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PIL in Paradiso Amsterdam

17 07 10 - 03:19

Visited a concert of Public Image Ltd. in Paradiso Amsterdam 13 Juli 2010

John Lydon

I gave up the hope to see John Lydon perform in Amsterdam long ago. Yeah I have seen the Sex Pistols walking down town Amsterdam, but learned afterwards were the concert was. And so many old school punks never had seen either Sex Pistols or PIL, the band were John Lydon could express his urge to rebel even against punk.


So for sake of a mix of curiosity and sentiment I bought a ticket to see PIL in Paradiso, arranged a photo permission and waited for the concert to start. My expectation was a blank slate since I never had seen the band. In the past their intellectual musical didn't become me very well. However over the years I started to appreciate PIL more and more. Would this concert swoop me over to become a real PIL fan? Again I did not expect anything, especial because music history holds many dark pages filled with artists who have 20+ years in service.

The show started with an evergreen, impossible to fail. Then the next song came and the next song, a new song, old material, danceable music, upbeat driving rhythms, vocals bursting of energy and sincere emotions, musical improvisation.... Bloody hell, it all sounded great. The whole show gave me the impression that John Lydon knew he had neglected Amsterdam to many times and had to show just his best performance, leaving the generation  old school punks in the  audience out of breath after a two hour show when he grinned goodbye. In short this concert swooped me over to become a PIL fan and made it to my top three best concerts ever seen.***** Premium quality.


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