Re: [Hybrid] Hybrid's Glastonbury set
- kudos max for the post it was not too long very informative, you actually made me jealous!!!!!
I wanted to go to the festival sooooo bad (I read all the info. when I heard they were going to be there) however living in the U.S. made that a little difficult. If anyone has pics please share it would be much appreciated. I have been lucky enough to see them 4 times just recently at House of Blues in Orlando these guys are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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From: Max Hogg <maxhogg@...>
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 2:54:52 PM
Subject: [Hybrid] Hybrid's Glastonbury set
Inspired by jts' recent article about Hybrid, I wanted to share my experience of them at Glastonbury festival on Saturday night.
I've seen the guys live four or five times now, and this was by a long way the best set I've seen. Not to say the others weren't good, but to me Saturday night was phenomenal.
What made the difference compared to previous gigs was the sound - I often feel that the live sets suffer because the sound system isn't good enough to cope with the complexity of Hybrid's music. In previous gigs either the intricacies of the track are lost or the vocalists are too quiet or both. This time they were both damn near perfect in my eyes. In recent gigs I've generally judged the set by whether they manage to pull off Until Tomorrow cos its my favourite track off ICN but, from what I've seen, its pretty hard to make the live version do justice to the track. For the first time it was the absolute highlight of the set for me.
It helped that Peter Distefano and HGW were in attendance - and as has been mentioned on this list before, Peter's creative use of the violin bow (and, at times, the unplugged end of the guitar cable) as well as his stage presence were great.
The crowd were also the best I've seen for a Hybrid gig - often the guys don't seem to attract the crowd they should or the crowd doesn't seem too interested. But on Saturday the crowd were, to paraphrase Chris (I think - my memory escapes me!), 'just a bunch of people in the mud in a tent in the middle of a field having a wicked time' and you could tell by the roars of approval that others enjoyed the set as much as I did.
I can never remember set lists but the gig was summed up well by my
neighbour who asked incredulously afterwards; 'That was an hour? It felt like ten minutes!'
Anyway, much respect to the guys for putting on a blinding show and I'd be interested to hear if anyone else was at the gig as well, and what they thought of it. Sorry for the long post, but I had to share my excitement!
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- Max Hogg wrote:
> Inspired by jts' recent article about Hybrid, I wanted to share myexperience of them at Glastonbury festival on Saturday night.
The only band I wanted to see at Glastonbury and I couldn't escape
the glade all weekend :-(