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05 Mar 2007 03:56 PM
    Just back from Arcade Fire's first Olympia date. Very possibly the best gig I've ever been to. Way better than the recent London one I was at. When the band didn't arrive on stage till close to 10 I was worried about the Olympia's curfew, but they played till 11.40! Two encores. Highlights were Black Wave/Bad Vibrations; Will Butler climbing up to the balcony on the outside of the boxes, while playing a drum; Win shoving his guitar in our faces as the band segued from Power Out to Rebellion etc etc etc. I've exams but I don't think I'll be able to go to sleep for a few hours after that.

    Patrick Wolf was excellent, if a little scary. Played a short set cos of delays setting up.
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    Stephen McNulty

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    05 Mar 2007 09:13 PM
    Sounds wonderful!

    I hope they come down to Australia soon...
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    06 Mar 2007 02:43 AM
    One of the best iv been at ,didnt see the 2nd encore DAMN IT .But ya like he said brilliant set and the olympia was bouncing !I dont know how will didnt kill himself on the balcony .savage Gig .
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    06 Mar 2007 03:35 AM
    Excellent, I can't wait for tonight's show. Haven't been this excited about a gig in years
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    06 Mar 2007 04:38 AM
    I didnt have tickets for this until yesterday when me mates got himself and meself on the guestlist. The short notice meant i wasnt excited for weeks about it and i had resigned to myself that i wasnt going. But my god the show was bloody brilliant!! We shared a box with two journalists from 'Le Monde' and they couldnt believe how good it was!
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    Garret Cleland

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    06 Mar 2007 12:07 PM
    Amazing


    Simply amazing
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    Ian Wright

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    07 Mar 2007 01:32 AM
    I got to go to both nights. Both were unbelievably good, the second was probably my favourite of the two because the set was structured better and it didn't allow the crowd to fall into a lull.
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    07 Mar 2007 03:18 AM
    last night was AMAZING. The crowd was brilliant, the band was brilliant: have some videos on my blog - http://unarocks.blogspot.com
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    07 Mar 2007 04:09 AM
    Amazing gig, utterly fantastic gig last night
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    07 Mar 2007 04:26 AM
    Heres a few snaps....ill link the rest when i upload them at the weekend if anyone wants





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    07 Mar 2007 04:45 AM
    ahhh...arcade fire.... they're soooooo electric picnic 2005....

    *you lucky bastards!*
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    Peter Teehan

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    07 Mar 2007 04:48 AM
    Brilliant performance, brilliant crowd, terrible sound.
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    07 Mar 2007 08:31 AM
    why are they still wearing their reflective cycling armbands ?
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    Ian Wright

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    07 Mar 2007 09:31 AM
    It only really shows up on flash photography, most of the time it looks like they've got ordinary grey gaffer tape. Which leads us to why do they have what looks like gaffer tape on their outfits? Because it looks like that when you take a picture of it.
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    Ian Wright

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    07 Mar 2007 09:38 AM


    From this point on if I ever play in the Olympia and fulfil my long standing wish to climb into the boxes it'll just be dismissed as "ripping off that guy from Arcade Fire".
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    Garret Cleland

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    07 Mar 2007 02:48 PM
    didnt julian casablancas also do that a few years back
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    Ian Wright

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    07 Mar 2007 03:12 PM
    Posted By Garret on 07 Mar 2007 4:48 PM
    didnt julian casablancas also do that a few years back




    Perhaps but his band are pretty s**t and therefore, don't count.
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    08 Mar 2007 12:37 AM
    Posted By Garret on 07 Mar 2007 4:48 PM
    didnt julian casablancas also do that a few years back




    Dave Grohl too.
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    Ian Wright

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    08 Mar 2007 01:24 AM
    Un;ess he did it when he was in Nirvana the same thing applies to him as to Casblancas.
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    08 Mar 2007 04:36 AM
    Tim Booth from James also did it
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