Saturday, 5 September 2009

A Seaside Rendezvous (1)

Dream and fate
The world's largest best entertainment institution

They exploded onto the stage with Uprising, their single taken from their new album The Resistance out on the 14th.

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us

You dance, you scream, you have tears in your eyes, you punch the air in victory, you *believe*


They don't put a foot wrong, this isn't the massive stadium gigs, its one of the small stages recycled from Glastonbury tricked out with a victorianesqe proscenium arch and tatty end of the pier velvet drapes.

There is no giant plasma screen backdrops, no laser equipped satellite dishes scanning the skies, this is no push the button and run, this is rock at its loudest, most visceral, most primal, at it's very very best. They make comments to us and each other between the songs, They are having fun, they are home.

And we heard songs from the new album, I'm not sure how many appreciated it at the time, this was stuff that had never been heard before, by the tour in November we will all be word perfect, but this was NEW and we were the FIRST.

I haven't finished on my day by a long chalk, but now I need a sleep.

I believe....

1 comment:

  1. Bless your heart!!! WHAT an Experience!!!

    On a late summer evening many years ago, I heard UB-40 in a small venue, a cobbled-up platform on a lawn facing a little grassy knoll [where we sat, stood, and jumped up and down]. The atmosphere was somewhat similar,- a scholarship benefit concert because a band staffer had graduated from that college.