Most excellent, 'a little late...' was MASSIVE. I miss you already.
Does anybody know if Al is ok?!
but can't remember most of the gig apparently
but he was twittering from hospital this morning
a great show and an amazing atmosphere. certainly the best crowd surfing I've seen for many years. Hope Al is ok - he was really struggling to stay on his feet let alone find the notes but carried on bravely. Can't believe that was the last time I'll ever get to see them live again.
So glad they finished with such a performance and their decision to play in the round was spot on - what a night!
but one of those nights when the intensity and quality of the performance and how special the night felt totally trumped all of that.
RIP Youthmovies, you will be sadly missed.
I though the "in the round" idea was great - but I couldn't see too well, and I'm 6'2", so it must have been a nightmare for anyone shorter.
Jonquil were great as well, and getting better and better.
Fabulous evening, though, even though the Academy is not one of my favourite venues. Apparently, the original plan was to have it in the Cellar.
Did I spot a couple of Fuck Buttons wandering around? Were they doing a DJ set later? I would have hung* around if they had been playing their own stuff, but the £30 taxi fare home seemed a bit excessive for a DJ set. So I caught the bus.
Fabulous gig, though.
*pun not intended.
so you're not actually the real Andrew WK?
Yes, Fuck Buttons were there; although they come from Worcester they are kind of a local Oxford band. I think that they might have been DJing - they did at the London show.
Ben FB and me and Colin DJed in Oxford.
Colin and I only in London; though Andrew FB DJed the Koko aftershow.
I liked the choice of Here Comes The Hotstepper in London.
In that I do like to party, but only some of the time. The rest of the time I like to read books and listen to music.
Unfortunately, I hadn't heard of Andrew WK when I chose my username, it being my first name plus the first letter of my last name.
Ah...I didn't realise they were from Worcester. That explains why they have played Oxford a few times - and I remember reading an article about them in which they said that one of their Oxford gigs was where they really felt things coming together. I think I've seen them three times - always excellent.
It wasn't the most skilled or tightest set i've seen them play, but it really didn't matter. The atmosphere of the gig was great and Youthmovies were a joy to watch. Shame it was their last ever show, but great that they ended on a high.
anyway, what a fantastic evening omg.
cracked himself in the head with his guitar first tune in. also he was wasted. a fine combination!
apparently he can only remember the first 3 songs, haha.
I was a bit worried about it before hand. Playing in the round could've gone horribly wrong (considering the sound issues associated with it), but it all seemed to come together well on the night. It was the performance and just the general atmosphere that made it. Best gig I've been to in a long time.
Took my new video camera along and filmed 'If you'd seen a battlefield'. Didn't come out all that great, but the sound is passible. The banter at the start is worth it alone.
I got a little SADFACE at the end... tho Al's condition was worrying for a bit. 'A bit' being the time it took to walk from the venue to the Star.
best way to go out I've ever seen