2001/02/25, Brielpoort, Deinze, Belgium

Exxile on Euphoria 2001

February 16
 York
February 17
 Leeds
February 18
 Nottingham
February 20
 Birmingham
February 22
 London
February 23
 London
February 25
 Deinze
February 26
 Hamburg
February 27
 Hamburg
March 1
 Berlin
March 2
 Erfurt
March 3
 München
March 5
 Stuttgart
March 6
 Köln
March 7
 Zürich
March 9
 Prague
March 10
 Vienna
March 17
 Oporto

The first Sisters concert in Deinze on 1984/06/01 was also held in Brielpoort; this gig is famous in tape traders circles as only three people in the world are said to have its recording. Second Deinze gig, initially planned for 1990/11/16, was rescheduled to large Sport Paleis in neighborhooding Gent and took place on 1991/05/16. This was the third Deinze gig in Sisters history, and as of month after it no recording have surfaced -- it's quite possible the recording will become yet another high value rarity.

The audience in the gig was reportedly very calm and unsupportive; some felt the length of the gig didn't justify its price, and the lack of any support band might have contributed to the disappointment.

The setlist was nearly identical to the York gig, with Train/Detonation Boulevard, Temple of Love, Amphetamine Logic and This Corrosion replaced by Come Together, On the Wire/Teachers/On the Wire, War on Drugs and Something Fast. And Body Electric was still drooling at 112 BPM.

There were no support acts.

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Setlist

  • First and Last and Always
  • Ribbons
  • Come Together
  • Anaconda
  • Crash and Burn
  • Dominion/Mother Russia
  • Summer
  • On the Wire/Teachers/On the Wire
  • We are the Same, Susanne
  • Giving Ground
  • Body Electric (slow)
  • Will I Dream?
  • Romeo Down
  • Alice
  • Flood II
    <break>
  • Snubnose
  • Capricorn
  • I Didn't Know I Loved You ('Till I Saw You Rock'n'Roll)
    <break>
  • Something Fast
  • War on Drugs
  • Vision Thing
  • Thanks to Peter Lankester (peter.lankester@village.uunet.be).

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    Reviews

    Written by Hans (blackinside@pandora.be) for Dominion mailing list

    I'm already home from the gig. Yes, Filip, it seems I'm the first :-)

    When I came in the room, I thought "where are the 'black' people here?" It was an audience like it was a R.E.M. gig.

    The gig was great, but could it be something else when it's about 7 months ago you've seen The Sisters Of Mercy live? I'm speaking for myself of course. This was not the best gig I've seen from The Sisters Of Mercy. If it wasn't the worst one.

    Don't ask me for the setlist, because I don't remember that much. They started with the same intro as in York, and I must say, it' s a nice one. They played two songs I've heard for the first time, Capricorn (I recognized it from Eurorock, but that was a medley) and a cover of Gary Glitter, I Didn't Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock and Roll).

    I was very glad to hear Body Electric again, and it was a nice slow version. O.K., nice. I prefer the normal version, but it was a long time ago so it's O.K. And I'll always remember this gig as a special one for me, because it is the first time (and hopefully the last time!) that I 've seen a gig with my foot be on plaster. I can tell you, it sucks when you prefer to dance. But I wouldn't miss it for anything in the world!


    Written by Filip De Vos (filip.de.vos@pandora.be) for Dominion mailing list

    > I'm already home from the gig. Yes, Filip, it seems I'm the first :-)

    Damn, I shouldn't have been to that NON SISTERS OF MERCY afterparty! The party was great, but they've played only one Sisters song.

    Well, I've also one thing to say about the gig: strange but true, but we (I am not alone) didn't feel satisfied when it was over (at 10pm!). I don't know what it was, but I missed something (maybe that skinny bitch who was at the York and Leeds gigs). I've even heard people complaining that they should never have paid that much for such a show. I'm glad I took the trip to York, because Deinze wasn't enough to feed on until the next tour!


    Written by Jan Fransen (jan.fransen@pandora.be) for Dominion mailing list

    > I don't know what it was, but I missed something (maybe that skinny bitch
    > who was at the York and Leeds gigs).

    Maybe you missed Temple of Love, I certainly did. Strange, because it was on the setlist that was handed out. Well, at least Summer is now amongst my favorites, it has come a long way since I heard it the first time.

    The audience was very quit ("raise your hands" and nobody within a couple of meters from me responded), which I didn't mind as much as not being able to get to the front of the stage (I thought the doors would open at eight). Musically it was a good show though, and a great lightshow. Afterparty was good too. Didn't recognize anyone from Dominion though.


    Written by Pierre Frankignoul (pfrankignoul@hotmail.com) for Dominion mailing list

    > Damn, I shouldn't have been to that NON SISTERS OF MERCY afterparty!
    > The party was great, but they've played only one Sisters song.

    Oh you should have stay a little longer; they played a second Sisters song at the time you were writing this mail.

    > Well, I've also one thing to say about the gig: strange but true, but we
    > (I am not alone) didn't feel satisfied when it was over (at 10pm!).

    Too short (but I've to say that a sisters gig will always be too short for me).

    > I don't know what it was, but I missed something (maybe that skinny bitch
    > who was at the York and Leeds gigs).

    Or maybe Temple of Love was also missing.

    > I even heard people complaining that they should never have paid that much
    > for such a show.

    After the show I was sad to be able to see them ONLY in Deinze and Koeln.


    Written by Laurent Kleinblatt (lkleinbl@hotmail.com) for Dominion mailing list

    The missing thing was a living audience.

    Sisters were doing their best, but there wasn't any response

    It's a shame cus it would have been a great gig.


    Written by Wouter Verpoest (wouter.verpoest@lms.be) for Dominion mailing list

    > The missing thing was a living audience.

    I agree completely: never saw such a bunch of zombies. I thought a Sisters gig was supposed to be fun, and not getting the evil eye from the moment you bump against a so called fan. I was very glad I moved towards the Dominitoes.

    Have to say I loved Snubnose (what a difference if you compare this with the mp3 versions!). My two other favorites of the evening were We are the Same, Susanne and, of course, War on Drugs.

    If I was not on holiday, I would definitely attend the Koeln gig, and be in front during First and Last and Always and Ribbons. Now I was still getting to find out where the active audience was.


    Written by Paul and Donna (paulxdon@hotmail.com) for Dominion mailing list

    The gig was great, although I have to agree that the fans around me were very quiet (even in the front row). Even now, 24 hours after the show, I can hear the opening sound of Snub Nose humming in my left ear. But it was worth it. Btw, I loved Von's Sisters On Cake sweater.


    Ticket scanned by Filip De Vos; also thanks to Tim.

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