2004.12.06 – Carling Apollo, Manchester, England

Date: 6th December 2004
Event: The Prodigy Concert – AONO Tour
Venue: Carling Apollo
City: Manchester
Country: England
Support: Clor, DJ Eddie Temple Morris

Tracklist:
1. Wake Up Intro
2. Wake Up Call
3. Their Law
4. Warning
5. Spitfire
6. Breathe
7. Dead Ken Beats
8. Girls / More Girls
9. Action Radar Link
10. Firestarter
11. Hotride (El Batori Mix)
12. Back 2 Skool
13. The Way It Is
14. Mindfields
Encore:
15. Poison
16. Method Beats
17. Smack My Bitch Up

Extra info:
Review by neko:
I am flying out to Manchester early early morning, which is quite difficult as I’m still knackered from the weekend. My company has offices in Manchester, so I’m actually working up there for 2 days so I can do work as well as the shows. I’m not really having the best day ever, but at least manage to make it to the Manchester Apollo for just about 8pm.
This is when I realize that it’s a Clor night tonight. Everyone’s deserves a 2nd chance, so here we go …
Doesn’t work. I am still less than impressed. Maybe they work better in a small pub? They’re not really terrible, but just a quite boring band.
Before Prodigy the DJ, Eddie Temple Morris, is on again. Tonight he’s playing some New Order as this is their hometown. Brings back nice memories from the Big Day Out tour in ’02 when they played before Prodigy at all the festival shows.
Just after 9pm Prodigy are to come on. Manchester is such a student city and you can really tell that there are a lot of ‘casual’ Prodigy fans here. Nothing wrong with this, but it just seems quite different from Brixton where you had a feeling that most people had a bit an idea about what’s going on.
The Wake Up Intro kicks it all off as usual, Liam walks on stage and then turns on his new little ‘sex’ lamp in front of his keyboards. The girls in front of me erupt in hysterical screaming as they’ve spotted Keith at the side of the stage, almost to a stage where it’s rather irritating really.
So it’s all similar to the nights before. I am not sure whether I am being a bit subjective here, but the audience is a bit lamer than at previous shows. It might just be the fact that it’s a Monday, but it takes a while for this show to really hit off.
I have to say as well, the new Hotride remix here works very well live now, especially the beginning. It’s much harder than the El Batori remix and definitely flows better, so nice one!

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