Re: what a weekend tooJuly 4 2012 at 7:18 PM
|Will (no login)|
Response to Re: what a weekend too
Don't Stop was a highlight for me too. I don't think it would work that well on its own, but following Waterfall just feels so psychedelic and so right.
Most of my positive thoughts have already been covered on here, but just to add a bit of balance I should state there were quite bad sound issues in my section of the crowd. I was in the middle of the crowd going back from the stage and slightly to the right and unfortunately the guitar sound was really quiet, almost inaudible at times - the bass was too high. During Something's Burning I found myself scanning the crowd looking for the place where people seemed to be moving the most, but on the right-hand side I couldn't seem to find the right spot. The absence of guitar (and therefore the melody) kind of killed the poppier songs for me and the night ended up suffering "New Years syndrome", i.e. you're so desperate to enjoy the night that if any slight thing goes wrong it's hard to get over the disappointment.
For me a lot of the people in the crowd fell into two extremes, neither of which I liked. The first type was a complete loon chucking piss everywhere and knocking/dragging people over and the second type had their back turned to the stage by Mersey Paradise and was chatting to their friend about what they did last night. How people could stand still while Fools Gold was on I don't know.
Don't get me wrong, I loved parts of the set. Their arrangement of Fools Gold is pretty much exactly the musical nirvana that I imagined them doing in my head, and the guitar happened to pick up there too. Adored was atmospheric as always, Ten Storey Love Song worked much better in person than the clips on YouTube had led me to believe, and although the DVD will probably prove otherwise, Ian Brown barely seemed to put a foot wrong. Reni's vocals were pretty buried, though unlike the guitar this seems to have been universal wherever you were stood. I loved Ian's rap in Love Spreads, it works well.
I left Heaton feeling both elated and disappointed at the same time, if that's possible.
- Re: what a weekend too - David on Jul 4, 8:51 PM
- was the setlist right? - tHE hEDGE on Jul 5, 10:55 AM
- Thats really weird - johnny bravo on Jul 6, 1:42 PM
- Re: what a weekend too - mr fox on Jul 4, 9:51 PM
- in fact - mr fox on Jul 4, 9:54 PM
- Re: what a weekend too - Will on Jul 4, 9:58 PM
- Re: what a weekend too - mr fox on Jul 4, 10:15 PM
- Re: what a weekend too - siztr on Jul 9, 6:25 PM
- Re: what a weekend too - the branches on Jul 9, 6:39 PM
- Re: what a weekend too - siztr on Jul 9, 6:42 PM