Peggy Sue at Islington Assembly Hall
My first gig since March 2020 and first social thing I’ve done since this year’s lockdown was lifted.
I haven’t been to a pub or cinema yet. Excellent organisation by Islington Assembly Hall and their staff.
I think must have bought this ticket last February and it must have been changed umpteen times and ended up being an upstairs seat for this venue.
I wasn’t too fussed about going to this but I was working a late shift nearby which finished at 8pm and doors were at 8:45pm and so it conveniently worked out.
I’m glad I went in the end. It wasn’t a rush of euphoria nor a massive celebration to be back at a gig after a long absence but definitely a nice familiarity about the night.
I’ve only seen Peggy Sue once live which was last year at Rough Trade East when their album came out. They were very good then and probably better tonight. Great melodies and some great darker tunes too and the two front women bounce off of each other brilliantly. They seemed really nice during the record signing at Rough Trade East and their stage banter and presence was very warm and everything together made for a great night out.