Posted by Guest Writer on Thu, 01 Jun 2006.
“Kicking pigeons…in the park….”
Loughborough students union last night was full of everyone who wanted to be there, and it was such a fab atmosphere.
It started off with the support band, locals, Ghandi’s Flip Flop, having seen them around Loughborough before…it was a nice change to see them in a suited venue…They did an awesome cover of one of Jimmy Eats World’s songs, but, for the life of me, I can’t remember which one it was! I know it was très good though! I like the fact that more local bands, not just specifically from Loughborough, are being recognised. It makes it seem more achievable, if you want to get up, and perform on stage. It’s a good way of making it big…I guess that all the big bands started off that way.
The atmosphere was electric… [spunge] front man Alex Copeland (Vocals) made it all worth while, by really getting the crowd going, and making fun of Jarvis (Bass) and Des (Guitar) BIG time…most of it, as you may imagine, I can’t put up on here! It’s all a bit…censored! There were renditions of Post Man Pat!! (In farmer’s accents) - The band are from Gloucestershire.
They played loads of new stuff, which is going to be on their new album, released…mmm…yeah, sometime soon! Their new single- Backstabber is out now though. They played that, and everyone really seemed to like it.
Their older stuff has all be re-released over the years, and has been as popular as it first was.
The venue was a great place to have a [spunge] gig. The skanking pit was the main area, where everyone was crammed right to the front…and there was the areas at the at back of Room 1 (the venue), where the less energetic people could stand and watch!!
I did my fair share of skanking and jumping with the crowd…and I have some lovely bruises to prove it!! The crowd was awesome, and when Jarvis crowd surfed…he nearly disappeared!! I guess that my opinion of them was a little different before I went to see them. I can’t really put my finger on what I thought of the actual band, I just knew that the music they played was ace. Seeing them live, made it even more real, because the music sounded so much better.
I definitely recommend going to see them…if your into the whole skanking/rock/ska type thing!!
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