Gig Review... Friendly Fires @ The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, 21st November 2011

Friendly Fires cancelled some of their tour dates due to singer Ed having laryngitis, there was a big worry from local fans if they would play or not. Thankfully they would never let SPC down - SPC being the live promoters who put them on way back even before Friendly Fires had an EP out! I got to the venue at around 8:15pm and didn't realise I missed the first support act, still, I was there to see Friendly Fires so it wasn't a problem.

image (c) SPC, SPC Cambs, SPC Live

One thing I do love about seeing them perform is Ed's crazy hip dancing that could easily rival Beyonce! The lights on the stage were fantastic with the Pala Parrot flying around on the neon displays during 'Hawaiian Air' and 'Pala'. The crowd went mental for nearly every song, especially 'Jump In The Pool', 'Live Those Days Tonight' 'On Board' and 'Lovesick'! This was the second time I've seen them and the first in their 'home territory' of the Western part of East Anglia. You would never of assumed that Ed even had an illness with that level of energy and tight skills from the other members. Please please please do see them, you won't regret it!

Friendly Fires - Hurting (Dezlin Rework) by DEZLIN