I took my daughter and some friends to see Muse at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow last week. I didn’t know much about the band myself, but I essentially had to go as my daughter is too young to go by herself, but too old for me to say “you can’t go and see your most favourite band ever on a school night!”.
It was, actually, a very impressive show and I’ve become something of a fan. I did decide, however, that discretion was the better part of valour, and stood in the back tapping my feet with the older crowd, while the youngsters Moshed (?) in the front. I was slightly worried that I might see one of them passed over the heads to the front after being crushed by someone twice their weight, but it all went fine and they even managed to get some of the water being passed out by the security people at the front.
Since I’m an astronomer, I thought I would at least post one a their relevant songs. I can also recommend Supermassive Black Hole. I gather Richard Betts is also something a fan, but I assume he – unlike me – was up for some Moshing in Exeter last night.