It will be interesting to see if they'll replace any of the songs they dropped out for the Vienne gig with anything else (I assumbing that was in affect the festival setlist which would probably be required to be shorter because of time constraints).
OK! Just back from the gig. These are the songs they played (from memory) - can someone else put them in order?
Rock’n’Roll Star Lyla Shock of the Lightning Cigarettes & Alcohol Roll With It To Be Where There’s Life Waiting for the Rapture The Masterplan Songbird Slide Away Morning Glory My Big Mouth Half the World Away The Importance of Being Idle Supersonic I’m Outta Time Wonderwall Live Forever
Encore: Don’t Look Back in Anger Falling Down Champagne Supernova I am the Walrus
I thought they were awesome. This was the first time I've been to a stadium gig - the last time I saw Oasis was at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney in Nov 2005, so this was quite a different vibe.
I thought the sound during the first 5 songs was dreadful - there was no definition to the guitars and I could barely distinguish Liam's voice from the crowd - it just sounded like whole lot of noise, even though the band was performing fine. I thought the wind was blowing away the sound, but then it got a whole lot better once Noel took over and sang, and stayed consistently good throughout the rest of the gig. (Did anyone else think this or was it just me?)
The atmosphere was good, and improved as the night went on - Liam and Noel just seemed content to get down to business, but the mood got better when Noel interacted with the crowd a bit.
I was surprised and amused to see Roll With It on the set list (I've not kept up with recent gigs as I wanted it to be a surprise tonight..), and it was so awesome to see My Big Mouth played - was great!
Highlights for me were all of Noel's songs he sung, plus Slide Away, I'm Outta Time... actually, they were all good. I was slightly disappointed with Falling Down and To Be Where There's Life - I'd expected these to pack more punch live. Waiting for the Rapture was awesome!
And it was pretty disconcerting to feel like an oldie at 27 surrounded by mostly teenagers - where did they all come from......?
On the whole, it was a fantastic, consistently-performed gig - Oasis are proving to be very reliable in supplying to their fans (although it would have been nice to hear some more SOTSOG/HC material - I guess it's hard to fit it all in when there's so much to choose from).
Talking about journalists, in light of poor media reception on Australian tour, 1998: ADAM SPENCER (JJJ dj): Are you a naturally rude person? NOEL: I find myself being rather rude when they refuse to talk about my immeasurable charm and immense talent
Oh man, I am so impressed with the show. I was near the top of the stadium in the West section and it sounded perfect. I was quite happy with the top deck to be honest. I'm from the States and this is my first stadium show ever. Going to be hard to see them any other way now. I thought the first 4 songs sounded like some of the best I've ever heard. Rock N Roll Star, Lyla, Shock of the Lightening. Definitely 3 of my favorites. Cigarettes and Alcohol seems to be a crowd favorite so that was great. The only time the set sagged was during To be where's there's life (which comes alive towards the end), My big Mouth (came over like a lead balloon, everyone started sitting down), and Falling Down. I like My Big Mouth and was juiced to hear a Be Here Now song, but like I said, the crowd wasn't feelin it. The show overall was so much better than I hoped for. I finally got to witness the true power of Oasis...in a stadium. Lyla has ascended to a bona fide crowd favorite, with Importance of Being Idle close behind. Awesome, awesome show. And Roll With It! I started laughing, I know Noel used to hate on that song but it's a great sing-a-long. Overall...I think my favorite song was Noel singing Half the World Away.
apart from the dickheads who attacked that guy - hope is alright.
my best bet would be they were drunken idiots, wankers, tossers - whatever you want to call them, by the sounds of it security was non-existant etc
yet again poor scotland is disgraced by these plonkers, we do not want our fans and Oasis gigs tarnished by these events
I just read about that. Weird as I was standing on that side of the pitch and didn't really see anything happening. I did see a security guy having a fight with some guy, but the guy was so blootered it wasnt much of a fight!
it was during kasabians set, as they were playing fire...there was a rush of people all nearly falling down n then a circle cleared (luckily i managed 2 force ma way back), there was a number of guys jst layin into each other, then one guy hit the ground and all the other guys jst started kickin his head in, rocksteady guys stood and watched it i was waitin for them to wade in but then again maybe if they come in there in no mans land, the guy took a hell of a beatin tho that's for sure, was a bit of a downer for the kasabian set - jst the kinda twats u get at oasis gigs these days unfortunately hope the guys alrite
Post by Heynow2005 on Jun 18, 2009 11:15:59 GMT -5
as for the gig where do u start...reverend and the makers weren't upto much - but then again not a big fan so maybe that would be why, the enemy were brilliant i thought, really got the crowd goin alot of fun, kasabian were expectedly brilliant but a wee bit marred by the knobs, oasis were on top form, easily the best i've ever seen them, first stadium gig ive been 2 where ive actually heard what the band are singing, sound was really good, cigarettes and alcohol and roll with it (don't understand why anyone wouldnt want this played live) were immense! slide away was top notch quite funny when liam forgot the words. my big mouth was awesome but you woulda thought it was a new song seeing as no1 seemed 2 know it, half the world away was a superb singalong, closing the set with live forever instead of supersonic was brilliant, perfect way 2 end it! encore was pretty good, infact every song was brilliant, what a night:D