I travelled 220 Miles (and 220 back) to see this gig. Was it worth it? YES, of course. Placebo played very very well, they were great-looking and there was a good feeling to it.
BUT... yes there's a but. I didn't like the tracklisting at all. They only played ONE song from my fave album, ie 36 Degrees out of the first album. I want my violent and mad Placebo back!!!!
|Brian Molko. As you probably have noticed, lately he's dressing more like a guy. Haircut is guyish too. And no nail-varnish. *Sigh* Where's the ambiguous little thing I used to love?|
|An attempt at a band shot. As usual Steve is hidden behind drums, but you can see Brian playing the keyboards and Stefan at work on the guitar.|
|A closer look to Stefan. He was wearing this tight red dress, it looks so great on him! I liked him a lot tonight, he kept throwing fire-stares on the audience, as if he wanted to fight (or love) each one of them.|
|Brian putting some sweat into singing!|
|Aw, now he's relaxing a bit and having a cigarette.|
|Oi! What's he doing now? The "umbrella sign"? Tellign us to get lost? Nah don't worry my lovelies, he was nice to everyone tonight, this is a candid pose of him resting his arm while smoking and singing...|
|Back with his guitar. The t-shirt he was wearing was sooo great! I wonder if they have custom-band guitar-picks? I'd love to get one, if they had!|
|This is one of the worst photos i've ever taken!!! See, the setting is perfect - we get to see Bri and Stef together in one pic at last! BUT... where are their heads? Placebo, gimme heads! Or something...|
|This isn't a bijoux of photo either. A bit shaky... If you look close enough, on the background you'll see the advertising for Levi. And Brian is a bit shaky and twistedly funny. And not even the security guy came out too well, with his eyes half closed. Better forget about this pic, ok?|
|Ok, ok, time to hate me once again. In September 2000 I met Placebo again. Here's Brian. Yeah he got even skinnier since the last time I met him!|
|And here is Stefan. Yeah he got even taller since I last met him. I dared ask what his height is and he replied "I'm in the very tall category". He's the best in the band methinks!!!|
|This pic is funny. Was taken the previous time i met Placebo. I was unaware of it, I didn't know this pic existed, until a girl came up to me this second time I met the band, and told me she had a pic of me at home LOL! Thanks Manu for this excellent photo of me and Brian! Totally candid! Looks like he's giving me his phone number, ehehe!|
Just as a side-notice, you might be aware that Placebo were playing at the Italian Festival of Music in February 2001, and Brian smashed his guitar onstage. If you wanna see a realmovie of this, go to Musicboom and click on the multimedia section. You'll have a laugh...