Friday, 2 November 2012

love is our resistance

After months and months of waiting, after crying when successfully applying for tickets, last night was truly incredible. Those that know me will know that I am obsessed with Muse, and my third time seeing them last night was easily the best time of my life.

Without zoom - I was this close!
After queuing from 11.30am (I know, I'm mad, right?), I managed to get second row in the standing area. Let's face it, who wants to be crushed against the barrier when the mosh pits started? The epic Unsustainable was the opener, with the slightly-scary robotic voice filling the arena, only just to be heard over the screams of the crowd. Out popped Matt Bellamy, wearing a very MJ-esque jacket, along with Dom and Chris. Squealing ensued. For most of the gig I was about 2 metres from the frontman, even managing to touch his hand when he came down into the crowd!

Highlights for me were 'Map of the Problematique', possibly my favourite song ever, and 'Panic Station', a new experimental funk track off their #1 album 'The 2nd Law'. Old classics such as 'Plug in Baby' and 'New Born' sent the crowd wild - that's when the moshing began! The visuals on the ginormous pyramid above the stage were also amazing, particularly Dom dressed as a ninja fighting off enemies with his drumsticks during Uprising!

I emerged from the arena at the end limping due to an injured knee (no thanks to the guy who pulled me over during the last song!) and a lost voice due to screaming the words at the top of my voice. Even today, it is painful to breathe from being crushed for a majority of the gig. But it was sooo worth it!


1. Unsustainable 
2. Supremacy 
3. Map of the Problematique 
4. Supermassive Black Hole
5. Panic Station 
6. Resistance 
7. Animals 
8. Jam + Explorers 
9. Falling Down 
10. Host + Time Is Running Out 
11. Liquid State 
12. Madness 
13. Follow Me 
14. Undisclosed Desires 
15. Plug In Baby 
16. New Born 
17. Isolated System 
18. Uprising 
19. Survival 
20. Starlight 
21. Knights of Cydonia

During oldie 'Falling Down'
'Liquid State' - Chris Wolstenholme