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MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, SECC, Glasgow
15 February 2011
confession time first, I am not the biggest MCR fan in the world. If
they are on the radio I will nod and on occasion, sing along, but I
haven't spent any time or my hard earned on the MCR cause.
bit of luck and knowledge of the lyrics to 'I'm Not OK', I managed to
blag myself tickets for the Glasgow stop on the MCR World Contamination
Tour so, with my son in tow, we went to see what all the hype was about,
which turned out to be quite a bit actually!
got to the main event we had two supports in the shape of LostAlone
and The Blackout. Due to the fantastic, never ending roadworks
around Glasgow, I made it in just in time to catch the tail end of
LostAlone's set. They appeared to go down well, it helped that the
bassist was from Glasgow, vocally they were a bit ropey, may have been
an off night. I have seen much worse, worth a second look.
however were in another league. I wasn't acquainted with them before
tonight but it turned out a lot of the crowd were.
word go they hand the crowd in the palm of their collective hands. They
exploded on to the stage like they owned it and put in a stunning set.
frontmen, Sean Smith and Gavin Butler, didn't stand still throughout and
their enthusiasm was highly contagious. Definitely one to check out in
warmed through, it was time for the main event although by the time
MCR finally appeared things had cooled a bit, they took a while,
must have had trouble applying the eye liner, lol. Whilst we were
waiting, they showed pictures on screens either side of the stage of the
band in their latest post apocalyptic guise which had some of the
teenage girls in the crowd on the verge of spontaneous combustion!
though they hit the stage and headed straight into 'NaNaNa' which had
the crowd bouncing and from there on it was dancing and singing all the
way. The on stage banter was kept to a minimum, they just let the music
do the talking and with a set including 'I'm Not OK', 'The Black Parade'
and 'Teenagers' amongst others, there were no complaints.
the night for me though was the first encore which was a haunting
version of 'Cancer' with Gerard singing with just the piano, man, the
guy can sing!
night was had by all and I think I may have to spend a bit more time
investigating the My Chemical Romance back catalogue.
contaminating the world one at a time, nurse, the screens !!
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