Muse: Supermassive Free Gig

Snipshot_14fsfkftmiThanks to Mr Potts, I managed to get some tickets last night to Muse’s one off special London gig in celebration of their forthcoming album Black Holes and Revelations.  I’d listened to the album via their myspace special stream once, so was preparing myself for an hour of songs I didn’t really know.

WRONG! Instead they played a blistering greatest hits show, obviously with a slight bias to the new album. I saw the band once before in Wolverhampton back in 2001 for RaW, after begging the Head of Music for the tickets and him happily giving me them because the rest of the indie boys thought they were rubbish. New material stood up alongside the old, and the crowd went crazy to classic hits like Plug In Baby, Bliss, New Born and Hysteria. The stage was set in a futuristic fashion with illuminated spiral tubes hanging from the ceiling and the Muse boys were, as always, smartly dressed to fit the situation although Chris was sporting a rather wrong 70s porn star moustache. Matt looked rather hot with a blonde streak through the middle of his hair, and might be added to my worrying list of ‘indie boys who look like monsters’ that I seem to have the hots for. From the new songs Invicible probably stood out the most to me, but that was probably because I thought they were doing a very strange cover of You’ll Never Walk Alone for the first minute of the song. Needless to say everything sounded epic, hysterical and very over the top, but in an awesomely good way.

Celebrity spots were rubbish as I only managed to see Johnny Borrell, Kele Obereke and Sarah Cawood.

This was the setlist

Take a Bow
Map of the Problematique
Butterflies and Hurricanes
Plug in Baby
Citizen Erased
Soldier’s Poem
Feeling Good
Stockholm Syndrome
Supermassive Black Hole

New Born

Time Is Running Out
Knights Of Cydonia

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