The Revival Tour - She Loves You (by erdbeere678)
Brian jumped from the balcony and crowd surfed back to the stage (Taken with Instagram at KOKO)
So I hear this show was good… proof.
This show was amazing. Totally amazing.
This is Brian right after he jumped off the balcony at Koko last night.
It was one of the best gig ever. These guys are amazing!
Brian Fallon disappeared from the stage with an impish look on his face and then reappeared on a first storey balcony. He pretended he was going to jump off, causing the techie who’d evidently been charged with ensuring he didn’t do anything stupid to damn-near have a heart attack. Then Brian proceeded to hook one leg over the railings, looked to see if anyone was going to stop him, threw a second leg over the railings so he was just kinda hanging on with his feet on a ledge and then actually jumped into the pit! It was mental - the moment he jumped, that same techie jumped over the barriers and into the pit to fish him out and Fallon spent the next 20mins on stage giggling to himself. Fucking legend.
Brian Fallon’s face. His little happy and excited face when the was hanging off that balcony. Even when he was giving the international signals for “you’ll catch me right? you’ll catch me?”
It was awesome. The balcony’s pretty high above the crowd. I say high. I wouldn’t throw myself backwards off it like he did, but then I don’t have like… a few hundred people gathered together that I trust to catch me.
FAIR WARRING: You are about to be gutted.
This is why i love Revival Tour, you get the most perfect kinds of collaborations.
I have no idea what was going on with Brian that day, but he clearly left it all on the stage. Just his expressions through the whole thing, and when he shoots himself with the finger gun and hits his microphone, heart-wrenching.
when he sings Dan’s song, and Dan sings his, truly a glorious golden moment.
I suppose I would be gutted, but I did see Dan and Brian sing this together on The Revival Tour when they played the Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
I love love love how Brian sings the Alkaline Trio song and how Dan sings the Gaslight Anthem song. Alkaline Trio were on seriously heavy rotation on my CD player when I was about 15/16 (…round about 12/13 years ago. Jesus Christ.) until… actually pretty much till the year before my last year at university (though I still do listen to them a lot).
I started listening to Gaslight Anthem when The 59 Sound came out which was…. 2008? and I’ve listened to them pretty solidly since then. I’ve always thought that it would have been great to have gotten into them earlier, so that I could have gone to see them with my Dad or listened to them with him because I think they’re one of the bands that I like that he would have really enjoyed - rather than just gone to the gigs with me to keep me company (although he quite liked AFI, he probably wouldn’t have listened to them on his own).
What I love most about this is how it pretty much overlaps the two periods of my life - when my Dad was alive, and then when he wasn’t - within one (and a half (kinda)) of my favourite songs ever. I think I’ve seen Alkaline Trio about 6 times now and they’ve played Crawl probably at 4 of those gigs. It’s a song I could listen to for hours on repeat and not get tired of.
I dunno. I guess I have a lot of “feels” about this song.
The Revival Tour - The ‘59 Sound @ Revival Tour Portsmouth (with Kacey on stage) (by P1tchBlackN1ght)