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A great event, only slightly spoile... from Dark Cookie, 04/06/13
My first time at the stables, which is a great, laid-back, intimate venue, on the outskirts of Milton Keynes.
Anywhere where you can sit in your seats with a cold beer in a proper glass, with a great view and clear sound is one worth visiting again. Not my first time seeing Fish. And I hope not the last. The mans presence and persona from the moment he prowls onto the stage grips you. A lot of new material was plaid on the night, including songs from the High Wood Suite, which Fish took time to explain, which helped make these songs all the more poignant.
Looking forward to the new album (which Ive ordered the following day). But I have to be honest, I think like the majority of the crowd, it was the old stuff we were looking forward to, and were not disappointed. Fish banter and self deprecation was spot on, his handling of some hecklers was just right. Which brings me onto the only gripe of the evening. The two drunk idiots sat in front of me, who abused the staff, talked loudly in the quiet bits and heckled very poorly, were the only thing stopping the evening getting 5 stars. Gentlemen (and I use the term loosely) you should be ashamed, you were certainly old enough to know better. You very nearly ruined a great evening, but thankfully didn't, cheers.
Overall, great music, old and most encouragingly new, brilliant band, amazing performer and good venue.