Geoffrey went too far



I saw Public Service Broadcasting last night at one of my favourite venues in Manchester, the Albert Hall. They played the entirety of The Race to Space with a string quintet, thirteen-piece choir and a brass section from the RNCM. It was previously suggested that they’d never play the album in entirety live, because of the sensitive nature of Fire In The Cockpit; the real fire in the cockpit of Apollo 1 in 1967.

Before coming out, they played their own public information film warning of the dangers of filming at gigs, annoying other gig-goers and generally being an arse with an iPad out for the entire duration of the set. Imagine if this was mandatory viewing before all gigs.