|Eyes of the Hurricane, The Mighty Mike Peters, Live Rooms Chester|
Our second visit to see the mighty Mike Peters in as many weeks on the Declaration tour. This time it was our first visit to the newly revamped and named Live Rooms. Which meant we could go to the gig, have a drink and walk home, a rare pleasure.
Our experience tonight was great. For watching bands the venue will be pretty good. Liked the upstairs balcony area for respite and a different view. Didn't like the bar prices and the quality of the liquid served. It was a tad overpriced and pretty poor quality even by plastic glass gig standards. However it is something they can improve upon and all others aspects of the revitalised venue was great. Look forward to going again soon and have bought tickets to do just that.
As it was the same tour the format and the set list were going to be pretty much the same but straight from the get go Mr Peters mixed it up a bit and by way of introduction encouraged people to shout out requests. Which they duly did and he duly responded straight away.
This first set was different to Islington and one of the highlights for me was the version of "Deeside" which given the location was obviously well received. The lines "A little bit of love, a little bit of hope, a little bit of strength, some fuel for the fire" was particular poignant and apt tonight, for the two of us attending.
Other songs which stood out were "Walk Forever" and "Blaze of Glory" which made us ponder on the past, the present and look forward to the future with our "Heads held up High". A great night all in all and for a variety of reasons one of the best gigs we've ever been to!!! A big thanks to MP, The MPO, Live Rooms and Jules who we chatted to at the end.
|Georgio and Jules, Live Rooms Chester|