Friday, August 31, 2012

The Black Keys

The Black Keys were excellent live last week ! They were the main support for The Foo Fighters at the Boucher Fields in Belfast, and the crowd loved them. The sun came out, the sound was great for an outdoor gig, and it was amazing how many in the crowd knew the songs. It was a shame they had to play a shortened set due to time constraints, but it was well worth the wait to see them !

The next night in the Dublin O2 was a different story, this was their gig. Band of Skulls really got the crowd going and it's great to come across a new band like that ! That was how we first heard the Black Keys three years ago when they supported the Kings of Leon. The crowd literally went wild all through the Keys set, surging, jumping and singing their way through the set with the band. Again the sound was spot on, and the crowd reaction pretty much inspired Dan and Patrick to have as much fun themselves. It's great that a band does not need all the huge stage sets and props, their stage set is always pretty basic, though at the end for Everlasting Light they lowered a huge mirror ball from the ceiling that bathed the whole place in rotating multicored light. It was even great being right down near the front despite the wild crowd throwing themselves all over the place, that added a whole new dimension to the gig because it was all in good fun. If you can't beat em, join em ! 

It was so hard to get any photos, so glad these at least came out !

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