The Kooks (O2 Academy, Bournemouth – 06/05/17) ★★★★☆

By: editor

Watching The Kooks from up in the gods in the 02 Academy, Bournemouth gave you a good view of not only the band but also of the very lively crowd. I enjoyed the music but next time I think the Kooks should go bigger, a trip to the BIC would be good.

I actually had more fun watching the crowd and seeing what antics they got up to, throwing items of clothing around, siting on friend’s shoulders (must be annoying for the people standing behind them), pushing, swaying and making big circles and crashing towards each other like a rough Hokey Cokey dance. I’m surprised no one got hurt.

I’m not really surprised the crowd were this active; it was exhausting watching the Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard bouncing around the stage, complete with skinny jeans and curly hair, he only stopped doing this when he was talking to the audience, and playing his guitar. Pritchard grabbed one lucky fan’s phone and started to take pictures and video’s.

She Moves in Her Own Way had the best reaction with the crowed singing to the top of their voices this was also my favourite. Other songs that got good reactions were; Eddie’s Gun, You Don’t Love Me, Sofa Song, Down, Pull Me In, Be Who You Are – their new track currently out, to name but a few. This was probably one of the longest concerts I have been too recently which was a reflection of the many great tunes in their repertoire.

The only negative that I thought could be better was the fact that I couldn’t really understand what frontman Pritchard was saying (I wasn’t the only person that thought it), it wasn’t much better when Luke was singing.

Overall for me it was a mediocre gig, it wasn’t fantastic nor was it bad but the young crowd went home with very happy smiley faces.

I give this concert 4 stars.


Also you can check out photos taken of the night right here! – enjoy.

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