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IQ at The Met, Bury 12th October 2002

Making another appearance in Bury within 12 months, IQ played to a near capacity crowd in the first of four end-of-year shows. Opening with The Wrong Side Of Weird from the Seventh House album, the lads soon hit top gear.  With all of them wearing a new DVD cover style t-shirt (except for Peter Nicholls who was wearing a suit and tie), and the now trade mark backdrop this had the making of a good night.  With the medley of 1000 Days going into the Magic Roundabout this was one of highlights. With classic songs Subterranea and The Seventh House, the crowd were soon enjoying the set. The lads were on top form playing and enjoying themselves, the mellow You Speak My Name got everyone joining Pete with the vocals.  Guiding Light was well received too, and when they closed the set with The Narrow Margin, the crowd gave them a big cheer.

Making a well-welcomed return to the performance tonight was the encore Further Away. This is a personal favourite of mine, and I believe the first time it was played since the release of Ever.

Last 'prog' classic of the night, was Crazy Horses. The crowd loved this one, everyone was dancing away, but as the saying goes, all good things come to an end, and the band left the stage. The end comical credits appeared, but sadly, there were sold out of platform boots! Oh well, there is always Southampton, so I hope they will have some there!

Another great night, yet another IQ show. What more can we ask for?

Danny Mayo

(Photos courtesy of Sam Smyth)

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IQ at The Met, Bury 12th October 2002Our own Danny Mayo

 

 

 

 

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