Photos and review on tonights Ibiza Rocks gig

June 25th, 2008 - 3:02 am Posted in hungover stuntmen, ibiza rocks, Metronomy, one night only, underground heroes | Comments (1)

Tonight saw the second in this year’s summer Tuesday night sequence of Ibiza Rocks and, as a total contrast, we were treated to a gig at the Electric Bar’ deep inside the new Ibiza Rocks hotel.

I never went to Liverpool’s Cavern’, but I imagine it would have been something like this. A few more bobs and kipper ties no doubt, but low ceilings, strip lighting and a sweaty, expectant crowd. In fact nothing like last week’s outdoor gig at the horse trotting stadium, nor probably next week’s too…

It’s part of the beauty of the mystery tour’ concept. Like the hill parties of yore, the whereabouts of which were spirited to subversive music lovers by word of mouth. Early morning liaisons in the car parks of remote country pubs led to wild processions of headlights high up into the hills on rough caminos, to find themselves blocked in for days till everyone sobered up and went home.

Nowadays the laws are a bit tighter, and there are far more Guardia protecting the vested interests’ interests, so keeping the gig in-house’ could be construed as a favour to society – except that Ibiza Rocks lay on coaches to their parties… On the other hand, the mystery tour also lends itself nicely to the option of selecting venues according to ticket sales. We digress, with the ceiling only a matter of inches above the heads of the headline band, ‘One Night Only’, the atmosphere was sweaty and the young audience were heaving. Up front the occasional air borne beer increased the humidity, but didn’t dampen the atmosphere.

Suitably inspired, as they hammered out Started a Fire’, their 2008 hit single, the lead singer leapt onto the drum kit and smacked his head against the ceiling. Nobody laughed, they were all too busy singing along – after all it was only midnight and the party was set to finish at 5 in the morning…

Click on images for larger versions – another great night for live music…

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Iain from Hungover Stuntmen in the afternoon The chillout pool
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The main pool
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pre-gig One Night Only crew soundcheck
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The Lobby
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Underground Heroes Underground Heroes
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Underground Heroes Underground Heroes
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The Hungover Stuntmen The Hungover Stuntmen
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The Hungover Stuntmen The Hungover Stuntmen
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The Hungover Stuntmen The Hungover Stuntmen
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Metronomy Metronomy
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Metronomy
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One Night Only One Night Only
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One Night Only One Night Only
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One Night Only Another great night…

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