baboon2004 said:Was I the only one to be a little disappointed by this gig?
Ok, time to fess up that I am generally underwhelmed by gigs (Stooges apart), but it was kinda tame, and the 2-step/Timbaland influences were underplayed, I thought. Plus, a few too many Nathans in the crowd...
On the plus side, heard some classic Dissensian conversations in the crowd.
mms said:they got caught out by luminaries disease, chatting, the gig was too quiet, the sound isn't quite right.
i was trying not to talk but i did sometimes.
i thought they were great, i forget how strange they are, the older songs came off better, i like the fact that they always sing about people being too young, too loud etc, they don't rock at all, exploring loss, i'm not sure if i like the new album as much, it's very polished, i think i prefer the 2 step adaption, the lead singer comes over as a rum fellow.
stelfox said:you had to be pretty close to the front to hear it properly, up there the sound was pretty crisp and all the intricacies came through pretty well.
they were plagued by sound problems and equipment gaffes, but overall i thought they came through well and the encore was great.
the crowd were a fucking disgrace and reminded me well why i don't go to things like this very often.
had to tell the guy behind me yammering on about his coke dealer very loudly right the way through the first song to shut the fuck up or leave the room, then when i went to the bar you could hardly hear the jbeez for all the self-important waffle going on.
tatarsky said:And, yes, the crowd were fucking irritating. Despite the sign behind the bar.
What's most disappointing about these kinds of gigs, is the lack of dancing. It's so frustrating.