Barrowland Ballroom Feature Review
15 October 2000
When I went to see Placebo, it was my first concert in the Barrowland Ballroom. I was apprehensive as I'd heard lots of stories about the mosh pit etc. I wasn't that keen on seeing Placebo because I was more into Nirvana & Limp Bizkit but never the less I went so that I could say I had been.
It wasn't like I expected, it was slightly bigger. The atmosphere was also unexpected as I thought the people around me were going to be very pushy but it instead it was a relatively laid back. As I went into the main ballroom, I was disappointed, it didn't seem too exciting and the support band were relatively dull though as soon as they left the stage, the crowd erupted, I hadn't experienced anything like it, the atmosphere was electric, it was nothing like the past concerts I had been in the SECC. As soon as the lead singer Brian Molko came onto the stage, the noise was deafening and the crowd surged towards the stage. People started bouncing up and down and it was hard not to join in.
As Placebo played, the sound was amazing, enough to send a shiver down my spine. Instantly it made me a fan of Placebo. The swelteringly heat and the crowd surfers added to the united atmosphere. Suddenly, someone threw, what seemed to be, a black t-shirt onto Brian Molko's face in the middle of the song and a deathly silence appeared. He just turned round and continued playing and a security guard ran on and removed it. When he was finished playing the song, he just turned to the crowd and told them if anyone else wanted to do the same thing, "Fuck you!". Then from the deathly silence, a large roar came from the crowd. As the last song was played, "Pure Morning", the crowd began singing along and the feeling I experienced was unique and nothing like I had felt before.
After the concert, I was in shock and all I
wanted to do was go to another one.
Carrie Anne Irvine
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