Another Hold Steady gig, another venue, another great night (although perhaps Craig and I should have drank a bit less - it effected him less on stage mind you!).
Anyway. Things were different this time around, with the band moving away from the 'ok, let's just play all of BAGIA and a few other songs' approach that they took with the Borderline and Sheps Bush gigs earlier in the year - although I think opening with Hot Soft Light instead of Stuck Between Stations was a mistake (for me anyway). Having spoke to a few people the set list seemed to be something like this: -
Hot Soft Light Banging Camp Chips Ahoy Stuck Between Stations Cattle and the Creeping Things Massive Nights Party Pit You Can Make Him Like You Stevie Nix
I kind of get hazzy around this point and came back to reality with
Your Little Hoodrat Friend Southtown Girls How A Resurrection Really Feels
[I think Chill out Tent got another airing in my 'blind' patch]
The Encore consited of ? another failing memory moment for me, followed by First Night Most People Are DJs Killer Parties
All cracking stuff, and if you don't believe me, the Independent thought so too. Also hints at end of gig that this might not be their last London gigs of 2007 ...