Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Justice live in London

I recently had the privilege of travelling abroad to some beautiful countries and islands. I went to Greece and Croatia, and spent a day in Italy and London; hence the reason for the lack of blogging in the last month.

The one evening we were in London, Justice were ripping it up in the London rain at Somerset House. We went along.

Marlon, in his massive trench coat, Tyrell boasting new red skinnies and his terrorist scarf (so last year) and yours truly sporting my newly acquired shutter shades and borrowed neon peak cap.

We arrived just as the opening act ended, perfect timing. The Londoners were pretty nonchalant about the weather as the icy rain poured down on the open air venue while we (Marlon, Tyrell and I) huddled under our small umbrella for warmth and the thought of being dry. The rain did stop for a bit however and we gave up on the idea of being warm and embraced the elements.

Just then, Justice came on stage and stood in the darkness behind their massive tables and Marshall stacks. They started with what must be a popular opener, Genesis. They are a class act. They played many familiar tunes from their newish album, “†”, mixed with oldies like, We are your Friends and even a riff from the Klaxons. The lighting was out of this world as well and synced so very well with the music making the show run like a well oiled machine.

There has been some criticism of the songs D.A.N.C.E. and The Party. People are often of the opinion that they didn’t do enough with them. They talk about dancing and partying, but it’s very difficult to move violently to these songs. But, the live performances of these songs silence all critics, well certainly me. They were so huge, we didn’t want them to end.

The rain came down once again to try and end proceedings, but bye this stage everyone was warm and couldn’t care less if they got a little wet.

All in all, a good night out in wet, miserable London. Check out the "Never be Alone" video below.

Action photos by Marlon Leggat.

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