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  • Favourite Bands
    Pink Floyd, Arcade Fire, Genesis, Radiohead.
  • Favourite Films
    Goodfellas, Godfather I & II, Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club.
  • Favourite TV Shows
    The Wire, Life On Mars / Ashes To Ashes, Doctor Who.
  • Favourite Books
    1984, The Heart Of Darkness, The Lord Of The Rings.
  • Muse Releases Owned
    All 5 Albums, CD and Vinyl, Few singles, 3 DVDs plus a load of audience bootlegs.
  • Muse Concerts Attended / Attending
    Liverpool '09; Oxegen, Manchester, Wembley '10.
  1. Only just got home so haven't had a chance to watch it, but maybe it really was a 'you had to be there' moment. I've vaguely followed the tour but didn't bother for a ticket this time around. Almost none of it appealed to me, so I didn't have high hopes for this one. Right now I'd have to say that's definitely up there as one of my favourite Muse gigs, and probably my favourite Pyramid headliner (LCD took top spot for general festival headliner last night). I don't know whether it was because I was the perfect level of drunk or just because I no longer give a damn about this or that detail, but I felt I was seeing them as casual fans see them, and in that respect it was just hit after heavy hit. I never thought I'd be belting out Madness like I did then, and similarly I never dreamt I'd see them play Stockholm on that stage. Sure they should've cut the the interludes, but in that mud and in that crowd they were a useful breather. Only playing the singles and decent tracks off of Drones (thank god there was no Defector or Revolt!) was the right choice, the run of Absolution hitters was a stunning blur of nostalgia for the band I used to love, and Map was a present surprise. Considering last time they played Resistance, Unsdisclosed and Guiding Light, I'd call this one a winner. Such a shame to read that the BBC sound was poor, as all my mates agreed that was probably the best sound we've ever heard at an outdoor gig. Props to the whole sound team on that one.
  2. Well, I hadn't gone into it with particularly high hopes, but Friday's gig topped off one of the most fucked up and fucking insane says I've ever had. Muse really pulled it out of the bag I felt, and totally blew me away. Not something I'd ever expect to be saying after my twelfth gig. I'm sure on the broadcast the band might have looked a little like they were going through the motions, and the crowd wasn't bouncing in the same way it was in 2010, but considering the mood and conditions on site (the mud this year is the thickest I've ever seen, soooo draining) the crowd was incredible in the front pit. The sound was the best I heard all weekend, the setlist delivered everything it needed to - seeing Stockholm on that stage has been a dream for ten years now. Up there with LCD for gig of the weekend. Now I need to shower and sleep.
  3. Hahaha, doesn't even sound slightly slow. Oh well I guess adrenaline does strange thing in the pit. Crowd looks every bit as fine as it felt in the thick of it there. Also, Morgan is clearly MIA in this song.
  4. People don't. I said it once after the the gig, when I'd been paying far more attention to Matt's guitar. I was specifically listening to Matt because the palm muted bits sounded beefy as hell when they played it at Etihad, and I was a little disappointed he only did it on the first bar or so of the verses. Anyway, synths or not I still think it was my favourite performance of the night. Despite how brilliant The Groove and Fury were (probably my two favourite B-sides), Dead Star, Bliss and Hyper Music just had so much to them I could believe I was seeing them way back.
  5. I think that might have hit me at some point during Bliss! I don't know if they can ever top last night for me. The first half of that set might as well have been plucked from the 'perfect setlist' thread, and the band and crowd were on top form. My only complaints were quite a few of the big songs sounding slower than usual (TIRO sounded very slow) and muddiness in Chris' bass tone. Thought the beginning of Starlight sounded awful. Didn't really mind that triptych of big singles after Hyper Music though. Sweat was pouring out of me and we all needed a rest. Also, the complete non-reaction Uprising got was hilarious after everyone had been singing along to the Groove riff.
  6. Dead Star was a new version from what I could tell. No Morgan, no synths, plenty of guitar. Sounded incredible!
  7. That's the way to do it. At the end of the day everyone s going to be all over the place as soon as doors open anyway. Find a spot, make some new friends, get into a fight over Radiobead album rankings... As for me I'm currently lying hungover on a sofa in Wales. Fingers crossed I make it. I really am curious as to what would happen here...
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