We fucking rule.

Last night was great.

Hell, if I didn’t know better I’d say we were on our way to the top.

We were a bit apprehensive about the gig, seeing as how it was a club night and the average age was easily half of our own. We figured folks would be far more interested in getting drunk and laid rather than watching a band their parents loved. So imagine our surprise when we went on to thunderous applause and shrieking!

The KoKo is the newly remodeled Camden Palace, and they spared no expense with the PA system. We actually had an inkling that the gig was going to be really good during sound check. I arrived a bit late and walked in on the rest of the boys running through “Believers” and it sounded FANTASTIC!!! The on stage monitors could possibly be the most powerful I’ve ever heard.

Of course it was only 1PM – we had eleven hours to kill before we went on. Combine that with my jet lag and I wondered if I was going to make it.

I needen’t have worried. The audience were so amped they could have jump-started a pickup truck. We fed off their energy and added a bunch of our own. We saw a lot of familiar faces (Morris, Steve, Kari, Patrick, Rob…) and a whole bunch of new ones, including our good friend Claire’s daughter Luna, who is as lovely as her mother. (Claire did the voiceover in the middle of Blind Spot on Manic Pop Thrill.)

Thanks to everyone who came last night – I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

17 Replies to “We fucking rule.”

  1. Last night was great (Koko), as Steve mentioned us 1st wavers felt very old on seeing the sea of fresh faced pretty young indie things that graced the dance floor. But after the first song the years fell away from this old frame and I showed the youngsters a thing or two as I threw some old style punk rock shapes!

    Can you post a set list, please?

  2. You Rule? Damn straight

    Set list, Dublin 6/12

    Last of the True Believers
    Gnaw Mark
    Its a good thing
    Big decision
    Shangri La
    Catch a fire
    Tingle
    Hey Venus
    Infinite Thrill
    Sensitize
    Abandon
    Too late blues
    Sweet Shiver Burn
    Chemicrazy
    Scumsurfin

    Thank you TPE!

  3. BTW would have posted in main forum except i’m inactive 🙁

    Might be drivin Dublin to Belfast and back if anyone interested in a lift!

  4. Yep,
    The boys are definitely back in town!
    You lads took made me feel 15 years younger last night.
    You reminded me why we cried in the Tivoli back in May 1994.
    Thanks for reminding us what it was all about.
    Mk.
    btw I have a picture of three lads in ‘Believer’ TShirts last night, is there some way I can send you these for your archives?

  5. brilliant to see it went so well,especially with the younger ones. Keep it up ,make loads of money and get over here..lol…

  6. At Spring and airbrake on Monday nite.Absolutely brilliant.Youve got better since I last saw you 2 nites in a row in Belfast in 1993 ! still a true believer !

  7. Hi there Friends, thanks to remember !

    …La solitude est la souffrance, il ne faut jamais s’isoler…

    I was looking for Damian’s dog when the Boys were recording there first album in Whales. I was arriving in London sort of… We were getting well with 3 legs Wrinkle :)… and the Keema Nan from the Indian round the corner …ohhh
    I definitly remember Raymond, arriving in the squatt in Eastwell House at 1 AM, we were partiing hard, he came back from Whales just to record my french voice ! wow
    I was a bit drunk I must confess, was hard to say the words even in French haha, as well as my wonderings about this sentence.
    Is loneliness such a suffering experience ?
    I find it quite relax sometimes :))))
    But I love to have my friends around the world, so far, but always very close to my heart.
    Maybe I never said it before ? Thanks you Raymond Damien Ciarian John Steve for everything you made for me. Your welcome and kindness, you changed my life 🙂 I was 20, all doors were opened @London, such a great exiting Town and period 🙂 Was cool to surrounded by you and Music I loved it
    And now, Luna 18 years old, who really enjoyed your concert, this is fantastic –
    NEXT TIME I’LL BE THERE
    Love

  8. Great gig at The Nerve Centre last night!
    My first time seeing the band live, shame on me 🙂

    Nice to get a chat afterwards as well

    Will post some photos later

    All the best

    Vinny

  9. You guys were well CRUNChY at Koko – excellently loud too – now if only i could persuade you to do a gig with The Young Gods. Have fun in NYC and a happy Christmas and New Year to you all. You deserve it!. Come back next year.

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