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Academy, Dublin, 16 March: Lily in the flesh… March 19, 2009

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…was surprisingly friendly, sober and sweet. I was expecting a sullen drunk, but got quite the opposite. Lily chatted with the audience throughout and seemed genuinely delighted to be in Dublin. While the majority of the set consisted of songs from Lily’s new album, she also through in a few good ‘uns from her first album, including Smile and LDN.

My biggest problem with the gig was less to do with Lily and more to do with the very tall, very drugged up girl who stood directly in front of us for most of the show. That, and the fact that we missed support act La Roux by about ten minutes, though we arrived shortly after she was due to start.

Wednesday’s Irish Independent featured a surprisingly negative review of the gig, referring to parts of her set as “hideous”, “irritating” and “inane”. But there’s always one. My pal Joey’s blog post about the same gig was decidely more forgiving and, I think, more accurate. Read it here.

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I wish I could say the above photo was mine, but my camera received a hefty amount of water damage the night after the gig so my photos from the Academy are trapped somewhere in my camera’s soggy motherboard. I’m slightly devastated.

Photo from here

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