I quite liked Liam Finn!!! I know a few others at the concert thought he wasn't that great, but I guess his style is not for everyone. He definitely is an enthusiastic performer which is great to see. He came out to sing with Pearl Jam as well, very cool. So yeah, I'm a fan of his work :)
Yeah Melbourne was the best show of the tour, cos I'm biased :laugh3:. But the band were really into it, sound was good, audience were fantastic, had the extended set. Plus Oceans mid-set (omg). Really can't fault that show at all. Worth lining up all day for in hot conditions for, thats for sure! Sydney, not quite as good due to Ed was sick, but was amazed he soldiered on through it. I heard he was even lying down side of the stage during breaks etc. The man really respects his fans. He didn't let us down, the show was still great. Plus I finally got to hear Stone sing Mankind :) And I finally heard Garden yayyy. Would love for them to tour again. I've seen them in 2003 and 2006 too, but that Melbourne show was the best I've seen so far. So they've still got it. I'm also definitely keen to catch them in the states one time. Would have killed to go to the Philly shows, they sounded pretty epic.