I went to see Muse play at the Olympic Park. Fabulous show. Decided to drive to Stanmore and catch the tube to Stratford. The benefit was I would not have to hurry home, the Jubilee line runs all night on Fridays and Saturdays. Despite the large car park, parking was an issue, had to wait for a car to leave before I parked. Arrived at the stadium after the gates opened. Had a pint of expensive lager, £6.50
Two support bans played, Pale Waves played for 30 minutes and then Tom Morello.
Pale Waves are an English indie pop band from Manchester, formed in 2014. It was founded originally as Creek when lead singer and guitarist Heather Baron-Gracie met drummer Ciara Doran while attending university in Manchester. They played a nice set to a fairly empty stadium.
Tom Morello, best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave. As of 2019, Morello is a member of the supergroup Prophets of Rage. He started playing in the pit, and then rushed around the back and came on with his band. Lots of applause for him as the venue filled up. Lots of slogans, the best was on the back of his guitar, which said ‘Fuck Farage’ This drew rapturous applause from the audience.
Muse came on at 8.30 playing until 10.45. Tremendous set. You know, sometimes you wonder how long much longer has a band to play, well with Muse I looked at my phone and suddenly realised they had been playing 2 hours. Fantastic set.
Afterwards, I hung around and was amazed to see the stage and the arena being dismantled immediately. Grabbed some food and made my way back.
In future I will hang on a bit longer as I still got caught in a queue of people making their way to Stratford.