BS2000 in London
Right I am going to try and do this properly. I am listening to the album and it is getting me all
excited, wishing I was at the gig again.
First off, big news - Mat was on time! I noticed that Ki had had a few double vodkas so I thought
to myself “what a hero”. But then she had more, and more, then more so I said to Maffu “no
more doubles for kitty, she needs to last a bit longer” and Maffu did ignore me and buy her more
doubles. Maffu had red wine, I recognised we were in trouble.
The crowd firstly consisted of girls, mostly Japanese. They were all at the front against the
barrier when we arrived- proper fans. They were no longer there by the time the set had ended,
come on girls, you can last a whole gig! The coolest person there by far was a Japanese girl who
had a perfect afro. Mark thought Ki and I were being evil to her, told us to leave her alone. He
just doesn’t get it, we weren’t joking or being ironic. I had to explain to him, she rocks and I am
jealous of her. I still am, the afro looked so so good.
The support band was ok-ish, musically. But they had no stage presence. As soon as they went
up on stage I made a little joke to myself “oh look it’s The Corrs” but, yeah, they were about as
interesting as the Irish wonders.
Mark spotted Amery Smith in the crowd but I wasn’t sure whether it was him or not. I am always
wrong in these things so I trusted Mark’s judgement.
Yayyyyyy they come on stage, I can see Mat and Ki won’t last long. In the blink of an eye the
venue has gone from being half-full to packed solid. Where did they all come from? Mat says he
has to take Ki home but Ki seems better now so I wonder who the real person who wanted to go
home was. Never mind I’m still standing so that’s ok! I had wanted an official t-shirt and I was
going to buy one but I am so glad I waited to see the band. They all wore white shirts with a
home-made big red heart on the front so guess what I am doing this weekend…
And it was Amery in the crowd, why I so bad at spotting people?
The music: Drums and tacky keyboards, all I need. Ad-Rock had tons of reverb on his mic which
preserved our hearing for at least another gig. I have had a soft spot for the guy since I was 14 so
I did the girlie thing for a bit and went all wibbly.
I wonder if it wasn’t a Beastie Boys side project, would I be interested? I don’t know. It’s really
catchy, y’see? And it’s hard not to enjoy watching a band that are enjoying themselves so much.
The crowd started off tame and lame but by about the fourth song in, a healthy tidal movement
could be seen. This is dance music. You hear it, you dance to it, simple.
I loved this gig so much, it was just plain fun. It was well worth the hangover and tiredness that
followed the next day and I love the fact that everyone is jealous that we actually went! I loved
the shirts, the goofy ‘point-at-each other-with-your-forefinger’ dancing. I loved the fact that
everyone seemed to have a good time. I loved the metal version of the “bird in my face” song
(can’t remember any of the song titles I’m afraid)
There is so much more I could say, like how ad-rock made the single stage driver seem like the
biggest loser on the planet, how the drums hurt my head and I like that in a live set, how I have
not shut up about it and probably won’t until all my friends start avoiding me.
Written By: Nicci B.