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Sheffield, England’s Pulp performed their second NYC date at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, 11 April 2012. The lobby, packed with people young and old, was in a frenzy as people scurried about to get to their seats, buy merch (yaay for my $20 tote!), or find their friends. It was a madhouse.
I finally got to my seat, only to realize I was too short. Damn seated venues with assigned seats! Thankfully a friend offered to switch places with me, which gave me a better view.
Pulp started out aptly with Do You Remember the First Time?, then treated us to Monday Morning. Besides the opening song, the night included a few from ‘His N Hers’ including Razzmatazz and Babies. The show was mainly a showcase of their most well known album ‘Different Class’, which included Monday Morning, Pencil Skirt, Something Changed, Disco 2000, Sorted for E’s & Wizz-where we were treated to some fancy light show, F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E.-which included dancers, I Spy, Underwear, Bar Italia, and ending before the encore with Common People.
I was very disappointed that the band did not play much from my favorite album ‘This Is Hardcore’. At least we got This is Hardcore-where Jarvis climbed the side wall to put on a dramatic performance drenched in that bloody red light used for a spotlight, and Like a Friend-which is probably my favorite song from that album, only because of the beautiful guitar melody…sigh. I would have loved to have heard that whole album in full. Come on Jarvis…help the aged! 😉
Anyways, the night ended with Mis-Shapes which was a great way to end the night with some dancing and shouting.
My only other complaint about the night is I hate seated venues in which you can’t really move. Pulp is a band you dance to in an open space, not in a constricted assigned seated area. If this was GA, I would’ve been at the venue early saving my spot, making new friends, and possibly getting sound check arrival shots. Oh well…I’m still glad I went.
These images shot out in the boonies, were taken with a Nikon V1. Still have to figure this one out, but so far, I’m liking it for its lack or minimal shutter lag and smooth video panning.