Saturday, 1 July 2017

Placebo @ Terra Vibe 7 years ago

Almost 7 years ago, Placebo were in Athens, at Terra Vibe again. I was afraid that the gig was going to be cancelled, because it looked like it was going ro rain (A Killers gig the previous year had been cancelled for that same reason) but thankfully the weather relented and the gig went ahead. There were still worries though, since the band had played Salonica the previous day and came off stage after playing for only 50 minutes.Placebo are one of the bands that often come to Greece (like Depeche Mode, Scorpions and James) but I still had not seen them before. So that particular evening seemed like the perfect occasion.
Support was provided by Aviv Geffen and that was funny, because this was the second time I was seeing him play live in 8 days. (He had played support for U2 at the Athens Olympic Stadium on the 3rd of September, appearing before Snow Patrol).

At the Olympic Stadium he struck me as extremely boring, but now that I was seeing him from up close he seemed much more lively.

Finally at half past nine Placebo went on stage!

They kicked off with "Nancy Boy" and thanked the Gods of Mt. Olympus for "clearing the skies so that the gig would finally take place".

They played for about 82 minutes including the encore (the last 4 songs). And since their songs are on average 3 to 4 minutes long I considered this a full set. Before I finish this post I must make a special mention of the keyboard player playing with Placebo, because she was not just a keyboard player as she also played the tambourine... ...the violin... ...and the theremin!  
Placebo are back at Terra Vibe tonight and The PAP DX Blog will be there...
01. Nancy Boy
02. Ashtray Heart
03. Battle For The Sun
04. Soulmates
05. Kitty Litter
06. Every You Every Me
07. Special Needs
08. Breathe Underwater
09. The Never-Ending Why
10. Bright Lights
11. Meds
12. Teenage Angst
13. All Apologies
14. Song To Say Goodbye
15. The Bitter End
16. Trigger Happy
17. Post Blue
18. Infra-Red
19. Taste In Men

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