It was a great night out. Met VG, BWAP, Sulky and Roofdog for the first time (hope you and the BWAP got that final pint or three in, Mitre?).
Standard opening 4. Unexpected treasures were Big Tears, Living With Paradise and Two Little Hitlers (though I hear that's standard when Numbers is on the wheel), and My Three Sons (likewise), which for me and the first lady of Westinghouse was very special cos, blow me down, we have three sons too. I particularly enjoyed the acoustic moments with Slow Drag and Jimmy, and the ukulele old time Josephine song, and also One Bell Ringing, and Nat Rans no. 9 (which I now recall from here from ages back, but tonight thought it was When I Was Cruel at first).
Shipbuilding and Tramp the Dirt Down also great. Elvis in touching distance as he moved through the crowd. They seemed to be having a great time. Pete and Steve brilliant as ever, I can never get over how perfect Pete's sharp chops are on his lovely red DW kit (meant to ask VG et al, does anyone know what mike and model of stick does he use?).
I enjoyed turning to the right and seeing the very tall and imposing Ukrainian Katya nearby ready to take the first spinner up. I particularly enjoyed Kay, the very staid and boring-looking woman who absolutely went for it in the Go Go Cage - weird combination of primary school headteacher and up for it MILF!
The only downside for me was all the lovely songs on the wheel that didn't get played (Motel Matches, Riot Act, So Like Candy), but you can't really complain after such an immense and entertaining setlist. Someone will post it here soon, no?
Now I'm wondering why I only got tickets for one gig. Come back Elvis! Lovely to see him play his first band gig in my town since the 70s.
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