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Wild Beasts support. On sale 9am Friday, £29/£34. Described as the "Trouble Will Find Me finale".
I only realised a couple of months ago that I don't think TWFM is *that* great, after my initial obsession. I only really ever listen to Alligator these days, and that's rarely. I didn't enjoy their Ally Pally gig that much tbh, though Porto Primavera was pretty good.
The O2 though, that's HUUUGE. Pretty chuffed for them, like. They've worked for this.
They're probably not your thing though, right?
was a brilliant set
helped that Matt jumped in the crowd exactly where i was standing and i regressed 10 years and went mental screaming mr november along with him
after Alligator came out. Great album and great band back them. They've slowly become worse as they've got bigger. I saw them last year at Ally Pally and was pretty bored by it. I probably won't bother seeing them again but their Barfly, The 100 Club and ULU gigs during Alligator were great.
I'm gonna wait for the next record I think.
Best time I've seen them is most likely Electric Ballroom the night before they did Royal Albert Hall.
I think TWFM is really dull and it put me right off. Don't listen to them much any more as a result, which sucks.
The O2 gig will be almost certainly be ace though!
just get better and better for me. that they happen to get bigger and bigger at the same time is just one of those happy little coincidences that dont happen often. i'll be more than pleased to watch them celebrate their deserved and hard-won success with a big show like this. they were amazing on saturday, such a wonderful band.
Doubt I'll go on accounts of how expensive it will inevitably be but I'm chuffed for them and it'll probably be a really, really good show.
total cost including fees is 25p short of £84. Ticketbastard living up to their name again.
Blimey. Maybe I will go then. Was expecting £50+
they've been working really hard to keep the sense of intimacy of smaller gigs, now they're playing huge sheds. i was at both ally pallys last year, saw them in another 10,000cap arena on that same tour, and was really impressed by how well they achieved that.
the o2 isn't actually that bad compared to other venues the same size, i've been way up in the gods in there and still felt like i was part of it rather than a distant spectator.
i cannot fucking wait for this. it's going to be awesome.
I'm not sure this is the right venue for them. it is something to tick off the bucket list though i suppose. did anyone catch them in hyde park on saturday? absolutely brilliant.
They're actually playing Indigo right...
well they did do two nights at Ally Pally last time which is 14,600 people according to google, plus all the out of town people from elsewhere if it's their only UK gig and they've a shot. I think they'll sell most of it out and there might be a few empty seats at the top round the back.
...providing they get U2 or Coldplay or someone to play second on the bill.
I saw them at Barca Primavera, really impressed by them then despite spending half the set wandering around aimlessly at the back of the crowd. My mate just saw them in Edinburgh and said it was the best gig he's been to, hopefully this will be worth the trip.
Saw it this afternoon. Wonderful stuff. Don't care if it's staged, thought it was so well executed. Definitely one of the better band docs.
Owen Pallett supported, and joined them for About Today & 90-Mile Water Wall.
fucking hell. i love that song. they've been busting out a load of the old songs over the last few months but i hadn't noticed that one in there.
holding out for santa clara ve done it at a couple of shows recently so...
Wasn't as excited as I thought I would be a few days ago but I've been blasting through the back catalogue yesterday and today, and I'm really looking forward to it now.
Can't wait. Sufjan as well - shame he's only on backing though. Still! Set to be a great night. Hoping for some gems as it will be their last show for a while.
ARGH I AM SO EXCITED
actually took the day off work to be excited and play their back catalogue on repeat and now i don't really know what to do with myself for the next 5 or 6 hours. maybe i should head down to the o2 and soak up the atmosphere (i won't be doing this).
i don't love the o2 but this is my favourite band and i am so happy for them.
Downside - they're in a sponsors box, anyone been in a box at the o2 ?
Just hope I can make it in time for Wild Beasts.
It was alright. You are quite far from the stage but you get you own little seats in front of the box and generally it's free booze.
Whats not to like
know stage times?
Doors 6.30pm / Wild Beasts 7.30pm / Interval 8.15pm / The National 8.45pm
have a spare standing ticket they would sell for face value?
I will be upset.
The National played a few bars of Chicago as the outro to Ada. It was ace.
The fact that he's joining them in London was announced last week.
Was unsure how they'd do at such a vast cavern of a place but I thought "pretty good". Sound was a little shaky in places but to be expected in the Millennium Dome. Wish they'd varied the set list a little from their previous shows on this tour but was nice to hear Guest Room & Ada.
Wish the London crowd would dance a little more too. It's music guys - you're allowed to throw your arms around like you just don't care.
I was also a bit worried about how they'd do, but I thought they did a good job. It was helped by the fact we got there pretty early and were close to the front, which helped me forget quite how enormous it is. It was pretty similar to their Ally Pally show setlist wise, but it wasn't the end of the world. Sorrow followed by Pink Rabbits was a hell of a double punch. Sufjan was amazing, his backing vocals on Afraid of Everyone especially.
Completely agree with the crowd though. Even close to the front where we were, we seemed like we were close to the only people really getting into it. Still a great night though.