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The Bunker, Lavery's, Belfast, Oct 6th

So, where were we? Oh yes, going into Lavery's for our second CoRo & Corn Mo gig in our mini-tour. The people on the door were very friendly, but they didn't have The List. Pre-paid admittance would be by confirmation number, they explained, but we gave our names instead and they still let us in!

The venue was a long, dark and narrow room with a few tables and stools and a swanky bar, and a small aluminium stage laden with equipment,

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and...drums?! Corn Mo came on just as we trooped in, to introduce the local support act and good friends of his, he said: Son of Shrimp. They might have been alright, I don't know, but they were certainly very loud. The sound man, Thomas, didn't know where to find the monitor and so the drummer couldn't hear what the guitarists were doing, but even after Jordan came and sorted it all out, Son of Shrimp's sound didn't improve.

Corn Mo was on next, and the audience went wild. He comes to Belfast regularly, and has built up a faithful fanbase there, most of whom were in the house that night. Plus, of course, he had brought us along, and we love Corn Mo. Unfortunately, he had now cut the werewolf song from his repertoire...but it's alright as Julia has a recording of it from that first gig. We couldn't get a good view from where we had been when Son of Shrimp were on, and so we had no choice but to go up front and sit down on the floor, where very soon, we were actually joined by said Scion of Shellfish, and then a few more people who were latecomers to the party.

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And then, almost before we knew it, CoRo were up on stage.

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They started off with the song that had been the off-mic the night before, a cover of Billy Bragg's Help Save The Youth Of America, giving their left-wing Democrat credentials; and then launched into 92 Mikes, which segued into Trumpet, which was followed by...you can tell I snagged the setlist after the show, can't you? ;-)

It was an electrifying performance, with Eric occasionally rocking out, Adam holding Jesus hostage in the trunk, and Jordan doing what Jordan does best, i.e. play the trumpet, the banjo, the bass, the guitar. After the set, the boys went to do a signing, while a DJ unleashed the most godawful racket and we decided to head to the hotel bar for a quiet drink and a mulling over of the night's event among friends. However, we had scarcely sat down in our comfy chairs, when we were joined by Corn Mo...upon whom five minutes later, Child of Crustacean descended, like a gaggle of very excited, very rude young men. They pinched Christy's chair without so much as a by-your-leave, and pointedly ignored us after the following exchange:

Spawn of Seafood's singer: "We opened for Common Rotation!"
Me: "We know. We saw. We heard."
Spawn of Seafood's singer: "So you didn't like us then." - [hissy fit]

After a while, we got up and relocated to the lobby and the Internet. Matt joked that they could track IP-addresses at the website - "we know who everyone is" - though that fell a bit flat later when we realised that we'd been accessing the site through the hotel's rather anonymous connection.

Then it was off to Bedfordshire, knowing that our taxi would call at 9am to take us back to the airport and our plane bound for Glasgow.



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Oct. 11th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
Spawn of Seafood's singer: "We opened for Common Rotation!"
Me: "We know. We saw. We heard."
Spawn of Seafood's singer: "So you didn't like us then."

ROTFLMAO!! verily that amused me!

Your camera did excellently well .. are those pre show ones flashy ones?

hee I'm not sure I can follow your reports, yours and Christy's - they are fantabulous!
Oct. 11th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
are those pre show ones flashy ones?

Yes, they are. I figure that the no flash rule only holds while they are actually on stage performing (though I have been a v. bad girl in G2 and flashed from the side on one or two).
Oct. 11th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
oh for sure it does indeed .. I was just impressed with the clarity compared to mine! :) Also the "Rule" (capital R lol) only says the front few rows or something anyways. G2 is not bad :)
Oct. 11th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
only the front few rows or something

Really? I wish I'd known that earlier -- we couldn't have been farther away from the stage at The Troubadour! Something to remember next time. ;-)
Oct. 11th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you! This was a fun read , I'm only a bit green with jealousy :)
Oct. 11th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you...though in truth, you haven't missed much in having missed Posterity of Prawn. ;-)
Oct. 11th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
*YAY!* a most excellent reportage that was indeed as was the whole "yes we heard!" Classic, just classic: )
Oct. 11th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
I can't deny I do have my moments...;-)
Oct. 11th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
As soon as son of shrimp took the stage, I recognised the singer and the bassist as the two very drunk guys from Glasgow in April last year, who tried to talk me into going to a Metal club with them after the show. I politely declined. :P
Oct. 11th, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
A wise decision, to be sure ;-)
Oct. 12th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
Your Mo picture is priceless! And that's a nice one of Jordan and Adam.
Oct. 12th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
Yep, I'm well pleased with how that last one came out...the others are all blurred. :(
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