Tuesday, 27 September 2016

The Near Dark Tour Came to Leeds


The Near Dark Over Europe Tour was as it says on the tin a tour of Europe by three bands, namely The Last Cry, The Last Dance and Strap On Halo and a DJ, Martin Oldgoth with a few more equally important people in the back ground. The last night was in my home town Leeds and was hosted by my regular Goth club Carpe Noctum.
Tour Poster
As soon as this had been announced months ago I had bought my ticket fearing a sell-out gig, which it wasn`t far from. The 18th of September has been a bad day for me as it is the anniversary of my mother`s death, however on refection I am sure she would have not minded me going out and partying.
Their Tour Bus (Their pic)
So I arrived at the club in good time and was greeted by Howard (The Promotor) outside, once in Viv, Clare and Ade were on door duties. Having been duly stamped I went upstairs and before calling at the bar I first went to the Merchandize table and got the new CD by The Last Cry from Bridget. Next I had a quick chat with Martin, and then I got a drink which had gone up 40 pence a pint in the last 2 weeks!
Strap On Halo
It was always going to be one of those nights were everyone who`s anyone in the scene would be there and it was! I`m not going to try and list all my friends who were there, but just to say it`s always good to see people who I only see once or twice a year.
Strap On Halo opened, the only band I hadn`t seen before, but soon found I liked them.

The Last Dance
The Last Dance had the middle spot, Jeff Diehm making a point of telling us this. I like their music, I also like the way Jeff talks to us in-between the songs, something not many Goth bands do. As always they saved the best for last “Do You Believe In Angels” we did.


Jeff Diehm, The Last Dance
  The Last Cry Headlined and opened with Goodbye, and played most of their new album with classics from Living In Grey mixed in. A great set from one of my favourite bands.
The Last Cry
Despite the fact it was Sunday and I had work at 8 O` clock in the morning I waited for it to be Martin`s turn to DJ and managed just a couple of dances before `doing` the goodbyes and heading home. This night will be remembered for a long time.

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