Hello, world. I’m MacDara Conroy, and this is my blog.


Just got home from the Mogwai gig at the Olympia. Absolutely fantastic stuff. I saw them once before, last April, but this gig was just as good. Most of the gig was stuff from their first album, Young Team, which I wasn’t expecting in the wake of Rock Action. I was well impressed. As per usual, there was an obvious element of the crowd who only moved when they played new stuff – that always seems kinda ignorant to me.

Another thing that bothered me were the two cackling witches I happened to be standing near. I mean, why pay £17 to get into a gig only to talk to your mate about crap – and quite loudly at that – while the band is playing? I don’t understand that kind of ignorance or rudeness. Good thing I had my plugs in so they didn’t bother me too much.

The plugs, by the way, were a great gig aid – I heard the whole thing perfectly, without the pain and the tinnitus. God, I’m so old.