My album of the year, almost proves to be the show of the year (Andy Cairns takes that award).
A fantastic show from Grant, the album really translated into the live arena. Every track on the album was played, and all worked well in the semi acoustic environment.
Sadly this show doesn’t make the top show as it was spoilt by a few twats at the bar talking throughout the show. I’m really starting to consider not attending any shows in London any more.
More an more London crowds are pissing me off. They think they are better than, or cooler than anyone else, but they aren’t, they are normally full of…
I love this great city I live in but I’m getting fed up with gigs in the capital. I’ve attended shows all over the UK and Europe and this only happens in London, time and time and time again. These people are taking tickets from others who deserve to go but can’t get a ticket because some arse hole is going instead.
Grant returns in the new year with more shows and I’m sure I’ll still be at the London one again but will also try a few more shows around the country and maybe into Europe.
No ticket from this show as the promoter never sent them in time so it was a hand stamp on the door instead.
I was ill so worked from home to try and shake a nasty cold which I had, it worked well enough so I rocked up and had a great time. The acoustic show itself was fantastic with a couple of guest appearances including Chris Mccormack from 3 Colours Red.
As the gig neared it’s end this was happening, so my phone started going nuts and eventually ran out of battery at 13-13 so I no idea if Liverpool had won or not!
For £15 this show was such good value for money, I’d have happily paid double that I think.
West Ham United 3 – 1 Liverpool
What a shocking performance from Liverpool. The first ten minutes had some of the worst defending I’ve ever seen in my life. There’s few words I can say apart from shell shocked to be 2 down inside 7 minutes to West Ham.
It really worries me that we signed over £100m of talent in the summer yet we are totally dependent on Sterling having a good game, which to be fair to him he did. The only player who I felt fit to wear the shirt.
The £16m signing of Mario Balotelli needs to be dropped to give him a massive kick up the arse. How can he be more lazy than when he was at Manchester City I do not know. He lost the ball on the half way line for the second goal and rather than chasing after it, stood still then walked 2 paces, by which time the ball was on the edge of our area and heading goal bound. This is a player who if he plays to his true potential will be absolutely worshipped on Merseyside yet he’s doing it by remaining a cult player off the pitch. His “Man Utd … LOL” tweet helps fuel that with the fans but in all honesty I’d rather see it on the pitch.
Our defence is another thing all together. If it cost us the title last season it will cost us the top four this. Lovren I remain unconvinced by, he had an amazing game against Spurs yet has been error prone since. We sold both Agger and Kelly who I feel are better than anything we have got since, I just don’t get it!
The second half we were a much the better side, but were still second best… we were leaving massive gaps at the back and by the time Downing (yes Stewart Downing!) tore our defence apart, I’d had enough and was walking. I heard the roar but didn’t see the goal as I clambered over seats previously occupied by Liverpool fans in the home end.
I take nothing at all away from West Ham, they were by far the better side and totally deserved their win.
Three of us headed up in the car as it was almost £300 for the trains, we ended up leaving late which put us behind, stacks of rain, a number of delays on the way all combined with the early kick off, meant we missed the game
Liverpool FC 4 – 0 Borussia Dortmund
Match report: BBC
Valencia CF 2 – 2 AS Monaco FC
Didn’t see much of this one as we were drinking in the stadium and really confused at the same time as the TVs were showing the match from the other side of the stadium so everything was back to front
Match report: Gooners
Arsenal FC 5 – 1 SL Benfica
Easy victory for Arsenal in this one. Campbell
Match report: gooners
A late call to come to this one. A few years back Therapy? played Troublegum in full for the first time, this year they played Infernal Love.
Metallica are of course the big draw at this years even playing their On Demand set chosen by the fans so this should be one epic show not to be missed.
I spotted Kerbdog were playing a few days before the festival nestled away on the Bohemia tent. They are one of the bands from my youth who I fucking loved! They have a new Pledge Music project so if you like them get on it.
Soulfly were really good, band of the day IMO
Simon asked a week before if I fancied going to see Aerosmith at the weekend as it was buy 1 get 1 free on the tickets. As The Jezabels were also playing I thought why not.
Both The Jezabels and Aerosmith put on good sets worth the ticket price alone which was great as the rest of the festival was pretty dire.
Richie Sambora was the only other act I thought put on a good show, people were into Thunder, not knowing any of their material I wasn’t.
Toseland, Lonely The Brave, Tax The Heat, Chantal Claret, Joe Bonamassa, Thunder, Radkey, Heaven’s Basement, Aerosmith, The Jezabels, Walking Papers