SO.CO Team

9 months ago

Muse Rock Glasgow In The Rain

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A rain soaked Bellahouston Park was the venue for alt-prog heroes Muse to make their outdoor return to Scotland for the first time since their highly regarded T In The Park headline set at Balado Airfield in 2010.

A rain soaked Bellahouston Park was the venue for alt-prog heroes Muse to make their outdoor return to Scotland for the first time since their highly regarded T In The Park headline set at Balado Airfield in 2010.

 

Matt Bellamy and company arrive in Glasgow in the midst of their Will Of The People world tour, delivering a hit-laden set of dystopian bangers as the rain lashed down throughout. We Are Fucking Fucked and Thought Contagion revel in their Orwellian themes, whilst Supermassive Black Hole, Plug In Baby and Uprising show exactly why this band is so vital. 

 

Muse right now are at the height of their powers. They’re delivering theatre, pomp, and some of the best music they’ve created in years. That they’re delivering it to some of the biggest crowds they’ve ever played to is a wonderful symbiosis. They’re a band that have stopped taking themselves so seriously, but they still manage to carry it off with a straight face, and that is what makes Muse such a definitive live experience. 

 

By the time the nonsensical Knights Of Cydonia comes around, there is no doubt that 40,000 now very soggy Glaswegians have had a life-affirming experience, and as they scream “no-one’s gonna take me alive” into the pouring rain, you believe them. 

All photos: Calum Buchan

Words: Calum Buchan & Thomas Jackson