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Belfast - 6.12.2008

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:04 am
by sally mac
outstanding show last night.... pity the venue was like an igloo though :cry:

Belfast - 6.12.2008

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:04 am
by Fr. McGreer
Oh man, band all in great form. Great sound but missed you Philip. Two new suprises.....and no Thousands

Streams
IISFFGWG
Broad Majestic
Turkish
Brown Eyes
Repeal
Cotton Fields
County Hell
Sayonara
Tuesday
Kitty
Sunny Side
Body of an American
Metropolis
Lullaby
Dirty Old Town
Bottle of Smoke
Sickbed
Encore...
Sally
Soho
Irish Rover
Encore...
Star of
Fairytale
Fiesta.

Re: Belfast - 6.12.2008

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:21 am
by sally mac
how amazing was shanes performance of kitty


tuesday morning was up there too

Re: Belfast - 6.12.2008

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:23 am
by the end
I'm seeing them tonight, hope the set list is as good as that :D

Re: Belfast - 6.12.2008

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:25 am
by sally mac
classic after classic


support act were fantastic too

esp the drummers

Re: Belfast - 6.12.2008

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:01 pm
by Pogueslover
Who sang Fairytale with Shane?

Re: Belfast - 6.12.2008

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:03 pm
by mats
Cotton Fields! That´s a big surprise, hope they keep it in the set. Metropolis is great but I´d rather hear Greenland Whalefisheries.

Re: Belfast - 6.12.2008

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:08 pm
by Guest
Great show last night - marred, however, by the idiots throwing bottles of beer both into the crowd (My wife and I were hit TWICE, having moved to different parts of the hall) and, more astonishingly, at the band themselves! Jem was drenched early on, while James had to dodge a bottle during Streams. This madness continued throughout and I feel the band should have nipped it in the bud - Shane did make a passing reference to it but by this stage it was too late. I know I'm preaching to the converted here in the Forum, as I can't see why true fans of the band would do this sort of thing, but it really did take away from our enjoyment of the show.

Re: Belfast - 6.12.2008

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:13 pm
by mats
I forgot....who sang Cotton Fields? Was it Shane or Andrew?

Re: Belfast - 6.12.2008

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:41 pm
by sally mac
jem finer daughter sang on fairytale i think


the bottle throwing was disgrace.... they had just came on stage when one was thrown at them


its tubes that just know the words to fairytale of new york, dirty old town and the irish rover....


there was a few fights too :roll:

Re: Belfast - 6.12.2008

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:24 pm
by RICHB
Not only is it disrespectful to the band and fellow crowd members but an awful waste of beer :shock:

Re: Belfast - 6.12.2008

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:39 pm
by philipchevron
RICHB wrote:Not only is it disrespectful to the band and fellow crowd members but an awful waste of beer :shock:


Which genius thought it was a good idea to serve the beer in bottles, I wonder?

Re: Belfast - 6.12.2008

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:52 pm
by Mick Molloy
philipchevron wrote:
RICHB wrote:Not only is it disrespectful to the band and fellow crowd members but an awful waste of beer :shock:


Which genius thought it was a good idea to serve the beer in bottles, I wonder?


Last year they had plastic bottles too but I didn't see any bottle flying all night. What a disgrace!

Re: Belfast - 6.12.2008

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:18 pm
by Guest
It was a typical pogues show, bottles (plastic) and beer flying, not nice if you're hit but it's always going to happen. personally I thought the atmosphere was great and the band were on top form, Shane seemed like he was really enjoying it. I may well have been drunk but I do remember Shane running up and down the length of the stage during an instrumental and jigging with Spider, never seen that before!!!

Re: Belfast - 6.12.2008

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:54 pm
by dublinrambler
philipchevron wrote:
RICHB wrote:Not only is it disrespectful to the band and fellow crowd members but an awful waste of beer :shock:


Which genius thought it was a good idea to serve the beer in bottles, I wonder?



My thoughts exactly.....a rowdy Belfast crowd at a pogues gig, "lets give them the bottles-we'll save the plastic cups for the cliff richard concert".