It was a little surreal for me to find out that Republica were supporting Boomtown Rats. They were big during my teens and I could truthfully call myself a fan so it was great to finally see them live!
Though visibly older, their energy and stage presence could easily eclipse some of the new, younger bands on the scene, not least while performing their stomping classics Drop Dead Gorgeous and Ready to Go which are still awesome to this day.
You can catch them supporting Boomtown Rats on the 2014 Ratlife Tour and they come highly recommended.
Below are a handful of my favourite shots from the night.