Saturday, January 22, 2011
Live Review: Big Day Out 2011 - Auckland New Zealand
Shihad are a solid live band, you always know what you get with them a strong energetic rock show and sub par albums. they certainly got the crowd pumped up playing The General Electric album in full followed by the single from their latest album Sleepeater. My one gripe with the live show is that Jon Toogood the singer/guitarist is such a cliche when talking to the crowd, sometimes its painful hearing him talk.
Lastly M.I.A., which had the potential to be a great way to end the long and entertaining day, unfortunately it didn't do alot. Born Free, Meds and Feds, Paper Planes being the only highlights.
Emotional Status: Underwhelmed
So this years Big Day Out was certainly a success for me, great bands, great songs, shitty weather. LCD killed it, The Stooges killed it, Crystal Castles killed it. Great Festival by the way!
Overall Rating: 7.5/10
The Sean Fitzpatrick award for biggest cliche: Jon Toogood