Sun 11 October 2009 @ 22:47
Last night we went to see The Fray in the Optimolwerke in Munich. The gig was great, albeit we’re just too fucking short for Munich audiences; they tend to be far taller than us and have an annoying tendency to film every gig they go to in significant detail. I hadn’t heard that much of The Fray’s music before, even though we have their latest album. Unfortunately I just didn’t have time to actually listen to the CD before the gig which is a pity as I really enjoyed it. I would have enjoyed it more if I knew the songs better, I guess, but what the hell. We’re also potentially going to see Athlete in a couple of days, pending ticket acquisition etc. They have a new album out which isn’t that bad, though I think it needs some more listening in the next few days.
We saw Bell-X1 recently too. That turned out to be a fantastic gig. They’re far better in concert than I had expected, and the crowd were great. As was Duke Special, who supported them. Even better was seeing The Airborne Toxic Event live, who were just stunning. Their most famous song “Sometime Around Midnight”, was incredible live. As I’ve mentioned here or on twitter, I have seen more live gigs here in the last six months than the previous ten years in London, and I had seriously missed the buzz from live music.
Oh, and I just bought tickets to see U2 in Munich next September.