It was a wet but exciting night in London on Wednesday. I was on my way to see the English band Foxes! performing at the cavernously big Shepherd’s Bush Empire theatre in London – their biggest gig so far and, my friends, it was sold out.
At least those disappointed fans who didn’t get in could buy one of the few remaining and rather stylish tour t-shirts but they can’t have the medium sized one that has been reserved for me by Adam, the band’s lead guitarist, singer and co-song writer.
Adam of course is a close blood relation so I deserve a lousy t-shirt at least.
It was an amazing experience to see the four members of the band way down there on the stage just one inch tall but with the full paraphernalia of rock venue lighting and sound rigs and an audience on three tiers in the legendary theatre. It was an extraordinary experience after seeing them all perform in tiny venues in small local pubs or even in my living room, to then see them out there doing it for real.
I tried to capture a tiny moment of the atmosphere with my mobile phone, an HTC smartphone, to put you in the mood and below is a very short clip which I video’d but was not clever enough to edit so that the picture had its bottom on the bottom and its top on the top. I think, if you turn your head to the left and think of the bottom being on your right, you can just about make out that this was a great moment in the band’s career. Good luck to them – onwards and upwards. Oh, by the way, they have supporting the now well-known band known as Stornoway on a national tour. Stornoway were good too.
If anyone out there can tell me how to get the alignment right on Utube clips, please let me know and I will turn this round. As compensation here is another piece of casual filming. Here is another Foxes! song – shot at this year Indietracks festival in deepest rural Derbyshire, UK.