I was at my one and only Belsonic gig this year last night, and what a gig, as Suede rolled into Belfast.
I’ve never seen Suede before. The closest I got was entering a competition for a free concert they did at Mandela Hall in 2002.
This wasn’t a band milking the nostalgia bandwagon, Suede are back with a fantastic new album, but of course, all their big hits were on the setlist.
I found it interesting to note that around me, there appeared to be a lot of people not from Northern Ireland, who had travelled over for Suede, determined to make the most of this reunion.
Brett Anderson strutted around the stage like a man determined to make up for lost time, energetically jumping on speakers, jumping around the stage, even trying to jump into the crowd, though not going to the Tim Booth level.
Due to a late start and the 11pm curfew, the encore was reduced to only one song, Trash. Suede, were anything but.