A long but enjoyable day in Glasgow started with a special Q&A session with Hooky at guitarguitar just down the road from Barrowlands. Entertaining as always and heard some new funny anecdotes prompted by some interesting questions! A great character and a guy pretty influential in the lives of all his fans like me. Just along the road is the amazing Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre that I just had to visit after the beautiful music it inspired in Maeve Gilchrist (will see and say more in future).
Then … see him again shortly after with quite a few more people in a packed Barrowlands Ballroom. This time also for a bit longer … 3 hours start to finish! :- firstly a 45 minute starter set of New Order songs; then the 2 main courses being the 2 Joy Division albums, ’Unknown Pleasures’ and ’Closer’ end to end in their entirety; finished off by an encore dessert of 4 non album track Joy Division songs, obviously with ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ to close.
Great band and really good delivery just like the last time I saw him, but this time with all the Joy Division songs I love instead of the New Order stuff that never moved me much in the past. Such a long time on my feet though, don’t know where he gets the energy from. I’ll never be allowed to complain about playing 26 songs a night again!
Attended by – George, Chris, Louis, Neil and Trish