I arrived at Lille Vega a bit after 9am and spent the entire day in the queue with a bunch of lovely people. We had a lot of fun even though it was a bit cold, especially during the end after it had gotten dark. But it was definitely worth it, it always is! Before the show started I got a picture with Josh, Matt and Max and a little quick chat with Max. They all seemed really nice. I also chatted a bit with their camera man who was running around outside to film and interview people in the queue and also a little awkward chat with Matthew from Deaf Havana.
The concert itself was absolutely brilliant. I almost didn't get pushed, only by some annoying Swedes who thought it was appropriate to grind all over my back, but that was before any of the band went on stage. The energy from the band as well as the crowd was incredible, it was literally one of the best concerts I've been to in a while. Deaf Havana did such a great job, even though they were kind of awkward when they were speaking in between songs, but that was just cute. I've rarely ever seen such a great response to a support band!
You Me At Six were all so full of energy and I think it just rubbed off on the crowd, as well as the crowd's energy rubbed off on them. They seemed almost surprised by how people were singing along to both new and old songs and how we were cheering. Josh kept promising that they'd not go another three and a half years without doing another gig here, and I know bands are supposed to say that, but I'd like to believe him. At one point Josh's voice went nuts when he was talking and he just laughed it off and started doing Batman impressions instead.
After the show I didn't really want pictures since I'd already gotten that, but I hung out by the bus anyway, I just stayed in the background. But as people slowly started to go home and the people hangning out were more chill, the band stayed to chat to everybody so I decided to talk a bit to Matt and Max, which was so increcibly nice. They were both so chill and down to earth, which I really didn't count on. They weren't just out there to take pictures and sign stuff to make their fans happy, it actually made them happy as well to do that and to casually chat to anyone who wanted to. It was really sweet of them. Max was even freezing his bum off (understandable since he didn't wear a jacket), but he stayed outside anyway becaue he wanted to chat to as many fans as possible.
I have to say that I was positively surprised by how they performed their songs from Cavalier Youth. So much more energy and rawness live than I expected, but it's exactly what I wanted, so I'm really happy. They did perform a few songs from the old albums, but none from Take Off Your Colours, even though it'd been awesome if they'd played If I Were In Your Shoes. They did play Bite My Tongue, though, in which Josh did an amazing job with Oli Syke's part. If you ask me he did a way better job than Oli does.
All in all it was an amazing day and I miss all the great events a lot. I did lose my iPod which has been my life compainion ever since I was like 11 or 12 years old. Yeah, it's been with me for a while and it worked perfectly fine. But it's alright, I can't even be sad about that because the day was so amazing. If I could go back in time I would definitely relive it over and over again.
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