Now here is a band which completely hold my heart. Their debut album was my debut album. They are the reason I drew black biro under my eyes. They’ve grown in odd directions with an element of electro and rap and other dodgy mixes along the way… but everyone has to experiment in their lives and i did all mine through this one band.
I’ve seen them play countless times in various countries. For my 18th birthday i travelled to Manchester to see them. I sneaked my 35mm SLR passed the bouncers and snapped my heart out. Brian (glorious Brian) noticing my blatant disregard for the “No Photography” rule he strutted over mid song and stood about a foot away from me on stage and screamed to me “keep taking photos, never stop taking fucking photos”… …. … God I love him.
This Olympia show was particularly special as it was nearly 9 years to the day since they first played in the Olympia theatre. A show which was halted mid song as the ceiling began to collapse. During this 20 minute interval the mosh pit turned into an androgynous teenage orgy, which I’m sure many of you will remember well, even if you claim not to!
I could go on and on with more embarrassing Placebo related stories of my teens, but i’ll save them for another time. Maybe when I get them for a shoot in the studio.