by Bitchin Rock Mistress
* Decadenze & Heaven’s Basement * @ Academy 3, Manchester Wednesday 15th July 2009
2 of my favourite bands all in one night. Who could ask for more
After queuing for what felt like ages, we finally got through the doors, only to be told the guestlist had’t been sent down yet I’d already texted Chris (Decadenze) to find out what time they were on… 8pm. So that gave us about 15 mins to get the guestlist sorted and get inside. We made it inside just as Decadenze got on stage. There was absolutley no way to get down to front and get pics… so I got what I could from the side and from the back of venue.
Decadenze were on fire, absolutely buzzing from the crowd reaction. Band and crowd feeding each others excitement of the gig.
With all of D’espairsay’s kit on stage, there wasn’t a lot of room for the guys to ROCK out, but they made the best of what room they had.
Heaven’s Basement came on to rapturous cheers. I’d already seen quite a few of their t-shirts outside and inside the venue. Good to see the word is spreading
I was even further back for their set, so not many pics unfortunately. (MrRob may have some)
Was cool and weird to see them from a distance, rather than being right at front as we normally are. It made it a completely different show and I couldn’t help but smile when people were bouncing, cheering, clapping along to the guys
I didn’t go in to see D’espairsray. It said on wall they’d requested no photos, so I hung around and chatted to people by the merch. Popped head in to venue few times and had peek through doors. BUT no pics