@Rock City Nottingham
Daughter was the first gig I went to in Nottingham. So when they said the doors would open at 6:30pm - I was on time! Big mistake! The support Pixx didn't come on the stage for at least an hour and a half later! I waited and I waited...and waited until the venue filled.
Given I was there very early, I had a good spot almost front row. Daughter came on stage after the usual short break of setting up all the musical instruments. I must say they had really good music in the interlude. I wish I had recorded it to find out which band it was!
So finally Daughter enter the stage. The crowd went wild. The lead singer was very humble... or maybe best described as timid! She spoke so softly - I literally couldn't hear a word she said! The guitarist tried to be a little more chatty and audible between songs but overall it felt a bit disconnected from the crowd.
We were there to hear them sing and that we did. I wasn't much aware of Daughter other than their 'Youth' song. To be completely honest, the gig didn't hook me on any other song. The crowd did seem to know all lyrics of all songs and sang along. I personally thought all songs sounded similar. Unfortunately, this turned out not to be a band for moi. The crowd did enjoy the gig immensely though so I guess they are doing great for their targeted audience.
And talking about the audience... I need to confess I spent the whole night with my face in my pint size soft drink plastic cup. For Pete's sake, please mind your fellow gig goers and hold your human gases in - I know you can! With so many people (the venue did feel overcrowded) and one as short as I, the air does not circulate...it gets trapped and you end up desperately trying to inhale the scent of your sugary soft drink!!!
This was one of the gigs that I felt I wanted to leave half way through but only stayed because I paid for it! As previously said, most of the crowd did seem to be into the songs and sang along but there was this particular girl that was laughing during the songs - and her laughter was heard over the endings of each song. It did feel odd but then again I think if you ask her she will say it was the best gig of her life!
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