Just registered to add my thoughts about Newcastle last night. Agreed it was a marvellous show, best I've seen them, wonderful atmosphere and Shane was in top form throughout and whole band was playing brilliantly. Lovely start to the Christmas period.
I know I think they're brilliant every year but last night was something special, it was like going back in time to the late 1980's. Absolutely brilliant performance from all the band, Shane was the most lucid I've ever seen and the crowd were their usual, mad, brilliant self. All in all it made for a cracking night and possibly the best gig I've seen them play, certainly the best for 20 odd years. However, for all the brilliance named above, best sight of the night was seeing Phil back up there where he belongs, he was sorely missed last year (certainly the sound in Newcastle last year had something missing). Really great to see him back up there enjoying himself.
I agree with everything above. Can I just add that I thought Tuesday Morning was tremendous? As was Kitty, and Thousands. God, the whole show was brilliant. The best I've seen and I've been to the last 5 in Newcastle. Thanks lads (and Ella). Merry Christmas!!