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Old 17-12-2021, 06:42
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Happy 10th Anniversary of National Treasures gig!

Still probably the best gig I've ever been to despite only just making it having spent the previous few days in bed with flu.
My body is celebrating the anniversary having let me spend the past week in bed with covid.
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Old 17-12-2021, 09:35
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Indeed. And we still haven't got a bloody video.

10 years eh - where does the time go?
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Old 17-12-2021, 10:07
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Even just the completed set of audio tracks would be nice.
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Old 17-12-2021, 10:34
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Even just the completed set of audio tracks would be nice.
Wouldn’t it just!

I can’t believe it’s been ten years. What a gig. Glad I managed to catch So Why So Sad and Love’s Sweet Exile live and see There By The Grace and Nixon again after almost ten years.

I was hoping they would pull out PCP as a double A side but ah well. Was a great night.
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Old 17-12-2021, 11:59
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I went to the NT show. It felt like an end of an era - both for the band and for my fandom.

The gig felt very big. I didn't enjoy it that much. Got the shits the next day, probably from a chicken wrap.
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Old 17-12-2021, 12:26
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My memory of this gig consists of seeing someone who was a doppelganger of Nick Griffin holding court in one of the eateries. Pretty meh atmosphere and probably in the bottom three of Manics gig experiences. Never really understood people's fascination with this gig, the recordings I've heard are a bit lifeless.
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Old 17-12-2021, 15:21
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Still one of my favourite ever Manics gigs.... a handful of songs that I hadn't seen them play live before, a few old favourites that had laid undisturbed for a long time and lot and lots of hits!

If I had to pick out a highlight it has to be Revol, thrilling and terrifying in equal amounts and the video played behind the band as they performed it added to the brilliance of its spectacle.

Reckon it was the thirteenth Manics gig I went to... now more than doubled that in the next ten years. As others have commented the only thing missing is an official recording, although my bootleg version is still what I go out jogging to.

Would it be classified as the last iconic Manics gig? There's been plenty of fine ones since, but nothing that the fanbase can unite around quite like it.
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Old 17-12-2021, 16:16
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Would it be classified as the last iconic Manics gig? There's been plenty of fine ones since, but nothing that the fanbase can unite around quite like it.
I think the Cardiff NHS gigs this year were pretty iconic! In fact for me they were much more iconic than the O2 show, but I was at the nadir of my Manics fandom back in 2011 so I’m not the best judge.

I do regret that I wasn’t in the best place to enjoy the O2 show, but you can’t help what life throws at you, and at least I was there, though I have next to no memory of it.
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Old 17-12-2021, 16:24
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I enjoyed the gig, don't remember much now apart from watching Nina on stage for the duration of Your Love Alone as I knew I'd never get to see her again in the flesh, Revol being pretty rocking down near the front and being so bloody tired afterwards, physically and mentally before a long drive back to Yorkshire afterwards. Such a shame they didn't film it, but I think they said it would have been too expensive
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Old 17-12-2021, 17:51
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Would it be classified as the last iconic Manics gig? There's been plenty of fine ones since, but nothing that the fanbase can unite around quite like it.
I feel like you could maybe say the Liberty Stadium gig for EMG?
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Old 17-12-2021, 19:50
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Just found my review on facebook of the gig:

Last night was pretty much three hours of amazingness. All the live standards were amazing, but Revol was just above anything ever. Bradders wore a sailor suit and nailed every guitar solo going, and they got Nina and that guy from the Super Furry Animals to come and do some singing. In summary, I wish I could go and see the Manics every single day.


Also it turns out five years ago I went to see Kula Shaker! Tonight I do nothing!

Thanks for the replies about my earlier post about iconic gigs, there's a few that spring to mind from the distant pass that we'd probably all agree on - Glasto 94, Manic Millenium, Cuba. I guess along with the Liberty Stadium and NHS gigs you could put in the Holy Bible gig at Cardiff Castle... they just feel a little bit like big shows that were part of a tour rather than something one off and completely unique. But that's just my thoughts, hope it kind of makes sense!
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Old 17-12-2021, 20:19
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Any of the holy bible gigs are just as iconic.

It was the last BIG gig or at least until they call it day.
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Old 19-12-2021, 17:04
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Holy Bible at Cardiff Castle looked pretty good. The 3 gigs at the Roundhouse were immense.
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Old 20-12-2021, 13:39
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I didn't like the 1st half so much, something was lacking for some reason but the 2nd was much better!

Had they split then & comeback now, they'd be more popular now.
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Enjoyed the show but enjoyed the absolute mission a 6 hour drive both ways more. IDIOT.

It was fun though. Looking back it did have an end of era feel to it. Not that you can predict these things, but if you take the last decade overall (perhaps with the exception of RIF in parts) the albums have been more experimental overall than what came before it. And so that "classic" Manics sound is still there, but it was always very obvious who you were listening to before then.

In many way it was a classic Manics show. It had all the hits, and yet some of them were obscure enough to confuse the (understandably) mainstream crowd at the event. "Loves Sweet Whuuut? The Love of Richard Whooooo?"

Still. I enjoyed it, and it felt like a natural point where my musical interests were moving onto other things. That said, as a ridiculous mission, as a big gig and as a way to celebrate the band it was cool to be at. Not the very best gig I ever saw them do, but sometimes the circumstance and the event itself can overtake the actual performance. And with all the singles on one night, it had a uniqueness and a fun factor to it that I really got into. So yeah. Good memories of this one.
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