I’ve never even thought about reviewing a gig before and to be honest I don’t think I will. Actually no wait I sort of reviewed Owl John a month or two ago. Shit I forgot about that. Anyway going off to gigs is one of my favourite things to do. I’ve not actually had many lined up for the second half the year. Well actually I don’t have any lined up for the rest of the year last night was it.
So last night I went and saw The Horrors through in Glasgow. In all honesty if it wasn’t for my friend wee jade who repeatedly reminded me when it was I would’ve forgotten. I mean I do like The Horrors and there music is great but there just something about them. They have never really been on my radar. Just always a band that I’ve thought “oh I like them” never a band that I have been dying to see. I literally can’t even remember buying the ticket, it just sort of seemed to spawn in my room.
It was an average night to say the least. Nothing spectacular. I made my way through to Glasgow straight from my work with a bottle of MD in hand. I never normally drink MD and there’s a good reason for that. It’s fucking awful. I thought I would make an exception since it saved me taking vodka and mixer or carrying loads of beer around. Never again. I met up with wee Jade at central station were we proceeded to wander about killing time until her sister turned up. We ended up spending our time at Glasgow Green drinking on a random bench. I felt like I was 15 again, out drinking in the park.
We headed up to the 02 abc and finally went in. Luckily missing the support. Bet they were shite… no clue who they even were. As usual after getting in I headed straight to the bar and got a shitty pint of Carlsberg. By this point everybody started leaving the wee bar round the back and I was wondering what was going on. Turns out The Horrors literally just came on. Who would’ve guessed eh? As they were opening with Chasing Shadows we wandered through the crowd rather aimlessly ending up at the front. The crowd were just standing around in little clusters of people. I didn’t know what to expect from the crowd. It certainly wasn’t that. It stayed the same for the majority of the night until the encore. So Now You Know // Moving Further Away. Even then it was just like the centre of the crowd actually giving a shit and jumping around even a bit. Although there was a girl standing right in front of me that looked like she had had a dodgy eccie or something.
I felt as if I was either dreaming or having a seizure most of the night. It’s hard to explain. It was pretty much just a smoke and lights show with a faint shimmer of people moving about on stage. I felt as if they never really had any stage presence at all. I could have been watching a bunch of randomers on stage with a cd shoved on for all I cared. I was actually planning on going along to see them when I was at Leeds. I was pretty disappointed at the time but now I’m perfectly happy with missing them. Without the lights/smoke it would’ve been awful. I’m just complaining now I better stop. So that was my night. As I said, Nothing spectacular right?