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  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. :twitchy:

  3. I don't think this has been posted yet, but Ive been showing this to everyone at uni all day because it looks fucking ace at 1 minute 10 or so when the lights hit the crowd at the perfect time.


    Plus I managed to work out where I was cos I could see my phone :)





    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. why do people keep saying to synths? it had the same synth it has ever had. And morgan's main rig was off stage he was playing the whole time!


    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 briefly went over to the stage door after and heard these girls, one of them said really loudly and ostentatiously "I just think all their songs sound the same ..." It was so obvious she was looking for a rise out of people that I didn't bother with her.


    Anyway, what a night! When I heard about Fury and The Groove being soundchecked I didn't want to get my hopes up but when The Groove began I just remember screaming "IT'S THE GROOOOOOOOOVE" in my stepbrother's face :LOL:


    The crowd were excellent, the most friendly/talkative I've experienced at a Muse gig as well as the most nuts. I don't think I'll see a Muse show as good as this in the future.


    I think my brother was stood next to you! He described this exact moment on the way home. :LOL:

  6. By the way of anyone had a blue jumper land on them early in the set you can keep it. It was only a fiver from Matalan & is probably covered in about 10 litres of my sweat, so enjoy!


    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. :LOL:

  7. Just got here, not sure where the end of the queue is but I've just plonked myself where I think is right :chuckle:


    Peeps weren't lying about the tents, it's like Leeds fest's urban cousin at the front.


    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.


    Plonk yourself in front of the French and report back what happens to you!!


    I really am curious as to what would happen here...

  8. Paperless tickets... Uh oh.


    I just got back to find my mum (bless her) has got me two tix for my bday. Now, apparently you need the cardpayer's ID to get in (and for them to go in with you!!)


    She's bought them for me and a friend, and she can't go because of spinal problems. Does anyone have any clue about what the policy on the door is? I.E. if I take her ID, or she comes along to prove we haven't scalped them?


    Or has she just lost ~£90? Can't even re-sell them on Ticketmaster's fav scalping website, because the same problem arises. Fucking daft.


    Shit mate, I'd say a phonecall to Ticketmaster or the Academy tomorrow might be able to sort that. Surely if you took your Mum's ID and card they could sort it out. For what it's worth I think I just stated my name at the last paperless gig I went to, and at the end of the day surely they'll understand.


    I was shaking like crazy for the 25 minutes between seeing the email and getting tickets. More intense than getting Glastonbury tickets!


    God bless my brother for having email notifications turned on because I would have missed this completely (.me login is a defunct address an everything). Having missed out for so many short notice small gigs this all seemed to fall into place too easily. :awesome:

  9. The memes.


    Precisely! You think we care about the album? Bollocks to the album.


    Seriously though, not too long ago I was having to actively manage my expectations. Now I'm just waiting to see how many pages of bullshit this thread can make before they ACTUALLY release something relevant. It doesn't really matter any more - we know when the album's due and it's not as if they owe US anything before then. Until they're ready to put out something official and 'newsworthy' I'm quite content to devote 20 minutes a day to reading this endlessly cycling shitfest. <3

  10. I mean, it sounds nice and all but it definitely feels very Prelude to me. I guess I was expecting something with a little more character, but then again I can't really complain or critique a surprise teaser at this stage!

  11. Matt couldn't hit the high notes. The show was still fun and I loved the pyro during survival. Really wish they had played Lithium--it was on the setlist, they should have played it! :'(


    Has anyone posted the paper setlist yet?


    It's pretty hard to justify skipping songs which are already down on the setlist, especially if his voice was a little better. It's really disappointing to see what could've been a strong show (great start, stadium production elements, fucking CRANES!) be let down by a lazy performance. It's doubly disappointing that this is how they finished what has been one of their strongest tours in years.



  12. I found MK Ultra a little disappointing live. Maybe I was just expecting it to blow me away a bit too much or maybe it was the crowd in my part of the stadium, but I thought US was far superior. Both blew the 2010 version of New Born out of the water though.


    Can't believe it's been three years since that gig... :stunned:

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