Photos by Danielle Graham from the Gorillaz show last night which featured guests Bobby Womack, Kano, Bashy, Daley, Bootie Brown, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Little Dragon, De La Soul, Roses Gabor and even feckin Mark E Smith’s ramblings. Not to mention Damon Albarn and half of The Clash – Mick Jones and Paul Simonon – are in the band.
Personally, I love Gorillaz’ songs (especially the last two albums) so hearing them live was always something that was going to please me. The tradeoff of using a big venue like The O2, is you miss the nuance of performance and I really wanted to actually see the musicians play (I’m short so that didn’t help) rather than look at the admittedly amazing visuals. Maybe a seated ticket would have been the way to go. Still, Gorillaz remain a beautiful showcase of artistry, music and industry.