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Wednesday 13, live in Reading

Live Review

Venue: The Bowery District, Reading

We went to see Wednesday 13 the other day... but what did we learn?

Goths. Goths, everywhere. Goths in Poundland; goths eating McDonald's; goths queueing from silly o'clock to see Wednesday 13 inflict fleshy cuts from his new release: Monsters Of The Universe: Come Out & Plague.

The Level Of Fandom On Display Is Ridiculous

The dress code is exclusively PVC and we feel like right knobheads in our skinny jeans and chequered shirts. Hair is dyed, coloured eye contacts stare from all angles and some guy in the toilets came all the way from Sweden to see this show. He then accosts a young gent with the standard greeting everyone uses at the urinal: "Nice cock!" But we digress...

Wednesday 13 Is Bringing The Heavy Tonight

Kicking things off with Keep Watching The Skies and Astro Psycho – Galactic Blood-Drive, it's clear that Mr. 13 isn't fannying about. Tonight's setlist leans on the groove-laden, chuggy stuff now more than ever – not a single song from the upbeat Fang Bang record is aired, with ditties like Hail Ming, Scream Baby Scream and the absurdly heavy Planet Eater: Interstellar 187 standing in its place. That last one exhibits flourishes of double-bass and has us shitting our brains all over the floor. 

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