Del Amitri Boscombe, Bournemouth 2014. Men And Objects.

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For a short time the men strode the stage, singing and swinging musical axes. In that time they became idols, objects of desire. The women lusted after them and the men wished to be them. And then it was over. The lights went down and the people went home.

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There he is, the man of the hour and object of womanly desires for the night. Justin Currie. He has a new album out by the way, Lower Reaches, but this tour is more about the complete band, Del Amitri.

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My Fiancee is a huge fan of Del Amitri and she talked me into going to see them on tour at Bournemouth O2 Academy along with her friend who is also a huge fan. I do like live music and I already knew and liked some of the songs so it didn’t take too much talking. We arrived very early outside and waited in the cold for two hours to make sure we could be right at the front. It was cold inside as well but we did make it right to the front barrier so that worked well.

First up were the support band, The O’s, previously unknown to us and it was a pleasant surprise. They played a good acoustic, pop/folk sounding set and the crowd appreciated it. Great start to the evening.

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Justin, Iain and the merry men then came on stage, welcomed by the eager crowd. And they played and JC sang and it was good. It was very good. To my mind, of the songs I had heard before, they sounded better live than they did in the studio. Really good and the audience loved it, clapping, singing along and dancing. Well played. I now know what they mean about JC having such a great voice.

I’m not an expert on live music or the band so I can’t say that much more except I loved it and I’m still hearing the songs in my head. All credit to the band. If they tour again in southern England I would go and see them again. We already went and bought the three remastered for 2014 albums and we will surely buy the live album of the 2014 tour.

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We were lucky enough to get back stage passes through a family connection so we got to meet Iain and Justin after the gig. They chatted to us fans and our friend told them how she is planning to name a beetle after the band. Iain and Justin were happy to pose for photos with us as well. A good ending to a good night out. The girls were super happy and we were still buzzing when we got home. Thanks lads!

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Set list, from Setlist.fm

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Useful Links:

Del Amitri Remastered on Amazon UK

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

http://liverpool-live.info/music/4888-review-del-amitri-liverpool-empire-2nd-feb-2014

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/del-amitri/2014/o2-academy-bournemouth-bournemouth-england-53c5cbf5.html

http://vintagerock.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/del-amitri-newcastle-city-hall-26-january-2013/

http://ravechild.co.uk/2014/02/03/live-review-celtic-connections-del-amitri-the-os-the-big-dish-at-the-hydro-24114/

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