Man City Transfer Target!
May 23, 2013, 8:06 PM
Location: South Birmingham
Team(s): Barnstoneworth United; Bostock Stanley
Post #259 of 260
Wednesday May 22 @ Ricoh Arena : Muse. Admission £49.50 + rip-off charge. Attendance 20,000 (hc)
Successfully managed to avoid Dizzee nonsense as well as Bastille sadly and arrived shortly after 8 for my 8th Muse gig, the first at a football stadium. Cheap parking nearby at £20 was eschewed and we were lucky to find a kindly resident who let us park on his drive for free about 15 minutes walk away - the whole neighbourhood is residents parking on event days and apparently the wardens come out like midges and make a killing every time.
A combination of poor choice of support, pricing and the fact that they toured the same album in Brum only 6 months previously meant this was far from a sell-out and tickets could be acquired for half-price on the usual rip-off sites or from touts.
Unlike last time, Muse dropped some of the crap from the recent album - and there's a fair bit of that to be honest - and we were treated to a 2 hour setlist of 26 tracks, some rarely done live in recent years. Highlights included Dead Star, Bliss, Sunburn and Stockholm Syndrome as well as the usual standards. A fantastic stage show, huge sound and impeccable musicianship, one can't fail to be impressed.
Wish I'd seen this one at Shepherds Bush recently mind you