I was on my summer holiday in Athens, slowly walking around the Heavenly streets of Glyfada by the shore. As I passed by all the shops, I saw one that shop had a poster up for an upcoming Interpol concert. I hadn't heard Interpol's last album because I was so annoyed that Carlos D left the band. However, did this not make me any less eager to go and see them live.
I went on the internet to see if there were any tickets still available but it appeared as if the show was sold out. The day before the concert, I ended up in this class electronics, video game, music place, Nirvana for men in other words. As it turns out they were selling tickets on the top floor for the Interpol concert. Inevitably, my mummy (see I'm a gangster) got me tickets for the gig.
I went to the show with my daddy (I'm a super gangster) and it was brilliant. Not even the complete absence of the EU smoking ban indoors could dampen the mood. The crowds were really into it and the bands set-list was the best I had ever heard live, even better than that of Modest Mouse. Ironically, I had never come out of a concert hall happier, especially considering that it was Interpol that I had just seen.
The concert itself consisted mainly of songs from the masterful Turn Off The Bright Lights and Antics. The only song they played off the rather great Our Love To Admire was The Heinrich Manoeuver but the fact that this was the first concert that I had been to without any duds made me completely discard this omission. Also, the newish songs were pretty great too.
Here's a video from the show where Interpol played Success off their last album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1joAUBOowg