As I only *love* 3 “rock” bands (that would be Interpol, New Order and the Rolling Stones), it was fantastic.
They “rocked” in a new wave post-punk, minimal but hard way and they looked so cool (even when they smoked – bad example for the kids). Kate & I were in the second row of seats, right behind the dance floor… Sometimes it was hard to see because there isn’t much elevation at the Enmore. Saw lots of people I knew – even the guy I bought a t-shirt from! Didn’t get a discount though.
They opened with Next Exit – very mellow beginnings. The best songs were Slow Hands, Evil and C’mere.
See my pics here
Also, topped and tailed the Interpol gig with Frigid’s 9th B’day (just up the road – how convenient). Nice dubby, reggae-y tunes were being played while we were there. Had the roast of the day – or roast-that-had-been-sitting-there-all-day – very dry – not highly recommended. Dave informed me that the field mushrooms were very good though. Lo-tek were on when we come back. The MC was really pissed, he was slurring and falling about but everyone seemed to be having a good time dancing with him. Happy Birthday Frigid. Still delivering the sweet Sunday musical goods and never losing the plot or the crowd. What an effort to last all these years in fickle ol’ Sydney town.