Terrible, terrible pun.
Crowded House played Liverpool as part of the Summer Pops season. Warm-up provided by Don McGlashan (part of the NZ cohort) and local band Voo. Don did a one-man band set complete with one of the most under-used instruments in popular music today - the Euphonium. Voo hhad a kind of Editor-ish vibe to them and were a cracking, tight band and quite endearing on-stage.
Crowded House were themselves as engaging as ever, even as a follow on from Glastonbury having debates with the security staff. It was a hit heavy set with only two songs from the latest album and two new songs. The crowd were warmly appreciative with a lot of dancing in the aisles. I was particularly in the mood for Distant Sun this evening and was pleased it came towards the end. And Fall At Your Feet made me as misty eyed as ever.
An encore with Jonny Marr and the Smiths song There Is A Light... was a fantastic addition and two encores was more than merited. Below is the setlist as best as I can remember..