By Desh Kapur, Rock At Night Manchester
VENUE CYMRU, WALES, UK – 14TH DECEMBER 2017
The Happy Monday have hit the road on there Twenty Four Hour Party People greatest hits tour and we all came to celebrate.
No notable support tonight for The Mondays, so the lads and lady took to the stage with a swagger, confidence and smiles, the crowd were ready and so were the band, kicking of straight into, Loose fit, followed by the legendary Kinky Afro and the time flipped, its the early 90’s again and you remember (just), It was the Happy Mondays on their game, tight, funky Bez bouncing across the front of the stage maracas flailing in hands,
Shaun Ryder standing in the back ground, shades on hands in pockets delivering the Manchester poets lyrics in the unmistakable Ryder way and the beautiful powerful voice of Rowetta soaring through it all, all the while swirling her batons U sometimes forget how seminal this band were, the birth of baggy, Madchester, flares The Hacienda and Factory Records all saving us from the middle of the road dross of the 80’s how thankful we all were to bands like The Mondays and it was hit after hit,
LOOSE FIT, KINKY AFRO, DENNIS AND LOIS, DONOVAN, LAP YOUR HANDS, HALLELUJAH, JUDGE FUDGE, RAVE ON, FREAKY DANCIN, 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE, BOB’S YOUR UNCLE, HOLIDAY, STEP ON AND WROTE FOR LUCK
They played and the crowd, grooved and bounced through each track, tight as F%^K the band seemed relaxed and enjoying themselves, which was great to see
As it all came to an end the band looked liked they had had a great night and the crowd looked liked they enjoyed it more, punters walking out in there Adidas trainers and bucket hats, smiley t shirts, big wide grins on their faces and far away looks in there eyes, remembering back to the day,
HAPPY MONDAYS STEP ON
HAPPY MONDAYS KINKY AFFRO
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