Just got home from Andrew WK in London. Mate was buying tickets and I got him to grab a couple on a whim for me and Mrs Vance. Didn't know what to expect. I loved the obvious songs years ago, Party Hard, We Want Fun, She Is Beautiful, etc. But went along not knowing whether it would be one of those gigs where you're just waiting for the handful of hits and the rest is kinda dull.
As it turned out, it was fucking mental. 4 of us went, ended up right at the front, just stupid good fun. Turns out I know more Andrew WK songs than I thought. People generally complain that all his songs sound the same, but that can be an advantage sometimes I reckon, especially if they all happen to be poppy and stupid and easy to dance to.. The bouncers gave up trying to keep people of stage pretty early on, it was just a ridiculous fucking party. Lovely.
My only complaint, speaking as someone of 30 who spent my teenage years and early 20s, when I was fit and slim, jumping off of stages, speaker stacks, balconies etc, is that those kind of activities are better suited to the youngsters. i don't mind an 11 stone teenager landing on my head so much while I'm dancing, but if you're thirty-something, 18 stone and stink of shit, you probably ought to jack it in. Christ, I'm 14 stone now and I wouldn't want to inflict my corpulent mass on a group of people, so what some of the fat cunts at this show were thinking escapes me.
Also, a word on the support band, Turbowolf. Going into the gig, I hated the name, and expected bad metal. On the way in, my mate mentioned that their drummer is Blakey that used to be in Captain Everything, and before that, Grebo. We've put both of those bands on loads of times, so I was curious to see him playing anything other than doubletime pop-punk. In the event, they were rather good. Definite seventies rock vibe, the only way I can describe them is sounding like a cross between Clutch and Kiss, with a Fran Zappa lookalike singing. Quite impressed.
Edited by Philo_Vance, 13 April 2012 - 01:06 AM.