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Faith No More in Prague videos

August 18, 2009

Phew. Just back from Prague. What a trip and what a gig. Normal blog service will be resumed tomorrow but for now here are a few of my own (well Ms Faith No More 2.0′s to be exact) videos from the gig last night at the Tesla Arena.
And a few observations

  1. The band are looking tighter at any point during the tour so far. Really at their best now.
  2. It is great to see the band mixing up the set list now with Digging the Grave, RV and Pristina now in rotation and The Real Thing seemingly out of favour.
  3. The Czech crowd was excellent and the band seemed to be really impressed.
  4. Czech fans  – and perhaps central and eastern European fans in general – seem to be more appreciative of the later FNM albums than most fans. For the Czech Republic, one reason for the popularity of Album of the Year could be the fact that the album cover depicts a scene from the funeral of Tomas Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia.
  5. Bill Gould is a gentleman and a scholar.
  6. Mike P did not really piss off the fans with this dig at the Czech football team. I’m not sure it was even understood.
  7. The Tesla Arena was very, very packed with around 12,000 in attendance. While the consequently very long queues for beer and toilets were annoying, the ambivalence of the stewards to the fans packed into walkways and steps was dangerous in my humble opinion.

And now for the videos (this is my first time every uploading videos to YouTube so be understanding).

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. keeping the faith permalink
    August 18, 2009 7:49 pm

    thank you for the observations and the video uploads!

  2. Amanda permalink
    August 18, 2009 8:39 pm

    thanks!

  3. Hylde permalink
    August 18, 2009 9:37 pm

    Was at Tesla as well – so hot in the arena, water (and beer) was needed.!! But what a gig !! The band really seems to enjoy themselves, can agree on your observations. Don’t think the crowd got pissed off – but as U mention, there can be different reasons for that. thx for videos:))

  4. Jessie permalink
    August 19, 2009 11:08 am

    Thanks for your comments. I’m heading up to Dublin next week for my third go – hope they play Pristina!

  5. August 19, 2009 11:20 am

    Thanks for the comments and the videos!!

    I too will be in Dublin.. flights confirmed, hotel confirmed… now counting down the seconds!!!!

  6. Miss Chievous permalink
    August 19, 2009 4:17 pm

    Great !! Thanks you so much for sharing !!

  7. Miss Chievous permalink
    August 19, 2009 4:19 pm

    10 more days till Rock en Seine. Ohmyfreakinbloodygod I’m really hasty. Wanna be there right here right now and lasts for ever long !! hahahah

  8. thomas permalink
    August 19, 2009 10:03 pm

    mike`s mic was tooo loud….to loud at prague..it was a overdose…

  9. Mike'79 permalink
    August 22, 2009 3:10 pm

    Faith No More: THANKS A LOT! It was just a great show in Tesla Arena. We came to Prague from Poland to enjoy Your gig. We were very content. You made us feel much younger. It was great to see You guys in such a good condition. Hope to see You again!

  10. Ken-D permalink
    August 24, 2009 10:29 pm

    Yeah, it was Hot & Fantastic!!! – I sang along like a goat & had a great view from the front area…but I wish I had the chance to scream in “the Mike” as Just A Man…(I was soooo tempted!)

    THX again for this Great info site!! -Amazing job indeed!!- :)

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