Clunge Posted December 3, 2018 Share Posted December 3, 2018 (edited) Well, that left me torn in so man ways. Upsides: - Algorithm; needed more b33f but was a really nice opener. Matt added some piano flourishes. Felt a bit odd though not having piano centre stage as he had to keep going back and forth. - Break It To Me; unfffff, so good. - Showbiz; because Showbiz... - Psycho; sounded just as massive as usual, with the added bonus of everyone in the room going wild for it - Plug In Baby, Uprising, Time Is Running Out, Supermassive; because these are the 'right' old songs to play, they still get great reactions. Hysteria would be as welcome as any, ofc, as would Bliss, Map, Dead Inside, etc. - No Madness, Dig Down, Undisclosed, etc. The actual song selection overall was pretty okay. Downsides: - Unsustainable; the song no-one wanted back really does seem to be back. - Thought Contagion; it's just fucking shite. - Matt prancing around like a dick. Just play your fucking guitar - look how wild everyone went WHEN YOU PLAYED YOUR GUITAR in the medley. - The medley; it's an inelegant solution to a problem that shouldn't exist. The band had (and always have) masses of stage time, they could have just played three of the five in full and interspersed them in the set. Also, by seeing bits of 6/7 songs, you feel simultaneously like you've seen half a dozen songs and no songs. It just didn't leave any lasting satisfaction for me. - No Something Human; yes, really, I was looking forward to hearing it - The length; this is the real killer for me. The band were on a shade before 9pm; Chris was tooting on his harmonica by 10.07pm (I have a message record of the moment!). Throw in Unsustainable (after six songs) and Isolated System (after a few more) and an encore break and you really do boil down to only about an hour of actual material. Edited December 3, 2018 by Clunge Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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