Before we knew it, the end of the night arrived. 14 songs including an encore of Forgotten Castaway, the song the tour was named after and then they were done. For those lucky enough, meet and greets would take place after the show or, as they were billed, “hug and a selfie”. A must have for any serious Chapter 13 fan.
The encore though was the moment of pure magic for me. Adding Light Years from the new album into the encore was a stroke of genius as it sat perfectly in between possibly some of the greatest tracks the band have ever recorded.
Having given every ounce of themselves to the crowd with boundless energy, the band proved once again that they are a force of nature.
Pekka has to duck and weave like the best of boxers at times to avoid Jason’s bass neck as it whirls around mid air
As much as Toby would like to put a little of the past to bed these days, they were obliged to add a few extra numbers in to fill out a decent length set comprising some classic Little Angels tracks
Everything from Carnivore, Ricochet, Point of No Return and of course the huge My Demons all sounded immense
With a wry smile and a genuine sense of ‘job done’, Tate dropped the microphone and walked off.
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The cheer that greeted Backyard Babies guitarist Dregen almost lifted the roof of The Garage. They then proceeded to lay waste to some of the Super$hit 666 songs as well as a storming cover of Motörhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’.
A true highlight and a track I hope remains in the band’s set for years to come is ‘Steal Your Crown’. It’s the sort of song that should grab the attention of radio stations and see it added to playlists worldwide.