Thirteen thousand gathered on an otherwise average Tuesday night in Dublin to see one man and his incredible band triumphantly take to the stage at the 3Arena.
Greeted by an enthusiastic Moz, we were treated to a superb setlist that did not disappoint including The Smiths ‘I started something I couldn’t finish’, ‘How soon is now’ and old Moz faves ‘Irish blood, English heart’, ‘Jack the ripper’, ‘Suedehead’, ‘Everyday is like Sunday’, ‘Speedway’, ‘Hold onto your friends’.
From Swords, we were dealt a pounding ‘If you don’t like me, don’t look at me’ and for the anniversary ‘Munich Air Disaster 1958’ accompanied by bleak black and white footage of the crash which lost 23 lives. . ‘World Peace’ from the last album wobbled along as did ‘Bullfighter’. The new album Low in high school was well represented with a great rendition of ‘Home is a question mark’, ‘When you open your legs’, a raucous ‘Jacky’s only happy when she’s up on stage’, ‘I bury the living’, ‘I wish you lonely’, a crowd pleasing ‘Spent the day in bed’, ‘Who will protect us from the police’. Covers included a heart stopping version of The Pretenders ‘Back on the chain gang’, and a few bars of Gilbert O’ Sullivan’s ‘Alone again, naturally’. A very above average Tuesday night after all. Hats off to the band. Looking forward to the Ally Pally gig in March.