Gig Review -Presidents of the United States of America, The Academy, Bristol, 18th of April 2008

Support:
Kid Carpet
Electric Eel Shock

Note: written in August almost 4 months later :-/.

This was planned sort of at the last minute. Definitely after the others as I thought it would be too difficult to get back from Bristol to London. Then I saw curfew was at 9.45pm, quick check of the train times and a map and I could easily get the last train home. The fare wasn’t too much either so off I went.

The venue, like Brighton, took me a while to find (too many hills and streets running under streets) but got there eventually. I missed the support again (50% planning and 50% getting a train late enough that it was cheap). So rolled up grabbed a space in front of the sound desk and waited for the guys to get started. It being a Friday night gig so the band and crowd were well up for it, the setlist was different again from the previous 2 shows (but I expected that). It was a pretty good natured crowd a packed venue, bigger than the show in Brighton but a LOT smaller than the London.

Setlist:

  1. Tiki god
  2. Kitty
  3. Rot in the sun
  4. Some Postman
  5. Boll Weevil
  6. Ladybug
  7. Zero friction
  8. Dune Buggy
  9. Flame Is Love
  10. Mixed up SOB
  11. Back porch
  12. Lump
  13. Ghosts are everywhere
  14. Candy (finished with shots of Jaeger)
  15. Deleter
  16. Mach 5
  17. Peaches
  18. Kick out the jams (ace of spades)
    ENCORE
  19. Cover of a Bucky song (a local band I think)
  20. Video killed the Radiostar
  21. Froggy (The lily pad song, froggy’s big hit)
  22. We’re not going to make it

Photos here.

Later days,
Halo.

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