Sunday, January 27, 2008


Well after average (by BSP standards) show at Leeds was expecting more of tonight. In such a high state of excitement unfortunately that ended up drinking too much strong continental lager during the support slots. So blunted my critical faculties maybe - but I had a bloody good time.

Same set as has been played throughout this tour but from where I was (at the front, dead centre) felt much more energetic than Leeds - both band and crowd. Great performances of Lights Out For Darker Skies, Fear of Drowning and The Great Skua. Whether it was enjoyment or alcohol, ended up taking several photos with the camera phone.

And foliage even appeared for the encores:

The advertised running times all went to pot with These New Puritans coming on first. They were a bit flustered, having only arrived "ten minutes ago". Didn't appear to affect their performance but I do think they appear to have forgotten to unpack some songs. Lots of Mark E Smith-style shouting over pounding synth and drums - sounded good initially but didn't go anywhere really.

The Vanguard then came on for the second slot. Lots of local support so got a better reception and played a good set. Liked some of the early songs but by the end of the set familiarity had set in a bit for me. Worth seeing again though.

The BSP set-list:

Lights Out For Darker Skies
Fear of Drowning
Remember Me
Canvey Island
Down On The Ground
How Will I Ever Find My Way Home?
Waving Flags
The Great Skua
Please Stand Up
Favours in the Beetroot Fields
Open The Door
No Lucifer
A Trip Out
The Spirit of St Louis
True Adventures
Rock in A
British Sea Power
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