Got to the O2 about 5, for those of you who don’t know what The O2 is, it started life as the Millennium Dome, way back in (you guessed it didn’t you) 2000. A government project to celebrate the Millennium, and as a financial undertaking was an unparalleled disaster cost way over budget to build, as such projects do and made a loss every year, mainly through incompetent managing. But it is an impressive venue, for any show! It was bought off the government for a pittance, by O2, the telephone people and of course is a huge success, hosting live shows and exhibitions,
Michael Jackson is due to do 10 shows, and every show sold out on the same day! Led Zeppelin have just been there.
Anyway we had a great meal first at Gaucho’s, Argentinean Steak (hhhmmm!!) Then entered the arena.
Then going through the gate, I was told I couldn’t take a “Professional” camera into the concert!! GGggrrrrr!!
Luckily had my little Sony Cybershot with me. So the pics aren’t exactly good quality I’m afraid. Our seats were close to the stage but way up high!
They did all the songs you’d expect them too, Open Your Eyes, Chasing Cars, Shut your eyes, Set Fire to the Third Bar, Your All I have, Finish Line. And 2 from the new album (which I haven’t got yet, but Amazon is the next stop)
SNOW PATROL ROCKS!!!
It Was A GREAT SHOW, Snow Patrol a Great live Band, with little difference between their recordings and live performance!
Their music lends itself to live performance ……. It’s BIG music, if you get my drift!
If you’ve never heard them before a few tracks are on the player now!
Listen to Open Your Eyes first, then Chasing Cars(Their biggest Hit)
So crank up the volume and enjoy (as best you can on this medium)
A quick tip, for anyone going to a live concert, and wanting to take pics. Leave your flash turned OFF! The flash light, only lights up about 10ft in front of you, will not affect what’s on the stage. You’ll get a perfect shot of the back of the heads, of the people in front of you, and blind everyone in the immediate area. Stage lighting is normally good enough for a good shot!