Gig Review – Presidents of the United States of America, Concorde 2, Brighton, 16th of April 2008

Support:
Kid Carpet
Electric Eel Shock

Arghhh. I have been to Brighton before for Tenacious D, which was just before Xmas and that was a very quick walk from the station. The Concorde 2? A completely other matter entirely, it is on the sea front LITERALLY, how was I meant to know there was a whole other road even closer to the beach than the one I was on? Found it eventually after a bit of a freak out on my part "Had I gone too far? Had I gone far enough? How would I find out?" Anyway after that it was good that the venue was pretty class, small club venue on the sea front maybe held 500 max. The crowd were pretty cool, knew most of the old stuff again there was a dip in volume for the new stuff but the fanatics (me?) made up for it.

There was a third support act and doors were, relatively, late and my train was 23:37 so I thought I miss some of the show especially when EES were still on when I got there (actually quite fun stupid rock) but I left at 23:00 to the final strains of "we’re not going to make it".

Setlist:

  1. Tiki god
  2. Kitty
  3. Rot in the sun
  4. Some Postman
  5. Boll Weevil
  6. Ladybug
  7. Zero friction
  8. Flame Is Love
  9. Dune buggy
  10. Mixed up SOB
  11. Back porch
  12. Lump
  13. Ghosts are everywhere
  14. Lunatic to love
  15. Deleter
  16. Mach 5
  17. Peaches
  18. Kick out the jams
    ENCORE
  19. Video killed the radiostar
  20. Candy
  21. We’re not going to make it (ace of spades)

Photos here.

Later days,
Halo.

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