The Buzzcocks are one of the most influential punk bands of the last century. The English band, which opened for Sex Pistols in 1976, are now celebrating their 40th anniversary with a world tour.
The band come on stage in Dolans at 10pm and the show starts with Boredom, a song from 1991. Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle, the two original members of the band, hit the stage and embrace the concert, the venue and the audience.
The crowd start moshing in front of the stage from the first song, creating a warm and vintage atmosphere for the night.
Diggle and Shelley show great interplay during Autonomy, but they need to play Sick City Sometimes and It’s Not You to charge up the audience, bringing them back to the 70’s.
After an hour, a break lets the crowd catch their breath before the explosive encore. The Buzzcocks come back on stage playing some of their iconic songs, such as What Do I Get? and Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t have), neither of which, need an introduction.
Every mosher is now happy and the night comes to a close with an extended version of Harmony In My Head where Diggle picks up the microphone pumping the audience to sing along.
This version of The Buzzcocks is not the freshest one, they all are in their sixties, but for sure they still know how to hit a stage. Their fortieth celebration is completely deserved and brings us back to the legendary summer of 1976, where Punk was a lifestyle and The Buzzcocks were prophets.
The guys still love what they’re doing, their voices still sound true just like their music .