Sometimes Love Is A Dangerous Thing
Don't Hold Me Back
One of the unfortunate things is that Kasim’s set always starts late, the lights dim and most people expect to see Meat Loaf but instead Kasim is introduced. For me that’s brilliant(!) but I can understand why there must already be some reservation in people’s minds before Kasim even opens his mouth! Working backwards, Meat Loaf’s set seems to end just before the curfew so it has to start at a certain time. Between Kasim and Meat Loaf’s set there are always two videos so Kasim’s set has to start late to fit in (plus it allows for people arriving late) but it’s still a shame that Kasim’s set doesn’t start at the start time (and I’m sure that some people think that he’s just filling in as Meat Loaf isn’t ready yet as they forget that it says “with support” on the tickets.)
Tonight after Kasim’s introduction, he bounced on stage and said his “Hello Sheffield!” before explaining that he plays bass in Meat Loaf’s band and that he will just be playing a few songs.
Kasim’s first song tonight was Sometimes Love Is A Dangerous Thing which sounded really good as there was a lot of echo in the speakers for that song which was very effective. Probably the one thing that most people at the concert won’t know is that SLIADT was originally written for Meat Loaf too! The one thing I did notice tonight was that Kasim wasn’t wearing his earplugs for his solo set as he often does.
Kasim next mentioned that it was coming up to Christmas and that in America there is an advert that mentions “Give the gift of music” which nicely lead to Kasim saying that we should give the “gift of Kasim music” and that Quid Pro Quo was available to purchase at the venue! Kasim then sang Don’t Hold Me Back from Quid Pro Quo (there didn’t seem to be so much of an echo on this song).
Kasim next spoke about Meat Loaf and his comment that “Meat Loaf is 100% better” received probably the loudest cheer of the whole evening!
Kasim’s final song tonight was his third version of Sacrifice in three concerts as, when he got to the guitar part, he stopped before singing his final chorus - I’ve not heard Kasim play Sacrifice this way before.
Kasim then said that Meat Loaf would be out soon and wished us a “Happy Holidays” before he left the stage. (His last comment probably confused a few people as by holidays in UK people will think of buckets and spades on a beach as we use the less politically correct phrase “Happy Christmas” over here!)
The one thing I always notice about Kasim’s opening set is that he ALWAYS leaves the stage to far more applause and cheers than when he walks on it!
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