Band play late-night show at Austin bash
Ian McCulloch‘s band played after Juliette Lewis and The New Romantiques’ set at Emo’s , taking the stage half an hour late, at 1am (CST).
Lengthy queues outside the venue meant that the show was one of the busiest of the first full day of music programming at the festival, yet frontman McCullouch was typically unimpressed.
Wearing his trademark black coat despite the hot Texan weather and black sunglasses throughout, he remarked, “Jesus, haven’t you spoken enough today?”, to a fan calling out to him. He also stopped playing 1999 hit ‘Rust’ halfway through, saying, “I don’t wanna do that, its too sad”.
Lighting a cigarette before playing ‘The Killing Moon’, the frontman was helped along by the huge crowd who sang along to the 1984 hit.
Echo And The Bunnymen played:
‘Bring On The Dancing Horses’
‘All That Jazz’
‘The Killing Moon’