Thursday, June 23, 2005

Familiar to millions?

First of all, I was shocked to hear that the Oasis show at the Garden sold out. Secondly, I was shocked to see that it was actually true and not just a marketing ploy. MSG was loud and on its feet for Oasis last night. I love Oasis, but I'm surprised that they're still relevant for 16,000 New Yorkers.

They put on a great show, even though the song selection could have been better. Liam was on better behaviour than I've seen before and there was the obligatory Noelrock portion of the show. They ran through some Definitely Maybe classics, their US hits, and a lot from Don't Believe the Truth. There were a lot of sing-a-longs from the crowd, and not only for the obligatory "Wonderwall" and "Don't Look Back." The setlist, which was the same in Tornoto, ran:
Fuckin' In the Bushes/ Turn up the Sun/Lyla/Love Like A Bomb/Bring It on Down/Morning Glory/Cigarettes and Alcohol/ The Importance of Being Idle/Little By Little/A Bell Will Ring/Live Forever/The Meaning of Soul/Mucky Fingers/Champagne Supernova/Rock N Roll Star/ -encore - Songbird/Wonderwall/Don't Look Back in Anger/My Generation

Oasis at MSG

The NY Times liked the show. (The pic above is theirs).
Not a huge fan of seeing concerts at MSG. The sound is never that good. The vocals were turned up but the music could have been louder. This show was good nonetheless.


Blogger Brandon said...

I was at the show out here on Monday--also sold out. The thing that surprised me the most was that it was a much younger audience than I expected. It seeemed like at least half the audience was still in college. i was also surprised that it attracted such a fratty audience.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Brandon said...

We also had the exact same set list and Liam, well, he spent half the show peeing on the stage.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Christopher said...

Holy Christ, I forgot to mention that. Almost everyone there was 20 or below. These kids were 8 years old when Oasis was actually big in the US.

Don't you think they'd get tired of playing the same songs every show? At least throw a b-side in there or something.

9:12 AM  

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