Massive Attack: “The shit you have here is stronger than what we grow in Bristol…”

Massive Attack, backstagerider.com photo

….”so, that’s why we’re a bit late,” explained a scrappy Robert “3D” Del Naja regarding Vancouver’s, uh greenery, during a frankly blinding set by as Massive Attack. 3D and Daddy G brought along legend Horace Andy and opener Martina “Tricky’s muse” Topley-Bird and shadow-boxed through a wet set of Heligoland-Mezzanine-Blue Lines tracks, including “Babel” “Girl I Love You”, “Teardrop”, “Inertia Creeps” “Risingson” and “Unfinished Sympathy”.

And while the rain came down (“We’re used to this every fucking day where we come from,” joked 3D, “so we brought it with us. You’re welcome”), the audience beamed as bright as the digital light wall – which, incidentally, Massive Attack have been using for years. But it was all good. Brilliant, even. No surprise there, then. \m/

3D, Massive Attack, backstagerider.com photo

3D and Horace Andy, Massive Attack, backstagerider.com photo

Massive Attack, backstagerider.com photo

Martina Topley-Bird and 3D, Massive Attack, backstagerider.com photo

Massive Attack, backstagerider.com photo

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3 Comments

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May 30, 2010
2:39 pm
#1 Dean Mitchell :

Fourth time I’ve seen them and they still deliver after all these years. Despite the rain and the lack of alcohol on site, it does help enjoy a gig after all, Massive Attack were simply amazing. Atlas Air/Marrakesh as the final track, finished the show off on an incredible high, great sound, great visuals just a shame with the 10pm curfew that they could only play a hour and a half set.

May 30, 2010
3:10 pm
#2 Beth :

Awesome photos of an awesome show!

May 31, 2010
9:54 am
#3 Natasha :

Epic pics of EPIC show!! Good job BSR.

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