I’ve been to a lot of gigs.
(I’ve been to Glastonbury FFS.)
I’ve seen the Rolling Stones (zzz).
I’ve seen Kraftwerk before (in about 1980 or so).
But tonight I saw the most sublime three hours of music that I have ever seen, heard, felt in my life.
If you don’t know Phoenix you need to. Because they kick-started it.
Try this (their opener tonight)
Now, imediately buy their album, Bankrupt, and while you’re at it join me in the queue to buy Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix because, I promise you, you will not regret it.
Phoenix fucking destroyed the King Tut tent tonight.
It was epic.
Dare we wish too much in case we jinxed it… came Kraftwerk.
I cannot even begin to describe the monumental wonderment that was Kraftwerk in a hot, sweaty tent in Balado, Perth and Kinrosshire. It was simply the most perfect 90 minute set ever conceived.
This was their set list (thanks to Setlist.fm)
I actually thought I would weep with joy at The Robots, Autobahn, Tour de France AND Radioactivity, all of which were breathtaking.
The 3D show was like, WTF, it’s a music festival, you can’t do a 3D gig.
Well, it transpires, YES YOU FUCKING CAN.
See what I mean?
Did I mention I was on the barrier?
To Ria Gorman all I can say is; thank you and I love you for buying me this ticket for my birthday.
You have no idea how happy you made me today.
A last word…
I was not a TITP advocate. I’m too much of a Guardian reader for that but, you know what, TITP is really very good. The Audience is much, much more music savvy/appreciative than Glasto.