21st September, London Ocean
been to the Liverpool gig the previous night ,
I knew that London was going to be kickin and
I was not to be disappointed.I have to say I'm
fed up reading articles from fans who I'm convinced
are never happy unless they can find faults with
Gary , his music and live performances.
god's sake , this is 2002 and not 1979 so try
moving on , just accept it that Numan will not
play lavish shows anymore to massive audiences
in great venues but as with previous articles
, I'd rather watch him in smaller venues that
are full with a great atmosphere , than half empty
for one enjoyed the Lomax but accept that the
sound could have been better and I wish he'd check
out the Royal Court which is very similar to Shepard's
Bush , and having seen band's such as The Cure
, The Cult , The Sisters , Souxsie etc there ,
can definately recommend it.(maybe next year?)
I've been to Ocean before and like it as a venue
and for me it was a great night , Numan was well
up for it and the crowd responded which again
was a positive.No doubt the arguments will rage
on about the set list but I thought it was well
balanced and would have paid the entrance fee
alone just to hear OD Receiver. Let's just be
happy for the man, happy that he;s still doing
it all these years later , happy that he now has
finally received some credibility after all the
slagging and look at the positives for a change.
I'll finish my "rant" by commenting
on how good it was to see such a mixed age and
style , particulary at the Lomax and how 3 of
my non Numan friends/family thought the gigs excellent
and would definately go again Carry on Gary !!!!!!!
for one don't know what all the moaning is about.
I thought the venue was great, the sound was absolutely
superb - crystal clear and crisp.
sounded great, and there were a few surprises
and a nice new spin put on a couple of old songs
was good to see Gary playing keyboards again on
a couple of songs. And on top of all that, the
Guitarist showed us all his fab bod...which meant
I didn't know whether to watch Gary or drool over
the Guitarist, but there you go.
strangest thing was having some woman prod us
in the back and say "can you move - we were
here first" after we moved (not pushed mind)
through the crowd....I felt like pointing out
it was a rock gig and not a Val doonican concert.
does attract a load of moaning minnies for some
reason...as evidenced on this site far too often!
venue was very disappointing. Sheperds Bush Empire
is better. For those of us that travel quite a
way to attend these gigs expect a little more
than the same set of songs and performance.
lighting was probably the worst i have seen in
a long time.We could hardly hear Gary. Please
Gary, let the band come on first then make us
beg for a minute or two until you come on stage,
it all part of what we love about coming to your
venue was only 3/4 full and all this after having
got a recent top 30 hit. Oh dear.....
a more positive note, Gary looked fab. Out of
ten, probably 5.
i go and see him again, well of course and hope
things improve alittle.
only emailing because Im so fucking furious at
you sad moaning bastards.
you dont like it dont go, leave some room for
your tattoos lasered and get a life. Saturday
was amazing, Gary can play whatever he wants for
Id love to know is what else you listen to...if
anything, or have you been trapped in your rooms
for 23 years miming to AFE in your eyeliner
good out there...come into the light and relax
for fucks sake!
my you negative monkeys..i thought the Big G was
on top form..great set list..sound was great..the
fans that were standing with us upstairs were
some of the nicest people i have met in years!
Roll on 2003 so we can all move on like the man
has himself..heres to the new..and if not a new
twist on the old! Well done that man!
lumpchicken returneth..or is it the dilly dog?
A POINT ABOUT THE SOUND. I HAD A GOOD POSITION
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR. BUT WHEN I MOVED BACK
TOWARDS THE BAR THE SOUND GOT WORSE. THE SPEAKERS
WHERE SUSPENDED FROM THE CEILING. SO THE SOUND
WOULD NOT TRAVEL RIGHT TO THE BACK AS WELL BECAUSE
THE BALCONY BLOCK THE SOUND. NOBODYS FAULT THERE.
SHOW WAS VERY GOOD. SONGS WELL PERFOMED. AWAITING
THE NEXT ONE.
we watching the same Game ?
below reviews - As they say in football - we're
we watching the same game?
was great, enjoying himself. A fantastic night.
The only criticism of the venue would be 'how
do you get out in an emergency?' and where's the
wrong with the set list this time - The best of
Pure, some fantastic oldies and a few we haven't
heard for ages. The guitar sound was great, as
it should be - higher in the mix than on the album.
Some great keyboards sounds as well. I got what
I wanted and an old fan who came with me, who
hasn't turned up for years, was impressed and
will return - so will I.
have to disagree with the (so far) negative comments
about the London show on here.
sound (and venue) was much better than in Liverpool
the previous night and the crowd were certainly
up for it alot more.
It's just a shame that the support acts were pretty
poor, particularly the second band, who sounded
like a 3rd rate KoRn or somesuch Nu-metal bollox.
Sublety, Warmth or Atmosphere
brilliant start, M.E. sounded tight and powerfull,
however it went downhill from there.
needs to learn that just because you have an excellent
guitarist doesn't mean you have to have him at
max volume in every song - Where were the synths?
The show lacked any subtlety, warmth or atmosphere,
it was just a tour de-force.
on earth was the that terrible echoey drum sound
that was used in My Jesus and ended up it at least
another 3 songs?
not really bothered that he didn't perform any
new songs, some of the old ones done in a sympathetic
style would have been OK.
does Numan go from here?
really don't care anymore.
Out the Set List
looked well hard and lean.
Band were tight.
Venue is a dump.
Lights were ok.
list was ++predictable.
company and a great gig. Just sort that bloody
set list out...........PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!