This is madness - why would you not stay for the main act you maniac?!? Anyway, I was also there…
Therapy? - made the most of their 30 or so minutes and ripped through a greatest hits set complete with a couple of cover versions blended in. Andy Cairns loves a bit of banter and the whole band seemed to be enjoying themselves. Maybe a slightly surprisingly upbeat choice as support for Sisters Of Mercy but plenty of the crowd seemed up for it, including some frankly embarrassingly dadrock crowdsurfing.
Sisters Of Mercy - considerably less dry ice than the last time I saw them at the same venue, to the extent that I could actually tell that Andrew Eldritch was on stage this time. Great setlist that included some non album stuff, new songs (that have been around for years tbf), a Sisterhood track, a Mission Of Burma cover and a rare outing for Walk Away. Don’t know why anyone would be disappointed with them live as per the chat upthread - they’ve got the songs, image and stageshow for a full on goth knees up still. Would have liked it to be a bit louder maybe. Enjoyed the fans on shoulders arms outstretched routine that greeted various of the big tunes - this used to be a staple of gigs in my youth but seems to have largely disappeared.