It's been a while since I got to sit outside a club in Dublin, have a bite to eat and then, once doors open, go in and have my ears blown off me, in the best possible way. In fact, the last time I was at a gig in Dublin was back in February of 2020, but that's what happened on Monday night when I went to see Strangers with Guns play the Button Factory in Dublin.
I was early, so I decided I'd grab a bite eat and, as it happens, the Button Factory has a nice Burrito Bar attached to it and it was bloody nice!
7:30pm came and the doors opened so in I went. I'd a table for two, front row. Yes, gigs are still tabled here at the moment courtesy of Covid restrictions, but if it's the difference between a gig and no gig, I'll take it. Plus, well, I maybe getting a little old...
On to the gig. How was it? Fantastic. I sat there and felt this sonic wave just hit me, wash over me for well over an hour and it was glorious. New songs, old songs, a little bit of Shakespeare (well, it was a theatre) all accompanied by a smoke and light show made it feel like there was more than the Covid restricted maximum of 50!
The crowd loved it, I loved it and, I think, the band loved it. An absolutely fantastic night of good old fashioned dirty, loud, rock n' roll.
On to the photos: