PopEx ≫ 2000 ≫ The Wonderstuff - Half of

Sort of review. Also, if you're going on Saturday, be aware that the band are on at [b]Eight O'Clock[/b], don't miss out...

Last night I took a trip back in TIME. Just stepped through the doors and it was the early '90s again. Some people at the Forum last night looked as if they'd been in hibernation since then.

Support band Big Yoga Muffin were good, but looked suspiciously like refugees from THAT era... it's only when they played an Eat song, that we realised. More impressive than I ever remember Eat being though.

I'd forgotten just what unpleasant places gigs were in those days, everything had been recreated perfectly. In the days before the NME was full of letters complaining about "knicker wetting girls" being allowed into gigs, there would always be a really nasty group of "hard core fans", near the front either in a circle, or dancing with their backs to the band, and if you get near, you get hit. Nice.

If only I'd ACTUALLY bet my friend that "some sweaty girl will be on someone's shoulders before the next song", I could have made back the extortionate ticket fee.

Anyway, they played Circle Square, Caught In My Shadow, Welcome To The Cheap Seats and a lot more, but I had to leave early, before they'd played the songs I wanted to hear, like Unbearable and A Wish Away. "Real" fans probably loved it, but I wish the gig had been more compact; I'd forgotten how many songs I never liked. Best bit for me was reminiscing during the retro indie DJ before the gig.

If you're going on Saturday, be aware that the band are on at Eight O'Clock, don't miss out...

💬 The Wonderstuff

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This content originally from my very popular (in the late '90s) website popex.com. Parts were contributed by other people, but mainly originally created by me. I moved this content here when popex finally shut down in the early '00s. Hope this brings back memories (if you read this).