Went to see The Wailers at Manchester Ritz on Saturday (minus Bob obviously). I like the Ritz as a venue anyway but the atmosphere in there was brilliant, real happy feel good vibe, everyone dancing, everyone knew all the words and even without Bob Marley The Wailers still manage to have a stage presence without seeming like a tribute band.
Now if there's one thing that's slightly irritating at any gig nowadays it's all the phones being held up filming, there's always a few dotted about at any given time. I do have to admit I did get my phone out and take this photo.....
Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, The Wailers were great! How ya feelin? Irie!
After a 2 hour funky reggae party played to an exuberantly appreciative crowd we spilled outside to cool down and went in search of beer. Found a couple of bars, one of which we went in to satisfy a long time curiosity. 'The Temple' is an underground bar with steps leading down from an island in the middle of the road, I've walked past it plenty of times in the past and wondered what is that place? It's small, dark, strange and most of all cool as fu6k!