First gig of the year. I had no prior knowledge of The Hunna. I knew they played at the Dot-to-Dot 2016 festival and I missed them so that was a good enough reason to buy me a ticket. Not long after, I received the ticket along with a gig guide that indicated that the gig was now sold out!
My previous experience in Rock City and young bands (read my Dot-to-Dot festival review for a reminder) led me to skip the supporting bands and arrive just for the main act and stay well away from the stage... close to the exit doors. I had good timing as I arrived just as The Hunna entered the stage.
Immortal teen spirit!!! The second the band was on the stage every single teenager in the venue started SCREAMING from the top of their lungs. The venue was filled with teenagers. I may have been the only one over 30!
I said to myself: I think I would have enjoyed this so much if I were 15. The band opened with their very catchy 'You and Me'. Once they started singing the screaming increased in decibel. You wouldn't think that's possible but it happened!
The band are young lads filled with energy and good vibes. Very skillful musicians and impressively great catchy songs. I actually enjoyed all of them! They sang 'You and Me' and 'Bonfire' twice so I guess those two are their signature songs? I also particularly enjoyed 'She's casual' and 'Alive'. The lead singer greeted the crowd saying that he was ill and that he was advised to cancel the gig but 'This is **** Rock City'!!! The crowd Roared! Every time the lead singer screamed 'Nottingham - Rock City' the crowd ROARED.
My decision to stay far away from the stage paid off. All through the night cups filled with beer were flying in the air landing on unsuspected heads! I mentioned that they all seemed like teenagers so I wonder whether the liquid content of the cups was actually beer.
I did go into mommy mode a few times during the gig. When a girl fell flat on her face right in front of me I almost tried to pick her up - she did bounce back almost instantly but still I had to remind myself: Not your responsibility!
'You said that we would go the distance
Now you don't take me anywhere'