Japandroids. Brian King and David Prowse came to Tilburg and conquered Incubate as if they were C-3PO and R2-D2. I was there. To write my first ever review of a show. So….behold! I’ve been told to just go for it and that’s exactly what I planned on doing. Without any restrictions because of knowledge or talent.
Magazines, newspapers and websites all try to appreciate shows by using a number of stars. That has always struck me as somewhat odd. How on Earth can a person awards stars for something like a rock show? It’s all about feelings, you would think. And I think it’s very hard to express feelings in numbers. But anyway… I’m going to try it. Feelings and a number of stars. Let’s see what Japandroids’ show in 013 will get from me. Out of five stars.
- Two people made as much noise as a band of four or more people would +1
- They played Evil’s Sway, my personal favourite +3
- Japandroids’ show was over after just 45 minutes -1
- The show was on a Sunday and I have to work on Monday -1
- I had a good spot in 013 +1
- The sun was shining earlier during the day +1
- I knew just about all the songs +1
- David Prowse said “thank you” in Dutch once +1
- Brian King moved around too much for me to take a pic with my phone -1
- I had been looking forward to the show all week and found out why +3
- I didn’t need to buy their new cd afterwards because I already own it +1
Now I guess it’s very simple to come to a conclusion. 12 plusses and 3 minuses make a total of +9. So that would be 9 out of 5 stars. Right? After thinking of all the things that influenced my feelings during the show and about it. Not bad. All hail to the Droids!
My first review ever. I doubt if Japandroids will be impressed. But hey… I went for it. Now I guess it’s a matter of time and some patience until the magazines, papers and websites all want me to review for them as well. I’m not going to hold my breath though, because I’m not sure if my insurance covers suffocation.
- The Spying Glass is written by Miel Blok, and serves as a magnifying glass on some of the trivial affairs of Incubate. If -in any case- you’d like to contact Miel you can via Twitter or check out his site hetschrijfblok.nl (Dutch)