Biffy fans share special moment at the Barras
Topping a phenomenal opening night can be a hard task for some bands, but Biffy proved they were more than up for the challenge, unleashing their most hardcore set so far.
Kicking off night two of their sold-out three-night residency at the legendary Glasgow Barrowland on Saturday, Biffy burst onto the stage with Bodies in Flight from their second studio album The Vertigo of Bliss. The blistering track set the tone for the rest of the night as the bare-chested Ayrshire trio stepped up a gear in homage to their diehard fans.
Elated cheers and chants of “Mon the Biffy” emanated from the crowd as excited fans climbed up the stairs emblazoned with the band’s song lyrics.
The energy inside the ballroom was electric as the alt rockers churned out heavy guitar-driven tracks Eradicate the Doubt and Toys, Toys, Toys, Choke, Toys, Toys, Toys.
Interspersed with popular songs from their more commercially successful record, Only Revolutions, the setlist was really something special. A nod to their loyal followers, the setlists over the three nights were selected by the fans as a thank you for their support over the years. And they chose well with hits Questions and Answers, Mountains and That Golden Rule among the stand-out tracks.
The buoyant crowd were in full voice on the night, singing along to every word as the trio burst into their usual frenetic on-stage antics. To the fans’ delight Simon Neil acknowledged their adulation telling them “I think you lot are even louder than last night’s crowd!”
Slowing down the pace, Biffy brought out their softer side with God & Satan, swiftly followed by Diary of Always and Little Soldiers. The crowd erupted as Biffy blasted out Bubbles and the glorious All the Way Down Prologue Chapter 1, setting their fans up for an onslaught of more high-octane fun with Once an Empire. Returning for a three-song encore Biffy soon got the crowd bouncing again as they chanted along to Cloud of Stink before a sing-a-long ensued for the band’s biggest single Many of Horror.
Famed for their stop-start melodies it was appropriate for them to end the night with the epic Now the Action is on Fire!
The rock giants responded to the applause with a thrilling stage dive into the arms of their adoring fans.
Electric Simon Neil commanded the stage at the Barras Pic: Emma Ross