December is the month of holidays and celebrations but for some msuic lovers it also means saying goodbye to few favourite bands. First, Every Avenue went on hiatus and their last tour started this month, then Futures have decided to call it a day by announcig the very last show of their career as a band after lots of positive feedback on their material, sold out headline tours and number 1 position on iTunes Rock Chart during the years.
I was lucky enough to attend at Futures` last gig at The Garage in London (UK) last night. It was also my first and last time seeing them therefore it was a doubly memorable evening.
As always, I`ve had difficulties to get from one place to another so I`ve completely missed my new favourite Morain supporting their label mates but I`m sure they were great. I have caught the last few songs of the other support, Natives. Besides supporting Futures, they were playing the second stop of their recent UK headline tour. Natives warmed up the audience well enough (the drumms on the new single sound awesome!) to hardly wait through the 20 or so minutes of soundcheck - funny enough, on Soundcheck Day - until the headliner.
Huge ovation welcomed Ant West, Casey Roarty, Christian Ward and George Lindsay as they walked up stage and the excitement lasted until the very last seconds and even after.
They played the band`s biggest hits such as 'Start A Fire', 'Karma Satelite' or 'Holiday' and I`m pretty sure most of the released songs along with the unreleased 'Oxygen' and a medley of a Lana Del Rey song. I forgot which one and couldn`t get the setlist.
Between the songs, Ant was talking about the fans` support, how awesome this 3 years was for all of them and even made a joke a of being a signed then unsigned band again. When he mentioned the obvious that this was Futures`s last show, the crowd started sad-booing (if ti`s a word...but look what I did there.) because let`s face it: no one likes to see a great band breaking up. By the last two songs, the crowd went absolutely nuts and Futures finished one of my most memorable concerts with 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' off of 'The Holiday' EP and there came the confetti shower and it was all finished. Like for ever. That 1,5 hours they spent on stage flew by way too fast. - if we`re friends on Facebook you can watch the video of the performance of that very last song.
I wanted to say this in person but I had to hurry home and couldn`t wait until you came out so I hope you`re all reading this:
Thank you, Futures for an amazing first and last time seeing you play together. I hope I`ll see you again with new musical or any other kind of projects very soon. With Indigo Records, please keep finding and supporting more new or great but underrated bands. Not sure if I can say that but: go mayor! I`m gonna miss your music and I wish Futures` future were different.
I`m off to shed some tears now. Good luck to all of you!