Liam Gallagher & Richard Ashcroft Take Los Angeles

It was Friday morning and I couldn’t stop thinking about Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft’s show later that night. I kid you not I spent the whole day listening to Liam Gallagher, Oasis, The Verve, and Richard Ashcroft’s music. I hadn’t been this excited and nervous for a concert in a long time, but how could I not be? I was about to go see two living legends! I’ve always loved old school rock and I’ve always admired britpop bands; they’re so dreamy and this dream was about to become a reality.

As my friend and I were on our way to The Greek there was a moment when I thought we weren’t going to make it on time due to LA traffic. Luckily we arrived just when Richard Ashcroft began his performance and arriving just on time also meant the merch section was empty, and everyone who knows me knows that I love collecting music tees. Once I bought my Liam Gallagher t-shirt, we made our way to our seats and that’s when I realized that most of the crowd was British. I didn’t even feel like I was in LA that night, it felt more like a London night to me.
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Richard Ashcroft’s performance was honestly incredible! First of all his outfit was on point; he was wearing an all white suite which I thought made his performance even more appealing. My friend and I were amazed of how good of a performance he gave; standing solo on stage with nothing but his guitar. Plus, the Greek is pretty big so seeing him giving his all with such simplicity was memorable. He started with some of his personal music and as expected he played a couple of The Verve’s songs and ended with a beautiful acoustic of their most popular track, “Bitter Sweet Symphony”, which the crowd made sure to sing along to.

Now, saving the best for last, Liam Gallagher’s performance was the best. He was so so good! I still can’t believe that even happened — the whole experience was just amazing. Similar to Ashcroft, he started by singing his new music from his most recent album “As You Were”. If you haven’t listened to it, you’re missing out! This album is raw and honest, which I think is what makes it so great.

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Photo by: Debi Del Grande

His outfit and performance were such a classic Liam Gallagher move, wearing a poncho and holding his hands back while he sang. However, the best part of the night was when Gallagher started playing Oasis songs and it magically started raining; it was an eventful moment! I had the best time and it’s definitely a show I’ll always remember. Although I was a little sad he didn’t play “Champagne Supernova” or “Wonderwall” (the first two songs I ever heard from Oasis & that I’ll always love), this is a night I’ll never forget and I really hope I get to see him again someday.

Photo by: Debi Del Grande
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