Published: 10:33, 17 February 2010
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Ecstatic fans of top rock band Lostprophets roared their approval at a sell-out show at the Winter Gardens last Tuesday. The visit by the Welsh rockers was the latest high-profile event at the Margate venue, which has featured gigs by Stereophonics, Kasabian and JLS in the past year.
Gary Collins, lead guitarist in local classic rock band Crazy Train, was there, and this is his report.
Margate's Winter Gardens witnessed an amazing night, when one band from the small town of Pontypridd in Wales blew the crowd away in a sheer wave of energy and noise.
The six-piece Lostprophets could do no wrong from the moment they took to the stage, blasting an epic set opener, "If It Wasn't for Hate, We'd Be Dead By Now," through classics from their now considerable back catalogue, including "Burn Burn," "Rooftops," and "Last Train Home."
Lostprophets didn't disappoint and the focus was obviously on the promotion of their latest album "Betrayed." It's their ability to write such catchy choruses and powerful songs that make them such a great live band.
Their musicianship was totally flawless, and it was obvious that the band were really enjoying what they do as they rocked out on stage.
The spectacular lighting effects, coupled with the incredible sound quality they created, provided an unmissable experience - and one that I certainly won't forget.
Anyone who doubted the Lostprophets after their delay in completing their latest album should stand up and take note - they are back, and better than ever.
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