Friday, July 05, 2013

Up All Night - Live At The Marquee - Cork

A large crowd (estimated 2-3,000) turned up to see The Rats play their first gig with Geldof and Briquette in tow since 1986.  After 27 long years, the band played a barnstorming set and created a lot of buzz in the city centre post gig. A very tight set, so much so that Having My Picture Taken got dropped and the mooted Kicks wasn't played, even the new additional verse for She's So Modern was dropped and Banana Republic stripped to the bare bones.  The gig was all the better for it giving the enthusiastic audience some superb entertainment.

The Rats Rock Out!
Courtesy Jules- The Hippy Angel -

Personally, it was a very long day, staying up all night in order to catch the 8am flight back to London. Fcuk knows what happened to my banana.

Yours truly with a banana!
Courtesy of Joke

Support :Fred  (the band)

The badly numbered setlist.
Courtesy Jules- The Hippy Angel -

The Rats played

  • Eva Braun
  • Like Clockwork
  • Neon Heart
  • She's Gonna Do You In (with Geldof on harmonica)
  • Someone's Looking At You
  • Joey's On The Street Again
  • Banana Republic
  • Having My Picture Taken (on set list, not played)
  • She's So Modern
  • Mondays
  • Close As You'll Ever Be
  • When The Night Comes
  • Howard Hughes
  • Mary of the Fourth Form (interspersed with I Wanna Be Your Man and Boom Boom)
  • Looking After Number One
  • Rat Trap

And came back for an encore, playing

  • Elephant's Graveyard
  • Diamond Smiles

And back for a second encore before they pulled the plug

  • The Boomtown Rats

1 comment:

ArrGee said...

A really good review.