Thursday, June 18, 2009

Madness@ Ciné Aqua Paris June 17th 2009 6:00 PM

MADNESS @ Ciné Aqua Paris
June 17th 2009 6:00 PM
Always smart

Madness is in Paris to promote their new album " The Liberty of Norton Folgate".
they're playing lots of festival this summer , including the Rock en Seine festival at the end of August so it' s a real treat to see them in this conditions.
The Ciné Aqua is a huge aquarium with rare tropical fishes and they sometimes organise parties and concerts there.
John Butler Trio , Archive , Christopher Cross ... all played private gigs in this lovely and tiny place just in front of a huge tank full of fishes.
It holds barely 200 people and I'm seating front row.
Show started the best way with their huge hit " One step beyond" , the guys are having fun and are making funny faces to a group of girls barely 10 years old ,who were visiting the aquarium and have been invited to the gig.
Lightning conditions are very hard as they can't have a big lightshow because of the fishes which are very sensible to light.
A few songs from the new record were played but we were lucky to be treated with a Best of ...of their best songs " Embarassement" , " My Girl", "House of fun" ... ( see complete and corrected setlist below ).
Some fast songs, some more laid back songs a few ska songs , these guys can play everything.
Of course " Our House " went down a storm.
Cool encore with "Madness- Night boat to Cairo"
Great 1 hour+ set
This band must be seen in England with 30 000 drunken English dancing and singing to everysong.
Patrice Guino , our photographer , could get the skull they had on stage at the end.
Lucky bastard !

" Madness + Nightboat to Cairo" on Video HERE
Setlist & skull

" Our House" :