New Order at Reading, 1998. Thirteen years ago. Hade and I were in the crowd, we’d have been 21/22, one of those delicious moments that far exceed expectations and you end up with a goose-bump evening when you just expected to see a few bands. I mean, we knew New Order and sort of liked them, but this was transcendental. Amazing.
Thing is, they weren’t even headlining. Garbage came on afterwards, almost apologetically. To be fair they were pretty good, but still… New Order were god-like. Despite this, I really don’t like their records, which sound one-dimensional compared to the live thing. Which, as I mentioned, was unreal.
Not that you need to know all of this, but anyway. Enjoy the weekend.