There may have been a feeling that they let their people down at Slane in the summer, but The Prodigy’s return to Ireland was just what the doctor ordered after a dreary year of doom and gloom, the one time this year – aside from Pendulum at Oxegen – when ravers dressed in fluorescent leg warmers and glow sticks met rockers with long hair and piercings, united with thanks to the music of the Prodigy.
Bursting onto stage to new album track -World’s On Fire’, it was apparent that there was a lot of people there that were unfamiliar with the song but they couldn’t have cared less. It wasn’t long until we heard some familiar beats when MC Maxim Reality tore into the opening line of -Breathe’, bridging the gap as ever between old and new – something that makes every Prodigy gig a spectacular.
For a man of advancing years, Keith Flint made leaping up in the air numerous times look very easy, but most of us discovered that after giving it a try, it’s a lot more difficult than it looks. The energy from the band never ceases to amaze, this show was full of passion and as it was the last date of the tour, the band gave it 150% and we were delighted to be a part of it. After what seemed like twenty minutes but was well over an hour, the boys departed the stage and the onlookers finally got the chance to catch their breath. But it wasn’t long until they were back minutes later to finish up the show with a mighty performance of -Out Of Space’. Who needs Santa this Christmas when we already had the Prodigy?
Photos: Sara Devine