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Sunday, November 28, 2004

"Scottish Country Garden" and Deep Fried Mars Bars- The DARKNESS hit Glasgow

The night which I had been looking forward to for some months now did not
disappoint - at all.

It was fantastic, from start to finish the concert showed unbelievably exactly how music should be played live. From the overly camp spandex jumpsuits Justin wore, to the fireworks, to the fake tiger suspended above the crowd with Justin astride playing "Love On The Rocks", to everything else. It was a magnificent show.

Great music, the sort of stuff you just can't help playing air guitar along to, although only the hardcore play air guitar with their umbrella (no prizes for guessing who). The crowd went wild for what Justin referred to as their "smash hits": "I Believe In A Thing Called Love", "Growing On Me" and "Get Your Hands Off Of My Woman".

To explain the title of this post, one of the songs they played was "English Country Garden" to which Justin changed most of the lyrics (so basically just when he remembered) to "Scottish Country Garden" which went down especially well with the fans, and the Deep Fried Mars Bars? According to Justin the first arena they played was Nottingham, famous for Sherwood Forest and other things, he said Glasgow, was famous for... Deep frying confectionary. Ah well, he may wear tartan and change English to Scottish in a song, but the dude is still English...

A concert off the back of one Album and one extra Christmas song, could be seen to some as a longshot, but with the sort of show the Darkness put on, even if they never release another album, they'll be touring for many years to come. I would suggest you go and see them, cause lets face it, no other recent band quite like them.

I've been to see three concerts now: McFly, the Stereophonics and now the Darkness, thankfully they have all been fantastic, in different ways I suppose. McFly were just great teen pop, four good looking guys three of which with guitars- what more could a girl ask for? The Stereophonics, classic songs and just a good night all round, the Darkness? Well as you may of guessed I thought they were fantastic. Sorry if this post sort of rambles....

So here's one dudelet who believes in a thing called love in more ways than one... :) Thanks to Matt and to The Darkness for that....

Laurenx

7 Comments:

  • At 10:14 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "McFly were just great teen pop, four good looking guys three of which with guitars- what more could a girl ask for?"

    How about asking for them to *play* their guitars? Or write their own songs? Or sing songs about something non-generic rather than girls, love, and heartbreak? Or generally have some talent?

    G.

     
  • At 9:29 am, Blogger Lauren said…

    Well actually if you took the time to check, they do actually write all their own songs (although some of them are co-written by James from Busted - however I feel this only strengthens my case) and play their instruments, they play as "live" as you can on TOTP and they did play the instruments at the concert. As for the topics of their songs, they are writing them for their market. Can you blame them? They werwe not put together by a Simon Fuller-esque Popstar programme, and they started from the bottom and worked their way up. Don't like them, if they are not your type of music - fair enough. Don't not like them just cause they are popular...

     
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