Lostprophets - Solus, Cardiff, 17 August 2011

Thursday 18 August 2011, 14:06

James McLaren James McLaren

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Last night Lostprophets played a homecoming show at Cardiff University's Solus venue. It was one of the few Cardiff shows from the Pontypridd band I've missed since first seeing them in 2001.

Lostprophets at Solus, Cardiff by Sam P

Lostprophets at Solus, Cardiff by Sam P

Given that fact (a sad one, as I always like catching up with them), I decided this morning to crowd-source some Twitter thoughts instead. Of course, it's a self-selecting audience but I think in these days of social media that's not intrinsically a bad thing. Collating tweets on an event is more about reflecting an audience's reaction rather than reviewing it.

So here are a few of those fans' tweets, encapsulating one of Wales' best-loved bands of the last decade in 140 characters:

nataliejevans Lostprophets were awesome last night :) u can't beat a home gig.

sharifowadally Amazing. Full of energy and connecting with crowd as usual.Jamie getting involved more added a whole new dimension to the gig.

Hyperpower22 They smashed out the hits. Great set spanning their entire career and a new 1! Circle pit for shinobi was killer!

neilharries87 The smaller venue made for a great atmosphere, @ian_watkins' banter was quality, they were awesome as usual!

danielnicholls A complete home run. Best gig I've been to in a long while. Triumphant return to Wales!

xgabylpx One of the best performances by the band after being away for so long, new song promises an energetic and positive new album.

SamPan_24 So good they were! Back with a vengeance! All the sing-a-long hits! Brilliant live!

s_gummer Great gig last night. Good set list and atmosphere. Support band TOWN were also good, will definitely check them out again.

Even the local rock glitterati were in on the act. The Blackout's drummer Snoz Lawrence said: "Last night reaffirmed to me that @lostprophets are STILL one of the best live bands/best bands in general about today! Truly inspirational! X".

And when I asked the boys in the band what they thought of the night, Jamie Oliver said: "It was an amazing night! So great to play an intimate show back at home. I'll never forget it."

But there was one dissenting voice. AmyO2Angel said: "It's the worst I've ever seen of LPS, too much messing around on stage and whoever booked that venue should be sacked!"

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