Beck. Manchester, England. Sometime...
Hi there Justin, great to see you here on Talkbass!
I thought I'd remind you of an absolute corker of a gig you guys played in Manchester in about 2000/2001.
The whole band was truckin' along at about 110% at least, busting out ace moves, laying down most of Midnite Vultures amongst others. The band was tight, the mix fandango, all ending with you and a couple of guys from the band feeding massive lengths of what looked like space-age industrial airducting from the stage set into the crowd, who in turn passed these giant lengths back over their heads and into the street. Cue lots of panicing stagecrew and security trying to get them back! Ha! Whilst all this was happening, ear-piercing feedback was being emitted from probably every instrument/effect on stage leaving Beck standing alone front of stage wearing every mic stand available (it was alot) just screaming AAAAAGGHHHH! AAAAAGGGGHH!! Over and over for about 5 minutes.
To this day, this has been the best live performance I have ever witnessed.
Nothing could bring down the buzz at that gig, not even the rather attractive girl (I didn't know her) who turned around and screamed 'YOU F**KIN PRICK!!' at me before punching me in the eye. Turned out a guy next to me had helped himself to a handful of bum-pie that he shouldn't have and she thought it was me! Cheers mate.
An absolute bonkers night that remains, again, the best gig I have ever seen. With one eye. Ah hell, it was the best thing I've seen with BOTH eyes!
Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.