So, Crystal Castles last night.
I went for pints with Tribune heads after work in Diceys and then went to Andrew's Lane with Mackers. There were a million (maybe less) hip kids hanging out at the gig. I felt old. But their clothes and haircuts were pretty cool, in fairness.
Andrew's Lane Theatre (or 'ALT') is a pretty cool venue. It's simple as; a dimly lit room half the size of the old Temple Bar Music Centre room (graffitied by Maser), a bar at the back, toilets upstairs and a smoking on the kerb scenario. Great location though, and brilliant to see that a performance space in the centre of town is being kept a performance space and not turned into apartments.
So the gig itself was quite like their last one in Kennedy's (but longer and on a bigger stage), I was up the front for all of it with Mackers, jumping and sweating buckets. I really enjoyed it, even if the sound was a bit muddy and it was sometimes hard to decipher what song was actually going on. I don't know how it went down down the back because the room is quite flat and I'm not sure what the views are like elsewhere other than being squished up against the stage. 'Alice Practice' got the biggest cheer.
Anyway, it was fun, self-aware, and very, very sweaty. The sole was also ripped from my shoe (my cool pointy silver shoes I bought in Malaysia, crysies) such was the energy of the jumping, dancing and stamping: Dansies took a photee of it, which hopefully I can steal from him and display here.
Was anyone else there? What did you think?