It’s always hard to take photos at DJ sets – dark blurry snaps of people staring at laptops aren’t the most visually stimulating. I could pretend that is why I have no accompanying photos for this post. I could pretend that I felt it wouldn’t add any content to the blog so I didn’t bother. The real reason – I was so busy dancing like an absolute idiot that I totally forgot to take pictures.
For a taster of how brilliant Le Galaxie DJs are live, give this a listen – https://soundcloud.com/le-galaxie/prom-night-mix. While brilliant, what it doesn’t give is a taste of is the fun end to the DJ set – an 80s-tastic mix of Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Bonnie Tyler and Beastie Boys. Going home in a smiling, sweaty heap at 4 in the morning- the sign of an amazing night.
I got a second opportunity to go to Christchurch for a gig with the Nialler 9 hosted Altered night. White Collar Boy are consistently good – and this was a surreal setting for their music. My first chance to see Come On Live Long has led to me seeing them numerous times since – a new favourite. But both were completely overshadowed by a raw acoustic session from Richie Egan. His Nick Cave cover had many of us in tears (well surely it wasn’t just me?) and the cavernous Cathedral was the perfect backdrop. His set will stay with me forever.
Once the live gig finished, we got a chance to go down into the crypt for a Nialler 9 and Bantum DJ set – probably the coolest setting I’ve been in!
PS Drinking in a Cathedral just feels weird!