Monday, December 05, 2005

He's not the Gay Messiah, he's a very naughty boy*

Hey hey.
Due to illness, this isn't going to be as long as my two previous reviews of our very own Gay Messiah in concert, but I'll try to give of a flavour of the gig at Sheffield City Hall on Saturday.

To say he was great is unnecessary, of course, and the band are still wonderful. The wall of sound they create really is something special. Rufus was in a jolly mood, as per usual, and happy to acknowledge those in the front row who'd dressed up in sparkly outfits - he even got the piano moved so they could see him better!

Erm what else. (This is a wonderful blog ain't it?!) Ah yes, The Art Teacher: this time performed with full band. I thought it was going to kill it, but it was fantastic. You simply can't destroy a truly great song, and the Art Teacher is virtually perfect.

And the encore. (*SPOILERS* You really wanna keep this a surprise if you're going to see him on this tour) Last time, we were treated to fairy wings, sparklers and stillettos. How would he top that? Well with a literal visual representation of Gay Messiah of course!! During Old Whore's Diet, the band all went off stage (with, magically, the music still going on...) and came back on in white robes, shuffling into a v formation. Yes, that's right folks, there was a choreographed (and I use the word loosely!) dance sequence. An obviously rubbish but utterly wonderful dance sequence. (Which can and should be downloaded here, from the Amsterdam gig - huge, huge thanks to Blair). Then came the campest crucifixion ever to be represented. Really, what more do you want?!

Massive apologies for the awfulness of this blog :)

*Shamelessly stolen from Mojo


Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Having trouble with the download but your/mojo description sounds hilariously good!

AnnaWaits said...

Only the title's stolen from mojo! Hehe ;) Shame about the download, it is *very* funny!