Never have I demanded a band entertain me as much as when Primal Scream brought some Chaosmosis to The Limelight, having been loaded (no pun intended) with the cold and should probably have stayed in the house, but having paid for a ticket, it would have been a waste not to go.
One definite plus point was the early stage time, advertised as 8.15pm but closer to 8.20pm. The last time they played The Limelight, they went on stage at about 8.30pm, catching a lot of people out.
They opened with a heavy guitar version of Moving On Up in comparison with the recorded version in what was an unsuprisingly hits heavy setlist.
There were new songs on the setlist with singles from new album Chaosmosis such as 100% Or Nothing, Where The Light Gets In and Feeling Like A Demon Again already being popular live songs and standing up against their classics.
It was hard to make out Bobby Gillespie when he spoke between songs, the only thing I could make out was that they made an album in Tennessee in the early 90s.
Gillespie spent most of the gig high fiving the front rows, prompting the smelliest woman in history to spend a few minutes climbing over me to try and get a high five which never came.
One of the highlights of any Primal Scream gig is Loaded, and the introduction which people instantly know what it is when they hear the words “Just what is it that you want?”
The answer, was to get down in Belfast Town apparantly, with Country Girl being changed to Belfast Girl. A cynical attempt to curry favour with the crowd, not that they needed to resort to such tactics.
As the band left the stage, I managed to be in the lucky position of cleanly catching a playlist that was thrown into the crowd. Somebody offered me 75p for it on my way out.
There’s no immediate Northern Ireland gig on the horizon for Primal Scream but there is a headline slot at Bundoran Sea Sessions in Donegal next summer.
Very very tempting.