20.06.2015 Blur, Metronomy - Hyde Park, London
I was spurred on into buying £75 tickets for Blur's latest Hyde Park jaunt due to their unusually great album, The Magic Whip which was released in April.
Things are different at these kind of gigs now. They charge a ridiculous sum of money to get in and they charge a higher sum to get closer access to the stage - which is kind of ridiculous.
I also bought some food from one of the traders, Bleecker Burger, and was short-changed - how greedy do you have to be to multiply £9 by 3 and ask for £30? You wonder how many times that was tried on during the course of the day with people who would have been more drunk than me ... I did tweet them, and they apologised, but shows you need your wits about you!
The two-tier system means that I couldn't really hear Metronomy very well from where I was standing - too many people talking through the sets, very loudly. I did reposition myself in the end. These kind of gigs used to have massive array speakers on the stage, but now they tend to put them throughout the crowd, which means the quality and volume is variable - you can walk further away and hear it better, which doesn't make sense.
The Blur set, as ever, was a delight.
There's No Other Way
Coffee & TV
Out of Time
Thought I Was a Spaceman
He Thought Of Cars
End Of A Century
Trouble In The Message Centre
Parklife (with Phil Daniels)
To The End
This Is A Low
Girls & Boys
Everything Goes My Way
A Thing For Me
Month Of Sundays
You Could Easily Have Me
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Last updated 16 November 2015 15:55
I think I'm meant to do an "About" here but I think you'd be more interested in seeing a random seagull.