September 19, 2005

Fine Line Music Cafe

Minneapolis MN US

Devil's Waitin'
Fault Line
Restless Sinner
Shuffle Your Feet
Ain't No Easy Way
Still Suspicion Holds You Tight
Weight Of The World
Love Burns
White Palms
Punk Song
As Sure As The Sun
US Government
Sympathetic Noose

Spread Your Love
Gospel Song
The Line
Open Invitation

Members at this show:

David, paranoidmouse,


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alliezabu, BRMCAdmin, dianemarie, dogbreth, ElizabethC, fuckminneapolis, headuphigh, kweebs, lovelymess, maggie, mich, Michele, paranoidmouse, pilgrim, pineweasel, prettyThings, redfoxx, Rupert8821, ryan, salvation, slaa, wlphifer

headuphigh says0 Votes UP / DOWN
What a great show, adding Awake to the encore because some people were calling for it really shows the band's devotion to their fans. Thanks guys, please come back soon!
Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2005 pm30 at 10:31pm
lovelymess says0 Votes UP / DOWN
Posted Thursday, September 22, 2005 pm30 at 12:44pm
mich says0 Votes UP / DOWN
Adam and I arrived at The Fine Line around 7. Since we arrived so early, we ate at a cafe around the corner. I don't know if I was too excited about the show or the food was actually crap, but I couldn't eat it.

While we were waiting, Robert came over and gave me a hug and introduced me to David (we finally met :). After a bit, the doors opened and everyone filtered in.

Mark Gardener played brilliantly. Vapour Trail is definitely one of the best songs ever. He dedicated it to Andy Bell, and when someone yelled something about Oasis (I think), he asked if they'd been to the twin cities recently. Of course everyone said no, and he said, "What's wrong with them?" lol...

Something really scary happened during his set, though. This girl leaned towards the amps then completely passed out! She hit her head on the stage as she went down. Then literally 10 secs later, she stood up, and said "I'm fine!" Her boyfriend [or friend] was like "I think we should go..." and she finally agreed. I hope she made it out alright as no one seems to know what happened to her.

BRMC then took the stage. Peter played a couple songs acoustic before Nick, Rob and Spike joined. What was immediately evident to me was how incredibly fabulous "Howl" (the entire album) was live. The definite standout to me was "Shuffle Your Feet."

Someone actually got them to change the setlist. This dude kept yelling "AWAKE! PLAY AWAKE!" to which Rob replied, "Jesus Christ already!" But then right before Gospel Song, he's decided to keep his bass and said, "I guess if you ask for it enough, you'll get it!" to the audience.

After it was all over, I noticed Nick by the bus. Adam told him it was a great set. I then formerly introduced myself since I never had before. I was shocked to hear he visited my site on many occassions and enjoyed the "fan" section the best. We chatted for a bit longer before I asked for a picture, which he graciously obliged saying it would be "perfect under the moonlight."

We went back in for a bit to chat. I introduced myself to Sunny and Nancy: two of the coolest ladies I've ever met. :) After that we talked to Robert for a bit, I pestered for another picture (the one from two years ago was now severely outdated), and he also graciously obliged.

Adam really wanted to meet Peter so I decided we had to find himm I noticed he was by the bus. Adam's chatting away, and Pete was being incredibly talkative. All of a sudden he looks at me and says, "We've met before, haven't we?" I explain, yes, and how, and he goes "I knew I knew you! It's great to see you again!" I asked for a picture, and luckily, the third time was also the charm. I finally accomplished my mission of getting photos with them all.

While everyone else headed over to the bowling alley for a few games, we headed back to Des Moines so I could catch the train to Chicago where it would start all over again.
Posted Thursday, September 22, 2005 pm30 at 6:43pm
Rupert8821 says0 Votes UP / DOWN
fuckin awesome, nuff said
Posted Thursday, September 22, 2005 pm30 at 8:56pm
pilgrim says0 Votes UP / DOWN
'Once inside the venue I run to the front. This is quite funny since nobody else is. Mark Gardener plays a great set and has two people with him on stage. The girl Cat Martino has a fantastic voice, check her out if you can.
I’m freaked out by a girl collapsing next to me.

Then BRMC come on. I can feel the crowd responding, but it’s far more subtle. There’s no jumping, dancing or bustling. I miss the U.K crowd and the sense of ‘one-ness’ or family I get at gigs here. But never mind, the gig is great. I’m so overwhelmed by being there that I can’t really remember many details. I’m holding on to one of Pete’s monitors as if I want to steal it. I think I liked Promise, Sympathetic Noose and many others that night but it’s completely overshadowed by getting to hear Open Invitation live for the first time. I think it’s the most beautiful thing ever. And ever. And ever.'

Posted Friday, September 30, 2005 pm30 at 7:13pm
fuckminneapolis says0 Votes UP / DOWN
i commend you on staying true to yourselves and your music, treating music as real artists with true appreciation of the impact it has on others (seems like an easy feat, but its rarely seen)-awesome show--i will definitely be there in February
Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2006 pm31 at 12:48pm
dogbreth says0 Votes UP / DOWN
I could sit and write a long review about how good the show was, but that would be silly seeing as if you have seen the band you know that they truly shine when live.
Mark Gardner, formerly of 'ride', did an excellent job opening. His set was entertaining and set up perfectly the mood and sound of BRMC - particularly with the band filtering onto stage as the songs progressed.

Excellent show.

Just wish like hell BRMC hadn't cancelled out of their performance opening for 'spiritualized' while touring for their first major release and forcing the audience at First Ave. to listen to some lousy junkie playing an out of tune guitar abusively instead. Spiritualized did kick ass though, having been to Minneapolis a few months before with a full band, horns, back up singers and then coming as a stripped down rock band. Still... drove three hours to see BRMC primarily only to be given some tickets for free entry to some show I'd never attend as amends.
Posted Monday, May 29, 2006 pm31 at 1:18pm

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