GIG REVIEW: THE PRODIGY | MELBOURNE | 1.2.19

Monday, February 4, 2019
Photo: Kristy Smolcic 

In a night that saw three legendary acts — The Prodigy,  Slash, and Phil Collins — all packed in the same vicinity, it was a busy evening for music lovers in Melbourne. In a crowd that was mixed with Prodigy fans of both young and old, an array of fans gathered to see the English electronic trio do what they do best.

In town after releasing their 2018 album No Tourists late last year, the night provided little room for talk or banter from them, and instead back-to-back hits and little reprieve or rest for excited revellers.

The show opened up with a sea of lights, with The Prodigy’s Keith Flint and Maxim inspiring the passionate crowd with their eager moves. Their set kicked off with ‘Breathe’, bringing the energy from the get-go. They then moved into ‘Resonate’ and ‘Nasty’, ensuring that the opening of the show left a good impression on everyone in a stadium.

Photo: Kristy Smolcic

There weren’t many moments where it felt like the show dragged or felt like it was going longer than it should of. Each moment that was provided by the trio was one that the sweating and over-excited crowd savoured. Though there were so many, notable moments in their set included their performances of 'Need Some 1', 'Light Up the Sky' 'We Live Forever' & 'Timebomb Zone', the latter two featured during their encore.

The night closed up with their huge hit ‘Smack My Bitch Up’, which ended the night on a high. The performance of the song also included a note by Keith Flint to respect one another.

The Prodigy are icons and through their unique and energetic show in Melbourne that left everyone leaving feverish by the end of the night, they proved why they're so damn good.

Written by Emily O'Brien  
Photography: Kristy Smolcic