It's always a nice bonus when I buy tickets to see a band I really like, and I know and like the opening act as well.
Prior to the show Sunday night, I had listened to the Crocodiles album twice, and I liked what I heard.
I really enjoyed their set. It was very, I don't know, "me". I'm sorry, that's the best I got.The Horrors
I had seen The Horrors once before, a few months ago when they opened for The Kills.
Although I thought they were great then, I was a bit disappointed by the set because it had no songs from their first album. I love both albums, and I don't necessarily think one is better than the other. While I was working on writing and defending my dissertation there were several songs on the first album that really helped me get through the process, particularly "Gloves".
I was hoping that, during a full set as a headliner, they would play some songs from the first album. So, I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed when I looked at the set list on the stage (one of which I took home) and again there were no songs from the first album on it. There was no apparent encore on the set list, so I held out hope that it wasn't complete.
Sure enough, they played a few songs off the first album during the encore, with "Gloves" closing out the set. I was very happy!
By the way, the set list said "St. Paul, MN" on it, which was crossed out with marker. Oops!