Last night we went to the Brixton Academy to see one of the most important bands in British music headline one of the most iconic venues in the country for the first time since 2011. It was a sold out show to 5000 people and the biggest show Bring Me The Horizon have ever played – here’s what we learned from the experience…
- Some bouncers are really friendly, kind and helpful people.
- Some are not.
- This is the biggest queue we’ve ever seen at Brixton – it looped the entire venue.
- Thanks to the queue we missed most of Sights & Sounds but the last song was a bit ace.
- The best thing about 14+ shows is that there’s no queue for the bar.
- But £4.65 for a cider is never a welcome sight.
- No-one gives a sopping wet shit about the smoking ban any more.
- There’s no PA louder than thousands of screaming Pierce The Veil fans.
- Attention spans in the UK must be dropping so everyone needs to film the gig on their phone.
- Bring Me The Horizon managed to make confetti look metal as fuck.
- We think the bass in Go To Hell For Heaven’s Sake cracked a rib.
- “Punch someone in the cunt” might be the funniest way of inciting a moshfest.
- There’s no better way to end a show than Sleepwalking. Go on, try it.
- Oli Sykes is still more northern than you.
If you’re off to BMTH’s other Brixton show tonight then we guarantee you’re going to fucking love it. Last night is up there on our Gig Of The Year list and we’re already counting the days until their next tour.