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Top gig for Toploader - top night all round!
Member Name: drown_doll
Date: 28/05/01, updated on 28/05/01 (28 review reads)
Advantages: emotion, talent, great music/lyrics
Disadvantages: his hair - how big???
As part of the Unison Living Wage concert at Manchester Evening News Arena, Toploader agreed to play a set of about 45 minutes, along with other well established artists - Dum Dums, Wheatus, Idlewild and Catatonia. At £10, this concert was a bargain, especially knowing that some of your money is going to help people.
I have seen Toploader once before at Hull University, although missed the majority of the set waiting for a friend to get ready. I also have their album, which makes my hairs stand up on end. They are simply amazing. Definitely better than recorded even.
They have this kind of power on stage. It's difficult to describe to be honest. Not only do their songs have immense meaning and most can relate to them, but they have unbelievable talent and appear totally focused on stage.
Although they are not usually the type of band that I would pay to go and see, I would definitely go and see them again. 'Achilles Heel' is by far their best song with most emotion. Amazing was the word of the night (well, for Toploader and Idlewild at least!).
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