I watched my partner's copy of "PastPerfect" last night and frankly I'm surprised that "VNV Nation" ever sold out a gig again after they released this DVD.
Good god, it really is a dreadful example of a live show.
The editors have quite clearly had to splice together about four different gigs to put together even this travesty of a performance. This coupled with the fact that the singer is out of time with "his own" music, forgets all of "his own" lyrics and seems to think that repeatedly yelling the final word of every chorus (whilst repeatedly imploring the crowd to "show me your hands") constitutes some sort of stagecraft gives you some idea of what you can expect.
Seriously, its like watching the drunken exhortations of a hyperventilating farmer from County Kerry who has stumbled upon a Karaoke machine after spending rather too long in the beer tent at a livestock fair.
Were there any rehearsals? I've seen tighter bits of loose string.
I saw "VNV Nation" on the "Future Perfect" tour back in 2001 and I don't remember them being this bad. Then again, perhaps I was just very, very drunk at the time.
That said, If you enjoy watching musical car crashes, then consider this an absolutely essential purchase.
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