Having spent the day sampling the culture of Trinity College and the cuisine of The Bad Ass Cafe, Jessica and I spent our first evening in Dublin sweating it up in a loud room full of slam-dancing bodies.
Ministry played at the Temple Bar Music Centre and they rocked.
Preparation for the concert began early that evening. Jessica and I met up with my old friend Diarmaid and after we had dropped off our bags, we convened to a bar and began imbibing pints of Guinness.
The concert itself was great. Ministry churned out one great song after another, "Scarecrow", "Breathe", "Stigmata", "Jesus Built My Hotrod" and most pertinently of all, an extended version of "New World Order".
It’s been a long time since I did anything approaching slam-dancing or moshing but I just couldn’t resist Ministry’s pounding beats and heavy guitars. I figured I was going to get ridiculously hot and sweaty in any case so I thought I might as well enjoy myself.
Moshing is like riding a bike. Actually, it’s nothing like riding a bike but it’s one of those things you never forget how to do.
Of course, today I’m pretty sore but it was worth it. Great gig.