We went to The Gathering just to see Belle & Sebastian. We knew they wouldn’t have much time at this gig but we miss seeing them on stage!
We got there when there was still light. The weather was awesome and we enjoyed Caribou. 10 pm rolled by and the crowd came alive when B&S emerged onstage. It was a fun sort of energy. We danced, we felt old, we sang along anyway.
Stuart mentioned that their first album came out in 1996. But it wasn’t a night to dwell on the passage of time or the fact that Stuart is in his mid-40s. We just felt thankful that we were all young enough to enjoy B&S playing live in our country and we had the energy to dance / flail about to their music.
See you soon, B&S. You made us so happy.