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Mogwai @ Festival Musilac, Aix-Les-Bains, France 14/07/11


  • White Noise
  • Hunted By A Freak
  • How To Be A Werewolf
  • Mexican Grand Prix
  • I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
  • San Pedro
  • 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
  • Batcat

    Thanks Julien

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    From Julien:

    Lovely place for a festival, next to the second biggest lake in France, surrounded by alpine mountains. Very short set tonight. The reason is Mogwai was incredibly scheduled to play only 50 minutes, from 15.30 to 16.20, being only second of the 11 bands playing tonight. However, the (very young) audience was clearly not concerned about them. My brother and myself were nearly the only 2 ones in the first rows that enjoyed the gig, shouted and applauded ! Almost everyone else was waiting for other bands. We felt very lonely... Headline of the evening was Carlos Santana, there were not too many "rock bands" scheduled, that's probably why the audience was slightly different from usual Mogwai gigs.

    The band was relaxed and in a joking mood, maybe about Barry's apple-green sunglasses... John drank a lot of (local?) white wine. Stuart spent most of his time staring at the lake, right by the stage. The set was pretty good, highlights being to me Werewolf and 2 Rights. Definitely not as loud as in Paris 10 days ago, the sound was clear, except on Jim Morrison when Barry's keyboard was hardly heard.

    8 songs is really not enough ; the usual about 15 songs being already too short to me. I hope to see them again very soon for a real concert and with more surprises.