Wow, Sisters Of Mercy fans are definitely an older crowd. This band’s fanbase is not being replenished with young people.
Unlike the Philadelphia Sisters Of Mercy concert, or the previous D.C. one, we got to stand RIGHT by the stage. It was like going to Jaxx.
SOMEbody had really bad breath. Our seats were so good that Carolyn didn’t rule out Andrew Eldritch as a suspect. But realisticly it was not him.
Would have liked to have heard a few more songs from First And Last And Always.
The music was NOT as loud as any other concert I’ve been to there. Carolyn had to take her ear plugs out.
An annoying girl talked on her cellhpone for awhile, and it was actually hard to hear. Other people also seemed to be annoyed.
Douchey bro-types kept screaming “turn it up!!” in between every song, as if it was suddenly going to work the 27th time they screamed it.
This was **definitely** better than the previous D.C. show, which was a big disappointment. Or the time they canceled the concert altogether due to illness.
It was also better than the Philly show in that Andrew Eldritch no longer looked just like my dad. (Last time, it gave me nightmares about a secret society formed of distant relatives who were conspiring to keep me from leaving the state of Delaware.)
You really couldn’t understand any of Andrew Eldritch‘s talk to the crowd — and being 5-10 feet away didn’t help at all. All in all a good time, of course!
The setlist for this concert is posted HERE.
To see every concert I’ve ever been to, go to my List Of All Concerts page.
Music: Marilyn Manson – Learning To Swim