"The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience."
- Lester Bangs

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Cobra Starship at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK

"I recently went to a show at The Wedgewood Rooms, a small venue in Portsmouth, UK. Cobra Starship headlined.

Now first off: Wedgewood Rooms. The security were distinctly average. After the gig they immedietly started herding people outside, not allowing anyone to wait inside the venue to meet the headliners. When we tried to appeal to them, we were very rudely told to go outside. Later on, one of the support bands dropped one of his belongings and when a girl went to hand it back to him, she was actually yelled at by security.

Wedgewood Rooms: 1

After about an hour and a half of waiting outside, Gabe Saporta comes out, looks around at the ten to fifteen people left waiting and says in a surprised tone that he actually wasn't told that anyone was waiting. Thanks a bunch, venue staff. Gabe however more than made up for the wait by patiently signing autographs and posing for pictures with every fan who waited.

He was charming and polite, asking everyone their names and if signing merchandise, how to spell names so he wouldn't make any mistakes.He seemed genuinely pleased to see people, and was all in all a pleasure to meet.

Cobra Starship/Gabe Saporta: 5"

-Sophie A.

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