
Thought Patrick Wolf was OK. Nothing amazing, but nothing wrong with him either.
astounding last night too.
I jumped up and down so much my feet hurt and I'm hoarse - but what a night.
It was class, Wake Up and Power Out for encores were amazing, and I loved how Ocean Of Noise merged into Rebellion. I was worried the crowd would be flat for the Neon Bible songs but they got recieved like the Funeral ones. Great gig.
the crowd kept singing the "ahhh ahhh ah ah ah ah ahhhhAAAhh" bit from Wake Up to persuade them to come and do a second encore :-)
And yeah the Ocean of Noise/Rebellion merge was goosebumpingly good
I forgot about that segue into Rebellion - that was ace! Ocean of Noise is one of my fave songs from Neon Bible anyway and Rebellion is just great as well.
I'm meant to be going tonight, (I have a ticket) but when I went on Thursday, they scanned the barcode on my ticket, the one I have for tonight has no barcode on, anyone else have a ticket with no barcode?
get your ticket for tonight direct from ticketweb/master?
my tickets had barcodes and holograms.
which is gash
has the holgram
but no barcode
surely it should be fine?
I've phoned them and the woman was like "so long as there's a rip off stub it'll be fine"
fucking better be
I'm so dubious
it'd be fun.
"I know a place where no Saabs go" - it's a bit mean singling out one make of vehicle isn't it?