Went Xmas shopping today and as usual managed to buy more crap for myself than I did for others. Amongst said crap was the new Prodigy DVD, which contains all their videos, a live set from the Brixton Academy in 1997 and some behind the scenes stuff.
HMV Girl: So have you seen them live?
Me: Yeah, a few times actually.
HMV Girl: Was that earlier this year?
Me: Oh… no. It was ah, back in the mid nineties… [omg I am so old]
Back in those post grunge, early club scene days, Tone, Eden and myself were quite the Prodigy fans. I’ve seen them at various Big Days Out, but seeing Keith and Maxim run around in open daylight captures about 5% of what it’s like to see the Prodigy in a smaller, enclosed venue. Being at the front of the mosh pit at Selina’s when they played with Regurgitator was and probably still is the best live act I’ve ever seen.
When we saw them at the Metro, Maxim dragged me [and some goth chicks] onto the stage to dance for the last song of their set. Eden was at the front of the moshpit, so when I passed him on the other side of the barrier, I tried to drag him up with me. The bouncers held him back. Maxim saw this, stepped in and dragged him on stage also.
Pretty goddamn awesome.