Review: The Whispertown 2000 at Luminaire

Gushety gush gush mcgushterson. Luckily, I have calmed down a bit. After the first time I saw Whispertown headline I was exactly the same… super swoony. I think it’s wonderful to go see a band play and come away from a show like that, completely unable to make any sense because you’re excited and super happy.

Whispertown are one of my most favourite bands EVER. They have been for ages, and they will be for ages. They have such a wonderful energy that makes me feel so ha ppy when I get to see them play.

They opened playing their new song, the one they played at End of the Road. I can’t remember the order the setlist went, but roughly it was: New Song, 103, Lock and Key, Restless, Erase the Lines, Old Times, Ebb and Flow, Pushing Oars, Time Will Welcome Anything, New Song (the one about the firecracker), Mountain, From the Start/Jamboree. It was a shame the sound was a little off, the drums were too loud and Morgan’s vocals were too quiet, quieter than Vanessa’s. Nonetheless the band were brilliant, such a joy to watch. Mid set hi-fives and Casey and Tod strumming each other’s guitar/bass… so much fun. Vanessa forgot her tambourine and didn’t realize until she needed it during 103, so she bolted off the stage, grabbed it and returned. It was awesome. Vanessa’s harmonies and Morgan’s voice on Mountain are astounding. They kill me. And the drum parts are epic live. Casey is such an animated bassist, he’s so fun to watch. 

The best part of the set, for me, was the encore. I wondered what they would do and I thought about requesting Through A Hole, but I thought that they could do literally anything from their catalogue and I would love it… so I just waited. Morgan said ‘we’re going to try and do an old one… if I can remember it’. She played the C chord and I was like YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! WOO. I know that C chord! I love that C chord! I nudged my friend in my excitement and did a little swoon.

Morgan was like ‘do you know it?’. Of course I know it! She and Casey beckoned me onto the Luminaire’s stage to sing with them. Normally, when I am rational, I would say NO. But, I was excitable and jumped up on stage and sang along to one of my most favourite Whispertown songs: THROUGH A HOLE. So special. There’s a part in the song that goes ‘who’s that knockiiin? (CLAP CLAP) two in the mornnnnin‘”. The clap-clap part is one of my favourite things to do, in any given situation. Whenever I hear that song, I clap. I always clap. Even if it’s in the silent office at work, I’m going to clap. So, I sang and clapped with one of my most favourite bands ever and had a wonderful time. I hope to see Whispertown every time they play London, I love their music so much and their shows make me so happy.

Apologies for my liberal use of shouty caps and exclamations. I am still excited. If you can ever go see Whispertown: GO!

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6 Responses to Review: The Whispertown 2000 at Luminaire

  1. Josephine September 20, 2009 at 3:11 pm #

    Wow! Thanks so much for that! It makes me so very proud of them & especially my girl! :) ))))))

    • anikainlondon September 20, 2009 at 9:24 pm #

      They are wonderful!

  2. Alicia September 21, 2009 at 7:44 am #

    So cool! Happy for you Anika :D

    • anikainlondon September 21, 2009 at 12:23 pm #

      Thanks! I keep forgetting to post you mini book :( I WILL REMEMBER TOMORROW!

      • Alicia September 21, 2009 at 1:06 pm #

        wrong Alicia.

  3. anikainlondon September 21, 2009 at 2:56 pm #

    ARGGGG. Namefail.

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