A couple of weeks back I went to see Bastille at Newcastle Metro Radio arena. It had been ages since I’d been to a more indie style gig as the last few concerts have been more pop artists so I was pretty excited. I must admit I hadn’t listened to a lot of their new music until the week or two before the concert mainly because I just haven’t had the time, but once I did start listening that was the only album I listened to up until the concert because its just so good! (that and I feel silly going to a concert and not knowing the words to the songs) The weather was awful so it was a tough decision on wether to wrap up warm for the outside weather or dress down for the heat in the arena, in the end we just got a taxi there and back to save getting cold and wet and meant we didn’t need to wear coats.
They had two support acts the first group I wasn’t too keen on however the second group called Rationale were fantastic! Very blues, soul but also techno and the main guy was just so funky, would definitely recommend a listen. Through out the show Bastille had this sort of news presenter on the screens introducing the acts and then doing random bits in between. I think we were all quite confused what this was meant to be because it was behind the scenes stuff of him eating food or reading lines but it all seemed very sarcastic and jokey but I think it was meant to represent their idea of the way news is told or something along those lines because their songs have a similar sort of message, anyway if thats what it was meant to be it was very clever, if not it was very bizarre.
I was standing which I was so glad about, we managed to get pretty close to the front and the whole atmosphere was great, especially for a few songs where everyone was jumping up and down and dancing, it felt more like a club or party than a concert. I had a fantastic time and they were amazing, and of course I wouldn’t be me if I hadn’t taken any photos, couldn’t get many good ones because them and the audience were jumping around so much but here’s a few anyway.