What a great gig that was.
From start to finish a great performance by all the band. They may be in their fifties now but they’ve still got it. Jim Kerr was full of energy. Very charismatic and sweaty.
They had some good banter, that you would probably expect. Jim prattled on about how great it was to be back in helsinki. But it was too cold for kilts. 2 songs later he was sweating like a proverbial rapist. Here’s a tip for you to beat the cold weather: take you jacket off when you are inside :-)
The interaction with the audience was good. The crowd was singing their heart out for most of the show. Another highlight during “Don’t you (forget about me)” he commented how good the singing was, particularly considering how hard the words were:
La, la la la, la la la, la la la la la la la la la
He then tested the crowds multilingual talents by getting everyone to chant in Finnish. I swear the volume level went up by 200%.
“This is your Finland” was also a clever interaction with the crowd that seemed to have been missed. Of course there had to be some twat shouting something abusive. I didn’t catch the whole of it but the sentence contained “fuck” and “catholic” and some words around it.
You can download the actual concert so I won’t go through the setlist, but that’s on setlist.fm too. The musical highlight for me I think was “I travel” but there were so many cracking songs to chose from it is a shame to single out just one.
Sarah Brown is also worth a mention. Great ….. voice!!!
Great gig, great company. This is only my first gig of the year but it might be hard to top this!!!
Were you there? What did you think?