A couple of nights ago I saw the Manic Street Preachers in Bournemouth. They were alright. But nowhere near a good as last time I saw them.. I’m not sure why; possibly something to do with the slight cold I was in the process of cultivating (that is now full-blown) or possibly because the venue last time felt more intimate (and people seemed more into it (as opposed to just mindlessly spazzing around)). Either way, it was kinda fun but fairly un-fulfilling for me. Then again, I’m not really their main target audience so who cares what I think. :)
I DID like the large video screens though, especially the clips of various strikes and Maggie (as seen in the first photo here) and assorted other things to show how in touch with the working class the band is. Good stuff :)
Oh, and the support band, ‘Cherry Ghost’ – I didn’t like at all. Dirge.