Also went to this one - loved it. Really great varied setlist, and fortunately didn’t have any issues with the crowd noise as others did (though had plenty of it at LCD last week).
Was kind of taking aback but both how popular, and how impressive live the TWFM songs are. I Should Live In Salt, Don’t Swallow the Cap and I Need My Girl are all songs I so rarely go back too, but they sounded huge, helped by the mass crowd singalong. Similar with Conversation 16, absolutely tore the place up!
In comparison, I was so so happy with All the Wine, probably joint top favourite National track. At the same time though, could sort of recognise it didn’t have the same ‘oomph’ live (probs slightly because of less recognition). Made me think that while I may hope for a set of pure Alligator, maybe they know what they’re doing… in any case, very jealous of Secret Meeting last night, would have killed for that one!
Very happy overall, and pleased that they chose the Apollo. Will be a shame if it’s just a Hyde Park situation next year, if at all