Last Monday (20/3/17) I was lucky enough to see Blossoms play my local venue, the Engine Shed in Lincoln. As a missed out venue by many bands I listen to (except The Kooks in 2015 and The Courteeners in 2013), it was great to see Blossoms play there and not surprisingly it sold out very quick.
Rory Wynne entered the stage as the first of two supports and began to build the excitement the night held. Playing his most popular songs, the crowd really seemed to be getting into the spirit of live music. Next on were new-to-the-scene Cabbage who really put on a show. Their set really got the crowd anticipating the main act playing songs like Dinner Lady, Terrorist Synthesizer and finishing with Kevin. Dominating the stage and whipping off their t shirts really brought something that Lincoln had never seen before.
Finally, it was time for Blossoms to take the stage opening with At Most A Kiss. The crowd really got into it, especially as Lincoln rarely see’s anything like this. The set was amazing and even the B-Sides – especially Madeline – received an amazing response. The atmosphere was slowed down when Tom Ogden brought out the acoustic guitar and played My Favourite Room, to which nearly every single person joined in – especially when the mix of Half The World Away and You’re Gorgeous was added. The night concluded with Charlemagne, the bands most well known song, which had the crowd belting it out.
After seeing Blossoms twice last year – once being at Y Not Festival – this definitely was the best and seeing the band grow to play a sold out venue made me feel extremely proud. The band will be supporting The Courteeners with Cabbage and The Charlatans in May and seeing them last Monday in my homecity only made me excited to see them again supporting one of my favourite bands.