Placebo, Brixton Academy

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This week I received what I would describe as my personal holy grail of photopasses; Placebo at Brixton Academy. To say I was excited for this would be an understatement.

The first night I was just attending as a normal fan with my fellow Placebo enthusiast, Nikki, and my brother, so we got quite drunk and enjoyed ourselves. We made friends with randomers and danced around and probably annoyed the hell out of everyone around us, but it was great fun. I’m glad I still had the second night to go to as I didn’t remember it much!

The setlist was pretty standard, but they played All Apologies, Post Blue and new Teenage Angst so that was awesome. Not sure on starting with Nancy Boy, but it’s all good really. There were balloons with ‘Death and Fear’ printed on them, fuck tons of confetti, clowns firing tshirts from guns and all sorts of weird stuff. It was all filmed for a dvd and I can’t wait to see it! It’s been too long since the last one.

I was so nervous in the photopit, but I managed to get some good shots and not freak out too much. Security were ace and didn’t make us stow our cameras away, so I didn’t have to waste time inbetween acts.

You can read my official review and see the rest of the photos on my gig blog.

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