The House of Love – LiveInPhilly
I have been a fan of The House of Love since first hearing Christine, back in the 80’s. I saw them play live whenever I could – mostly in Scotland. I owned so much of their catalogue on vinyl and CD – multiple variations of each single. And then I moved to another continent – had to ditch most of my music collection – so lost all those B sides!! Remained a fan tho, but no longer a collector – just buying the albums. I never thought I would get to see them live again. Then the announcement came – The House of Love – LiveInPhilly. Closely followed by the arrival of covid – and my hopes were dashed again – Postponed. But not canceled – there was still hope…
But skip forward to 2022 and it all came together. Philadelphia was the first stop on the tour! 13th October, to be exact.
I got there early – so I could be front and center for the show. I wanted it loud – to feel the music hit me. We were not disappointed.
I checked out the set list from the UK tour – and as it was being taped to the stage, I was happy to see it was the same! The band came out – and they seemed as happy to see us as we were to see them. And I got to relive my youth – and take some photos!! It was a fantastic show. Lived up to all my hopes. The new band were amazing. Really into the songs – making their parts their own. The set contained a lot of the classics along with some of the new songs mixed in. And the new songs fit so well. I especially love “Clouds” which they opened the encore with.
I got some video of my favorite songs – you can see them below (these are handheld videos, and I was dancing around with happiness – so temper your expectations).
Hoping they come back soon!