Monday, May 17
foals @ nottingham trent may 7
it has been 9 months since my last foaling experience and within 20 seconds of their first track total life forever i realised how much i had missed them. the much more mature and filled out band played a set of about 80 minutes containing new and old songs. the crowd seemed nervous, but when cassius was belted out their memory was restored. sweaty, painful and briiliant all sum up the experience. i managed to push/force my way forward during their 3rd song olympic airways which now includes a new and amazing interlude. they then played a few new songs, the cleverly played blue blood, this orient and the quite incredible spanish sahara. there were taken in with awe by the crowd. the theatrical electric bloom did not disappoint, yannis's stage dive was followed by a rush to touch him! the encore produced a slightly altered french open and the crowd favourite two steps twice.
the night was a huge success for me. the ability to instill so much buzz into so many people is a skill that few bands have, but foals use it brilliantly.