The Vaccines – 29th November 2012 – 02 Academy



Went to see The Vaccines the other night, should of posted it earlier but just didn’t happen, apologies. I haven’t got any pictures of the gig, not a single one, so to prove I was there I’ve taken a picture of the ticket in my hand, don’t worry that IS my hand, I’m not lying, why would I do such a thing!


Before I talk about the gig, I just wanna point out one of the supporting artists who thrilled me. The band was called DIIV from New York, it took me ages to actually find what they were called because I couldn’t hear the guy properly at the gig, so I had to go on a mini band hunt. They were really good, and since seeing them I’ve listened to their whole album, plan on buying it after Christmas and I wanna go see em’ live again. If anyone knows where I can, tell me. I actually think their performance was on par with The Vaccines, if you don’t agree please comment.

The Vaccines

They were actually very good, I saw them support the Arctic Monkeys last year and the vocals were terrible, I couldn’t hear what he was saying but really think they’ve found their sound now. After their second album they’ve got a couple of songs in their arsenal that could really get the crowd going, and they took advantage of that, by delivering them so well. I was a bit upset because they didn’t play weirdo, because I thought that was one of the best ones on the album. They played ‘Bad mood’, which I didn’t really like on the album for some strange reason but that;s changed after seeing it live because it’s actually a song with a good guitar parts all the way through. They played ‘Change of heart pt.2’, which I didn’t like on the album and I still don’t like now, I don’t know why but it just doesn’t sit well with me. Overall it was really good gig, when they finally got on stage it took them ages to actually come on. I enjoyed watching them, they didn’t really lose it at any point it was quite a straight performance, no banter with the audience or anything, but the drummer did jump off the drums at one point which was exciting. will I see them again? lets wait for the ticket prices.

The Crowd

I knew there were going to be loads of young people there, and there was the majority of them did look 14-15 which didn’t bother me, but did bother me when two 25 year olds were trying to chat them all up, that weren’t cool, just dodgy.

Noel Gallagher at Kerrang! Radio


Sorry about the photos, Iphones aren’t best to take photos!

I was extremely lucky yesterday as I got the chance to see Noel play live at Kerrang! Radio at an intimate gig. There was literally only about 40 people there and I was one of them. I’m a roadie there so I got to sit in the back where he was before he played! At one point there was only about 8 people in that room and me and him were two of those people, I felt very privileged. When I saw him, he was just on his phone and seem to have this godlike genius glow to him, and he was just effortlessly cool, even though he did look shattered. It’s a day I will never ever forget, just being in the same rooms as him.


The Gig

His set was very heavy on Oasis songs, which I preferred because I haven’t seen him play some Oasis songs live. Off his new solo album he played, AKA…What a life and If I had a gun, I think that was it haha. But he played the old favorite It’s good to be free along with Supersonic, Half the world away, Don’t look back in anger and Wonderwall.

He also played ‘D’yer wanna be a spaceman?’ which was brilliant because he said before he played it ‘ I’ve only played this one 8 times live’, so I felt very privileged, and it was class, everyone was singing and it reminded how much of great song it is.

He went on for about 40 mins, which was longer than I expected because it was only a radio station gig.



There was one heckle and it was the most obvious, I’m all for heckles only if they’re funny and haven’t been shouted millions of times. The heckle was ‘Where’s Liam?’, when it got shouted out I thought ‘F**k me? Nothing better than that?’. Noel took it well and replied with ‘I don’t know, he’s probably at home. He’s got a shot load of money…for doing very little’, which obviously got a round of applause and a couple of laughs.

I wanted to shout out something, but I didn’t want get in trouble and lose my very important job, probably one of the best jobs I could ever have. So I thought I’d leave it.

Unfortunately I didn’t get anything but I don’t mind, seeing him live was amazing. Also I wasn’t able to record any videos :/, which I would’ve loved to have done.

That’s the post for today, please comment, even if it is on my terrible photography.