2016.03.26 – Paaspop Festival, Schijndel, Holland

Date: 26th March 2016
Event: Paaspop Festival
Venue: Molenheide Estate
City: Schijndel
Country: Holland
Support: see timetable

1. Breathe
2. Nasty
3. Omen
4. Wild Frontier
5. Firestarter
6. Roadblox
7. Rok-weiler
8. The Day Is My Enemy
9. Voodoo People
10. Get Your Fight On
11. Run With The Wolves
12. Invaders Must Die
13. Medicine
14. Smack My  Bitch Up
15. No Good (Start The Dance)
16. Take Me To The Hospital

Extra info:
There were some technical problems at the end of Smack My Bitch Up:  power cut. Their Law wasn’t played.

Apollo stage timetable:
15:00 – 15:45 Causes
16:45 – 17:45 Jess Glynne
18:45 – 19:45 Douwe Bob
20:45 – 21:45 Saybia
22:30 – 23:30 Rico & Sticks
00:30 – 02:00 The Prodigy

Review by streamblenda:
Just back from the paaspop weekend.
My perception of the prodigy’s gig:
During the soundcheck the new banner of the ant with some industrial street background unfoiled. I had high expectations that they might bring some sort of new show or at least a few changes.
Lights went down and the theme song of ‘a clockwork orange’ started playing. I really expected a new opening song after this as it was nice to hear a new intro for once.
The lads came onstage and you could tell Maxim wasn’t 100%, his voice and movement wasn’t as energetic as it is usually.
Breathe kicked in and the crowd stood still, barely any movement going on, nasty followed and got the crowd going but also not the usual chaos you expect at a prodigy gig. From then on the band seemed a bit annoyed and went in automatic pilot mode, only Rob seemed to have alot of fun onstage.
They went through the usual order of songs from the day is my enemy tour and I quickly became bored. The show felt stale and with the boring crowd, it quickly became one of the worst times I saw the Prodigy live (around 40 times now)
The sound was messy and during roadblock Maxim even missed his line beginning half a measure too early. I could take this from bands that are spontanious and bring new stuff but for fuck’s sake they played it the same for their whole tour.
Then I heard something new and thought they would play a new song. It quickly stopped to be played again. After 40 seconds it became boring and you could tell it was one of this loops that was going nowhere. Tell for yourself in the vid underneath but it sounds like a teenager trying to make a traptune for the first time in reason.
This is not the shit that I expect from someone who created a masterpiece as Music for the jilted generation.
Then after the vocal break from Smbu the power went down. First I thought they just left the stage because the crowds sucked monkeynuts but it was a generator that blew up.
They came back after a good 10 minutes but alot of the crowd was gone same with the energy. It was nice to hear No Good again but the gig was already ruined.
I saw way better acts this weekends like Modestep and Enter Shikari. Mr oizo played a dj set which showed how creative electronic music can be. Prodigy on the other hand was just plain lazy, they need to take risks again, do new jams, remixes,…maybe working out a new way of playing live instead…
Really dissapointed with this gig



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