Much of the crowd could be found at the bar wincing and making jokes about them. I was amazed that they survived it, to behonest.
Very telling that you were at the bar while you 'witnessed' this 'debacle' first hand
If you've ever been to the Academy, you'll know that the bars are in the main arena. So from where I was watching the show, I could also see folk at the bar. You see? Indeed, after about 10 minutes of it, I joined them.
You were 'amazed they survived'
no exageration there I'm sure.
I'm not sure what you mean here. Yes, I was amazed to ever hear from them again.
Deebank wrote:I've seen them at larger venues doing the same thing - I've seen the crowd practically riot in Brighton because the management turned the lights on before the Furries had finished their 'The Man...' freakout.
I've seen the whole second stage arena at Glastonbury go totally ape at this point as well. They certainly weren'y out of their depth - and they've headlined any number of festivals since to far larger crowds than you get at the Academy.
Yes, I've seen them at larger festivals. They were boring and out of their depth.
Of course, I love them and that tempers my recollections... I would suggest the reverse is true of yerself Bhoy.
Actually, the first time i saw them was the first time I'd ever heard them, so my recollections were that of a neutral. The last time I saw them I really wanted to like them because I keep hearing people say how great they are live and I thought perhaps I'd just been unlucky to catch them on a bad night before. It happens. In theory, like Django, I should love them. All the things people say about them make them sound great – I even like some of their side projects. I just don't rate them. You do. Such is life.