03.09.2014 Kate Bush - Odeon, Shepherd's Bush, London

I honestly don't know where to start with this.



The actual view from my actual seat

Grew up listening to the singles but probably got into Kate Bush's albums in the late 80s. I remember telling someone in 1990 (I can be certain of the year!) that she was number 1 on a list of people I wanted to see live, but I probably wouldn't get the chance as she hadn't played live since 1979 and it wasn't really her thing.

And then this happens. I had three computers on standby to get tickets - I was properly desperate to succeed. And I got in first time. Row E, I thought. That's not bad. Probably the best I've had at the Hammersmith Odeon.

And then I get there and find out that they've taken out rows A-D to extend the stage and I'm in the front sodding row!

Three things which didn't make this perfect:

- I'm a big fan of the first four KB albums - and none of the songs were older than Hounds Of Love.

- I'm not a big fan of the Sky of Honey - which was played in its entirety.

- I'm not a big fan of musical theatre - which formed a big part of the show tonight.

And yet I could have watched it all night and all of the next day. Hell, I could still have been there. I kept watching the show thinking - I can't believe I'm seeing this. Definitely gig of the year material, that.

Ironically, for someone in the front row, this was a "no photos or videos please" gig. If I was hidden at the back I might have got away with it. My camera stayed firmly in my pocket.

Tonight's setlist:

Lily
Hounds of Love
Joanni
Top of the City
Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)
King of the Mountain

The Ninth Wave:

And Dream of Sheep
Under Ice
Waking the Witch
Watching You Without Me
Little Light
Jig of Life
Hello Earth
The Morning Fog

Intermission

A Sky of Honey:

Prelude
Prologue
An Architect's Dream
The Painter's Link
Sunset
Aerial Tal
Somewhere in Between
Tawny Moon
Nocturn
Aerial

Encore:

Among Angels
Cloudbusting



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