State Intervention #2: Scroobius Pip – Exchange Dublin
On Saturday, the second State Intervention was held in Exchange Dublin with Scroobius Pip (minus Dan Le Sac) dropping in to treat the crowd to some poems and songs. The performance was announced on the day via the State Facebook group and Twitter account. Word seemed to spread fast and there was quite a crowd gathered outside the doors at 6:30pm. Pip performed poems both old and new with the lyrics to well known Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip songs featuring too. At times, when he struggled to remember the words, eager members of the audience helped out with quiet prompts. The crowd were a bit too eager when asked to choose between subject matter for the next poem and an enthusistic cheer went up in support of “spousal abuse”. This worrying perpetuation of an old Irish stereotype can only be excused because the choice was limited to either that or “self harm”. After finishing up with “A Letter From God To Man” which he read from a tattered letter (presumably from the big man himself) Scroobius Pip hung around to chat to fans and pose for photos.
Some more photos are below and there’s a couple on Flickr, also Loreana has some nice ones here. To find about upcoming State Intervention gigs, keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter as there will be some exciting ones in the near future. The Interventions are filmed by the excellent Bandwidth Films. Footage from the first one featuring And So I Watch You From Afar is also below the jump. I feature in it a bit too much for my liking so this time round I was careful to avoid the camera.