Oh my - have just got back from funeral for a friend at the bristol carling academy.
It was totally amazing, the best gig ever. Ok, so the supports wern't necessarily my thing (some dodgy band who I have never heard of and fightstar (teentastic)) but FFAF were totally amazing. For so many reasons - they are always so tight on stage, they know how to get the best out of the crowd, matt's comments are always good (i usually hate it when bands talk to the crowd), they dont bother pissing around with encores and rather just stay and play straight through, lead singer crowd surfing was pretty cool, the moshpit was totally violent (and I luckily got to watch it all from above as some kind tall bloke let me stand in front of him on the balcony).
But of course, the most important thing was the music - of particular note were recovery, the end of nothing, juneau (of course) and actually - everything they played. It was all spot on fantastic.
Both myself and the guy I went with were pretty much in shock by the end (ok, so I guess we are both pretty big fans) and all emotional!
(maybe I take music far too seriously....)