Having first seen the Manics 25 years ago at Leeds Town and Country Club (just over the road). I was feeling a little nostalgic and pretty old! Bit of an unusual setlist “Horses Under Starlight”, “Forever Delayed” etc but plenty of classics thrown in. An acoustic “Stay Beautiful” sounding great (if a little nostalgic) with the crowd joining in with the “why don’t you just…FUCK OFF” to which James Dean Bradfield comments “How childish were we?!” very, did we ever grow up?
Having not seen the Manics for a good few years and missing the original Holy Bible tour an opportunity landed my way to get tickets for Wolverhampton and meet up with friends. A good time was had by all.
The Manic Street Preachers first gig proper after the disappearance of band member Richey Edwards. (I think just prior to this gig they did some support thing to The Stone Roses at Wembley)