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Glasgow O2 Academy - 13/12/10

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:46 am
by Aontroim
The best of the reunion shows in Glasgow? Quite possibly. Shane in great form, the rest of the guys on fire - as always - and a brilliant set list, which included (a rather excellent) And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda. Too many highlights!

Last night was my 40th Pogues show. If it turns out to be my last then it was a great way to end it.

Re: Glasgow O2 Academy - 13/12/10

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:01 am
by Longy
Have you got a setlist mate?

Off to Newcastle tonight.

Re: Glasgow O2 Academy - 13/12/10

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:07 am
by Aontroim
Can't remember the full setlist mate but the one from the opening night in Dublin is close, with Lullaby of London instead of Kitty and Irish Rover instead of Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:14 am
by Longy
Yeah, saw Killarney had slightly changed from Dublin. Love Lullaby of London, Kitty not so much, so I'm happy with that. Hopefully Band Played Waltzing Matilda and Boat Train will be in there tonight, 'cos haven't heard them live yet. Haven't seen Co. Down mentioned, shame, been enjoying that the last few years.

Actually, they should just play the lot and stay on until the early hours :D

Re: Glasgow O2 Academy - 13/12/10

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:15 am
by Broke me feckin shin
What sort of sate was the man Shane in? The reports from Sunday night in Dublin make for grim reading. Must presume that he made a day of it and things had taken their toll come stage time...

Re: Glasgow O2 Academy - 13/12/10

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:02 am
by lavabe

Re: Glasgow O2 Academy - 13/12/10

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:23 am
by Captains_old_dog
Broke me feckin shin wrote:What sort of sate was the man Shane in? The reports from Sunday night in Dublin make for grim reading. Must presume that he made a day of it and things had taken their toll come stage time...


Shane was in a great state. Apart from slurring a few of the words on songs loike Waltzing Mathilda he was brilliant. Fantastic gig with great performances all round. Phil did a superb job singing 'Thousands are sailing', as did Spider Stacey on 'Tuesday Morning'.

Re: Glasgow O2 Academy - 13/12/10

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:26 am
by Fr. McGreer
lavabe wrote:waltzing matilda...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cajiNBwWCaQ


Fantastic. Can't wait for Brixton.

Re: Glasgow O2 Academy - 13/12/10

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:26 am
by Captains_old_dog
Longy wrote:Have you got a setlist mate?

Off to Newcastle tonight.


This is the set list from Kilareny. The Glasgow gig was pretty much the same but with 'The Band Played Waltzing Mathilda' replacing 'The Old Main Drag'. Pretty sure that was the only variation.

STREAMS
FALL
BMS
BOAT TRAIN
BROWN EYES
TUESDAY
METROPOLIS
SUNNY SIDE
REPEAL
OLD MAIN DRAG
BODY
LONDON GIRL
1000S
DOT
BOTTLE
SICK BED
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SALLY
RAINY NIGHT
IRISH ROVER
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PADDY
FONY
FIESTA

Re: Glasgow O2 Academy - 13/12/10

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:16 pm
by hotty375
Just a quick review of another amazing Glasgow gig!

We got a Shane in great nick and singing amazingly well- my girlfriend's first Pogues gig- tears streaming down her face at 'Fairytale' -quote' he sang that like an angel' lol -only slight blips were forgetting a few of the words to 'Waltzing Matilda'

Crowd were amazing from start to finish- band played excellently and Macgowan sang from the bottom of his heart, even showing a real bit of emotion during Fairytale- sure I saw him pumping his fist!' Tuesday morning' was the best I've heard it and I've never heard the crowd give it a better round of applause at end. And feck me, Terry Woods is looking great!

Was great to get 'Waltzing.." and 'Irish Rover'--altho to be honest not my perfect setlist but that would be another whole thread entirely

Guitar question for Mr Chevron- was that an Acousticaster for Sunnyside and the only time in gig that made an appearance?--and pourquoi?

Anyways, if rest of tour is like that, everyone's gonna be happy!

Slainte!

Re: Glasgow O2 Academy - 13/12/10

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:30 pm
by Mark_Wafc
Fuckin great gig. End of story.

Re: Glasgow O2 Academy - 13/12/10

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:02 pm
by philipchevron
hotty375 wrote:Guitar question for Mr Chevron- was that an Acousticaster for Sunnyside and the only time in gig that made an appearance?--and pourquoi?



Yes, it's a Godin electro-acoustic which I bought about 20 years ago, and it's one of the most reliable of its ilk on the market. It used to be my main guitar around the time of Hell's Ditch and Waiting For Herb, which is why, I suppose, I still use it on "Sunnyside" - apart from "Tuesday Morning" [which was always electric] the only song we still do from that era. When we reformed, I was experimenting with Martin electro-acoustics and found I preferred the slightly more malleable dynamic response they give, and though I do need to use a rubber soundhole baffle [sounds naughty, but isn't] to prevent feedback, I have continued to prefer the classic dreadnought Martin. Martins had been in serious danger of getting left behind in the electro-acoustic wars, so I was pleased to find they had caught up. I was never really happy with Ovations, Takamines and so on, because I felt they imposed their own characteristics too much on top of the acoustic guitar sound. The Godin and the Martin are the only two I've ever been really happy with, though I've been using a Gibson at home for the past two years and that might put in an appearance at some point.

Apart from "Sunnyside", the Godin now mainly functions as a spare in case I break a string on the Martin during the show. But it's only fair I confess that from a purely sonic-technical point of view, our FOH man Paul Scully is a big advocate of the Godin over the Martin, a tussle he is never likely to win. I'm afraid I didn't quite catch your last word - is it Latin? I was rubbish at Latin, as my English spelling frequently demonstrates.

Re: Glasgow O2 Academy - 13/12/10

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:12 pm
by hotty375
Ha ha :D

Thanks for the info!

enjoy the rest of the tour!

Re: Glasgow O2 Academy - 13/12/10

PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:44 am
by Guest
Fantastic gig in glasgow. Thank`s a lot. Came over from Germany with five others and the whole weekend was great. Watched Partick Thistle on Saturday, went to Glengoyne Distillery on Sunday and spent the rest of the time in all these fantastic pubs in glasgow. Special thanks to all Glasgewians in the pub close to the academy, can`t remember the name of it, had al lot of fun there. It was worth every penny to go to glasgow, atmosphere there just brilliant. Cheers, Dirk

Re: Glasgow O2 Academy - 13/12/10

PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:50 pm
by Rhiannon
It was such an amazing, brilliant night and that youtube link to Waltzing Maltilda wonderful.