Behold, our beloved Queen, Shirley Manson from Garbage! The very one who changed our life as teens and made us who we are today: stupid girls.😜
There’s is no word to describe the way we felt the first time we heard “Only happy when it rains” on the radio, decades ago. This song set our minds on fire and made us discover Garbage, this incredible band, led by the fiercest of the fierce: Shirley Manson herself. Alternative music was really booming in the nineties with gems like Skunk Anansie or Smashing Pumpkins, but, thanks to her unique personality, Garbage were the creme de la creme. With main influences like Blondie, Siouxie and The Banshees, David Bowie, Patti Smith, how could we not like them ?
We promised ourselves to see them live as soon as possible… And we waited twenty years for the right opportunity to come! Twenty excruciatingly long years! We saw Garbage for the very first time this summer, in a small Festival called Cognac Blues Passion. It was definitely worth the-endless-wait.
So, how was the show ?
We have to be frank: we kinda apprehended this moment: according to some stories, Garbage wasn’t as powerful live as in its albums. We’re glad to tell the rumors were completely wrong: Garbage ate the audience alive! Shirley was incredible, very happy to be there. We were amazed by her voice, both powerful and intense. Duke Erikson, who was in front of us, absolutely killed it. The setlist was awesome! We got to hear every Garbage classics we could think of and a dazzling cover of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus”. Go check our instagram account for some kick ass videos.
Also, we were so excited, we totally snapped and took zillions of pictures. Still haven’t finished to sort them all. Even blurry, Shirley is still a badass rock goddess, so how could we possibly throw a single shot away?0