Monday, January 30th 2006
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Perfect, Pure Power Pop
Loved it and I'm not even Canadian.
Volume went up about 1000 watts when Andrew stepped up to the guitar/mike (ouch). Nice vocals on the encore though, Andy.
Took two friends who'd never heard of the band and they loved it. They're single but looking forward to bringing their grandkids on your next visit.
KISS sticker. Nice. You wanted the best, you got the best.
Come back soon
Okay I just got home from your concert at the Underworld in London. It was my first Sloan concert and I wonder how I ever missed you all before. You rocked. I loved every minute of it. Please, I beg you, do not wait another 5 years to play here. Us Canadians need a bit of home every now and then!
Amazing performance in Camden last night guys, I've never seen anything like it. There's nothing in the world like a live Sloan show and it was spectacular to see it in a smaller venue. Long live Sloan.
My ears are ringing, and I can't get "Money City Maniacs" out of my head. So it's a good day. Thanks for playing London, Sloan.
I know that some people were looking for a setlist...
Note an early (third time live?) appearance of Jay's new rocker in the encore.
READY FOR YOU
THE LINES YOU AMEND
I WAS WRONG
KEEP ON THINKING
MONEY CITY MANIACS
PEOPLE OF THE SKY
BEFORE I DO
G TURNS TO D
EVERYTHING DONE WRONG
SUPPOSE THEY CLOSE THE DOOR
ALL USED UP
THE OTHER MAN
THE GOOD IN EVERYONE
WHO TAUGHT YOU TO LIVE
THE REST OF MY LIFE
IF IT FEELS GOOD DO IT
Thanks for posting the set list, first time seen you guys, awesome, it's two days later and I'm still buzzing... I need one Sloan album to complete, 'Between The Bridges' i'll be trawling the internet for that one v soon... so surely it aint gonna be five years before you hit these shores again... two years ago I bought a heap of your CD's in Red Deer... perhaps another Canadian trip beckons!
Last night's gig was absolutely the best gig I've EVER been to. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen Sloan live (being English we don’t get them over here often enough!). I felt so happy and honoured to see Sloan in a small, intimate, 300 person capacity club.
Grabbed a spot at the very front of the stage, slightly to the right. Sloan were due on at 8.30pm, but in good old rock and roll fashion were about a quarter of an hour late.
Sloan sauntered on stage and started off with Losing California. The crowd (and me, of course) just went absolutely wild.
Jay’s new song (Who Taught You To Live) was an absolute smasher, a guaranteed hit in my opinion. Loved it.
As I was standing looking at the stage, Patrick was on my far left, Chris in the middle and Jay on the right, right in front of me. Andrew was at the back on the drums. I was less than two feet away from Jay. Andrew was only a couple of feet further away. My legs turned to jelly.
Sloan played so very well and I felt very fortunate to see them for this one-off spectacular. They warmed up after a couple of songs, looking like they were enjoying themselves and they sounded amazing. At one point, Patrick was standing on the speaker at the front of the stage so some lucky sod had his guitar clad crotch in their face.
Andrew took to the front of the stage for People of the Sky and Before I Do - he moved to Jay's place (RIGHT IN FRONT OF MEEEEEE!), Chris went to drums and Jay went centre stage. I got to see a very sweat drenched Andrew extremely close up. I saw every freckle, every vein bulging in his gorgeous arms. I was nearly at the point of passing out! Not only do Sloan have a great sound, they’re pretty hot too!
Their set, in my opinion, was absolutely amazing. Although I didn't get to hear Hollow Head, 400 Metres, Delivering Maybes, Left of Centre, Take The Bench, Can’t Face Up, Coax Me or any of my other favourites, I just could NEVER be disappointed with what they delivered. They played many of my other favourite songs: Before I Do, The Other Man (I just love it), MCM, All Used Up, Underwhelmed etc. The whole set was an absolute winner. I wish they could have played every single song ever written because I don’t want to have to wait another whole five years before they decide to come to England again. And I can’t afford to fly to Europe, let alone Canada very often at all.
By the end of the set, and the encore, I was so hot, my feet and back hurt and my voice was all crackly. I guess the set lasted a little under two hours. I felt so elated. The English music scene is all very samey and I've pretty much lost interest in it. Nothing's turning my head here. Nothing has struck a chord with me quite like Sloan on Tuesday night.
I managed to meet Patrick and the other guys very briefly. Too many adoring fans there. It was a total battle.
I found Patrick to be an incredibly lovely, gorgeous man, who was softly spoken and incredibly charming. I thanked him very much for taking the time to talk to me and gave him two hugs (that's right TWO!). His green jumper was all furry and lovely. I didn't want to let go.
As I was waiting to speak to Andrew (I was feeling very shy by this point), Christine introduced herself and we spoke briefly. She is fabulous and I wish there had been more time to talk to her and Mike. I love Christine and Mike. She then grabbed Andrew for me, turning his attention away from wandering off and I was introduced as Andrew's biggest fan. Mark and I had a photo with Andrew and I asked if I could wear his hat for the shot. He smiled and put it on my head. Oh God, he was soooo close! He hat was all sweaty and I loved it! I haven't washed my hair yet. I still have Andrew sweat in my hair. Photography ensued and I put the hat back on his head (and touched his soft, silver hair) and thanked him. I also thanked him for not doing the ta-dah pose (he laughed at that) and I said that I was told to make him look sexy for the shot but that he managed that totally by himself anyway! I can't believe I was so brazen!
Next I saw Jay, who was practically being mobbed by people (girls mainly) and I managed just about to say hi and thanks for an excellent gig. He was absolutely lovely but everyone was just trying to get a piece of him.
Chris was next up, and when we were introduced (by Ben I think) it was very brief and he said "I've heard about you", which left me speechless, and then he said "An English accent, at last!" I told him I absolutely loved the set and he smiled before being diverted by yet another adoring girl fan.
All in all, it was a fabulous night. I am now very deaf. My hearing's not quite returned to normal yet.
I truly hope Sloan don't leave it another five years before they return, or I'm going to have to start flying out to see them. I’m busy spreading the Sloan love here in England and I’ve been a fan for years. My English friends who came to the gig really loved them. They delivered well and were received very well. I hope that the next time they come over it will be for more than one gig (so I can take a whole week off work and see them play every night). I would love to seem them publicised here more, but I do understand that the fickle English market is difficult. If I can do absolutely anything to aid the process of spreading the word, then you have my email address.
I really appreciate all the work that Sloan and Mike and Christine put into getting this gig to happen in the UK. I'd love to thank them all properly. It is a total dream come true. I can’t wait to hear a new album. Another live album wouldn’t go amiss either. Patrick mustn't stop writing the rockers. I wish I'd had time to tell him that.
Sloan. Does exactly what is says on the box.
Loved it, loved it, loved it! There was a bit of confusion on my part as to how you actually gained entry to the venue but once inside I staked my spot right in front of Chris. They could have played for twice as long and still not played all my favourites. Given the wealth of their back catalogue though, I'd say the set list was very well chosen. Take Good Care Of The Poor Boy and G Turns To D being surprising, but very welcome, additions. Too many highlights, but getting a high five from Chris after the last song and shamelessly taking his set list and his plectrum must rank highly. Nikki, if you're reading this, when Patrick put his foot on the monitor it was my face his crotch was near. Can't say he's my type, but on that cold a night, after that good a gig...
I've been a huge Sloan fan since Between the Bridges, a work of towering genius that turned me into a committed Sloan Nut after the first listen. I'd long since given up hoping of ever seeing you guys live when I just happened to pick up a listings mag and saw to my amazement that Sloan was hitting London. I went, I saw, I was blown away. I mean, I knew you'd be good, but bloody hell! Put it this way, The Who at the Royal Albert Hall is now my second all-time favourite gig. Rock on!
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