Wed 9 Nov – Sigur Ros
Okay, yes, I know, it was nearly two years ago. But I remember it so vividly and listening to Takk
has put me in a very Sigur Rós
-y mood. So here goes.
Me and my friend Matt, known as Anakino on Last.fm, having been astounded by our first live encounter with Sigur Rós in July 2005 at Somerset House, decided to see them twice in their Autumn 2005 tour of the UK.
Sure, we'd have to go about 400 miles in total on trains and spend nearly £100 each to do it, but for some bands, you just have to really, don't you?
We got to Brixton, we thought, in plenty of time to grab a bite to eat and head to the venue, and be quite near the front of the queue. We were wrong. The queue was all the way down the road and around the corner by the time we got there. Rookie error.
Eventually we made it into the venue, which I'd been to a few times before, and got into the main room. We were about halfway back. For those of you who know the venue, you'll know there's a second set of railings about halfway back…