With the Wedgewood Rooms pretty sparse in human warmth upon arrival I found myself questioning whether I had made the right choice.
Fortunately local support Doyle and the Fourfathers had me hooked. Frontman William Doyle, likened to the familiar sounds and dandy charisma of Jarvis Cocker and Neil Hannon, delivered a good set.
I enjoyed When Will The Children Learn and hope to see them again soon.
By the time The Undertones came on the crowds had gathered. Led by Paul McLoone who stepped up in 1999, I was curious to whether the band would work due to the obvious departure of dear Feargal.
But this is the band which has added another string of dates to their 35th anniversary tour.
Here Comes the Summer and Jimmy Jimmy had us all in celebration and the obvious Teenage Kicks had the crowd in full voice.
They kept up a rocking punk-led performance and the encore delivered Hypnotised and Mars Bars, a song purely devoted to that chocolate bar we all know and love.
We were all left with a sweet taste in our mouths as we headed for home.