Marianas Trench at Tolhuistuin (Paradiso Noord), Thursday 18 May 2017

This gig had originally been scheduled for 11 October 2016, but was postponed because Josh Ramsey’s came down with laryngitis. When they started playing “Astoria” I was concerned about how this one was going to turn out, because his voice sounded rough and shaky. He warmed up quickly in the first two numbers, and was fine after that. Much jumping and prancing. Fiona had been quite shaky herself that day, and only decided to come along with me at the last minute. She made it all the way through the gig, though, and we had a good time. (As part of the inevitable merch haul, I got another signed drum head. Is this a thing that bands do now? If so, I’m totally fine with it.)

Set list:

  • Astoria
  • Yesterday
  • Celebrity Status
  • Burning Up
  • All To Myself
  • Here’s To The Zeroes
  • One Love
  • This Means War
  • Desperate Measures
  • Fallout
  • Stutter
  • Pop 101
  • Who Do You Love
  • Cross My Heart
  • Good To You
  • Haven’t Had Enough
  • End Of An Era