Went to see KIGH perform their farewell tour at Fibber McGees last night in Dublin and despite showering in my hotel room afterwards I still have the trampstamp they gave us when we handed in our tickets. Supporting were two smaller bands, one of them called Radio Room was quite good and well, they weren't exactly ugly
Then Jody has a hitlist came on. I wasn't expecting it to be good, when I saw KIGH in December 2010 they had been support and I hadn't thought much of them but last night, also playing as their own farewell, they were awesome.
As Jody left KIGH started setting up. We had noticed (me and sid and a few other people) that Aled Philips, lead singer of KIGH, had been watching Jody from the crowd, but I wasn't expecting him to push past us to get onto the stage and my arm made contact with his rear
Then when he was on stage and singing he knocked over the mic stand onto me and I had to pass it back. Fibbers is a pub and it was a very intimate gig, no barriers and a two foot high stage and I was at the front with Sid right in front of Aled, he likes to stand on his speaker and so I spent alot of my time looking straight at his crotch and his skinny jeans flies kept opening hahahaa. On one song he came down into the crowd beside us with the mike and we all just sung into it.
It was sad but amazing this last gig. At the end Iain was still on stage and someone asked for his setlist, Aled's was on the stage in front of me and I asked politely if I could have one and he handed it to me <3 and then the Drummer came up on stage to get something and I got to shake hands with him. It was really really great, like the best of the three Dublin gigs I've seen them at. The first was at the Academy 2, upstairs with ColourMePink and Jody supporting and it was thrilling as it was my first gig, at the end of their Dirt tour and they played the yet to be released 'Not in this world' song from the next album. The Second time was a year ago, in the Academy 2 again but in the basement and far less people and enough space that we did a conga line. Support was a band called Tides who were really good and we were at the railings at the front, where we had also been for the first gig but upstairs, we managed to get right at the front every time. This last gig was more like a celebration and it was so much fun and I will miss them forever now.