bright light ! gigs

mogwai @ primavera sound festival, poble espanyol, barcelona, spain 25/05/03


  • helicon 1
  • kids will be skeletons
  • mogwai fear satan
  • you don't know jesus
  • hunted by a freak
  • ithica 27o9
  • ratts of the capital
  • i know you are but what am i?
  • 2 rights make 1 wrong

    thanks to david and seb.

    misc. info

    primavera sound festival website

    stage time 00:15, between sonic youth and the white stripes.
    line-up also included television, belle & sebastian, yo la tengo and wire.

    martin was supposed to drum for arab strap during their show on 24th may, but it appears that this didn't happen.


    from david:

    i saw arab strap (actually it was on friday may 23rd not the 24th, great show btw) and either i was sleeping or martin didn't drum for them at all. aidan had a drum machine w/ remote and the only other people were malc and the two girls playing keys, cello & violin.

    then mogwai... they played after midnight on saturday may 24th under the pouring rain. good show, not as loud as usual but they managed to be the only band of the two days to get a near-perfect sound on the main stage. they opened with helicon 1, then played a new (and short) one that went into a very reworked mogwai fear satan. they followed with more new songs (i don't have the new record yet, i resisted the soulseek temptation :p), then a rocking 'you don't know jesus' and a couple more new songs (barry sang into his vocoder during one). they ended with 2 rights make 1 wrong, the set lasted about 70 minutes with no encore and the guys seemed relaxed and enjoying the show. stuart was rather chatty and thanked us several times for staying despite the rain and praised the festival's lineup as well.

    this was my 6th mogwai gig and my only complaint is they always play the same old tunes, wish they would change the setlist around a bit more and play some other older stuff for a change. looking forward to some of that later in the year when they come back to play smaller venues on their own (hopefully).