I had a 3 hours maths exam 6-9pm. I was done in an hour and a half but didn’t want to be the first person to leave. Finally I made my escape and got the tube up to Camden. I listened to Wildbirds on the way but I couldn’t help but feel kind of terrible. Being a fail is no fun.
I went into the venue and they took away my water, which frustrated me because now I have to buy a new water bottle. The place was pretty busy and chattery, it was in the interlude before Yann’s set. I tried to find somewhere to stand. Electric Ballroom is actually pretty big. I went upstairs but couldn’t see anything. I eventually just stood at a spot at the back by the sound deck. I couldn’t see and I constantly had people pushing past. Bobbles was at the front but I don’t like pushing through people, so I made do at the back. I surveyed the lights for the first few songs, they were ok but not great. The stage looked pretty high too.
Yann and band were much more ‘rock’ than I thought they would be, I was not so charmed. The sound from where I was standing was murky, and it was chattery. There was also some guy who was acting more like the leader of the band than Yann. I stayed for about 40 minutes, but I kept getting the overwhelming feeling of ‘I’d rather be listening to [insert band] right now‘. I couldn’t see what was going on and the sound didn’t capture me, so I headed home. I think I was just, for once, not in the mood for a show. And Bobbles says Monochrome wasn’t on the setlist, and that’s my favourite, so I’m not too upset. Ho hum.