Kasabian - Manchester Arena
Kasabian sure know their audience, and by kicking off with two singles - 'Days Are Forgotten' and 'Shoot The Runner' - they provoke both mass singalongs and more than a little throwing of what our intrepid photographer is still claiming was warm beer.
To steal a tagline, you know more Kasabian songs than you think you do, and with a set-list comprising 12 singles, alongside a handful of tracks from TMF favourite Velociraptor, it's hard not to get carried away by the live show. Serge (tonight resplendent in what appears to be a sartorial tribute to Black Swan) recently described this arena tour as a "victory lap" and it certainly feels like it by the time the evening reaches a climax with a rendition of 'Fire', which sees the bonkers audience have their retinas seared by the bonkers light show.
Home, then. Perchance to dry out ...
Days Are Forgotten / Shoot The Runner / Velociraptor / Underdog / Where Did All The Love Go? / I.D. / I Hear Voices / Thick As Thieves / Take Aim / Club Foot / Re-wired / Empire / La Fée Verte / Fast Fuse (with Misirlou) / Goodbye Kiss / L.S.F. // Switchblade Smiles / Vlad The Impaler / Fire ///