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The National

Wow, what a night.   Last night I went to see a band called The National in Manchester. It was so so so so so…

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Wow, what a night.
 
Last night I went to see a band called The National in Manchester. It was so so so so so amazing.
 
We queued from 4:30, the doors opened at 7. Sarah and I ran to the front and secure front of stage spots while the others put the coats in the clock room and gathered drinks. We managed to get right at the front.
 
They had a support banned, called ‘This is the Kit’ and they were great! The main singer, Kate, was so sweet and had an amazing voice. Check out the band if you like indie/folky/strong female voice type music.
 
The National finally came on and oh my God. I cannot tell you how amazing they were! Matt, the singer, was drinking wine throughout. First I thought he was drinking coke from a plastic cup, until he chucked it in the air, still half full and it landed on the stage, you could smell the red wine. He had a few more swigs from the bottle. Then he had a bottle of white that he was drinking from the bottle, drank half and handed it out to the crowd. Then another, which he drank half and then chucked it up in the air again, landed on the stage and smashed everywhere.
 
It was nearing the end and he started getting a bit mental, jumping on the crowd and running into it. He jumped on us twice!!!
 
Sarah got the setlist at the end.
 
I have the last song on video. 
You should really watch it, as it you can see him jump on me half way through!!!
 
I also have this video.
It was an amazing night. I leave you with more photos.
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For those of you dying to see what I was wearing, I had this dress on :
tartan dress
tartan dress

61 comments

  1. I’m SUPER JEALOUS!
    The National are amazing – I was looking to get tickets for their gig in London tomorrow night but its all sold out.
    Their music is just amazing, bet you had a fab time.

    xxx

  2. Fantastic. Glad you had a wonderful time. That’s so good you got at the front but what a long wait- you’re so dedicated. That’s so funny about the drinking of the wine on stage – I’ve never heard anything like that before. You look beautiful in the tartan dress. Just reminded me I should wear my tartan dress very soon.

  3. He really did jump on you!! I’m sure you could smell what he was drinking then.:D It sounds a little bit like a Doors concert (not because of the music, because all of the bottle throwing and drinking), very badass, I love it.

    P.S.: Don’t do laser.:)

  4. I’ve heard of these guys…heard they’re really good too! I should give them a listen. Looks like a fun concert and you got some pretty awesome pics!
    Jessi

  5. Hi Corinne! Lol, have watched the video and he jumped straight on you!:) Sounds you had lots of fun, also love the dress you wore. Kisses dear! xo

  6. Oh I am SOO jealous, absolutely love the National, happy you had such a wonderful time dear! Adore the pictures and your awesome look! BRAVO, thanks for sharing! ♥

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

  7. I haven’t heard of this band (I’m so not with it!). I’m glad you had a great time though, and you looked lovely! xxx

  8. Oh my sounds like a grand time!! Gosh I have not been to a concert in the LONGEST time. Two years ago saw The Pogues and much drunkeness too with Shane! I wanted to see the performer Diamond Rings but my friend crapped out on me at the last minute. Also big fan of the Brit band BRMC.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC formerly Dressing Ken.

  9. Haa sounds like you had an amazing concert ! Haha there are worse things in life than a lead singer jumping on you. twice. 😉

    Hayfa

  10. So lucky to get so close to the front and great dress! I saw them in London and yep, they were pretty darn good! Thank you for your lovely comment <3

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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