Given the opportunity to see two of my favourite bands on the same bill, it would have been rude to turn down the opportunity.
I love Echo and the Bunnymen, and I must admit, the idea of them supporting James seemed a bit odd, as they never seemed natural bedfellows. People I had spoke to waiting to enter the arena were there solely to see the Bunnymen.
This was my second time seeing them, and it was very much like my previous time. They just got onstage and performed, not much interaction with the crowd, apart from when Ian McCullough praised Electronic Cigarettes, and to dedicate one song to Margaret Thatcher, clarifying, as if he needed to that “It wasn’t a tribute”
The setlist was mostly a Greatest Hits set, comprising of songs from Ballyhoo, apart from their big 1997 comeback hit ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’
A strange set due to it being reduced, and as support for another act, but still enjoyable.