Saturday, 26 March 2011
Stiff Little Fingers.
I've woken up this morning, - (is it still morning?) with a head that feels like it's been kicked around the bedroom all night.
Last night I was at the Forum, Kentish Town for Stiff Little Fingers.
It was bloody marvellous.
There were plenty of people present who must remember SLF from their early days but it was also pleasing to see some young shavers who were busy making mischief down at the front.
Personally, I lasted about 10 minutes before retiring to the 'Old Farts Balcony' upstairs.
Fifteen or twenty years ago, (and the rest!), I'd have been appalled at my future self, questioning how I could fully believe I was part of the experience if I wasn't crushed against some beery Irishman all night.
Unfortunately, modern me is very happy to see the surging, swaying crowds but nowadays I'm just not so keen on the inevitable sharing of body parts.
*(I'm still slightly traumatised from spending a whole Jesus & Mary Chain show with some blokes long sweaty hair in my mouth back in 1989).
If you know SLF then it was more of the same, though I'd add that the band seemed to be really enjoying themselves last night.
Some shows are obviously better than others but last night was definitely one of the best I've seen.
short clip here
Same time next year I hope.