I went to a gig with my son and one of my friends on Saturday. We saw Los Endos (a Genesis tribute band).
The concert was preceded by pizza and a couple of beers to set the correct tone, and was split into 2 halves (the concert, not the beers).
The first half of the set consisted of Watcher of the Skies followed by Selling England by the Pound played in its entirety.
The second half of the show consisted of The Knife, Get 'Em Out By Friday, Entangled, Horizons, Supper's Ready and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/The Musical Box. For an encore we had Dance on a Volcano/Drum solo/Los Endos.
The band were excellent and were very good players who haven't exactly picked the easiest of source material to entertain us with. There were a few duff notes (not enough to worry about), but these were compensated for by a couple of moments where the arrangements seemed to surpass the original live versions. During the second half of the show it felt like the volume had been turned up just a little too much and I noticed that the keyboards (particularly the Pro-Soloist parts) and the guitar were distorting through the PA system. Next time I go to a gig I shall make sure that I stand as close to the soundman as possible. I used to make a point of doing this, but it has been so long since I went to see a band in a small venue that it slipped my mind.
In the first half of the set there were many moments when the hairs on the back of my neck were standing on end, specifically during Watcher of the Skies, Dancing With The Moonlit Night, The Battle of Epping Forest, Cinema Show and Aisle of Plenty. I had never seen Genesis play any of these tracks live (apart from Cinema Show). When More Fool Me was played, the drummer stepped up to the microphone to sing the lead vocal. Where did he get that idea?
During the second half of the show, the standout moment was a great rendition of Entangled, complete with obligatory goose-pimples.
The lightshow was good, the playing was excellent, the costume changes were inspired and the concert program was entertaining, and the bass guitarist played a double-neck MIDI guitar. If you like your Genesis, you should really check this band out. I hope to do so myself again soon.
Their website is www.losendos.co.uk