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Peter in Bournemouth

Photo by Tim Churchill
Thanks to PushyBeggar1 for this very good review:
"It was an amazing gig. The support acts pleased most people however alot of people became impatient as they clearly only came for pete not the whole experience. When pete finally came on, pleasing most of the crowd everyone went wild. Pete was on form, looked healthy and with adam by his side for the first few songs he could do know wrong. The whole set was an absolute blinder, one of the best i've seen pete playing classics both new and old. The only downer on the gig was when the crowd got rather rowdy after a short break where pete left - some stupid announcer that was possibley the most annoying person i've ever seen kept getting the crowd over excited, not helping the situation, bottles flying everywhere but once pete - and adam returned the gig continued, the only way the venue staff could get rid of pete was finally closing the curtains whilst pete and adam bashed out a superb version of piracy. In all an absolutely fantastic night at a super venue. The setlist couldn't of been better, combining old with new. Anyone with tickets for the rest of the acoustic tour should be getting very excited".
We also have an "official" review by Patrick Gough for the Bournemouth Echo:
LADIES and gentlemen leave your pre-conceptions of Mr Peter Doherty at the door. The bad boy of rock produced perhaps his most sincere and intimate performance right here in Bournemouth. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Last night was all about the crème de la creme of local talent picked by the man himself for not-for-profit organisation Dorset Music Forum. The night began with blistering sets from Supernova, Zara Sophia and Roses, Kings, Castles featuring a stunning performance from Babyshambles drummer Adam Ficek. The Bournemouth eight-piece band Betika followed swiftly with a rabble-rousing playlist of folk-inspired rock that brought the eager audience to their feet.
However, the evening was all about one misunderstood musician with a guitar who found himself at peace on stage. Dressed in a sharp mohair suit and customary pork pie hat, Pete delivered pitch perfect renditions of Libertines and Babyshambles favourites.
Tracks included What a Waster, Don't Look Back Into the Sun and Can't Stand Me Now.
The crowd, buoyed up by Pete's enthusiasm, followed him willingly into the night for songs such as Albion, What Katy Did Next and Killamangiro. After what can only be described as a lengthy encore, that saw die-hard fans throw glasses on stage, Doherty swaggered back on stage. Picking up the frenetic tempo where he left off - and playing like a man possessed - he carried on playing even as the stage curtains were drawn down around him. Say what you like about him, at this performance he gave his all and then some.

1 comment:

doherty said...

sounded like a great gig

shame there was no carl!!!

(coz it was runoured)

i went to see him the albert hall last july it was amazing, and if that guy was there tryin to get the crowd excited he would of got twated!!

im seeing him in coventry tonight though!

do it should be good

thanks for the review