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Noel Gallagher playing “Wonderwall” in Hammond, IN last Sunday. It was an amazing show. He did all of my favorite songs from his excellent solo album “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds”, which is so vastly undiscovered here in America. He also played some Oasis era songs, including “Wonderwall”, “It’s Good To Be Free”, “Talk Tonight” (my personal favorite), “Half the World Away”, “Whatever”, and “Don’t Look Back in Anger”.
In my opinion, Noel’s voice only gets better with age and I thought he had an overall confident stage presence. He also interacted with the crowd and was his typical snarky and witty self when some obnoxious Oasis superfan in the audience kept shouting embarrassing things at him. Please don’t be that guy.
People in America don’t really understand my infatuation with Noel and with Oasis because they don’t have the same cultural impact over here, but I still think Noel is one of the best songwriters of the last twenty years and Oasis will always have a huge impact on my musical life.
Here’s the full setlist from the show.
Here’s Noel performing “Wonderwall” on Saturday night. Video not by me.