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Pip
30-10-2012, 07:15 AM
Just checked Kelly's Facebook and at 05.45 there were eight people in the queue.

IamTheUniverse88
30-10-2012, 07:59 AM
It's Museday!!!!!! Cant wait to get to the arena! Looking forward to being in a room full of musers :D

muse_wallaby
30-10-2012, 08:53 AM
Damn! Can't believe people are queuing already. Sounds like I'm gonna have a shit view... :/ I'm gonna try to get up there earlier, but still meeting at 5 at the train station :) look out for the lass with the leopard print cardi and black trousers :D mega excited now!!!!!!! :D see y'all soon xoxo

matilda8
30-10-2012, 09:30 AM
:D:D:D Eeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D

alit
30-10-2012, 09:39 AM
Hope you all have a wonderful time tonight!
I'd so love to go but not got a ticket & am about an hour away & at work all day so no chance of going but I know everyone will have a great time!

bellapod
30-10-2012, 09:41 AM
About 30 so far. Pretty relaxed bunch.

MrsRaven
30-10-2012, 09:49 AM
Hope to be there mid morning - getting way too excited now - see you all soon :)

scotty 'mad muser' malcolm
30-10-2012, 10:19 AM
God im so excited!!! gunna be setting off from devon at 11 to check in to or hotel for 2....the get to lg fo 3!! looking forward to meetin some of u lovely ppl!
:D

bellapod
30-10-2012, 10:25 AM
We are all chillin out.

scotty 'mad muser' malcolm
30-10-2012, 10:27 AM
We are all chillin out.

would you guys need any supplies that i can bring u at bout 3pm?

MandaF
30-10-2012, 10:37 AM
Morning. Not as cold as the O2 out here.

Blimey, you were early! Can I ask a daft question? Are you literally standing in a line - standing - until 6 this afternoon? I would get there earlier but don't think my feet are up to it! :eek:

Archer2012
30-10-2012, 10:40 AM
I'm working until 12! then i'll be heading over! Got a 2 hour drive so I doubt i'll be there before 4, cannot wait it's museeeeday :D

scotty 'mad muser' malcolm
30-10-2012, 10:48 AM
I'm working until 12! then i'll be heading over! Got a 2 hour drive so I doubt i'll be there before 4, cannot wait it's museeeeday :D

im excited too, for the first time ever my body woke up before my alarm...which only means one thing....MUSE!!! :D:D

NixonNUFC
30-10-2012, 11:02 AM
Here now, 10am, around 40 people here, cold!

muse_wallaby
30-10-2012, 11:05 AM
Bah! I'm starting to panic now - cant really get there any earlier though :/ stupid trains. So expensive *grumbles* xoxo

Archer2012
30-10-2012, 11:15 AM
im excited too, for the first time ever my body woke up before my alarm...which only means one thing....MUSE!!! :D:D

Haha I was actually awake before my alarm aswell! Even got to work 15 minutes early :P. I'm traveling from Holbeach, Lincolnshire near Spalding, 112 miles -.-!

antoftheproblematique
30-10-2012, 11:21 AM
Listening to ss while on the train is not helping me. I have an hour and a halfs journey and even then can't get in the queue because if stupid hotel check in being at stupid two o clock *grumble grumble*.

scotty 'mad muser' malcolm
30-10-2012, 11:25 AM
Haha I was actually awake before my alarm aswell! Even got to work 15 minutes early :P. I'm traveling from Holbeach, Lincolnshire near Spalding, 112 miles -.-!

Haha, they should make every day a muse day then no one would ever be late for work again lol....i gotta come from devon...185 miles...3 hours we would have left earlier but bloody hotel check-in isnt until 2 o'clock!

scotty 'mad muser' malcolm
30-10-2012, 11:26 AM
Listening to ss while on the train is not helping me. I have an hour and a halfs journey and even then can't get in the queue because if stupid hotel check in being at stupid two o clock *grumble grumble*.

Same here m8....i feel ur pain! :stunned:

antoftheproblematique
30-10-2012, 11:37 AM
Same here m8....i feel ur pain! :stunned:

you're not at the Ramada encore are you? Ah well. Got a nice nap ahead of me on the train now, night guys!

scotty 'mad muser' malcolm
30-10-2012, 11:49 AM
you're not at the Ramada encore are you? Ah well. Got a nice nap ahead of me on the train now, night guys!

Nah im at th coventry hill hotel m8...:D

Archer2012
30-10-2012, 11:53 AM
Haha, they should make every day a muse day then no one would ever be late for work again lol....i gotta come from devon...185 miles...3 hours we would have left earlier but bloody hotel check-in isnt until 2 o'clock!

atleast you are staying there, i've got the same drive home afterwards because of work! :P

IamTheUniverse88
30-10-2012, 11:56 AM
It's killing me knowing you guys are queing when I'm still stuck at work until 3.30!!

Train is at 4.50 and is an hours journey from Telford to Brum. I cant sit still at my desk!!!!

thekarmapolice
30-10-2012, 12:19 PM
I'm getting there around 3ish. hopfully getting near the barrier!

muse_wallaby
30-10-2012, 12:26 PM
I've got to wait till 1:10 for my train. Don't like waiting!!! But still, if any of y'all see me, feel free to say hi - I'm wearing faux leather trousers with a turquoise top and leopard print cardi. Proper classy bird, me :/ ill be at the Intl train station before 5, leaving at 5 to go to the LG Arena if any of you wants to meet up and form a group :) waaaaaahhhhhh excited!!!! Xoxo

alit
30-10-2012, 01:21 PM
Am so annoyed I spotted a buy it now ticket for £29.99 but it went before I could get it!
Otherwise at that price I'd of brought it!

antoftheproblematique
30-10-2012, 01:57 PM
Stood at new street platform to get to international now...so close I can smell it! Oh wait...no I think I farted, my bad.

ĦTom!
30-10-2012, 02:02 PM
How many people are there now? :erm:

bellapod
30-10-2012, 02:05 PM
About 90

ĦTom!
30-10-2012, 02:10 PM
About 90

Decent. Do you regret turning up at 8? :LOL:

bellapod
30-10-2012, 02:18 PM
8! Try 5am and 5th in the Q

TheDarkShines
30-10-2012, 02:20 PM
Haha, they should make every day a muse day then no one would ever be late for work again lol....i gotta come from devon...185 miles...3 hours we would have left earlier but bloody hotel check-in isnt until 2 o'clock!

im in the exact same situation, travellimg up from devon but should of left earlier:LOL:

ĦTom!
30-10-2012, 02:21 PM
8! Try 5am and 5th in the Q

Whaaaat!? Was it worth it? I bet you're freezing to death :LOL:

muse_wallaby
30-10-2012, 02:41 PM
Holy monkfish! I'm gonna have a shit place. Just had to pay an extra £47 for my train ticket because I forgot to grab the seat reservation ticket. My original ticket cost £13 :/ lifefail. Still, I'm still smiling!!! MUSE ftw!!!!!!!!! :D

Dannilovesmuse
30-10-2012, 02:55 PM
Selling a standing ticket for tonight, friend can't make it. Anyone want it? I'm at the LG Arena so it will obviously be collection only. :)

TheDarkShines
30-10-2012, 03:29 PM
im also trying to sell a standing ticket too, can be less than face value. pm if interested :)

TheMuseSmurf
30-10-2012, 04:03 PM
Right fellow boardies, i'm on my way, all the way from,erm, new street! Ha, can't wait!

madcowjo
30-10-2012, 04:48 PM
I would just like to say that I am SO jealous of you lot going tonight, I went Friday and Saturday and now it's all over and I am gutted.

You are going to have a great night. Enjoy.

TheDarkShines
30-10-2012, 04:54 PM
just arrived at the hotel and got asked by the receptionist if i was here for the concert, i refrained from saying fuck yeah i am :awesome:

Libitina
30-10-2012, 04:55 PM
Setting off shortly. :musesign::matt::dom:

muse_wallaby
30-10-2012, 04:57 PM
just arrived at the hotel and got asked by the receptionist if i was here for the concert, i refrained from saying fuck yeah i am :awesome:

Which hotel you at? I had the same thing :) I'm at the etap :) xoxo

DukeNatty
30-10-2012, 05:04 PM
How's it going queuebies? :)

muse_wallaby
30-10-2012, 05:12 PM
Right - I'm on my way to the train station. Il be by the buses at the exit. Hope to see some of you there xoxo

muse_wallaby
30-10-2012, 05:30 PM
I'm at the train station sitting opposite the Print & Copy Centre - come find me if ya want!!! Xoxo

sassyjem
30-10-2012, 05:32 PM
Setting off shortly. :musesign::matt::dom:


Me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LeicesterBLISS
30-10-2012, 05:45 PM
Setting off from Leicester in about 30 mins. Hope traffic on m69/m6 is ok

AloFury
30-10-2012, 05:48 PM
Okay the LG arena security are the best... They appreciate and are accommodating our numbering system. If only every venue looked after gig goers like this

IamTheUniverse88
30-10-2012, 06:12 PM
Nothing like an overturned tractor to make you miss a train :(
Got the next just in time

trogette
30-10-2012, 06:26 PM
just arrived at the hotel and got asked by the receptionist if i was here for the concert, i refrained from saying fuck yeah i am :awesome:

:LOL:

TheMuseSmurf
30-10-2012, 06:32 PM
Awesome numbering system is awesome, they let us in earlier than everyone else and gave us free run inside :-) just waiting to be let down to the actual stage area now :-)

trogette
30-10-2012, 06:57 PM
bit late to ask but is anyone planning on tweeting??

TheMuseSmurf
30-10-2012, 07:16 PM
Made barrier :-D

ILoveMuse'ic
30-10-2012, 07:23 PM
Anyone staying in the Hilton? I will be going over at around 6.45 if anyone's interested? I'm meeting a couple of friends (who live locally) over there hopefully.

Anyone in the Hilton up for an after party?

MrsRaven
30-10-2012, 07:37 PM
Made barrier :-D

Me too for the first time ever looking forward to this sooo much :D

Libitina
30-10-2012, 07:59 PM
Here. Block 2. 7th row from front. Purple hoody and brown hair. Give us a wave, lol b

Libitina
30-10-2012, 08:01 PM
Thanks for the wave guys lol.

Libitina
31-10-2012, 12:43 AM
Just got home. What an AMAZING night! The opening song was astounding! The second song, I was the only one in block 2 stood up and dancing. By the end of the night, everyone was joining in, lol.


And Dom dropping his drumstick :LOL:

I want to do it all again, it was surreal! :\mm/:

MandaF
31-10-2012, 01:04 AM
Jesus, what a night. We were 3 from the front in the middle at the start and sooo close to Matt, it was surreal I am exhausted _ the crowd were great, bu there were some really rough lads who kept moshing and almost knocking everyone over. The bandwere truly awesome.

LeicesterBLISS
31-10-2012, 01:04 AM
Just got home too. Simply brilliant. Highlights : supremacy, madness, Stockholm syndrome and sunburn!!!!

missyminx
31-10-2012, 01:05 AM
CE, Sunburn, Bliss ANYTHING PLEASE

They played Sunburn! Was smiling after reading this thread. Gutted they didn't play Bliss though :(

OriginOfGeorgia
31-10-2012, 01:09 AM
Really enjoyed this gig.
Tom Kirk stood on my toe as he and his missus escaped during Survival. :fear:

Picko
31-10-2012, 01:18 AM
It'll take something special to beat the 2nd night of Wembley 2010, but that was not far off! Absolutely amazing! So happy Stockholm Syndrome was played :D

MrsRaven
31-10-2012, 01:28 AM
What a fantastic night - want to do it again soon :)

dreamingofhysteria
31-10-2012, 01:37 AM
As a person who stands at a mighty 5ft1, standing is never ideal for gigs. This didn't make it any less AMAZING, though. Particularly enjoyed Madness, Sunburn and Stockholm Syndrome. Feel I've been a bit out the loop with what Muse have been doing these past few months, but this rekindled my love for them again :happy:

constap
31-10-2012, 01:48 AM
Only bad thing about the night, apart from the standing for hours, getting squished and sweaty and all that shut, is the fact they played either Ss or New born. Why not both guys? Still epic tho, but seeing as my mate nearly fainted cause someone kept elbowing him in head and splitting us up, and he couldn't get water, means seats might be better next time. Although moshing to knights of cydonia was epic.

achichandra
31-10-2012, 01:48 AM
post-concert depression like never before.

ĦTom!
31-10-2012, 02:09 AM
post-concert depression like never before.

+111111111111

What an absolutely amazing night. Just got home and jumped into bed. My first ever Muse gig and it was fucking unbelievable. Words can't describe how amazing that was. I still can't comprehend how amazed I am that I was less than 5 metres away from God at one point and I must have moshed through about 20 rows of people :LOL: Feeling a bit depressed it's over though. Definitely going Wembley next year 100%

ĦTom!
31-10-2012, 02:09 AM
SUNBURN AND FUCKING STOCKHOLM SYNDROME :awesome:

scotty 'mad muser' malcolm
31-10-2012, 02:12 AM
Epic gig! Loved the ss or newborn roulette, although both should have been played and loved what they did with the stage, a visual feast aswell as a welcomed assault on the ears....great crowd u were awesome YOU'RE ALL AMAZING! :D

Archer2012
31-10-2012, 02:12 AM
Just got home myself! What an epic night!

DMTaylor90
31-10-2012, 02:15 AM
SUNBURN AND FUCKING STOCKHOLM SYNDROME :awesome:

This.

Amazing night, loved every minute. Highlights were; Sunburn, Liquid State, Stockholm Syndrome and Matt. Just Matt in general. I've never seen him so interactive and animated and I love it.

TheMuseSmurf
31-10-2012, 02:17 AM
excellent gig! So happy with the setlist tonight, SS, Sunburn and Hysteria yay :D love how much more interactive with the crowd Matt is these days, and the crowd were definitely one of the best I've seen, especially at the front!

_silverrose_
31-10-2012, 02:53 AM
Absolutely fantastic gig. Didn't even queue and got side barrier. Highlight at this one was Chris snapping to Surival with a silly grin on his face.

McJones
31-10-2012, 03:28 AM
Incredible gig, they were on top form tonight and were at the O2 as well. Tonight has to be one of my favorite gigs ever.

Bring on a 2013 Stadium Tour :awesome:

Oh Hannah
31-10-2012, 08:42 AM
Really enjoyed this gig.
Tom Kirk stood on my toe as he and his missus escaped during Survival. :fear:
Omg :LOL:

newborn_assasin
31-10-2012, 09:25 AM
Jesus, what a night. We were 3 from the front in the middle at the start and sooo close to Matt, it was surreal I am exhausted _ the crowd were great, bu there were some really rough lads who kept moshing and almost knocking everyone over. The bandwere truly awesome.

Haha I have a feeling I was one pf these lads. To be honest if you're standing in that area at any 'rock' concert you have to expect moshing. If you don't like it, hang back, simples.

In other news, loved how interactive Matt was!

Libitina
31-10-2012, 09:33 AM
I hope someone got some film footage, especially of the opening song

antoftheproblematique
31-10-2012, 09:40 AM
Wow. That's a solid few hours that I just want to relive over and over. Was a row from the front, very close to matt. It was absolutely amazing. Highlights were Sunburn, SS and Liquid State. :)

Azzy_p
31-10-2012, 10:21 AM
Wow, just wow! I was near the front (about 4th row) on matts side, I can confirm out of the 3 muse gigs I've been to, this was by far the best! Amazing sound, brilliant stage and the band really looked like they were having fun! :D this one will take some beating for me..

bellapod
31-10-2012, 10:25 AM
Morning. Lovely gig. On the pointy centre barrier. Great enthusiastic crowd. Grabbed Matt again. Great views. Bring on Manchester.

Libitina
31-10-2012, 10:54 AM
Morning. Lovely gig. On the pointy centre barrier. Great enthusiastic crowd. Grabbed Matt again. Great views. Bring on Manchester.

Was it you throwing that teddy bear? :LOL:

IamTheUniverse88
31-10-2012, 11:03 AM
Morning guys. Who else is totally knackered this morning? Got home at 2.30 and now at work and still buzzing.

I reckon last night was possibly one of the best Muse gigs I have been to, nearly on a par with Reading simply because of the crowd and setlist. I have wanted to see Sunburn for years and so please we got it last night. SS too! Just awesome.

The new songs went down soooo much better than I had expected, Madness was amazing I cant beleive I ever worried about that being boring live. Explorers I thought was a bit lame but it was a welcome break from the moshing (anyone else in the moshpit in the centre? OUCH!)

I love how Matt seems more confident and even more chatty, picking out individuals in the crowd and addressing the back and sides of the arena. Just made the atmosphere so much more electric some how. Everything was just perfect, the visuals were incredible and the lasers were mindblowing as always.

The boys seemed totally on form last night and was amazing to see. I can't wait for the stadium tour next year.

MandaF
31-10-2012, 11:11 AM
Haha I have a feeling I was one pf these lads. To be honest if you're standing in that area at any 'rock' concert you have to expect moshing. If you don't like it, hang back, simples.

In other news, loved how interactive Matt was!

Seriously no, I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else - even if I did end up on the floor! My son was one of the serial 'mosh-starters' it was fun! The crowd were great - everyone really friendly and excited - I apologise to anyone who was stuck near to me listening to my screaming and terrible singing :$
LIke someone else said it was awesome to be so close, like 4-5 metres away from the band - especially when they came down the little platform thingy at the middle front :D :D :stongue: My highlights were Panic station, Madness, Liquid State (awesome live), SMBH and Survival (OMG!). Can't wait for the stadium tour.

Boz
31-10-2012, 11:49 AM
Just got back to Durham so completely knackered after very little sleep but oh my what a gig! The guys were on form and they all looked like they were really enjoying themselves instead of just going through the motions. Matt was so charismatic and Liquid State was performed really well by Chris. Oh yeah, and SUNBURN! I was about 4 people back right in the middle and everyone around was singing the lyrics at the top of their voices.

Also, it was nice to meet you Tassia and Darren. I hope you guys had a cracking gig too. :)

Picko
31-10-2012, 12:08 PM
Anyone else sore this morning?
Worth it though!

IamTheUniverse88
31-10-2012, 12:15 PM
Did anyone else think most of the people behind the Merch stalls were utterly useless?? Never seen anything like it.

Libitina
31-10-2012, 12:27 PM
Did anyone else think most of the people behind the Merch stalls were utterly useless?? Never seen anything like it.

Yes, but in their defence, why do people queue for 20 mins plus then get to the front and can't decide what to buy? :rolleyes:
We went to the one down the ramp, far less busy, but still staffed by REALLY slow peeps.


Picko, I'm actually surprised I have any voice left today. Although I have rung in sick with a stomach bug, I thought it was just excitement giving me 'butterflies' but it wasn't :(

On the plus side, it means I get to stalk youtube for footage of last night. Have replayed Unsustainable several times. Will Muse do a tour dvd at some point does anyone know?

the_invincible_dude
31-10-2012, 12:29 PM
Absolutely cracking night last night, got back at 3.15am after bejng diverted about 3 times off the M5 and the A38 all the way down to Plymouth...but all of it was so worth it. Fantastic evening! :D

Citizen Crazed
31-10-2012, 12:48 PM
Blimey. Still buzzing, and think I'm going to be for a while. How the feck can you pick a highlight out of that? This tour - everything about it - just rules.

IamTheUniverse88
31-10-2012, 12:50 PM
Yes, but in their defence, why do people queue for 20 mins plus then get to the front and can't decide what to buy? :rolleyes:
We went to the one down the ramp, far less busy, but still staffed by REALLY slow peeps.


Picko, I'm actually surprised I have any voice left today. Although I have rung in sick with a stomach bug, I thought it was just excitement giving me 'butterflies' but it wasn't :(

On the plus side, it means I get to stalk youtube for footage of last night. Have replayed Unsustainable several times. Will Muse do a tour dvd at some point does anyone know?

I tried the main merch stall (useless woman serving at the far end on the right, I came away with nothing!!) and tried the one at the bottom down the ramp. Served by a guy with long curly hair, looked like he'd been dragged in off the street and not a clue how he got there or what to do. Totally useless. Took an age to say "sold out" I knew what I wanted too. I was stuck by some Australian woman at the top merch store, she took about 25 minutes. "Yes, no, too small, oh actually yes, oh no not enough money. Oh ok yes"

Libitina
31-10-2012, 12:59 PM
I tried the main merch stall (useless woman serving at the far end on the right, I came away with nothing!!) and tried the one at the bottom down the ramp. Served by a guy with long curly hair, looked like he'd been dragged in off the street and not a clue how he got there or what to do. Totally useless. Took an age to say "sold out" I knew what I wanted too. I was stuck by some Australian woman at the top merch store, she took about 25 minutes. "Yes, no, too small, oh actually yes, oh no not enough money. Oh ok yes"

Just noticed, you live in my neck of the woods. Hello neighbour. :)

IamTheUniverse88
31-10-2012, 01:01 PM
Just noticed, you live in my neck of the woods. Hello neighbour. :)

Where you from? :)

ĦTom!
31-10-2012, 01:06 PM
I am seriously considering going to Manchester tomorrow :LOL: Two people next to my mum got two tickets from touts for 40 quid each

Libitina
31-10-2012, 01:07 PM
Where you from? :)

Codsall.

constap
31-10-2012, 01:17 PM
Also, if your the woman on the third/fourth row that had her camera out the entire night and insisted on balancing it on my head and pushing through me and my mate,

You suck.

Shitloads.

ĦTom!
31-10-2012, 01:44 PM
Also, if your the woman on the third/fourth row that had her camera out the entire night and insisted on balancing it on my head and pushing through me and my mate,

You suck.

Shitloads.

That little bitch with black hair to the left of the podium? Felt like whacking her in the face

Picko
31-10-2012, 02:15 PM
Picko, I'm actually surprised I have any voice left today. Although I have rung in sick with a stomach bug, I thought it was just excitement giving me 'butterflies' but it wasn't :(

My neck is killing me and my throat is hurting bad, also got a massive scratch and my back and not sure what from.

Also, you're from Codsall?! Me too :pope:

Picko
31-10-2012, 02:16 PM
I give my regards to anyone in the circle pit during Knights of Cydonia! That shit was crazy, and also during Stockholm Syndrome - really nice and rough that was.

Libitina
31-10-2012, 02:19 PM
My neck is killing me and my throat is hurting bad, also got a massive scratch and my back and not sure what from.

Also, you're from Codsall?! Me too :pope: Small world innit :eek:

Next one we should all travel together!

I moved here this summer from Albrighton.

Picko
31-10-2012, 02:22 PM
Small world innit :eek:

Next one we should all travel together!

I moved here this summer from Albrighton.

I love Albrighton, like my second village.
Very small world!

IamTheUniverse88
31-10-2012, 02:22 PM
I give my regards to anyone in the circle pit during Knights of Cydonia! That shit was crazy, and also during Stockholm Syndrome - really nice and rough that was.

That was painful!!! My shoes are in the wash and I have a huge bruise from that huge topless guy going crazy who kept shouting "Go on Bellers you cunt"

IamTheUniverse88
31-10-2012, 02:23 PM
I love Albrighton, like my second village.
Very small world!

Broseley/ Telford here too :)

Libitina
31-10-2012, 02:33 PM
Another thing that I loved about last night was the vast range of ages in the audience, even in standing. I saw kids from about 10 years old (obv in seated) up to people in their late 60'sor early 70's, who didn't appear to be there as chaperones for younger kids, but as genuine fans. Amazing!

Think I may be brave enough to go standing next time, first thing I said when I got in the arena was "I want to be down there!" :D

forevermusic
31-10-2012, 02:46 PM
That was painful!!! My shoes are in the wash and I have a huge bruise from that huge topless guy going crazy who kept shouting "Go on Bellers you cunt"

What? :LOL:

Midgething
31-10-2012, 02:53 PM
I always say that if I make it to a gig I'm grateful for whatever the boys play, if I coud have written the perfect setlist from what's being rotated this time round I got it last night; Sunburn, Hysteria, Stockholm fucking Syndrome, Liquid State, just perfect. It's taken all morning to upload one HD vid Loved the visuals, just fab.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4n0iJ2bFLA too nackered & can't remember how to embed links
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As always, you have to see this live - it's so much better.

mailbox arson.
31-10-2012, 03:20 PM
been trying to remember my login for this place for a couple of days so I've just been lurking.

can't believe some people queued from 5/6am! I'm glad I wasn't planning on doing that as I came down with an awful cold yesterday morning and felt horrible all day.
so if anyone around me was by a girl constantly blowing her nose... that was me!
got there for 5pm, got in and had to have something to eat and got in line, so after that I wasn't expecting a good spot.
got closer than I thought, a few people back in the middle. the support band were okay, but they seemed to drag it out.
muse were just amazing, better than the first time I saw them at the NIA, I think. better setlist. the new stuff went down well
a few people around me didn't sing much to animals which was a shame as I love it, but apart from that the crowd was great.
sunburn has to be mentioned obviously. I went mental for plug in baby/stockholme syndrome even though I felt like I was gonna die.
I felt worse standing still for some reason, so during isolated system when everything calmed down
I knew I was gonna faint if I didn't get water, so my boyfriend had to take me out. I felt a bit bad for him having to lose such a good spot.
got back in in time for knights, but wasn't as close. but it was still great. survival was explosive! good last song.
got a few pics and a video I'll try and post.

Lord MFC
31-10-2012, 03:44 PM
Best fucking gig of my life. That beat the roundhouse. 2nd time I heard sunburn this week as well, my joint favourite muse song.

Awesome queue - Birmingham's fucking fun, they have geese! And the security were AWESOME. Big up Kevin. I was 16th, and easily made my usual spot on the barrier.

It was amazing; I had lots of banter with Chris like with the other gigs.... He looked at my spot as soon as he came on and made a funny face at me when he saw I was there :awesome: He even did my clicky thing back at me during survival :D He gave me the harmonica and said see you at Manchester and winked! I'm not going to Manchester though :(

Matt also gave me and my friend the Mic during starlight and we tried our best to sing in time :facepalm: During UD matt took my furry hat I wear to every muse gig! He gave it back though :p

Dom gave my friend his stick because Chris said to him 'give it to them' and pointed at us, and as he did Dom nodded at me, and I tried to give him the hat and he said 'no its yours!' So I kept it in the end after all that.... Dom was tempted... I think he wanted me to keep it so he could recognise me? Idk.

After the first encore (uprising and knights) I just looked around and realised I was actually in heaven. Honestly, with awesome people and with an awesome band... Mhmhmhmhmhhhhmm. it didn't feel real. Shed a tear more than once that gig... It was my 6th muse gig and I dont think it's ever been as emotional as that one. Maybe Reading 2011 with OOS.

I filmed Sunburn from the barrier and made sure not to 'sing' along this time!

Libitina
31-10-2012, 04:02 PM
Oh, it was a furry hat then? I thought it was a teddy bear. :D

Lord MFC
31-10-2012, 04:21 PM
Oh, it was a furry hat then? I thought it was a teddy bear. :D

Yeah, it was a furry hat! I wear it to every muse gig :)

matilda8
31-10-2012, 04:25 PM
Gig was utterly awesome (as always!!) It was on a par with Wembley 2nd night I reckon. One moan however...... Me and hubby were in Block 16 which had a great view, but some dozy twonks behind us kept saying to sit down....... Er, whatever!!!!! If that was you (behind row R), then sorry - I'm usually very reasonable, but really???? Er, hello..... MUSE gig!!!! Needless to say I was up dancing like a lunatic and wrenched my neck headbanging, HAHA!!! :D (Maybe that was karma for me standing!!) :p
Anyway, highlights for me......Sunburn, PiB, SS, Liquid State (well done Chris!!), Explorers (I blubbed much to hubb's horror), NOC, Survival, and surprisingly Unsustainable... what a belter of an opener!!!!
Matt's interaction was fab, I laughed so much when he said to the girl with the light hair on the barrier "Is that really your hair??" Said he'd have to do that for his next tour, classic!!!:LOL:
Dom's onesie..... Brilliant, looked like an overgrown baby!!
Today I am depressed and tired, I hate it when it's all over :( Hurry up next year!!!! :)

matilda8
31-10-2012, 04:29 PM
Best fucking gig of my life. That beat the roundhouse. 2nd time I heard sunburn this week as well, my joint favourite muse song.

Awesome queue - Birmingham's fucking fun, they have geese! And the security were AWESOME. Big up Kevin. I was 16th, and easily made my usual spot on the barrier.

It was amazing; I had lots of banter with Chris like with the other gigs.... He looked at my spot as soon as he came on and made a funny face at me when he saw I was there :awesome: He even did my clicky thing back at me during survival :D He gave me the harmonica and said see you at Manchester and winked! I'm not going to Manchester though :(

Matt also gave me and my friend the Mic during starlight and we tried our best to sing in time :facepalm: During UD matt took my furry hat I wear to every muse gig! He gave it back though :p

Dom gave my friend his stick because Chris said to him 'give it to them' and pointed at us, and as he did Dom nodded at me, and I tried to give him the hat and he said 'no its yours!' So I kept it in the end after all that.... Dom was tempted... I think he wanted me to keep it so he could recognise me? Idk.

After the first encore (uprising and knights) I just looked around and realised I was actually in heaven. Honestly, with awesome people and with an awesome band... Mhmhmhmhmhhhhmm. it didn't feel real. Shed a tear more than once that gig... It was my 6th muse gig and I dont think it's ever been as emotional as that one. Maybe Reading 2011 with OOS.

I filmed Sunburn from the barrier and made sure not to 'sing' along this time!

I said to my hubby that Chris had someone in mind when he gave his harmonica.... He strode down very purposefully!!!! And it was you!!!! Lucky thing, nice one!!! x x:D

IamTheUniverse88
31-10-2012, 04:30 PM
What? :LOL:

I honestly have no idea, that was just one of his incredible sentances which he kept screaming. He was the one starting the mosh circle, waving his tshirt in the air (he was ripped ill give him that :p) but I've never heard of someone shout "Go on Bellers you cunt, fucking legend!" He was fucked off his face.

IamTheUniverse88
31-10-2012, 04:35 PM
Best fucking gig of my life. That beat the roundhouse. 2nd time I heard sunburn this week as well, my joint favourite muse song.

Awesome queue - Birmingham's fucking fun, they have geese! And the security were AWESOME. Big up Kevin. I was 16th, and easily made my usual spot on the barrier.

It was amazing; I had lots of banter with Chris like with the other gigs.... He looked at my spot as soon as he came on and made a funny face at me when he saw I was there :awesome: He even did my clicky thing back at me during survival :D He gave me the harmonica and said see you at Manchester and winked! I'm not going to Manchester though :(

Matt also gave me and my friend the Mic during starlight and we tried our best to sing in time :facepalm: During UD matt took my furry hat I wear to every muse gig! He gave it back though :p

Dom gave my friend his stick because Chris said to him 'give it to them' and pointed at us, and as he did Dom nodded at me, and I tried to give him the hat and he said 'no its yours!' So I kept it in the end after all that.... Dom was tempted... I think he wanted me to keep it so he could recognise me? Idk.

After the first encore (uprising and knights) I just looked around and realised I was actually in heaven. Honestly, with awesome people and with an awesome band... Mhmhmhmhmhhhhmm. it didn't feel real. Shed a tear more than once that gig... It was my 6th muse gig and I dont think it's ever been as emotional as that one. Maybe Reading 2011 with OOS.

I filmed Sunburn from the barrier and made sure not to 'sing' along this time!

I am soooo jealous!!!!!!! I hate you a little bit :P Chris' harmonica???? Lucky bastard!

Picko
31-10-2012, 04:42 PM
That was painful!!! My shoes are in the wash and I have a huge bruise from that huge topless guy going crazy who kept shouting "Go on Bellers you cunt"

I remember him yeah! :LOL:
When the roulette wheel came up I was screaming for Stockholm Syndrome against this group of guys screaming for New Born. It was such a relief when it landed on Stockholm!

Jai
31-10-2012, 04:43 PM
Best fucking gig of my life. That beat the roundhouse. 2nd time I heard sunburn this week as well, my joint favourite muse song.

Awesome queue - Birmingham's fucking fun, they have geese! And the security were AWESOME. Big up Kevin. I was 16th, and easily made my usual spot on the barrier.

It was amazing; I had lots of banter with Chris like with the other gigs.... He looked at my spot as soon as he came on and made a funny face at me when he saw I was there :awesome: He even did my clicky thing back at me during survival :D He gave me the harmonica and said see you at Manchester and winked! I'm not going to Manchester though :(

Matt also gave me and my friend the Mic during starlight and we tried our best to sing in time :facepalm: During UD matt took my furry hat I wear to every muse gig! He gave it back though :p

Dom gave my friend his stick because Chris said to him 'give it to them' and pointed at us, and as he did Dom nodded at me, and I tried to give him the hat and he said 'no its yours!' So I kept it in the end after all that.... Dom was tempted... I think he wanted me to keep it so he could recognise me? Idk.

After the first encore (uprising and knights) I just looked around and realised I was actually in heaven. Honestly, with awesome people and with an awesome band... Mhmhmhmhmhhhhmm. it didn't feel real. Shed a tear more than once that gig... It was my 6th muse gig and I dont think it's ever been as emotional as that one. Maybe Reading 2011 with OOS.

I filmed Sunburn from the barrier and made sure not to 'sing' along this time!

Sounds amazing. :D Glad you had an awesome time, wish I'd been there. I suspect queuing in Manchester is not going to be that much fun (although I know at least a few people from London are going to be there :)). Will be thinking of everyone tomorrow night.

IamTheUniverse88
31-10-2012, 04:57 PM
I remember him yeah! :LOL:
When the roulette wheel came up I was screaming for Stockholm Syndrome against this group of guys screaming for New Born. It was such a relief when it landed on Stockholm!

I think you were stood next to me? I was screaming for SS too and I was laughing because the guys were shouting for Newborn and me and another guy were the only Stockholmers lol

antoftheproblematique
31-10-2012, 05:10 PM
I think you were stood next to me? I was screaming for SS too and I was laughing because the guys were shouting for Newborn and me and another guy were the only Stockholmers lol

I was the only one that shouted "GREEN ONE!" because I wanna know if green is for decoration to make it look proper or whether it houses a secret song. I loved the fact it was Stockholm though!

Lord MFC
31-10-2012, 05:10 PM
I said to my hubby that Chris had someone in mind when he gave his harmonica.... He strode down very purposefully!!!! And it was you!!!! Lucky thing, nice one!!! x x:D

Yeah, I think he did, he was looking right at me for most of the harmonica bit :) and thanks, it was incredible!

Libitina
31-10-2012, 05:13 PM
Is it just me or is Matt REALLY sexy when he's down on his knees? :$ :$ :eek:


He never used to be that much of a showman did he?

eta:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2hOXcN8xkc


32-40 secs. *faints*

ĦTom!
31-10-2012, 05:14 PM
Best fucking gig of my life. That beat the roundhouse. 2nd time I heard sunburn this week as well, my joint favourite muse song.

Awesome queue - Birmingham's fucking fun, they have geese! And the security were AWESOME. Big up Kevin. I was 16th, and easily made my usual spot on the barrier.

It was amazing; I had lots of banter with Chris like with the other gigs.... He looked at my spot as soon as he came on and made a funny face at me when he saw I was there :awesome: He even did my clicky thing back at me during survival :D He gave me the harmonica and said see you at Manchester and winked! I'm not going to Manchester though :(

Matt also gave me and my friend the Mic during starlight and we tried our best to sing in time :facepalm: During UD matt took my furry hat I wear to every muse gig! He gave it back though :p

Dom gave my friend his stick because Chris said to him 'give it to them' and pointed at us, and as he did Dom nodded at me, and I tried to give him the hat and he said 'no its yours!' So I kept it in the end after all that.... Dom was tempted... I think he wanted me to keep it so he could recognise me? Idk.

After the first encore (uprising and knights) I just looked around and realised I was actually in heaven. Honestly, with awesome people and with an awesome band... Mhmhmhmhmhhhhmm. it didn't feel real. Shed a tear more than once that gig... It was my 6th muse gig and I dont think it's ever been as emotional as that one. Maybe Reading 2011 with OOS.

I filmed Sunburn from the barrier and made sure not to 'sing' along this time!

Do they like know you then? How many gigs have you been to at the barrier?

Gareeh
31-10-2012, 05:16 PM
He never used to be that much of a showman did he?

He was never a showman, he just smashed a lot of stuff which people seemed to love. I'm not so big on that stuff unless it's once in a while, not every gig.

IamTheUniverse88
31-10-2012, 05:17 PM
I remember him yeah! :LOL:
When the roulette wheel came up I was screaming for Stockholm Syndrome against this group of guys screaming for New Born. It was such a relief when it landed on Stockholm!

youtube search 23JAF88

I've uploaded on video to give you an idea of where I was to the mosh pit :)

ĦTom!
31-10-2012, 05:22 PM
One brilliant part of the night was just before Survival when the piano came up and some bloke next to me goes "Here comes New Born" and I replied "Or Survival". It was Survival and about 3 blokes just laughed and he just goes "fucks sake"
I'm still wondering whether or not to go to Manchester tomorrow but I have no one to go with :(

Lord MFC
31-10-2012, 05:22 PM
Is it just me or is Matt REALLY sexy when he's down on his knees? :$ :$ :eek:


He never used to be that much of a showman did he?

eta:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2hOXcN8xkc


32-40 secs. *faints*
I see me!
Do they like know you then? How many gigs have you been to at the barrier?

5 - Reading, Roundhouse, O2, O2, Birmingham. Same place each time!

Ross0203
31-10-2012, 05:22 PM
Brilliant concert! I recorded a few things that I'm putting onto YouTube. I recorded Uprising and Matt messed up his words 3:58 in! :LOL:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6QZmAmbpWU&t=3m58s

thekarmapolice
31-10-2012, 05:25 PM
Props to my 12 year old brother we q-ed for 3 hours and got to the barrier :D was such a good night. Highlights were liquid state, touching Matt :O and Chris waving at us when he got off his tour bus behind the arena. And we both got set lists!

Lord MFC
31-10-2012, 05:26 PM
we q-ed for 3 hours and got to the barrier

Makes me angry

thekarmapolice
31-10-2012, 05:28 PM
Makes me angry

But to fair when we got there there was only about 100 people waiting

Lord MFC
31-10-2012, 05:32 PM
But to fair when we got there there was only about 100 people waiting

Only 100 :LOL:

thekarmapolice
31-10-2012, 05:34 PM
Only 100 :LOL:

True story :logic:

ecco_luke
31-10-2012, 05:39 PM
An amazing concert! Better than when I saw them at the NIA in 2009, and my girlfriend is now a converted fangirl :LOL: Some nice surprises in there too, all I wanted that they didn't do was 'Hyper Music', but I don't think they play it very often anyway - so I wasn't disappointed. My mate queued since 1pm and was in the front row, and recorded himself touching Matt's hand, haha.

Is this talk of a stadium tour next year true? We're both well up for going.

First time I've driven to a gig too, made it without a hitch and with bucketloads of time to spare! Although I'll take the M42 next time - the roundabouts on the A446 were a nightmare!

One final thing - where was the red glitter?! All I saw was the mirror guitar, the new carbon and the MB-1.

thekarmapolice
31-10-2012, 05:45 PM
One final thing - where was the red glitter?! All I saw was the mirror guitar, the new carbon and the MB-1.

Yeah I was looking out for the new red carbon:( don't forget the chrome bomber and the black 7 ;)

mailbox arson.
31-10-2012, 05:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDoSf6ofjlc

my (short) video

and all my photos

ecco_luke
31-10-2012, 05:50 PM
Yeah I was looking out for the new red carbon:( don't forget the chrome bomber and the black 7 ;)

His latest guitars don't have inbuilt effects - maybe he's becoming more traditionalist?

thekarmapolice
31-10-2012, 05:58 PM
His latest guitars don't have inbuilt effects - maybe he's becoming more traditionalist?

Yeah I think so :/ I love the 007 guitar though, it's awesome. Shame most of his most tech-filled guitars have been retired for this tour

LeicesterBLISS
31-10-2012, 06:06 PM
Brilliant concert! I recorded a few things that I'm putting onto YouTube. I recorded Uprising and Matt messed up his words 3:58 in! :LOL:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6QZmAmbpWU&t=3m58s

He didn't mess the words he said "they will not con-fucking-trol us" said with some real venom. Loved that

matilda8
31-10-2012, 06:18 PM
He didn't mess the words he said "they will not con-fucking-trol us" said with some real venom. Loved that

Where were you seated??? Looks near to me!!!!:) Did you get hassled for standing up at all?? I felt like kicking off when people were SITTING(!!!!) looking grumpy...... Idiots!!!:mad:

matt <3 muse
31-10-2012, 06:29 PM
Still can't believe just how good they were last night. Definately topped Manchester/wembley 2010 and Leeds 2011 for me. Everything just seemed surreal. Was about 4/5 rows back just off the centre walkway to Matts side and the crowd were great! Everyone just went ape shit when they walked on for Uprising/Knights. Sunburn was incredible, when matt said "here's an old bastard for you" i though it was certain to be Falling Down.

It was also my dad's 2nd time seeing them (although 1st time he didn't actually know any songs). He knew almost all the songs last night and bearing in mind he's 60 now, he ended up almost on barrier from his moshing :LOL: Never thought i'd see the day when my dad would call something "absolutely fucking awesome", but the day came :awesome:

Lord MFC
31-10-2012, 06:31 PM
One final thing - where was the red glitter?! All I saw was the mirror guitar, the new carbon and the MB-1.

Retired... And also, Matt doesn't own an MB1, that's his commercial signature model - it's actually a hybrid of loads of different guitars - he used an MB1 at wembley while the Red Glitter was being mended. The one you're thinking of is the new black gloss one.

TheDarkShines
31-10-2012, 06:36 PM
That was painful!!! My shoes are in the wash and I have a huge bruise from that huge topless guy going crazy who kept shouting "Go on Bellers you cunt"

That guy was so funny :LOL: I think he may of been the same guy who during isolated system shouted 'come on you tittybiscuits! i could of smoked half an ounce by now' :noey: :LOL:

I just got back to devon and can say that was the best gig of my life, got there at half 6 yet ended up only a couple rows from the front in the middle :D

Went on my own but met up with some musers i found on tumblr who were lovely and had a greaat time, hopefuly catch them next year :)

Ross0203
31-10-2012, 06:53 PM
He didn't mess the words he said "they will not con-fucking-trol us" said with some real venom. Loved that
Oh you're right, I hear it now! Much like during 'Time Is Running Out' he quickly says"You cannot push it underneath the fucking ground!".

LeicesterBLISS
31-10-2012, 07:05 PM
Oh you're right, I hear it now! Much like during 'Time Is Running Out' he quickly says"You cannot push it underneath the fucking ground!".

Didnt hear that one at the time. Will have to check YouTube

Edit : found it, right near the end of the song

What did people think to the joy formidable? Felt like they played the same song for 30 minutes and how mardy was she "this is a song from our second album, yes we've got a fucking first one too its all fucking new to you lot" or something along them lines

Pip
31-10-2012, 07:13 PM
http://www.expressandstar.com/entertainment/2012/10/31/review-muse-at-lg-arena-birmingham/

Scroll through the pics, I see an Irene :)

AloFury
31-10-2012, 07:23 PM
this was a spectacular show, i find both Dom and the drummer from TJF dropping a drumstick something of a conincodence.. and Dom of course didnt panic, just calmly carried on and whipped out another.

another corker of a show.. better than both nights of the O2 if im honest.

Picko
31-10-2012, 07:24 PM
youtube search 23JAF88

I've uploaded on video to give you an idea of where I was to the mosh pit :)

Yeah you're not far off, at this point I was running in the circle pit near the front to the right of the stage!

Picko
31-10-2012, 07:26 PM
youtube search 23JAF88

I've uploaded on video to give you an idea of where I was to the mosh pit :)

I think I was where you are at the start of the gig (I recognise the topless guy in the mosh, he was getting quite into it), and then I pushed quite far forward to get into a mosh pit nearer the front.

_silverrose_
31-10-2012, 07:50 PM
http://www.expressandstar.com/entertainment/2012/10/31/review-muse-at-lg-arena-birmingham/

Scroll through the pics, I see an Irene :)

:D and Amanda is there!
Can anyone in Brum pick me up two copies at all??

Btw Jamie, Amanda and I got barrier and we didn't even queue, not our fault people don't go for the sides so you can't be mad :p

Gotta say it again, gig was brilliant! Can't wait for tomorrow night :happy:

AloFury
31-10-2012, 07:53 PM
Some pictures taken from the barrier..

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/2831/p1030599c.jpg

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/5024/p1030592a.jpg

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/9823/p1030574wx.jpg

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6276/p1030542nn.jpg

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3874/p1030536m.jpg

Libitina
31-10-2012, 08:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQeZ_uRxo6s


Ooops! Butter fingers! :LOL:

Strangewick
31-10-2012, 08:04 PM
I give my regards to anyone in the circle pit during Knights of Cydonia! That shit was crazy, and also during Stockholm Syndrome - really nice and rough that was.

If you're refering to the circle pit right near the front and slightly to the right, it was me who started that! Saw someone else do it at wembley in 2010 so thought i'd kick it off this time.

Also if anyone has any video or pictures of the cirlce pit i'd love to see them :p

TheDarkShines
31-10-2012, 08:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQeZ_uRxo6s


Ooops! Butter fingers! :LOL:

He throws it at his head :LOL: Such a smooth recovery though!

alit
31-10-2012, 08:11 PM
Glad everyone had a wow time last night, so wishing I'd not sold my ticket - I nearly got one off eBay whilst at work but didn't want to risk it in case it wasn't a proper ticket! I'd not ever want to risk buying off the touts either.

What time did the concert finish? I shall feel bad if it was early enlighten for me to of got my last train home at 10.50 from Birmingham:rolleyes:

TheDarkShines
31-10-2012, 08:18 PM
Glad everyone had a wow time last night, so wishing I'd not sold my ticket - I nearly got one off eBay whilst at work but didn't want to risk it in case it wasn't a proper ticket! I'd not ever want to risk buying off the touts either.

What time did the concert finish? I shall feel bad if it was early enlighten for me to of got my last train home at 10.50 from Birmingham:rolleyes:

It finished at 10.45ish but the last song was survival so quite a few peeps in front of me left early :LOL:

matt <3 muse
31-10-2012, 08:21 PM
Glad everyone had a wow time last night, so wishing I'd not sold my ticket - I nearly got one off eBay whilst at work but didn't want to risk it in case it wasn't a proper ticket! I'd not ever want to risk buying off the touts either.

What time did the concert finish? I shall feel bad if it was early enlighten for me to of got my last train home at 10.50 from Birmingham:rolleyes:

I think survival finished just before 10:50 so you did the right thing leaving early :happy:

Picko
31-10-2012, 08:24 PM
If you're refering to the circle pit right near the front and slightly to the right, it was me who started that! Saw someone else do it at wembley in 2010 so thought i'd kick it off this time.

Also if anyone has any video or pictures of the cirlce pit i'd love to see them :p

Yes! I was in that. I was quite far back in the crowd at first but nobody seemed to want to pit.
I saw one at the front-right during Follow Me and just barged through the crowd (SORRY!) and got there with my brother. I was going absolutely bonkers during Stockholm Syndrome.

EDIT: yes, if anyone has footage/pictures of the pit I'd love to see them! :D

sidneymuse
31-10-2012, 08:34 PM
What a great night, seen them loads but first time at the barrier. Surprised how it got rocking for time is running out! Good spirit near the front too, plenty of water sharing.
Hope a good stadium tour next year is announced!

Libitina
31-10-2012, 08:56 PM
Getting ready to relive last night

http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/emxzp6

Bazzabear
31-10-2012, 09:02 PM
Hi All

Sounds like your gig was fantastic! I'm going to Manchester tomorrow, hope ours is as good!

I wonder if any of you can remember the start and finish times of Muse's set? It'd be incredibly helpful to have an idea when it's likely to start up here.

matilda8
31-10-2012, 09:29 PM
Hi All

Sounds like your gig was fantastic! I'm going to Manchester tomorrow, hope ours is as good!

I wonder if any of you can remember the start and finish times of Muse's set? It'd be incredibly helpful to have an idea when it's likely to start up here.

Started approx 20.50 - ended at 22.50!! Enjoy!!! :D

Bazzabear
31-10-2012, 09:36 PM
Brilliant. Thanks so much!

treehugger
31-10-2012, 10:20 PM
I had a fab time too. It was my first time in the LG arena. Great venue!
I'm not a big fan of the 2nd Law, but I love how this band can take a mediocre album (imo) and turn it into a whole new experience live
Visuals, lasers, sound, all awesome as usual
Over too soon, as usual..!
So so so happy that they played stockholm syndrome, I couldn't imagine a gig without it

Libitina
31-10-2012, 10:24 PM
Yeah, I think he did, he was looking right at me for most of the harmonica bit :) and thanks, it was incredible!

I think he was just talking about you on the radio interview :eek:

TheDarkShines
31-10-2012, 10:38 PM
I thought that two hours was the perfect length, by the end i was taking deep breaths as it was sooo stuffy!
But i loved it, got crazy during stockholm and knights (yes it was my first muse gig) was incredible.

Lord MFC
31-10-2012, 11:02 PM
I think he was just talking about you on the radio interview :eek:

I got a tweet and all :)

Libitina
31-10-2012, 11:10 PM
I got a tweet and all :)

We're not worthy, we're not worthy!

*bows down*

;)

MandaF
31-10-2012, 11:24 PM
What a great night, seen them loads but first time at the barrier. Surprised how it got rocking for time is running out! Good spirit near the front too, plenty of water sharing.
Hope a good stadium tour next year is announced!

Yeah, you all shared amongst yourselves! Us 6 back didn't get any of it!

bucket_
31-10-2012, 11:26 PM
Yeah, you all shared amongst yourselves! Us 6 back didn't get any of it!

:srsb33f:

dan.
31-10-2012, 11:30 PM
We're not worthy, we're not worthy!

*bows down*

;)
Yes, we aren't worthy of people who get great stuff because they happen to have more money than everyone else. ;)

TheDarkShines
31-10-2012, 11:37 PM
Yeah, you all shared amongst yourselves! Us 6 back didn't get any of it!

Exactly what came into my head when i saw that post, me and my friends were gasping for water and could see some so were shouting for it but got nothing despite only being 5 rows back :(

antoftheproblematique
01-11-2012, 12:02 AM
Yeah, you all shared amongst yourselves! Us 6 back didn't get any of it!

I was passing back as far as I could, usually about 2 rows behind me, its difficult though when everyone is gasping for it and there's so little to go around. I definitely tried. Thanks to whoever the guy was next to me too (was jealous of me for having gone to the RAH gig) for always making sure my girlfriend had water. Mega props to you sir.

TheMuseSmurf
01-11-2012, 04:29 AM
my friend was lucky enough to be allowed in the photography area, check out his snaps here :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/616_photography/sets/72157631896671820/

Just make sure you adhere to the 'written permission' part ;)

Furygirl
01-11-2012, 04:55 AM
Best fucking gig of my life. That beat the roundhouse. 2nd time I heard sunburn this week as well, my joint favourite muse song.

Awesome queue - Birmingham's fucking fun, they have geese! And the security were AWESOME. Big up Kevin. I was 16th, and easily made my usual spot on the barrier.

It was amazing; I had lots of banter with Chris like with the other gigs.... He looked at my spot as soon as he came on and made a funny face at me when he saw I was there :awesome: He even did my clicky thing back at me during survival :D He gave me the harmonica and said see you at Manchester and winked! I'm not going to Manchester though :(

Matt also gave me and my friend the Mic during starlight and we tried our best to sing in time :facepalm: During UD matt took my furry hat I wear to every muse gig! He gave it back though :p

Dom gave my friend his stick because Chris said to him 'give it to them' and pointed at us, and as he did Dom nodded at me, and I tried to give him the hat and he said 'no its yours!' So I kept it in the end after all that.... Dom was tempted... I think he wanted me to keep it so he could recognise me? Idk.

After the first encore (uprising and knights) I just looked around and realised I was actually in heaven. Honestly, with awesome people and with an awesome band... Mhmhmhmhmhhhhmm. it didn't feel real. Shed a tear more than once that gig... It was my 6th muse gig and I dont think it's ever been as emotional as that one. Maybe Reading 2011 with OOS.

I filmed Sunburn from the barrier and made sure not to 'sing' along this time!

That's a great story, Jamie! So happy for you. :happy:

JessicaSarahS
01-11-2012, 05:18 AM
Best fucking gig of my life. That beat the roundhouse. 2nd time I heard sunburn this week as well, my joint favourite muse song.

Awesome queue - Birmingham's fucking fun, they have geese! And the security were AWESOME. Big up Kevin. I was 16th, and easily made my usual spot on the barrier.

It was amazing; I had lots of banter with Chris like with the other gigs.... He looked at my spot as soon as he came on and made a funny face at me when he saw I was there :awesome: He even did my clicky thing back at me during survival :D He gave me the harmonica and said see you at Manchester and winked! I'm not going to Manchester though :(

Matt also gave me and my friend the Mic during starlight and we tried our best to sing in time :facepalm: During UD matt took my furry hat I wear to every muse gig! He gave it back though :p

Dom gave my friend his stick because Chris said to him 'give it to them' and pointed at us, and as he did Dom nodded at me, and I tried to give him the hat and he said 'no its yours!' So I kept it in the end after all that.... Dom was tempted... I think he wanted me to keep it so he could recognise me? Idk.

After the first encore (uprising and knights) I just looked around and realised I was actually in heaven. Honestly, with awesome people and with an awesome band... Mhmhmhmhmhhhhmm. it didn't feel real. Shed a tear more than once that gig... It was my 6th muse gig and I dont think it's ever been as emotional as that one. Maybe Reading 2011 with OOS.

I filmed Sunburn from the barrier and made sure not to 'sing' along this time!

:awesome: I can feel the excitement through your post! What a great note to end on. :yesey:

joffoir
01-11-2012, 12:12 PM
I agree, great gig and all that and yes I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, great lightshow, lasers etc and probably the best sound I've ever heard at any of their gigs but some of the new stuff just wasn't up to their usual standard (apart from Unsustainable and Supremacy which were right up there). Also, Hysteria, TIRO, SS and Newborn (which we nearly had) are all fine songs, but every gig? I guess for those who have never seen them before, (probably a large percentage of the crowd) great, but when you've seen the same songs at every gig you've been to, you begin to wonder whether you will ever see any of their other less performed classics. Hyper music, the Small Print, Showbiz, Deadstar to name just a few.
The only song which should be in every gig is Knights of Cydonia - awesome every time.

Lord MFC
01-11-2012, 12:34 PM
I agree, great gig and all that and yes I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, great lightshow, lasers etc and probably the best sound I've ever heard at any of their gigs but some of the new stuff just wasn't up to their usual standard (apart from Unsustainable and Supremacy which were right up there). Also, Hysteria, TIRO, SS and Newborn (which we nearly had) are all fine songs, but every gig? I guess for those who have never seen them before, (probably a large percentage of the crowd) great, but when you've seen the same songs at every gig you've been to, you begin to wonder whether you will ever see any of their other less performed classics. Hyper music, the Small Print, Showbiz, Deadstar to name just a few.
The only song which should be in every gig is Knights of Cydonia - awesome every time.

I guess we'll disregard Sunburn then.

antoftheproblematique
01-11-2012, 01:28 PM
And never mind just how good songs like madness are live. That song was incredible, much better live than I expected. Im sorry...but if you want them to play a different set entirely every gig, you want a different line up with songs they've likely not practised or played in years, then you ARE asking for too much. This gig was amazing, seeing Sunburn live was...phenomenal and I personally think this was the strongest set from this tour so far.

mailbox arson.
01-11-2012, 03:00 PM
Didnt hear that one at the time. Will have to check YouTube

Edit : found it, right near the end of the song

What did people think to the joy formidable? Felt like they played the same song for 30 minutes and how mardy was she "this is a song from our second album, yes we've got a fucking first one too its all fucking new to you lot" or something along them linesthink it was like "this is a song off the new album, but it's all fucking new to you guys"

didn't know if she was being funny or like you said, mardy.
if she was trying to be funny it didn't go down well with the people around me.

CarrieB
01-11-2012, 03:08 PM
I managed to get hold of a ticket at the last minute and so glad I did because seeing this tour once just wasn't enough for me. I was at the side of the stage, (Chris's side and initially I was the only one in my block who stood up and promptly sat back down again.:LOL: I was mortified, like, "fuck, am I going to have to sit down for the whole gig!?" Felt pretty weird. But luckily, I think at SMBH :chuckle: the audience in my block started to loosen up and get into it. :D I think it was when Matt came round to our side, which he did quite a lot, which was brilliant! He he made a effort to get the audience into it. :D The visuals aren't quite as striking from the side, as you don't see the full lighting affects, and you're more aware of the glass barrier (to stop Matt falling off) but it was a better position for seeing the band. :happy:

I thoroughly enjoyed the setlist on the second night of the O2 but was very pleased to get the alternative setlist, with Hysteria, Stockholm Syndrome and Sunburn. It's great to be treated to both versions and I don't remember hearing Sunburn live before. It sounds fantastic live. :D

I agree with the previous poster that Madness sounds great live, more than you would expect hearing it on record. The videos add a lot to it as well I think, but my chief highlight, I think, is Follow Me. I don't care that it was mixed by Nero, or that Matt doesn't have a guitar, I just love the song and there's something extra special about the performances of it. Plus the visuals are beautiful. Second major highlight is Survival as last song. Wow! :D Knights is fantastic, I love Knights, but it has finished for so long and Survival is equally immense.

Anyway great gig, and I think I probably have the best photos I've ever taken as well. :D

Hopefully I might continue to feel satisfied now because I really can't go again.

Just adding in response to previous post. I didn't think that much of Joy Formidable. They were okay, heavy, but not that interesting. I suppose I like a good melody, and I wasn't encouraged to buy any of their music. I always feel a bit sorry for support bands, but I am afraid I didn't warm to them. Maybe it was because I hadn't heard them enough, well I heard two half live sets. Well I got the impression they were pissed off by the lacklustre audience response. Though I think it might have been a pointless use of the word "fucking" for effect which went down like a lead balloon.

antoftheproblematique
01-11-2012, 03:43 PM
think it was like "this is a song off the new album, but it's all fucking new to you guys"

didn't know if she was being funny or like you said, mardy.
if she was trying to be funny it didn't go down well with the people around me.

I heard this too. It was "we've just released our second album and this next one is a new song but hey, its all fucking new to you anyway". Being honest, I LIKED them up until that point then I just thought they were pathetic. I get that its frustrating when you get little response but that wasn't a good way of handling it.

mailbox arson.
01-11-2012, 03:49 PM
at first I thought she was just acknowledging that they're a bit unheard of but the swearing made her sound so moody!
I just found them annoying after that, with their last song dragging on and on.
liked their very first song though.

already can't wait to see muse again, if they play wembley again I will definitely try to go.

CarrieB
01-11-2012, 04:07 PM
I wonder how Muse were when they supported larger bands. I can't actually remember that they did that, well apart from U2 recently, but I suppose they must have done.

I suppose they wouldn't have become frustrated while supporting U2 as they were a huge band so had that confidence. So that doesn't really count, apart from the fact that it was humble of Muse.

Maybe they didn't get a lacklustre response in the past as they were actually good!

leetroot
01-11-2012, 06:47 PM
Best fucking gig of my life. That beat the roundhouse. 2nd time I heard sunburn this week as well, my joint favourite muse song.

Awesome queue - Birmingham's fucking fun, they have geese! And the security were AWESOME. Big up Kevin. I was 16th, and easily made my usual spot on the barrier.

It was amazing; I had lots of banter with Chris like with the other gigs.... He looked at my spot as soon as he came on and made a funny face at me when he saw I was there :awesome: He even did my clicky thing back at me during survival :D He gave me the harmonica and said see you at Manchester and winked! I'm not going to Manchester though :(

Matt also gave me and my friend the Mic during starlight and we tried our best to sing in time :facepalm: During UD matt took my furry hat I wear to every muse gig! He gave it back though :p

Dom gave my friend his stick because Chris said to him 'give it to them' and pointed at us, and as he did Dom nodded at me, and I tried to give him the hat and he said 'no its yours!' So I kept it in the end after all that.... Dom was tempted... I think he wanted me to keep it so he could recognise me? Idk.

After the first encore (uprising and knights) I just looked around and realised I was actually in heaven. Honestly, with awesome people and with an awesome band... Mhmhmhmhmhhhhmm. it didn't feel real. Shed a tear more than once that gig... It was my 6th muse gig and I dont think it's ever been as emotional as that one. Maybe Reading 2011 with OOS.

I filmed Sunburn from the barrier and made sure not to 'sing' along this time!

What I like most about you Jamie is your uninhibited enthusiasm and unashamed 'fanboyism'. Don't lose it - it's lovely :D If I'd known sooner that you didn't have a ticket for Manc I would have given you mine (as I'm ill and not going :( ) It's not standing but rear view though - that would have been a surprise for Chris to have you sneak up behind him :chuckle:

Lord MFC
01-11-2012, 08:18 PM
What I like most about you Jamie is your uninhibited enthusiasm and unashamed 'fanboyism'. Don't lose it - it's lovely :D If I'd known sooner that you didn't have a ticket for Manc I would have given you mine (as I'm ill and not going :( ) It's not standing but rear view though - that would have been a surprise for Chris to have you sneak up behind him :chuckle:

just look at my under title ;)

And nawwh! I wanna gooo :( but there'd be no way of me getting there as I spent all my money on the London shows and Birmingham!

joffoir
01-11-2012, 08:49 PM
I made the effort to listen to The Joy Formidable once I knew they were supporting so I enjoyed their set and kudos to any support band who trash their gear at the end, but even knowing most of the tracks, they were a bit samey, every song going for the "wall of noise" feel. They were clearly pissed at the lack of enthusiasm from the crowd, the bass player pointedly yawning at one point, but they should be grateful for the opportunity to play such a big venue/crowd and support such an awesome band. In response to Carrie B, I think in the past, apart from U2, Muse have supported Feeder, Depeche Mode, (Gene maybe a long time ago?) and the Chilli Peppers, plus others probably.
Just checked Musewiki out of interest - they have also supported Skunk Anansie, Bush and for one gig, Ash. Funny how things turn around.

glitterategobox
01-11-2012, 09:24 PM
I was pretty close to the front so you'd think people would be a bit more enthusiastic, even though it's just for the support act, but literally everyone apart from one person was just standing completely still when The Joy Formidable played. She did sound pretty pissed off!
I listened to some of their stuff beforehand and i didn't like it much, but I thought they were good live, although they did go on a bit after songs, it sounded the same each time!

followthereaper
01-11-2012, 10:21 PM
I have put some of my photos of Flickr from the LG Arena show...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tormentor-of-christian-souls/

Thanks

McJones
01-11-2012, 10:34 PM
Youtube finally let me upload my video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP42SbW_mTM

Absolutely top night

hyper_chondriac_muser
02-11-2012, 08:14 PM
It's a shame I didn't enjoy this as much as I could: we were much further back than normal, so got stuck with the dull crowd - they were just non-moving for pretty much the whole night. Even during songs which usually demand that the whole crowd jumps or claps etc, they were dead. Crowds really do determine your enjoyment of a show, I find, but the band's performance was top, as ever. Learnt my lesson there anyhows: no standing any further than 20-or-so rows from the front: I like being part of the energetic crew - there's just no point standing otherwise, imo.

Lord MFC
03-11-2012, 12:25 AM
Got some vids from the barrier on my channel! (linked under my username)

TheMuseSmurf
03-11-2012, 03:52 AM
here's my review of Tuesday :) http://www.alternativevision.co.uk/gigreview542.html

AloFury
03-11-2012, 02:09 PM
What I like most about you Jamie is your uninhibited enthusiasm and unashamed 'fanboyism'. Don't lose it - it's lovely :D If I'd known sooner that you didn't have a ticket for Manc I would have given you mine (as I'm ill and not going :( ) It's not standing but rear view though - that would have been a surprise for Chris to have you sneak up behind him :chuckle:

Having you both as barrier buddies was amazing.. Such a good laugh queuing and inside.. Birmingham, SECC, Montpellier and the roundhouse were incredible shows.
And I eventually got a special setlist from Manchester. Happy days!

Lord MFC
03-11-2012, 06:00 PM
Having you both as barrier buddies was amazing.. Such a good laugh queuing and inside.. Birmingham, SECC, Montpellier and the roundhouse were incredible shows.
And I eventually got a special setlist from Manchester. Happy days!

Nice work Lee! And yes, you were a laugh when you weren't trying to 'fudge' us youngun's ;)

Creep :p

thekarmapolice
03-11-2012, 06:21 PM
I was passing back as far as I could, usually about 2 rows behind me, its difficult though when everyone is gasping for it and there's so little to go around. I definitely tried. Thanks to whoever the guy was next to me too (was jealous of me for having gone to the RAH gig) for always making sure my girlfriend had water. Mega props to you sir.

Were you on matt's side by any chance? :)

AloFury
03-11-2012, 11:53 PM
Nice work Lee! And yes, you were a laugh when you weren't trying to 'fudge' us youngun's ;)

Creep :p
:chuckle:

MandaF
03-11-2012, 11:55 PM
I was passing back as far as I could, usually about 2 rows behind me, its difficult though when everyone is gasping for it and there's so little to go around. I definitely tried. Thanks to whoever the guy was next to me too (was jealous of me for having gone to the RAH gig) for always making sure my girlfriend had water. Mega props to you sir.

Been offline (moved house) so a bit late to reply. There were a couple of people trying hard to pass water back to us - if one of them was you then thanks :) I drank an ocean when I left the gig and then felt really sick :LOL:

Archer2012
07-11-2012, 11:12 AM
I wish I had gone to another gig after this one! Didn't realise how bad the cravings would get to go to another muse gig so soon :p will definetly be going to atleast 2 next year!

MandaF
07-11-2012, 02:46 PM
I wish I had gone to another gig after this one! Didn't realise how bad the cravings would get to go to another muse gig so soon :p will definetly be going to atleast 2 next year!

Awww, I thought this thread was dead already...I feel the same as you - serious withdrawal.

hyena
08-11-2012, 04:38 PM
So glad I switched our seats for standing tix at the last minute!! Best decision ever :D

My pics from the gig are here (http://electrichyena.zenfolio.com/p473918214).

A sample:
http://www.electrichyena.com/posts/muse/IMG_0235_.jpg

http://www.electrichyena.com/posts/muse/IMG_0288_.jpg

MandaF
09-11-2012, 07:00 PM
So glad I switched our seats for standing tix at the last minute!! Best decision ever :D

My pics from the gig are here (http://electrichyena.zenfolio.com/p473918214).

A sample:
http://www.electrichyena.com/posts/muse/IMG_0235_.jpg

http://www.electrichyena.com/posts/muse/IMG_0288_.jpg

They are AWESOME! I have saved them and will rotate them for my desktop - thanks:D