bloodfiend wrote:Saw Type O 3 times:
First at Donnington 96 - only had time to play 3 songs but they were still ace.
At the Astoria in 2003 - amazing, band really on form and started there set with the full 15 minute version of I Know You're Fucking Someone Else!
Lastly at the Astoria 2007 - utterly fucking atrocious, pissed the crowd off by starting with a half hour loop of the birdy song as an intro tape, played all new stuff no one knew, and Pete was so ill or hungover that he could hardly stand up and spent the majority of the gig playing while sitting on the floor.
Now I've heard a lot about the 2007 tour and went to the Manchester show on it.
Now the Birdy Song I always thought was just the band humour, it wasn't to "piss off" the crowd. They even would turn it off, all the roadies would go off stage as if they were ready and 30 seconds later came back on, music came back on and they carried on. Me and my mates thought it was funny
The Manchester show was brilliant, but heard others who didn't like other shows on the tour. They only played 3 new songs, (two admittedly being 10 minutes long) but they were all great songs.
Pete did sit of a flight case for a lot of the gig (not sure if it was early health problems) but played really well and the band seemed to be really into it
I was them about 6 times over the years and that was possibly my favourite show after the October Rust era