Hello from the Tesla Arena in Prague. Its warm and its packed. Faith No More 2.0 and Ms Faith No More are sitting (!) to the right of the stage. Joy Division “Isolation” serving as the familar warm-up music.
Firewater take to the stage. Quite like this band after seeing them at Paleo in Switzerland last year. One Roddy Bottum is watching from just in front of us.
Good show from Firewater. Muted response though: the bongos and trumpet not what the FNM fans expected. TV on the Radio on the PA now.
The now familiar opening notes are greeted by a huge ovation.
Mike P in the red suit with subtle shades and cane look.
Its so hot that all bar the inscrutable Jon have shed their jackets.
Very slippery on stage. Patton nearly went arse over tit twice during LoS.
Praha! Everybody ok is Patton’s first spoken words and a big thank you for Firewater.
We get a verse of Evidence in Portuguese.
Big band discussion after SYD and we’re into LCoS. Vertigo!!!
Love the tone of Jon H’s guitar in Easy. And the breakdown in Midlife Crisis is the Russian snippet they have previously played – Timelord (?).
Roddy back and bantering to crowd prior to KFOAD.
Mike goes up close and personal with the audience during Just a Man, getting them to sing a long into the mic in Czech.
Mike has just pissed off the whole crowd by saying their football team sucks before Ole Ole on the megaphone…Chariots.
Second encore preceded by Patton: Obviously there’s nothing else happening in Praha tonight. He had went off earlier to “Seriously, Praha: insanem”
From out of Nowhere
Land of Sunshine
Surprise You’re Dead
Last Cup of Sorrow
Chinese Arithmetic (Poker Face intro)
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Just a Man
Chariots of Fire/Stripsearch
Digging the Grave