Closing BBC Electric Proms

There are some gigs that you just have to have been at, and Oasis have played a few before - Maine Road and Knebworth to name but two, and after last night’s performance at The Roundhouse in Camden, this evening should definitely be added to that list!

Along with the fifty-piece Crouch End Choir, Noel and the boys literally brought the Roundhouse down. Clash’s own Edith Bowman was there to announce the arrival of the band, who were closing the final night of the BBC’s Electric Proms, as they entered to the now commonplace ‘Fuckin’ In The Bushes’ before launching into ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’. Liam, who was dressed in all black, then snarled and sneered his way through favourites ‘Lyla’ and first single from their latest Number 1 album ‘Shock Of The Lightning’ before dedicating ‘Cigarettes And Alcohol’ to “all the violin players”.

Dedications seemed to be a theme throughout the entire evening, Liam dedicating ‘Songbird’ to his watching wife Nicole and Noel doing the same for is partner on ‘Waiting For The Rapture’. Noel also had two dedications for watching celeb friends. James Bond actor Daniel Craig was given ‘The Importance Of Being Idle’ whilst Noel’s Radio 2 buddy Russell Brand had a stripped down acoustic version of ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ dedicated to him, which in fairness was probably the highlight of the night.

As time goes on Noel’s voice seems to get better and better and, accompanied by the choir, the song hit new spine-tingling heights and was reserved for the night’s biggest singalong. The night was concluded with a mindblowing version of ‘Champagne Supernova’, which got the biggest applause of the night, before ending with Beatles cover ‘I Am The Walrus’. Liam then threw his tambourine into the audience for the second time of the evening, sparking a riot amongst the crowd, while Noel finished off the evening by addressing the crowd, “See you at Wembley”.

After this performance that is exactly what I suggest you do.

Set List:
‘Fuckin In The Bushes’
‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’
‘The Shock Of The Lightning’
‘Cigarettes And Alcohol’
‘Meaning Of Soul’
‘To Be Where There’s Life’
Waiting For The Rapture’
‘The Masterplan’
‘Slide Away’
‘Morning Glory’
‘Ain’t Got Nothing’
‘The Importance Of Being Idle’
‘I’m Outta Time’
‘Don't Look Back In Anger’
‘Falling Down’
‘Champagne Supernova’
‘I Am The Walrus’

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