23rd September, Shepherds Bush, London
had wondered if Gary was miming at one point but
assumed I was wrong.
was no room to move at the gig.
had a guy behind me trying to take pics of the show
whilst bashing me with the camera, a guy to the
right of me who could only be described as obece
who annoyed everyone be constantly wobbleing from
side to side and blocking our view.
And finally to the left of me there was a guy bootlegging
the gig who gave me evil looks everytime I went
anywhere near his mic to whom I almost punched through
sheer frustration!! This guy really annoyed me coz
not only did he ask me for a cig. but when I asked
if I could get a copy of the show he had just booted
he just sort of laughed at me!!!
over the gig itself was pretty cool but the three
arse holes surrounding me fucked the nite up for
me at least!!!
McCarthy ([email protected])
Out Of 10
performance was good, with adequate lighting show.
Some of the songs were reworked slightly, but not
so much as to convince you of a new sound. I wondered
if he changed the words of one of the verses in
'Love and Napalm' to reflect the terrorist attacks
surprise choice of songs, and no 'Cars', which I
suspect everyone present had heard before anyway
the balcony, you could hear pre-recorded echoes,
for example on 'RIP' - perhaps that is what someone
meant by miming - but someone told me that these
were probably on before, but not audible down in
the pit, where I usually am!
would go again, and give it 9 out of 10.
Vickers ([email protected])
drove with another 3 Numanoids to this show, from
Sunny (LOL) North East England. A near 600 mile round
trip - 11.5 hours of Driving. I got home at 5:30am,
and had to start work at 8:00am !!!
it worth it ??? - Well Aye, It sure was.
performances all round were solid and impressive.
The Sound was very clear and crisp (If a little
on the quiet side), but the Light Show seemed a
for the choice of songs, as Gazza says, he can't
please everyone all the time. I personally enjoyed
the set (Thank God, No 'Cars' - LMAO).
only real disapointment, was the lack of some promised
new material. Never mind, the Gig was amazing and
my travelling companions were a constant source
of hillarity, and good old-fashioned FUN.
- Well done Lads. How about a North East Gig ???
K. Farnaby ([email protected])
i came from australia to see the concert i did expect
a bit more being the last concert of the year and
special entrance from Gary was made, lighting was
minimal, the show was way to short just under 1
and a half hours he really should have just done
a pub gig
were the old songs he promised us?
huge disappointment......I thought this gig was going
to be special, it had said so on Nuworld, where were
the old songs he promised us? And perhaps the odd
glimpse of how the new album was progressing? or some
of his songs redone to allow us to hear the sounds
he has been working with on his new album?
wasn't the thrill at hearing something live like
"This Wreakage" or "Sleep by Windows"
I had known how the concert was going to turn out,
i would have been contented to give it a miss, as
I had seen Gary just a few weeks earlier at Reading,
but Gary said this gig was going to be "special"
am suprised once again at Gary's honesty, to say
he didnt get time to do any reworked old songs because
he was to busy watching the television.......that
is so unprofessional.
loved seing him at Reading, I knew he would be playing
"Pure" and his greatest hits, and that
was great.....but I expected more from the SBE.
common with many fans I found this show very disappointing.
was a distinct lack of atmosphere, but that's caused
by what happens on stage.
set list was very unimaginative, with real dull
patches (I know I'm in the minority on this but
I find Voix utterly boring). The lights were okay
but nothing special, the sound was bass-heavy as
always but did seem muffled.
it felt like they were just going through the motions
and couldn't wait to get the songs finished. Films
has been a great track live in the last few years
but the version on Sunday wasn't worth the effort
- the intro was non-existant.
other people have pointed out - where was the new
material, and the new versions of old songs we'd
It was great to see a good review in The Guardian
on Tuesday (although he seemed a bit confused about
a few details!) but it's a shame that the show didn't
really deserve it.
saw Billie Ray Martin the following night at the
Jazz Cafe - a very different type of artist at a
venue maybe a tenth the size of the Empire - and
she got a real atmosphere going and put on a superb
I can only assume Gary has a lot on his mind with
the end of the Eagle relationship, etc., although
it always struck me they weren't trying very hard.
I remember seeing a display in the window of Tower
at Piccadilly Circus for Exile - the week after
it made its brief appearance in the chart.
I think they only wanted him as a tax write-off
in the first place.
loved the concert.ok it was my first for 3 years
so i dont know what last years shows were like but
i thought numan was great.his energy was massive,the
sound was great and hes never gonna spend money
on the set like he used too.
cant believe after all the years the money he spent
on the concerts to keep us happy that now people
are whinging about the lighting!
as for the miming,i'll say he didnt.
he did he wouldnt be the first,so stop your whinging
and give the bloke a break.
he new album arrives then look forward to the next
hammett ([email protected])
knew he was going to say something like "this
is for those of you who like old songs" after
he had played the same old tired set we had seen
at the previous one-offs (an oxymoron!) and on the
by then it was too late for me - I'd heard it all
before and there were no surprises to enjoy. I love
the Pure album and have played it to death but it
is no longer new, those who are going to buy it
If ever there is another one off, it must be something
special - a might covering the excellent albums
from the 90's and the best of the rest - Jo the
waiter, Tracks, I die:you die, you are you are etc
random album clearly showed how eighties tracks
such as Poetry and Power can be played in the Pure
style. As Gary seeks opinion, give it but don't
be outrageous just to get attention - he was up
for it but didn't get the response he wanted as
old songs were greeted by the loudest chears - he
seemed to lose heart and cut the night short.
let him return for at least one more time though!
C ([email protected])
our opinion the show was superb, we can't see what
everyone is complaining about.
were right at the front and didn't notice him miming
and the lighting was fine, what do these people
expect especially at a venue like that of that size.
Nothing wrong with the set list, it would have been
nice to have heard cars but if that is his choice,
so be it.
one wish is that maybe just once a year he could
meet the fans at a after show party like he did
in Manchester, the fans never seem to get a chance
to meet him and we feel that he just isn't interested
in meeting fans anymore, like one of the other reviews
said he just takes the money and runs.
we are looking forward to the next concert, we will
be there! At the front. Tracey and Alison, Cambridge
and Alison ([email protected])
so they call themselves fans eh!! these so called
fans that hint of mime,poor lighting and a staid
playlist..well i think not
from where i was standing,virtually on the sound/lighting
desk everything seemed up to the usual NUMAN standard,in
fact better than when i saw gary earlier in the
year down at southampton,plenty of agression from
garys performance backed up by the rest of the band
who quite clearly "are up for it".
hooray NO cars!!!
WELL done lads look forward to next year.
simpson ([email protected].)
point going over the same points made below
That was the 5th one off I've driven from Glasgow
for, and it's my last.
because it was bad, it was just boring.
left Eagle, no more promo for Pure, everyone who
has bought it will, so fecks sake, mix it up a bit.
Dominion Day is fine on record, live it's a "going
to the toilet" moment.
and Napalm was excellent, as was I Can't Breathe,
but thats the only bit where my heart jumped.
Don't keep all the oldies til the end-mix it in
with the set. Breaks the style up a bit
As for the hair/lights/t-shirts-who gives a flying
Of The Year
bush gig was the highlight of this year for me.
gave a Faultless and LIVE performence which i will
remember as one of the best he has done.
The support act (greenhouse) was ok if you like
that sort of thing and as i was standing on the
stairs up to the light desk, i can conferm that
the only lighting problems that happened was the
engineer did't light up over the front stage enough
for greanhouse to see there instruments.
A guy ran up to the engineer and told him to sort
>From my viewpoint i had a clear view over all
and can tell all you douters out there that this
was a LIVE gig.
and as far as i am conserned,(f*****g excelent).
Tullett ([email protected])
what it's worth
the end of the day it was a "one-off"
gig, so there are always going to be certain limitations
- the light show, stage set, decent merchandise
(I thought the t-shirt was quite cool, actually)etc
but having said that, for only £15, you really
read on Nuworld once, that Gary complained no matter
what he did - set wise - he could never please everyone,
and he has a point.
I prefer the old stuff but you can't really expect
too much as the new style doesn't really support
it (including AFE I'm afraid to say) - so I expected
mostly new stuff.
there's more things to worry about in life than
miming, lights, t-shirts etc...
Gabriel - don't be such a touchy so and so, not
sure who rattled your pram...
Henderson ([email protected])
take it the rumour treadmill is back in fullswing,
was he,wasnt he miming?..i was on level 1 &
saw no evidence of this....which songs are they
on about?..who really cares!!
in my humble opinion the show was nothing short
of excellent, if theres a set of musicians more
focused on what there doing id like to see them.
as for older songs reworked
numan did actually say..dont be dissappointed &
start whinging if non appear, they didnt, &
im not, (although i did hear the odd tweak hear
& there during im an agent).
highlights of the night for me were : pure, walking
with shadows,a prayer for the unborn, im an agent...ohhhh
bollocks,i could name them all!!!!!!!!
also thought the crowd reaction was excellent &
im sure gary would say the same he seemed to be
lapping it up.
all in all a great night had by everybody,except
that handfull of people who seem to know better
than the manhimself. to those few..you do have an
option...NOBODY forces u to go.
for the numan camp,
UP THE GOOD WORK 99.9% OF FANS APPRECIATE IT.
my opinion, the show was superb. The only criticism
I have is that it wasn't long enough.
no point in answering each negative comment made
by others. I think it's more important to point
out that the most strident critics appear to be
illiterate. Is there a connection?
people's bitterness is almost tangible, but why
direct their solecisms at Gary Numan?
Roberts ([email protected])
what it's worth..
don't know about Gary, but music's the last thing
on my mind at the moment; what with all the mad
shit that's going on in the world just now.
are precisely the moments you need something/one
to lift your spirits & remind you of the good
things in life.
cheers to Gary for the gig, and here's to happier
Denman ([email protected])
this part of this website is called
the review section
Gabriel - you really are a fuckwit aren't you? Yes
it's a gig but this part of this website is called
the review section where people express their opinion;
good or bad. I pity you for your blind devotion. You
my friend are the tosser, not us.
the gig? Numan must know that probably half of that
crowd have been to all the one off shows so surely
they (we) deserve more than a rearranged set of
the same songs.
if the comments about the New York Disaster as a
justification for no new material are true....Well
I went to work in the days that followed as opposed
to phoning my clients to cancel appointments so
I could watch TV (you see clients pay my mortgage
and my bills so I figure they deserve a level of
service in return from me). And yes before the blind
devoted ask, I knew people in NY as well OK.
comment on the miming thing as I was towards the
back of the venue with people who haven't seem him
live for 10 years and they enjoyed themselves but
then the set was a bit different back then wasn't
it? Dont think he should mime though; if he wants
more power on the vocals let the band back him up
on chorous etc a bit more. A simple but effective
OK - as someone else said, the problem we have is
we've been spoilt rotten in the past.
that's the problem. That same half of the audience
that turns up show in, show out, year in, year out
is waiting for the day we get that set with maybe
6 songs from the latest album, 4 from the last and
then Films, Tracks, Complex, Me! I Disconnect, AFE?,
Voix, Everyday I Die, Crash, Joy Circuit, Hunger,
My Shadow In Vain thrown in (you get the point).
And I guess we will keep on going in hope that that
fateful day arrives. Which is our choice, eh Gabriel?
veteran of more than 150 Numan gigs
veteran of more than 150 Numan gigs and something
of a fanatic, I sped down the M1 to attend the latest
one-off offering from my hero. My girlfriend and I
did not have enormously high hopes - while we wouldn't
miss a Numan gig for the world, we are both of the
same mind: Gary Numan seldom looks like he wants to
be onstage these days. The set lists have been predictable
and when surprises have been sprung, they have been
poorly planned (Desire and Whisper of Truth as encores?
this sceptiscism, I always get the same old shiver
down the spine when the lights go down. As Gary
strutted onto the stage to the percussive loops
of an anonymous intro, it was clear that he was
fired-up to fuck. Drugs? Out of his head? For the
level of energy and enthusiasm that GN put into
the Sunday night show, I wouldnt care if he was
drunk on goat's blood. For christs sake, he is a
rock star - I guess some fans find the notion of
our hero popping the odd versace here or there less
acceptable than Dave Gahan fucked out of his mind
on Heroin for years on end.
Oooh, never. The disappointment here is that such
a furore has been created. Every band who use electronics
to any real degree use backing tracks, whether in
DAT, minidisk or sequencer form. Gary Numan has
always put presentation above musicianship. That
is, it's not how many fucking notes are played live
but what is heard and seen by the audience. It has
been fairly commmon knowledge for most genuine fans
that not every single sound we here on stage is
live. I for one would prefer Gary to 'ghost' over
a pre-recorded vocal track in difficult chorus sections
than here him struggle or fail to hit the notes.
If this were the case, people would be raising hell
saying his performance was shit.
people are simply amazing. The man is a fucking
hero. There's probably not long left now for this
thing that we love so much - the lack of commercial
success ensures that we have perhaps one or two
albums left. So basically, if you're not happy with
Gary ghosting the odd line, choosing to omit 'empty
bed empty heart' from the set or daring to have
his hair integration a tad too volumous on top,
then why not just go elsewhere and let those who
want to enjoy it do so without suffering your intolerable
'it's all shit yet i have little else in my life
to pontificate upon'.
is his career. if you feel that it's not exactly
how you would like to see it, there are other bands
around whose hairstyles or god forbid, hair replacement,
will be more acceptable to you. they may even perform
obscure b-sides. as far as i am concerned, gary
numan's performance the other night simply defined
what a seasoned and enthusiastic performer he can
be........without needing to drive around the stage
in a remote control vehicle.
Landers ([email protected])
cant believe that any of u can honestly think that
gary mimes at his concerts!!!!!!
this is outraegous and an insult on gary and his band.
during the last 3 years i have been lucky to see gary
on nunerous occasions and watch him rehearse for his
i have witnessed how much thought and effort gary
puts in not 4 himself but 4 all of us!!!!!!!
gary uses DAT on some tracks, thats normal these days
but his voice is live!!!!
HOW ANYONE COULD INSULT GARY IN THIS WAY IS BEYOND
gary numan live is just an incredible experience and
always lots of fun.
i took my son who is 7years old to euro rock since
that day he has not stopped talking about gary gemma
and all the band
he stands at the mirror with his guitar pretending
2 be gary.
and that shows me that gary has so much 2 offer.
STOP BEING SO UNFAIR!!!!!!!!!!!
London Numan concert for me since the Fury tour at
Hammersmith Odeon. Three hour trip down from Sheffield
with a friend of mine from work. We arrived around
4.30 and went straight for the pub right next to the
Shepherds Bush Empire, it was already full of Numanoids.
My mate looked out of place in his red sweat shirt
against a sea of black.
venue was suprisingly small and compact and soon
filled up. We got a good spot about six rows back
from the front and slightly to the right. The support
was OK, Needed a vocalist though. Sorry but I always
compare Numan supports to Tik and Tok and there's
came on to a huge cheer, posturing and posing and
throwing his guitar around. I don't think "My
Jesus" was a good choice to open with, too
quiet with no long intro. Am I living in the past
or wouldn't it of been great to hear the intro to
"This Wreckage" or " Sister Suprise"
for me were "Pure" Best song he's done
in years, "Metal" One of my favourites
that always gets the crowd going, "Voix",
"I can't Breathe" was fantastic and "AFE"
were not finishing on a sing along "Jo the
Waiter" would of been great. Would of been
great to of heard somthing from before "Replicas"
Something like "friends" would of really
got the crowd going.
hope I havn't come across too negitive. I had a
fantastic time, Gary was as cool as ever,I know
he's got an impossible task trying to please everyone.
He's writing some of the best stuff in years and
I love the way he's made the tranission from synth
pop to synth goth!!! I don't think i've seen him
smile so much before. i loved the way he stood staring
into the crowd from the front of the stage, then
broke into a huge grin, he was obviously enjoying
Brown ([email protected])
If anyone was at was at the gig please E mail me
and let me know what you thought.
Sound, Shame About the Venue
knew what to excpect from a one-off show, and to be
honest for 1 night only unless you are playing live
at Wembley Arena you won't make the money to put on
a light show.
setlist changed slightly from the Pure Tour, adding
in songs from Exile and Sacrifice.
wish now though that Gary would give the one-off
shows a rest as they were a novelty when first started,
and apart from an album launch or other special
occasion these shows don't need to happen anymore.
sure about the miming, although he always did have
the tedancy to do this on older songs.
who has the Dream Corrosion video watch and listen
carefully to "Remind Me To Smile" and
"I'm An Agent", you can hear the vocals
without the lips moving.!!
sound on this concert was good though, shame about
wife and myself went to the show on 23 September
at Shepherds Bush. We were up in Level 1 so we got
a decent view of what was going on. I thought that
the sound was excellent. The first show I ever went
to (I think it was at The Forum a few years back)
had a pretty bad sound quality and you couldn't
make out anything except bass and drums, but all
concerts since then have been spot on.
I read on this site the rumours about there being
miming going on at Sunday's concert. I certainly
didn't think that to be the case, but being in Level
1 I would never have been able to tell at all times.
I find it hard to believe, so maybe someone can
verify why they believe miming was taking place.
thing I noticed at the concert which I thought was
fantastic, was the amount of very young (under 10)
Numanoids that are coming along with their parents,
some wearing the little t-shirts that were for sale.
I think that's great, and I hope that Gary Numan
is still going strong when my child is old enough
to appreciate it.
I have no complaints about Sunday's performance.
are right about this show not being what it said
on Gary Numans offical site, its kind of a rip off
saying your going to do something, get everyone
to buy the tickets, and then dont deliver the goods,
that is very poor.
was promised things like doing older songs in a
new style. The set list was crap. I was very disapointed
its the first I must say which I have founds not
took me a lot of trouble to go to this this gig.
Ill think again about going to another one of Garys
Harper ([email protected])
Icon and a Idol
started different and stayed that way the light
show lacked imagination and you just cant get the
teletour shows out of your head.
i changed my direction with numan over the years
and it was good to see cars dropped as it does struggle
with the new style numan, When will AFE go ? soon
Voix came across good and metal but the lack of
new material or re-worked oldies was sadly lacking.
for the miming ? is it really that bad for him to
use a Backing Track ? lots of artists use them and
i think generaly the majority of the crowd new nothing
the merchandise for the last 2 one off's was poor
the t-shirts really are nothing short of shit. the
atmosphere was ok but there did seem to be a feeling
of disapointment around the venue. Is every body
just expecting something different from each of
these so called 1 of shows ? there does seem to
be rather a lot of them in the last few years is
gary subsidising his income at the expense of the
di hard loyal fans who will always buy "Numan"
products whatever they feel about being disapointed
or ripped off.
gary reads any of the thing's written about sundays
show he will probably searching the moaning people
out 1 by 1 and baseball batting them to death.
wake up people dont analize everything he does in
detail you have a life use it.
highlight of the night had to be Seeing what was
to me for many years an icon and idol live good
do you start..the place was packed full of numanoids..and
a great moment to see a more relaxed numan..he had
nobody to win over. through our own choice since
1979.we have followed him. and i for one expected
to go back to work on monday singing his praises.
have all got pure we heard it at reading ..we wore
it out solid upon release..a one off show no better
time to sit on the edge of the stage and talk to
his fans..he never shook one hand that outstretched
to say well done and we are still here. there was
numan fans with there own children all of which
could have been seated at the front with gemma.
to make there night special. numan for me was just
going through the motions the word take the money
and run maybe too strong.
but i felt he could have done so much more. no imagination
on the stage outfit. no experiments with the great
synth sounds that took us far and wide to see our
a one off special...i have been to them all and
that was my last...
hayward ([email protected])
of all we thought the concert was fantastic. Gary
looked better than ever, with an obvious abundance
of energy,his style, presence, and stature totally
reflecting his achievement to reach a much wider,
Yes it is nice to hear old stuff, being longtime
fans, but it is the new stuff he is now selling,surely
this is more important for Gary's long term success,
this benefits us all, doesnt it ?
As for the miming could you tell us at what point
this was suppose to have taken place....with being
right at the front and with an excellent view, there
was no signs of miming to us.
and Rob Perkins ([email protected])
I can say about Shepherds Bush last week was it
I was surprised to hear some of the songs again,
voix, dominion day and the awful version of metal
from NIN which is not a patch on GN's own. I did
think the pure stuff sounded awesome, and all round
the sound was the best I'd heard for years.
I do think the one off shows allow GN to have minimal
lighting and no stage set which is not good. I would
rather see a tour once every 3 years than what we
I certainly didn't understand the encore situation,
surely to come back for one more final song wouldn't
kill, but I wonder if GN pulled the plug due to
what I thought a lukewarm crowd who'd seen it all
Dix ([email protected])
was two from the front for most of the gig and must
admit that at some points I did think Gary was miming
but at other parts he deffinetly wasn't,the "Whispered
bits were(imo) sung live,but it was the shouted
bits like "Hey! Bitch,this is what you are"
had me questioning it slightly.
met Gary at the stage door and someone asked why
no new material was done as it was reported on Nuworld
replied that he had fully intended to air some new
stuff but the events that took place in the US detracted
from this(quote " I was stuck in front of my
tv for days watching the events") and it just
wasn't possible to get anything finished.
enjoyed the set,but then I like "Pure".Most
that I spoke to who didn't like the gig don't like
Crazie! ([email protected])
Bush is nice venue if you are sat upstairs but downstairs
if you are smaller than 6 foot is a nightmare. Managed
to get a position to the left of the stage near the
speakers and can definately say I don't think he was
miming; there was the odd mumbled lyric.
this was a review of a football match you would
say "Good solid performance in front of the
home crowd" - not trying to knock the gig but
there wasn't anything memorable about it. Nuworld
implied there might be some new songs played and
re-workings of old songs but this didn't materialise.
Good to hear My Jesus as the opener and returns
for Absolution and Deadliner, but would have happily
traded in Films, Are Friend's Electric?, Metal,
Me! I Disconnect From You and Voix for some lesser
played oldies - The Sleeproom for one. I agree with
the decision not to play Cars - has been threatened
for a while - and I don't think the live version
ever captures the brilliance of record version.
After seeing Numan so many times now, the only old
song that you never tire of is Down in the Park
and it blends in nicely with the "new"
sympathise with the need to keep attracting new
fans, but if you are going to do one-off gigs a
serious rotation of the set list would be a real
bonus. You might have more of a mixed reaction but
that is better than the status quo. At the Pure
record signing I asked Gary if he would play Complex
live - he replied no because he doesn't have a string
section - well get one (Vanessa Mae guest artist?)or
simulate it on a moog.
mean to sound negative, I'll still go to the gigs
and buy the records, but Pure put everyone on a
high and kept the rising momentum going, but this
gig was simply a leveller.
Tomlinson ([email protected])
Weave - No Miming & No Photos
Dimmed as Dry ice was pumped on stage.
crowd cheered as the band came on and that became
a roar as Numan took centre stage.
I was about 3 or 4 rows; back from the stage front
and Gary looked as pumped up as I have ever seen
him for the start of a show.
Day was the opener tonight and people were dancing
at the front as he continued his newer material
(including a lot of the Pure album).
threw in Love and Napalm,and Absolution from his
previous two albums . I have always found the anticipation
of what;s he going to play next; thrilling and tonight
was no exception.
did expect him to play a more varied set than his
previous gigs so I was a little disappointed when
the usual suspects kept popping up. None of the
re-working of old material as promised and no new
regardless of what a lot of people are saying in
the forum, on my occasional glance behind me the
balconies were heaving and people seemed to be having
a good time!
was having a grand time and there were glimpses
of the old Numan when he froze at the stage edge
to stare at the audience. Even bursting into a fit
of laughter at one point!
awaiting the encore the crowd chanted as loudly
and vehemently as I have ever heard them!
The vibration of new rocks stamping the floor added
to the din. Numan came back on and milked the adulation
as only he can. Putting his hand to his ear as if
we weren't screaming loud enough! This display proved
to me that he has at last found the confidence and
arrogance of the true stage performer!
said that at the fans request - he was going to
finish with some old ones ! A cheer went up as he
launched into Films, I'm an Agent and Are Friends
Electric (amongst others).
this is a point I find hard to fathom! People on
this board say they are fed up with listening to
the Pure album songs! Yet these same people lap
up the old tunes as never before! I know they have
become classics and yes I enjoy them too- but surely
this is just nostalgia, our attempt to regain lost
youth? Looking around me again at this point I could
see all the balconies cheering and saluting their
regard to those two controversial points, Miming
and his hair!
I said, I was very close to the stage. OK, I am
no expert in the music field and never claimed to
be. However, I DO NOT BELIEVE HE WAS MIMING!!! No
doubt there were backing vocals which were on tape.
As Numan provides his own backing vocals on his
songs these days why should it come as a surprise?
WEAVE? The headbanging he did surely disproved that!
Any wigmaker or glue company would sign him up to
advertise the durability of their product! Also
as we all know Gary sweats quite a bit and any glue
left feeling that I had got value for money. However
I went to the concert seeking entertainment and
to see and hear one of my musical idols. I saw him.
I heard him. I was satisfied! Sad old git? Gullible
rose tinted spectacle wearer? Maybe but I think
we all get something out of it! I did not feel compelled
to buy the tee shirt (which I am sorry to say was
probably the worse one he has ever produced!) or
last Item led to probably the saddest aspect of
the show as far as I was concerned. The indiscriminate
and illegal confiscation and deletion of pictures
taken by people with digital cameras!
the last few years some people on this board (The
Black Messiah in particular) have produced a stunning
pictorial catalogue of Numan events for many people
to share and enjoy. If it were not for people like
this then a lot of his fans would be hard pushed
to find any decent pictures of his gigs and would
have to pay for them.
for one refused to purchase the CD after these events.
I will never buy any picture CD that Gary produces
until a suitable apology is printed.
to end on a negative note folks!
my, some of you are a disgrace. Miming! FUCKING
MIMING! Bullshit, you ungrateful little shits.
off and support someone else if that's your attitude.
One minute it's vocals not good enough, to now he's
not even singing. Grrrrrrr!.
hard does this man work in the face of adversity
and then to be confronted with this mis-informed
night was an exciting show on so many fronts, if
he'd just a 100 watt lightbulb above him and some
Amstrad speakers it would have still satisfied anyone
with a modicum of entertainment appreciation.
miss the point it's a gig people, entertainment
remember. Boo-hoo! lights aren't great, vocals are
muffled, awww didums, enjoy it, love it or frankly
fuck off and take your juvenile opinions to someone
I loved last night, dynamic, fresh and as a layman
going to his first show, surprised by it's depth.
jaded lot should give up instead of coming up with
disingenious drivel to fuel your own narcisstic
little egos. Tossers!
! , I 've forgotten when I've been to a Numan gig
in London when it hasn't poured down so this was
no surprise - we got there at 6.45 , got straight
in the queue and ended up about 4 back form the
front - good spec.
support band were Greenhaus and although only instrumental
were excellent - best support for a long time (Mesh
being the best for me recently).
and the boys came on nice and early at 9 pm , track
listing as follows :
Jesus , Pure , Metal, Listen to my Voice , Dominion
Day , Absolution , Walking with Shadows , Me I Disconnect
from you , Love and Napalm , RIP , Voix , A Prayer
for the Unborn , I Can't Breathe , Films , DITP
, I'm an Agent and AFE.
not really one to criticise my hero and it was great
to hear Love and Napalm and I'm an Agent for the
first time live for me.
4 of us in our group talked about how solid and
steady the performance was but it was a shame to
hear so many "regulars" , at least though
he had the guts and sense to give Cars a rest at
2 unexpected "ringers" were great and
to be fair to Gary he has played a hell of a lot
of different rare tracks to go with the usual ones
on the last few one offs so we can't really complain
but I'm sure lots of the regular moaners will.
looked as fit as ever , Harris was his usual wierd
but wonderful self and Brooksy looked cool but bizarre
in his pearls and angel girly t-shirt!!
a good support band , lots of early moshing and
pogo-ing down the front made a good atmosphere and
a fine night was enjoyed.
on with the video for last night so we can have
something new to watch instead of Dream Corrosion
and keep on with the new album - can't wait !
the best Gary and the Band - Best live act around
Hughes ([email protected])
Saw It ?
packed and sold out audience saw Gary in his last
show for this year, or did they?. Myself and girlfriend
were unable to see more than ten minutes of the
show due to the way the Empire is laid out.
it`s a shame so many people go to concerts and continue
to talk the whole way through, therefore ruining
it for others. But all that aside it was a good
show, with great sounds although the intro was to
played a good mix of old and new, and performed
superbly as usual.
It`s good to hear "The Park" again as
it`s one of my faves.The new material was powerful
and was received with great applause.
an excellent show, just a shame it`s not in a larger
Funnell ([email protected])