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Great show tonight, damn good supports too. Glad I finally got to see them!
Amazing amazing setlist- it was actually TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE at the end right? Batcat was brutal, even more so than last time. And Friend of the Night, CODY and Christmas Steps early in the set as well! Seriously totally brilliant.
Fuck Buttons were mint, thought with them and Times New Viking this week I'm getting into the habit of being the nutter who goes apeshit for the support who no one likes.
Mad props to the two drunk semi naked guys dancing around at the front and irritating all the beard stroking post rock wankers. Drunks+Mogwai just belong together. It wouldn't be the same if they weren't there.
i was front right for fuck buttons and front left for mogwai to even out the ensuing deafness.
Mogwai blew my wee socks off. so much noise.
I had er20s in then and my ears were still ringing.
and it kind of was, never excruciating levels. teh thing that hurt me the most was the strobes, my contacts and eyes got a bit sensitive which was weird as thats never happened before.
Take Me Somewhere Nice. The closer was 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong.
knew it was rock action
The segway from Like Herod into BatCat was one of the greatest things ever. It felt as if every nerve in my body had been turned into crystal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpEDgD11Y1I and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H9fl-u5n2Q).
Fuck Buttons and Errors were great too, it's just a bit of a shame that the crowd weren't as up for dancing as I've seen them in the past.
The two drunk, semi-naked guys were awesome. They were a couple of rows in front of us and seeing them piss off the grumpy kid with his pint of Guinness was tops. I've never met him before, but unless I'm mistaken, wasn't one of them Jamie Summers? If it was, then I ended up chatting to him whilst queuing for the loo regarding the fact that you could tell it was a Mogwai show as they'd had to requisition the ladies toilets and turn them into the men’s.
'post rock cunt' par fucking excellence.
they were pretty funny for most of the set until for the millionth time (in batcat) they jumped into the guinness dude and spilt some of his pint over me, but then most people were just pushing them around (like an absurd mini mosh pit or something) as batcat was brutal and everyone got a bit sadistic :D it was just a bit distracting really when they were jumping up and down for the quieter songs. the blonde guy who kept on clapping and wooping in the quiet bits was the real douche.
i was stood farther back on my own. no semi naked nears me.
until I got home and noticed the ringing in my ears. Bass for the last song was IMMENSE!
probably best time i've seen em. never been to the apollo before, what a cool venue. you can see from everywhere! why aren't we all at their club night? my excuse is i got a wedding in the morning. shit excuse though
So pleased Errors finnished with Mr Milk - easily their best tune. Their set was excellent.
Fuck Buttons were unbelievable. That pulsing noise rattled my brain. Can't believe the audience was so static though.
Mogwai. Oh Mogwai. Sweet fucking Mogwai. I think this was the 16th time I've seen them live and definitely one of their best sets. A great mixture of oldies thrown in - Ithica, Xmas Steps, Like Herod, Helicon 1. The newies sounded great too, especially Batcat which was probably the highlight for me. 2 Rights at the end was magic too.
My ears are ringing really badly. Serves me right for failing to bring the ear plugs again.
Best gig i've been too this year. No question.
All three bands were great. First time I've seen Errors after having the album for a while.
I don't think my ears have been so battered before the main act goes on stage.
Batcat was brutal. Felt like i'd had my face kicked in.
this band just never disappoints. that was one of the finest sets i've ever seen them play, and there's been quite a few.
i didn't actually think it was *that* loud. i was wearing earplugs, but took them out on a few occasions just to check that i wasn't missing out on anything, and it was certainly bearable (i think the damage has already been done in previous outings though).
it started off a bit slow i thought, but the performance just grew and grew. christmas steps followed by cody made me immensely happy, and from there on in it was just brutal assault after brutal assault.
from the ever on the ball brightlight:
# the precipice
# friend of the night
# ithica 27o9
# i love you, i'm going to blow up your school
# scotland's shame
# christmas steps
# i'm jim morrison, i'm dead
# hunted by a freak
# thank you space expert
# like herod
# helicon 1
# two rights make one wrong
just about right. but i think thats probably because of the size of venue...loudest time i've seen them was university of soton uni which has a shit PA but for some reason the room size/shape made it immense.
i'm just suffering from post-mbv everything seems quietness
was anyone else pissed off they didn't have the tour cds? guy i spoke to said they didn't come down with them - not sure if that meant they had sold out or left them somewhere, either way = :(
you lucky mother fuckers
I thought they started well but they seemed pretty lethargic or hungover, and I quickly lost interest during the main part of the set. Some more interesting visuals, film or even just moving Stuart to the centre would have improved things maybe. It was the 20th time I've seen them so I wasn't exactly expecting the Flaming Lips but they were boring to watch last night. Batcat was immense though and really picked things up. The encore was fantastic too.
It was incredibly loud. One of the loudest shows I can remember, including MBV. The clarity of the mix was great and perhaps disuised the brutal volume.
Fuck Buttons. I kind of want to love them, but they drag on for too long, going seemingly nowhere. That's the second time I've seen them and nothing happened for me. Although I do like the weird shouty vocal effect one of them uses.
Mogwai were goooood. I found at some points I was lulled into a sleepy state, but Mogwai tend to do that with me anyway. Thought the sound was great, and the bloke at the back who told someone in no uncertain terms to "shut the fuck up you prick" pretty much summed upped the immense respect the audience had for the band. The silence in Xmas Steps was eerie and something I've never experience before. I loved it!
at how well the new material works live, given that I don't like either of the last two records that much.
'Batcat', as mentioned a few times above, was one of my life's musical pinnacles
despite missing 10 minutes (including the starting chunk from 'Blow up your school' which i really wanted to hear live) due to sorting out tickets for folks. God bless post rock types though, if that had been a radiohead gig I never would have recovered my spot.
Errors were great, as were Fuck Buttons - made the price a lot easier to take having good support. Mogwai were fantastic as ever - as I was discussing with a mate afterwards, they aren't the best or most inventive band of their style on record anymore (although they are right up there in terms of quality), but the SOUND they get live is fantastic - it turned 'Batcat' from the song i tend to skip on record into an awesome experience live.
The end was incredible, and finishing with '2 rights' could probably only have been beaten by 'take me somewhere nice'.
Kind of glad I forgot my earplugs in the end.
threw her bra at the band. mental. barry didnt seem to impressed, and kicked it off stage.