Friends of the site Tom & Chris (Pictured) managed to blag their way into the iTunes Festival on Tuesday, at The Roundhose in London.
This is Tom's story, and short review of the gig.
I got to the Roundhouse much later then Chris, he was in line for six hours, myself a paltry 3.
We were in this place near the front doors about 4th or 5th in the queue and for no reason this security guy moved the barrier and everyone ran and we ended up being about 30 in the queue FOR FUCK SAKE.
Anyways, time passes on, we did a bit of celebrity spotting and it did not take us long to spot one Simon Ambrose winner Of the Apprentice was walking around near us chatting to people.
Touts were selling tickets for £120!!!!!
We spotted Steve from Big Brother whom Chris and I have met a couple of times (record company playback, the secret gig etc) spotted him a few times over the course of the hours we were there.
It got to around 8:30PM squeaky bum time, I was ready to leave the queue and go home, I had been in London since 10 and had eaten way too much KFC. We saw Steve again and asked him if there was any chance of any spares. He said there was little chance, told him about the barrier fiasco he said he'd do what he could.
It gets to 9pm. we're thinking...shit. Then a security guy come over with wrist bands and people are shoving and pushing trying to get in. Me and Chris just not doing any of that carry on, I get a tap on my shoulder in the middle of the carnage and it's Steve! He drags us out the queue and puts us through the "Big Brother Guests" doors and we skip the queue to get in.
Had an amazing night. Thanks to Steve!
Tom on the gig
It wasn't your typical Oasis crowd, there seemed to be a lot of people there who weren't interested at one point in between songs someone close to us shouted "ITS NOT YOUR FAULT YOUR BROTHERS A CUNT NOEL!" Charming??
All the cameras came out for Wonderwall. People were talking to each other during "My Big Mouth" shows like last night are wasted on people who just come for Wonderwall..
The coins and beers being thrown towards the stage was pretty stupid, do not blame Liam at all for going ape shit. He could have walked off stage and refused to come back...he's done that before..but he soldiered on..and boy did he take out all his anger on his vocals. Many fans are calling the now his best vocals of the tour!
Great show that'll live in the memory for a long time. Listening back to the bootleg of it now it sounds bloody amazing such energy and tension (in a good way) in his voice. Favourite bit was when he was singing and holding his arms out by his side. He was Godlike.
For great pictures from the gig, click here.
The Devendra Banhart remix of '(Get Off Your) High Horse Lady' and the Liam Gallagher-penned 'I Believe In All' and 'The Boy With The Blues' are now available to buy on iTunes.
23 July 2009
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