Support: Starsailor / Ruby Horse
Super concert from R.E.M. with one of the best encores I have had the pleasure of seeing: Everybody Hurts / Great Beyond / Country Feedback / Imitation of Life / It's the End of the World as We Know It. Everyone a classic. Best way to leave a gig is on a high and those five songs certainly enabled that to happen.
A couple of downsides to the gig though:
1) Not my favourite venue in the world. It looks nice as a park but as a concert venue it lacks a little atmosphere and too much chatter for my liking.
2) The friend I went with wasn't a fan of the band particularly so he wanted to leave early. I told him to feck off and go if he wanted to. He stayed.
Ticket: July 17th 2003
Ticket Price: €52.50