Saturday, July 10, 2010

Manic Street Preachers, 2010-07-09 - Optimus Alive 10!, Algés

Fri, Jul 9, 2010 in Algés, Lisbon, Portugal @ Optimus Alive!10 (Passeio Marítimo de Algés)

Arrived at Optimus Alive!10 at 8 AM and only left Optimus Alive!10 at 3 AM next morning. 19 hour day of waiting and music.
Close to 11 AM some portuguese fans from Lisbon and Alentejo arrived and soon after 2 british girls Hanna and Lara who come from UK just to see "Manic Street Preachers".
At 11 AM a portuguese band start the rehearsal on the entrance portico. Actually I hated that band. That style was trash-metal that I hate. The band later started to play as 15h30.
Around 15:30 we started to walk trough the corridors. Some minutes after 16h00 we get in Optimus Alive!10
I was interviewed around 17h00 by someone from the TV Station SIC RADICAL. The 2 girls from Britain were interviewed before me.
The concerts started around the scheduled time. That was good. It's a festival with several bands, so it was good.

Before "Manic street Preachers" in Optimus alive!10, played "Jet" and "Mão Morta" (portuguese band) and after MSP played "Skunk Anansie".

We had 2 bands before Manic Street Preachers ("Jet" and "Mão Morta").

The first band was Jet. They started at 18h30 and played for 56 minutes. They were good. Very friendly with a good sound. I like them. I liked very much the song "17" that I didn't knew before. In some songs the drummer also sang while the vocalist was playing guitar.

I will write here the setlist:

1. That's All Lies
2. Genius
3. Money Mouth
4. Beat On Repeat
5. Get What U Need
6. Hey Kids
7. Walk
8. Are You Gonna
9. 17
10. Take It Or Leave It
11. Holiday
12. Skin And Bones
13. Cold Hard Bitch
14. Black Hearts
15. Rip it Up

The second band was Mão Morta. They played for 58 minutes. I hate them. Their lyrics are horrible, very negative. The voice of the vocalist is very creepy.

I will write here the setlist:

1. Velocidade Escaldante
2. Teoria da Conspiração
3. E Se Depois
4. Tu Disseste
5. O Seio Esquerdo de R.P.
6. Budapeste (Sempre a Rock & Rollar)
7. Fazer de Morto
8. Novelos da Paixão
9. Barcelona (Encontrei-a na Plaza Real)
10. Cão da Morte
11. Anarquista Duval
12. 1º de Novembro

Finally was time for Manic Street Preachers. They started as 21h10 and played for 75 magical minutes.
Their concert was amazing. I loved to see them again live. One of my favorite bands ever.
They started with my favorite song "Motorcyle Emptiness" (made a video). This was their first hit ever and the song that made me love them.
I also made a video of "Suicide Is Painless", other of my favorite songs. This was a very famous song of an american 70's series named "MASH".
At the end of the setlist on paper was written this: "My Guitar Is Your Best Friend, Your Wife, Your Mistress, Your Psychiatrist, Your Bartender - It's Everything" - LES PAUL
For anyone who knows them knows this story of sentences. The MSP are a very political band and very left-wing. In the lyrics they write notices that a lot. I have some tour books of their past concert tours that I saw and in their tour books as in all their CDs they always have many famous phrases. Phrases always with a sense of certain political situations that are happening.
"The Everlasting (Acoustic)" was amazing. Only with the vocalist alone on stage. James Dead Bradfield, his name.
James Dean Bradfield was completely on fire. He loved of course again the Portuguese people. He spoke at the beginning of the concert of 98 concert in Lisbon. He could not remember the year well and said something. We've been here on 98 or 99. And then I screamed was in 98 and I've been there, hehe.
This was my third MSP concert. I saw the first 2 in Lisbon. 1993/Dec/07 in Pavilhão Carlos Lopes and in 1998/Nov/02 in Coliseu de Lisboa. Two amazing shows in wich I stayed with their setlist in paper. On this third show I didn't get it because the 2 British friends stayed with the setlist.

I will write here the setlist:

1. Motorcycle Emptiness
2. Everything Must Go
3. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
4. Suicide is Painless (Theme from MASH) (Johnny Mandel cover)
5. From Despair to Where
6. Tsunami
7. Autumnsong
8. Ocean Spray
9. La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
10. You Stole the Sun From My Heart
11. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
12. A Design for Life
13. The Everlasting (Acoustic)
14. The Masses Against the Classes
15. Little Baby Nothing
16. Kevin Carter
17. You Love Us
18. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next

Some videos of Manic Street Preachers I made (7):

Manic Street Preachers-Motorcycle Emptiness, Lisbon, PT, 2010-07-09
And the video:

Manic Street Preachers-Suicide Is painless, Lisbon, PT, 2010-07-09
And the video:

Manic Street Preachers-Autumn Song, Lisbon, PT, 2010-07-09
And the video:

Manic Street Preachers-La Tristesse Durera (With intro), Lisbon, PT, 2010-07-09
And the video:

Manic Street Preachers-Jackie Collins Existential Question Time (With Intro), Lisbon, PT, 2010-07-09
And the video:

Manic Street Preachers-A Design For Life, Lisbon, PT, 2010-07-09
And the video:

Manic Street Preachers-If You Tolerate This... (With End), Lisbon, PT, 2010-07-09
And the video:

We had 1 band after Manic Street Preachers ("Skunk Anansie").

The fourth band was Skunk Anansie. They were a little late. 15 minutes after the schedulle time. They appear at 23:05 and they played for 78 minutes. I didn't enjoy they're performance. Skin was great, always with a lot of energy, jumping around the stage. The show started with songs very loud.
Funny to see Skin getting out of the stage and running in front of me. The design of their stage was very good, the drummer was excelent and even sang some songs. Skin loved the public like always. She was very happy.

I will write here the setlist:

1. Yes It's Fucking Political
2. Selling Jesus
3. Charlie Big Potato
4. Because of You
5. Charity
6. 100 Ways To Be A Good Girl
7. I Can Dream
8. My Ugly Boy
9. Weak (Skin was held by the crowd)
10. Brazen (Weep)
11. Twisted (Everyday Hurts)
12. Cheap Honesty
13. On My Hotel T.V.
14. Tear the Place Up
15. The Skank Heads (Get Off Me)
16. Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)
17. Squander
18. Little Baby Swastikkka

After Skunk Anansie I got out of the main Optimus Alive!10 stage and went to the Super Bock Stage (Dance Music). Arrive there close to 1 AM.
Saw first at 1 AM the "Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77" and then with a 20 minute delay at 2h20 AM the amazing "Steve Aoki". I made a video of the "Bloody Beetroots" and 2 videos of "Steve Aoki". Don't have this videos on the net, sorry.
I didn't see "Steve Aoki" till the end because I was so tired. On my way out I bought several stuff on a store there "Merchandise Mania". I bought a sweater with hood of "Within Temptation" other of my favorite bands. Also bought 4 sets of 4 pins each by "Marilyn Manson", "Linkin Park", "Metallica" and "Bon Jovi". The 4 pins of Bon Jovi are the album covers of 4 albuns: Lost Highway, Bounce, Keep the Faith and Slippery When Wet (this with a photo of the girl with a torn tshirt of Slippery).

I left Optimus Alive and arrive to the train at 3 AM. Caught the 3h30 train to Cais do Sodré. And then a bus to Saldanha (near my home, 5 minutes walking).

Next the story of U2 at Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra on October 2nd and 3rd 2010.

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