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The Voodoo Experience, New Orleans, November 01, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:46 pm
by Alex
Here's a bunch of great pics from the show. Hey man, Spider can look really scary :shock:
http://www.life.com/search/?q0=pogues&x=0&y=0

Has a setlist yet turned up?

Re: The Voodoo Experience, New Orleans, November 01, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:48 pm
by MissWalshy
haha oh my God Alex ! You're right.

Bit pissed off Spider? :o :lol:

Re: The Voodoo Experience, New Orleans, November 01, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:58 pm
by James
He's trying to get the can of Foster's out of Shane's hand.

Re: The Voodoo Experience, New Orleans, November 01, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:04 pm
by MissWalshy
Nah he's just showing off that he has teeth :D (smiley pun intended)

Re: The Voodoo Experience, New Orleans, November 01, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:08 pm
by CraigBatty
MissWalshy wrote:Nah he's just showing off that he has teeth :D (smiley pun intended)


LARF! :mrgreen:

Re: The Voodoo Experience, New Orleans, November 01, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:14 pm
by philipchevron
CraigBatty wrote:
MissWalshy wrote:Nah he's just showing off that he has teeth :D (smiley pun intended)


LARF! :mrgreen:


Actually, Shane had just offended as deeply as one rocker can offend another, by stealing Spider's shades. As it was literally moments after Shane had ambled onstage, late, Spider's heroic patience just snapped.

Re: The Voodoo Experience, New Orleans, November 01, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:16 pm
by Alex
Jane posted this link to another great Poguegallery of the Voodoo Show on shane.com:
http://www.neworleans.com/new-gallery.html?func=viewcategory&catid=343

Re: The Voodoo Experience, New Orleans, November 01, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:16 pm
by DzM
Smerker wrote:He's trying to get the can of Foster's out of Shane's hand.

Fosters? No way. That looks like Miller Lite.

Re: The Voodoo Experience, New Orleans, November 01, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:20 pm
by James
DzM wrote:
Smerker wrote:He's trying to get the can of Foster's out of Shane's hand.

Fosters? No way. That looks like Miller Lite.


You might be right. Gross! It's essentially watery soda.

Re: The Voodoo Experience, New Orleans, November 01, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:31 pm
by firehazard
Smerker wrote:
DzM wrote:
Smerker wrote:He's trying to get the can of Foster's out of Shane's hand.

Fosters? No way. That looks like Miller Lite.


You might be right. Gross! It's essentially watery soda.


Yep, well recognised I reckon, DzM.
In which case Spider is obviously trying to remove the can in order to save Shane from himself. No one in their right mind would want to be drinking that stuff.

Re: The Voodoo Experience, New Orleans, November 01, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:31 pm
by NewJerseyRich
philipchevron wrote:
CraigBatty wrote:
MissWalshy wrote:Nah he's just showing off that he has teeth :D (smiley pun intended)


LARF! :mrgreen:


Actually, Shane had just offended as deeply as one rocker can offend another, by stealing Spider's shades. As it was literally moments after Shane had ambled onstage, late, Spider's heroic patience just snapped.


BTW Let it be said, you ALL have heroic patience!

Caption could read ..."Give me the damn glasses, sit your feckin' arse on the stool, and SING ya bastard"

Crisis solved, I understand the rest of the set went well.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:31 am
by Samantha
I was at this show yesterday and was so dissappointed. I have loved The Pogues for years and had been looking forward to seeing them. I waited over two hours and was right in front of the stage. Shane was so drunk he could not remember the words to any songs, stand up, and was not able to even light a cigarette. It was very sad to be quite honest. Spider really saved the show, although he is not the vocalist I had been desiring to see. :(

Re: The Voodoo Experience, New Orleans, November 01, 2009

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:59 am
by MissWalshy
philipchevron wrote:
CraigBatty wrote:
MissWalshy wrote:Nah he's just showing off that he has teeth :D (smiley pun intended)


LARF! :mrgreen:


Actually, Shane had just offended as deeply as one rocker can offend another, by stealing Spider's shades. As it was literally moments after Shane had ambled onstage, late, Spider's heroic patience just snapped.


8) :lol:

Re: The Voodoo Experience, New Orleans, November 01, 2009

PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:33 pm
by Alex
Voodoo Experience 2009--Day 3

Written by Justin Burnell
Monday, 02 November 2009 19:31
www.nolafugees.com


2:00
The front gate is packed, but when I get through and into the park, I don’t think the crowd is any bigger. It seems everyone is still running a little off after Halloween. A few people I pass are still wearing zombie make-up from yesterday.

2:15
The Pogues are lead by Spider Stacy for the first two songs. People in the audience seem confused, but go with it. Someone asks if that is Shane MacGowan singing. A man wearing a baseball cap says he doesn’t know. Another man who is dancing, kicking his legs in the air, and either wearing a towel as a dress or a sarong, answers, no, that’s Spider.

Shane gingerly walks from the side stage. The crowd screams his name. Spider Stacy sees him and says, “It’s about fuckin’ time.” McGowan is pasty. He is the color of paste; of dead pickled things. Shane stumbles and braces himself with the mic stand. He sees Spider, reaches out, and snatches his sunglasses from his face. The people watching are silent as Spider wrenches the glasses from Shane’s hands and curses him. His face twisted with disgust he walks off stage.

The Pogues go into a song, momentarily killing the awkwardness. It comes back immediately when Shane begins to sing. Now everyone is sure that he is very drunk. He mumbles through a song, occasionally belching into the microphone. The crowd laughs. He staggers and sways out of time. He pushes over the mic stand and laughs at it like a child giggles after throwing his spoon to the floor.

After a couple songs, Spider comes back on stage. He takes his place a few feet from Shane. Shane says something to him. Spider turns and spits at Shane’s feet.

Shane and Spider trade off songs. Shane goes backstage when he’s not singing and comes back more drunk each time. Near the end of the set he comes back after refusing to sing, “Dirty ol’ Town.” A roadie brings him a stool to sit on. For the rest of the set he sits there sometimes looking confused, at others looking completely aware of things. Both are heartbreaking. A man behind me says this is hard to watch. I nod my head. The band members take turns watching Shane sit there. One shakes his head. Spider and the guitarist share grave looks.

The show ends and the band is quickly off the stage. Shane lingers. A man in a black on black suit takes him by the arm and tries to bring him offstage. Shane shakes him off. He tries to talk into the mic, but it’s dead. He looks hurt and upset, as if he realizes that people don’t trust him. The crowd begins to chant, “turn on the mic.” Shane smiles and tries to talk into it again. Finally, the man in the suit tells Shane, “That’s enough.” And gets him to walk to the side stage. Shane staggers to a woman who looks to be in her late 40’s. She pats him on the arm. He embraces her and lets his head collapse on her shoulder.

Re: The Voodoo Experience, New Orleans, November 01, 2009

PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:25 pm
by MissWalshy
"he embraces her and lets his head collapse on her shoulder " :o

anyone else think thats sound a bit like jesus dying on the cross? :-| Perhaps that guitarist shouldn't of gave him those grave looks.




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