It's been way too long since we saw The Gaslight Anthem on this side of the pond so when they announced a one off gig at KOKO in June Adam & I were right in there on 02 priority crossing our fingers for tickets, (well dad was, we were both in meetings so dad sat there trying to buy tickets while I kept annoying him about whether he'd got them yet! That's what dads are for right?! Thanks dad! :) )
I'd never been to KOKO before & I couldn't believe how beautiful it was inside. I love all the venues in London that used to be theatres & the fact they've been left with all their elegant decorations, character & history. I stand there sometimes wondering what shows people would have seen back in the day & if they could see it now what would they think?!
We were expecting lots of new songs from the new album (that's not out yet) but instead they only played a few songs off Handwritten, the rest were all the old favourites from the previous albums that everyone knows & loves so well. Woop!
Everyone was in high spirits including Brian, who at one point was so excited he disappeared off stage & re-appeared in one of the boxes. He waved to everyone below him before climbing the railings & jumping down. I went all 'mum' on him at this point & got all worried thinking this could be a swift end to a ruddy good show but there were so many hands waiting to catch him I needn't have worried. I wasn't sure we were going to get him back though, the crowd wanted him to stay with them & not get back up on stage!