Primus @ Manchester Academy

(review by Chris Markwell)

Two giant inflatable astronauts flank either side of the Academy stage. All around are people of all shapes, sizes and social cliques, a veritable menagerie of life all brought together by the love of watching weirdos. Tonight will certainly not disappoint: Primus, having not played here in nearly twelve years, is back with a different drummer and new material to showcase. The excitement in the venue is palpable, the show is sold out, and the swing band music softly playing over the PA only serves to add to the strange delight everyone is feeling.