Yesterday I went to see Placebo at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London, and I had the night of my life!
For me, nothing in the world beats the exhilaration and excitement of live rock music. I always come away feeling like I’ve just been to Heaven, I feel incredibly relaxed and happy, and the feeling lingers pleasantly. One rock concert is worth about ten months therapy! Any rock fan will tell you what a religious experience it is to see your favourite bands playing live.
Placebo did not disappoint in any way. If you think Brian Molko has a great voice, it is even more breathtaking and powerful live, filling the stadium with it’s resonating notes. You could tell they were giving it their everything.
I will never get tired of seeing Meds and A Song To Say Goodbye live, and I was so thrilled that they played so many of my favourite tracks from Loud Like, including my ultimate favourite, A Million Little Pieces, as well as so many awesome tracks that I love from their old albums. Let’s face it, I pretty much love every song they’ve ever written.
Placebo were not afraid to lean mostly toward their new music at this gig. Other bands might have been afraid of doing this, for fear of losing fans, but the fact is, you just don’t really get “casual” Placebo fans, you’re either prepared to take a bullet for them or you hate them, they’re like marmite, and I guess you’ve gathered, I’m the former! Placebo fans are diehard and loyal, they can sense the bands greatness and they’re fucking there to stay, like it or not.
I couldn’t believe we’d reached the end when we got to the awesomeness that is Post Blue, the whole thing seemed to have flown by in five minutes, and I was left wanting more! I can’t wait for them to be on tour again, because I’ll be there!
I am so proud of how far Placebo have come and how much they have evolved over the years. They were once a cocktail of gothic make-up, sex, and quirky tunes, and now they are, sex appeal intact, creators of tightly packed and beautifully woven music.
They are the ultimate rock band, and they speak for the misfits, the lost, the disenchanted, the punks, the rockers, and so many more,
Placebo have been around for 20 years now, and I thank the Gods of Rock and Roll for every second. There’s nothing quite as Loud Like Love, and Placebo proved that with a night of rhythm and glorious noise. I am so happy to have been part of that little piece of so very crucial rock history!
I love you Placebo, Without You I’m Nothing.
For What It’s Worth
Loud Like Love
Every You Every Me
Scene of the Crime
A Million Little Pieces
Rob the Bank
Too Many Friends
Song to Say Goodbye
The Bitter End
Begin the End
Running Up That Hill