Friday, 13 November 2009

Muse at O2 12 Nov 2009

The Muse gig was great!

We had really good seats, at the side just about level with the front of the stage so a really great view if side on. The stage set was very impressive, huge risers for all three of the band and they opened with them on the top of these structures about 30ft in the air - i.e. level with us :-)

They played a lot off the new album particularly at the start of the show kicking off with Uprising which was a great one to start with. Other stand outs included United States of Eurasia which worked well even without the orchestra. That was actually the only one where Matt Bellamy played piano - and that was again on the huge risers with a great light show using the risers as projectors.

As the show progress more of of the older hits came out including the live anthem Plug in Baby which was a highlight. The final encore was Knights of Cydonia which they opened with when I saw them at Wembley Arena in 07 but frankly I've always thought should be a climax of a show and I was right I think... :-)

Sell out crowd who for the most part were on their feet from the start to the finish. An excellent night's entertainment.

Hmm... just musing... (sorry had to get that in) but prog rock gets a hugely bad press and old foggies like me who listen still to Yes, Rush etc. often get those stuffy looks from people that prog rock was something to have been left in 1976 but what is Muse if not prog rock? And look how popular they are... Marillion back in the top 10 again? Maybe :-)

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful night!

    I dont think of your tastes for the older hits as "old foggies" music. I see it as more of an "eclectic" taste in music.

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  2. hey, ya had fun, right? that's what matters! And very good luck Sunday, maybe you can get someone to put it on youtube?
    best of luck to you!

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  3. I have a friend who is going to see Yes this month - for the 51st time!

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