Guess who I saw last night at Alexandra palace?
My brother paid for the tickets, and some beer (cider for him), so once more he shows what a great person he can be when he puts his mind to it.
As we were entering the venue we heard the most un-rock and roll like thing ever. In front of us was a group of people wearing the ‘right’ T-Shirts, the right tattoos and the right facial piercings. Then they went and spoiled it all by asking if the venue was air-conditioned…
Cue much eye-rolling by myself, my brother, and all the security within earshot.
The Futureheads were playing support, and I was immediately struck by how they sounded like the Stranglers, even my brother agreed. I’m not a massive fan of them, but I do like their version of ‘Hounds Of Love’, and while their latest single ‘Decent Days and Nights’ is alright, for me it is an instantly forgettable tune. Their set was I think marred by a rather rubbish sound setup – something that affected the Pixies performance.
The sound setup, as I mentioned earlier, was less than ideal – but the crowd didn’t seem to mind – they played all the favourites, saving ‘Gigantic’ for the encore (following some hammed up pleading from Frank towards Kim, thus showing that perhaps they have healed the rift between them).
Finishing with a parody of the Waltons (“G’night Frank”, “G’night Kim”), it was left for us to wind our weary way home, with the sound of ringing in our ears.
A good night – cheers brother!