An excellent night last night at the Anvil, Basingstoke.
It was a bit 'happy clappy' as someone else noted on an earlier thread, but to be honest I didn't find it too bad - most people clapped along with the band for the first few bars and then just gradually and gracefully stopped.
The sound was good too - I was sitting just off the centre, second row, and all the speakers were in front of me. At times I was only about 8 feet from the great Mr R himself!
All in all, a very polished performance and a very enjoyable evening. And I thought Mike was wearing a really nice pair of black suede shoes. (The drummer wasn't wearing any shoes at all!).
Glad you enjoyed the show Helen. It's nice to hear a positive review after a few negative ones with regard to sound quality.
If the first four tracks of Muse's Black Holes And Revelations were on a side of a 33-minute vinyl album, I would consider it a perfect side. The whole album is spectacular but those four awesome songs are part of the reason why I love Muse so much.
Based only on the four Muse albums I own--one of which I haven't listened to yet--I agree. I've been listening to the first part of that album for the past few days.
Rugby League here is massive in Queensland and NSW only. Hence why the State Of Origin series here is the best series in Australia and probably the world. It is gaining popularity in NZ and the other pacific island nations. Not to mention Papua New Guinea where it is their national sport
As the season progresses, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on how Sam Tomkins is getting on in the NRL. I think he has moved to the New Zealand Warriors.