Livewire/Limehouse Lizzy Oxford Academy 25th September 2009
First of a 2 part gig and half marathon review.
Went to the Oxford Academy for a 2 band tribute nite. First time the 2 bands have toured together and as the premier AC/DC and Thin Lizzy tribute acts seemed a good bill. As in the summer we were due to see AC/DC and Thin Lizzy play at Wembley Stadium (until Mr Sykes went over the wall) this was the substitute and at only £15 a damn sight cheaper.
I have to say both bands were fantastic. The vocals for Thin Lizzy by Wayne Ellis were just uncanny. Close your eyes and the great Mr Lynott was still with us. Sound was great and for an hour and 10 mins we were in Lizzy heaven. Songs too plentiful to mention all played with a passion for the great man's music. Favourite's would have to be Emerald, Killer On The Loose and The Cowboy Song. Brilliant.
Livewire again were fantastic. Geetarist Lorne in his red schoolboy outfit has the sound of Angus down to a "t". Also the mannerism's and with 2 singers you get the Bon half and then the Brian half. Both singers again have all the mannerism's and vocals down to a "t". Bon's highlights included Down Payment Blues, Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be, Highway To Hell and Whole Lotta Rosie. Brian's highlights included Hells Bells, Shoot To Thrill, Rock n'Roll Train and For Those About To Rock with 2 cannons!!
During Let There Be Rock we had the sight of Bon and Brian singing together - an interesting thought.Played for an hour and a half and with the tour doing great business they will do it all again next year. Place was pretty well full.
Great nite out.
36 hours later and off to Windsor. Eventually got there about 2 mins before the start due to terrible traffic. On the M4 down to 1 lane it said so after all queing for about 25 mins got there and nothing!!!!!Bastards!!
Very warm day at 23 degrees like last year.Managed to come 126 places better off at 1665th out of 5000. In a time of 2 hours and 8 seconds 36 better than last year. (you wuss - I managed a whole Marathon at the weekend, and still had enough room for a Mars Bar too - Ed)
I will go under 2 hours in London the hills of Windsor are a killer.Quite rough afterwards I have to say.Last year I thought I drank too much maybe not enough this time.
So next weekend off to London on Saturday.Staying near Hyde Park tube up to Wembley for Dream Theater and then the Royalparks half on the Sunday morning. Starting in Hyde Park with 15000 others. Down to Buckingham Palace, Houses Of Parliament, London Eye, down the embankment to Blackfriars, Trafalgar Square, Admiralty Arch, The Mall, St.James Park, back to Hyde Park and then Kensington Gardens and finish by The Albert Hall.
Shall I carry a camera????