miércoles, junio 11, 2008

Goth Opera

As you may or may not have gathered, I'm not a huge fan of lard-arse twats in stupid outfits singing complete bollocks - i.e. Opera.

My taste in music is erratic, eclectic even, but invariably involves bands that can actually play what they are supposed to.

Imagine my surprise when I found out that one of my favourite bands were playing right here in the 'Costa Miserable'. Not only that but they were intending to play their seminal album (no, I'm not linking to the word - go look it up you lazy bastards).

So having secured two tickets, I eventually arrived at the venue with my bodyguard - he's not a black belt but he has a very good tan - which is always helpful in a 'line-up' for the usual immigrants.

It was rather a good concert - in an understated way. To put it more bluntly - it fucking rocked. It was like opera but better, and after the first song we debated whether the lead singer could keep the quality and intensity of his vocals for 30 minutes. He managed over 3 hours including 3 encores.

It has to rate as one of the best concerts I have seen - visually stunning, musically tremendous and in a venue that did not require twatty little binoculars.

Thankyou very much Queensryche for a most enjoyable evening.

AND - yes, I did buy the fucking T-Shirt

4 comentarios:

john.g. dijo...

Never heard of them. Are they a Queen tribute band?

Brom dijo...

So jealous!, I should have planned my visit a bit better and done some research and got some tickets. Anyhow good to see you and M as always.

Scouse Doris dijo...

Never heard of them either (not surprising really)I guess they are Gothic types? Glad you had fun anyway.

SpanishGoth dijo...

JG -> No they are not a bloody Queen tribute band - not a poncy song in sight or sound

Brom -> it was pretty amazing and Tate's voice sounds even more powerful than it used to - I think he's been practising

Doris -> I'm not surprised you haven't heard of them - I've seen your CD collection ;-)
but yes, it was fun tx