I went to see Travis last night at the Caird Hall in Dundeee. This was Travis's second gig of the tour to promote thier new album 'The Boy With No Name'
It all started with a support act called 'Brinkman' who battered out 8 songs in total. The music was played well and their songs were good but they didn' please the crowd. It would have been better if the kept playing music from the cd that kept skipping (it was more amusing) I had been standing at the front since 7 o'clock and Travis came on stage at 9, which is quite late for a concert.
Travis came onto stage to the theme tune from Rocky via the crowd which was funny.
The song list was amazing, a mixture of old and new made it great. This is the songs played. Not in order.
3 Times and You Lose
Eyes Wide Open
All I want To Do Is Rock
Flowers In The Window
Writing To Reach You
and the finale
Why Does It Always Rain On Me
Travis added a new addition to the band, Klos(dont know how to spell his name) who is Swedish and plays the keyboard.
There was stories who the came up with the songs and a great solo performance of Flowers in the Window by Fran.
The sound was great, i had 11 speakers in front of me, and everything could be heard.
Travis are great improvisors and decided to jump in the crowd and they are 1st class at working the crowd.
Reconemd the gig to anyone if you can get tickets.
Videos from the night, poor quality as my phone is naff
Link To Videos
I'm coming down to Surrey especially for the gig, and might even go and see the Destruction/Onslaught gig in Kingston the night before. Full Metal Weekend! X^D
Maybe a couple of reviews are due too, seeing as this thread's alive again.
Reading Festival: Pretty good fun, highlights of the weekend were Gogol Bordello, Ash, Eagles of Death Metal, The Grit, Municipal Waste, Nine Inch Nails and various comedy acts (Including Hypno-Dog, where I did get hypnotised, and the hilarious Ricky Grover.) Still, wasn't a particularly good lineup as far as I was concerned, and RHCP were surprisingly poor.
Guilfest: First time I've stewarded a Festival, and it was great fun; worked with some great people! Had a few problems with punters, but mostly a good job. Managed to see a few bands too; Hell is for Heroes and Supergrass were both ok, but Uriah Heep were brilliant, even though they only played a short set; I managed to get Mick Box's guitar pick too.