Sunday, 25 November 2007

Praise the Lord!

We went to see Serj Tankian at London Astoria last Thursday, which we were both really looking forward to. Firstly, because we both love the album 'Elect the Dead' and secondly, we don't get out much.

We weren't disappointed either.

The doors were due to open at 7pm and we arrived just after to find a huge queue. By the time we got in, the support act, Fair to Midland (who are on Serjical Strike, Serj's own label), had already started. They were pretty good too, the singer was looked like he was plugged into the mains electric. Take a look if you don't believe me!

Serj and The FCC (Flying C***s of Chaos, apparently), got off to a flying start with 'The Unthinking Majority':

I'm pretty sure he played all the songs off the album, as well as a couple of covers. Including The Dead Kennedys 'Holiday in Cambodia' and The Beatles 'Girl'.

For the final encore he played 'Elect the Dead' on the piano, solo. The perfect end to a perfect evening.

It was great to see a band in a small venue again, especially after seeing Metallica at Wembley in the summer. A totally different vibe. Man.

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