Friday, August 22, 2014
THE HIVES @ BRIXTON ACADEMY
A couple of months ago, as the great girlfriend I am, I got tickets for my darling and me to see The Hives at Brixton Academy, and yesterday was the big day. We got there about half an hour before it started, and ended up queing at the bar for what felt like forever, where I managed to get my gin & tonic in a double pint glass so I wouldn't spill it. Why don't all bars have gigantic glasses? No more sticky floors. Anyway - Half past nine was showtime, and they absolutely blew my mind! My expectations were quite high, but they still managed to top them. Front men like Howlin' Pelle doesn't grow on trees, and he's by far one of the best ones I've ever seen. He even managed to get the entire crowd to sit down! Sneaky as I am, I was stod at the front where I somehow managed to rub the guitarist Nicholaus Arson's hair, and shake hands with Pelle. I left the venue happy, covered in beer, and sweaty to the bone. Just how I like it.