in Croydon at about 1800 and couldn't
find the George, so I went straight
to the venue, where I walked straight
in, found the concert hall, plonked
myself in a seat at the back and watched
Gary and the band, do the final sound
good it was too! When they finished,
Gary came up to the back to chat with
Mr Sound (the usual guy), and chatted
to a few gathered fans, doing pics and
up till about 1900, there was little
sign of life in the venue - I thought
it was going to be a poor turn out -
but by 2100 the place was full - not
'sold out' as such - but pretty much
act 'St Eve' weren't really that suitable
for the gig in my opinion - they were
good though... lots of theatrical mime
and fancy/futuristic costume stuff to
an industrial'ish back track. Very,
very good female singer.
was on just after 9 - this place has
no barriers and a very low stage, so
those of us in the middle, at the front,
were less then an arms length from the
- OK, a tad 'strange' tho...
Crowd - average (prolly due to strangeness
Lights - average.
Sound - Excellent (has Mr Sound been
Set - bit of a let down to be honest...
most of PURE, one Exile and the rest
was pretty standard stuff really - none
of the gems that Gary slipped into many
of the one-off's got aired (i.e. This
- and there were NO surprises at all...
but it was only the first night???
Encore - just the one this time - Cars/Remind
Me To Smile/Voix/A Pray To The Unborn
- looking GREAT in one of the most credible
outfits for ages... very 'urban warrior',
almost a little like a Crasher kid,
without the colour!! He was actually
looking much fitter than usual. Bless
him... when it came to Cars, he looked
down at the set list, tutted and rolled
his eyes... yet he still gives that
track his everything!!!
atmosphere - not bad - but not the 'best'.
think the atmosphere at the one-off's
has been very exciting, by there very
nature, and it just wasn't quite that
in all - a really great, good quality
yeah... David Brooks is staring to look
very, very much like Eddie Izzard.