Placebo @ Manchester Arena ~ 5 December 2016

I’d consider Placebo as one of all time favourite bands – and they have been for such a long time. This would be my third time seeing the band and also the largest venue I’d seen them play – an arena!! I decided to go for a seated ticket because I’m quite short and I wouldn’t be able to see anything if I was on the floor. Plus, the last time I was standing, the crowd was pretty rowdy – was not a good experience having drunken middle aged men bashing into me.

It was my first time alone being seated at an arena show. I have to admit it was a bit awkward because I arrived a little bit early. I had one row of people in front of me before the floor, and there was a young security guard who was facing directly towards me – his job was to check that only people with standing tickets were allowed onto the floor. I bet he was looking at me and thinking I was a bit strange. And I could all around and opposite me that the seats hadn’t quite filled up yet. However, my seat was amazing in my opinion haha. I was sat in number 1, so I had no one to my left. And I had a wonderful view of the stage.

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A Place For Us To Dream – 20 Years Of Placebo’ Deluxe Box Set, Black Vinyl + Signed Edition (Unboxing)

Placebo posted about this new special edition box in the Summer, 2016. I was immediately on this! – even though I didn’t even have a record player at the time. I pre-ordered the black vinyl box set signed by Brian and Stefan. The package arrived and was just sat there for a while, unopened. I finally bought myself a record player this month (Nov) and only then did I allow myself to open up the package.

The box set is stunning and so is the music. I really like the album name, ‘A Place for Us to Dream’, feels very optimistic. The box set comes in a good quality, navy coloured box, it’s thick and feels like it is lined with some sort of fabric-like material.

In the box there’s a 24 page book with images of the band spanning their 20 year career. Brian is on the front of the booklet, whilst Stefan is on the back. I’m so lucky to get my hands on the signed version. So happy about that!! I really love the purple colours, cosmic feel and the silver sparkles.

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