The Panics @ Adelaide St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, February ’12

I’ve shot The Panics a couple of times in the past (at The Gov in ’08 over here, and also over here at the Uni Bar just last year) and it’s a safe bet to say I really love what they do.

However, their set at Laneway this year was terrible.

Something was off right from the beginning.

It sounded to me as though they played their songs at a faster tempo?

It was definitely louder than other gigs of theirs.

I left after the 6th song, not sure what I had seen and upset that it wasn’t The Panics I’d come to love at previous shows.