Happy. Very, Very Happy.
I think this may be the best, albeit the simplest, way of describing last nights performance from the band. It may not be the most eloquently shaped conclusion but it is, I feel, the most important.
We go to so many gigs now a days where the crowd are ‘blown away’ by the performance of a band all the while meticulously documenting each moment with the camera from their smart phone as not to miss out showing all friends on Facebook the amazing atmosphere they weren’t apart of.
Last night the kids were just way to busy actually enjoying the songs (most notably Just A Call Away & Rope) dancing around like geese on Prozac, head banging, moshing with nothing but good intent, to actually take photos. Perhaps a few camera flashes were seen amongst the throng but by and large it was a mass of flayling limbs, sweaty foreheads & shouts of melodic joy.
They left happy.
They left having actually interacted with those on stage, connected with the lyrics, formed sweaty new alliances with the poor old sods lining the outskirts of the mild mannered, grin filled mosh pit - the Brickyard was alive with cheerful energy.
All thanks, for course, to the fantastically talented Jakarta Club, four polite young lads who failed to hide their appreciation & happiness from their hugely adoring crowd.
Happiness is severely underated.