Celebrate – Werchter, 2012

I’d already be losing my shit, being in raptures being at a 5×5 gig – but at the 3 minute 30 second mark…if he was that close to me, his sweat falling on me…I swear I’d orgasm! He is just pure sex! God, I adore you, Jim Kerr! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

I will never stop dreaming of being your rag doll, you Adonis! ❤️❤️

5×5 Live Dublin Mini Set – YouTube

A lovely 30 minute chunk of Simple Minds recorded in Dublin in March, 2012. Really nicely done. Fine video work, Trevor. Thank you so much for filming it and taking the care to add better audio. Excellent work!

For those of us who missed the tour, this is as near to a TARDIS as we’ll get.

Geez, how I’d love there to be another 5×5 style tour. I know it won’t happen. I guess Jim thinks he’s just too past it for that stuff now. The more time moves on, the more gutted I am that my diehard fandom didn’t take in 2006, for had it done so, I know I’d have been at as many 5×5 shows as I could have afforded to be at on that tour.

FUCKING GODDAMNIT!

“Regrets. I’ve had a few, but then again….PROBABLY JUST THIS ONE!”

Simple Minds Magazine Article – Mojo Magazine Early 2012

It’s a clipping I only recently came into possession of and I had never (for obvious reasons) read the article before.

Some interesting things said. Interesting to read Mick saying that he thought they’d have all stayed together…maybe might had still been together (as of then) if Brian hadn’t have left when he did.

Also interesting them bringing up the cover of Record Mirror mag with Brian on it. I was only very recently chatting to Ronnie about that cover. He said to me it wasn’t the photo he wanted on the cover and shared with me a photo of Jim he had submitted for use (which I won’t be sharing here unless I get photographer’s permission first – I haven’t asked him).

Good bit of talk about Rockfield and Iggy and Bowie in the lead up to Saturday’s airing of the documentary on the BBC.

Jim seems rather more philosophical in this than he has done at other times.

A couple more clippings to come….including another Sheila Rock gem (hence the reason I ended up with the clipping – prior to the “naked titties” one surfacing).

Weekend WhirliGIG Wish – Werchter, June 30th, 2012

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A Saturday outdoor festival gig. Werchter was one of the first festivals SM played, back in the day, and the band and crowd took eachother to their hearts.

What follows is a playlist of video clips created by the SM Official YouTube account showcasing the performance in 2012 – the festival’s “5×5 plus” setlist.

I love this footage. And I will forever say it…not getting into them just a LITTLE BIT earlier to experience these 2012 gigs will be my ETERNAL regret.

I can’t regret not seeing them in 1981 or ‘82 … I was too young, etc, etc. But for 2012 I can always regret simply because I had tried to “get into them” in 2006 and…it just didn’t gel…for some reason.

But hey, thank fuck I tried again in 2014 and it did!

Enjoy the visual set!

Weekend WhirliGIG Wish – Danube Island Festival, Vienna, 2012

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012…not quite a 5×5 tour set, but near enough minus them performing Moscow Underground, Waterfront, See The Lights and Don’t You. This festival is a FREE ADMISSION festival! OMG…I’d have DIED to see them for nowt!

At the 18 minute 55 second mark, there is a rather sexy AF version of Celebrate to be had. Please, please, PLEASE reinstate the third verse, PLEASE SIR!? Love you forever 🙂

Enjoy the full audio/visual experience (and Sir’s inky shirt). Happy weekend!