The atmosphere was immense at the O2 Academy in Leeds on Tuesday, February 8th, for the Welsh rock band Feeder. The hall was packed and even the baloney above was at full capacity. Photographers were even crammed in the pit at the front, around eight photographers with two security guys. The security had a bright idea due to the high intake of photographers: Two photographers at a time were allowed back to the pit, alternating per song throughout the show. It was a genius plan and great way for the photographers to have another opportunity to chase the light on the low-lit stage.
Feeder played all their memorable hits; the response was amazing. The crowd sang along to the hits, with “Feeling a Moment” from their 2005 album Pushing the Senses being a favourite. Women were swaying and swinging their arms over the balcony above; even the photographers were singing.
Lead singer/guitarist Grant Nicholas’ vocals were flawless, and worked the stage with confidence and a cheeky smile. His flamboyant Fender Jazz Master guitar sparkled as the lights began to spill over the stage.
A few songs from the set list