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photos by Dana (Distortion) Yavin, words by Andrew Sacher
The Pogues kicked off their three night run at Terminal 5 on Tuesday night with over an hour of non-stop crowd-pleasers. They performed with the ease and precision that comes along with being a well established band for nearly three decades. The devoted audience never failed to flaunt its admiration for the group with pride. Frontman Shane MacGowan sporadically left the stage during their set to allow other band members to sing, returning each time with a lit cigarette.
The show was opened by New Jersey's Titus Andronicus who filled the venue with their grandiose rockers that refuse to draw the line between fast, loud, raw punk and refined indie rock. Despite a lack of interest from parts of the audience, Titus delivered a tight set.
The Pogues continued their run at Terminal 5 last night with The So So Glos and conclude tonight, St. Patrick's Day, with Titus Andronicus again. More pictures from the first night are below....