For once, the Roy Wilkins Auditorium’s notoriously cavernous acoustics weren’t a factor Friday night. Loud is loud, and -- as is detailed in the full review -- My Bloody Valentine’s 90-minute set was ungodly loud.
Most of the fans on hand for the band's first local gig in 21 years wore the earplugs handed out at the entrance – and woe to those who didn’t – so any echo bouncing off the empty, curtained-off balcony would have been lost on them anyway. But this wasn’t really a concert meant to be heard, but rather felt.
It also wasn’t a concert where people were singing along – fans didn’t even show any sign of mouthing lyrics in the best-known songs “Only Shallow” and “Soon” – so the set list was hard to compile. But I think this is close:
Sometimes / I Only Said / When You Sleep / New You / You Never Should / Honey Power / Cigarette in Your Bed / Only Tomorrow / Come in Alone / Only Shallow / Nothing Much to Lose Who Sees You / To Here Knows When / Wonder 2 / Soon / Feed Me With Your Kiss / You Made Me Realise