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Prodigy dedicates a video to Greece

25 October 2011 / 20:10:27  GRReporter
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Victoria Mindova 

Public protests in Athens and the ever-growing social tension in the last two years have attracted the attention of many people around the world and they often give the country a negative image. It appears that all this unleashed energy, however, can be an inspiration and then for one of the most popular techno groups in the past 20 years, Prodigy. They dedicated a five-minute film to Greece, which begins with comments on the Mediterranean country on the background of the Greek national anthem and images of the ancient city during their visits for different concerts.
"Holy shit, Greece kicked off back in July," says the keyboardist Liam Howlett of the legendary group. He shares his impressions of the concert, which this year took place in the region Terra Vibe, about 40 kilometers away from Athens, within the annual Rockwave Festival. It "felt like all the peeps took time off rioting to pop to see us, proper mad," he says, adding with enthusiasm, "Big respect to u out there for makin it to see us, it was a proper one to remember. Rockin it bak in the studio now." Howlett says that the energy of the Greek audience has inspired him to write new songs. Greece’s resentment and the energy of local fans have given impetus to Prodigy and they are back in the studio to record a new album.

For at least one night, anger and desire for freedom have transformed in a positive force, which apparently will remain unforgettable for the British techno-rave group. They share their impressions of other concerts, when various anarchist groups attacked around or in the concert halls where they played. Prodigy visited Greece more than four times, but one of their strongest impressions, which they mention in the video dedicated to the Mediterraneans, is the concert in the Likavitos theatre (2004). They remember the outrage then and that pavements were flying to the stage and around like rain.

However, the group has not bore malice to the Greek audience and returned twice in the country. The second time when Prodigy’s concert was a battleground was in 2010 when a group of hooligans broke the area around Tai Kwon Do hall in Athens and robbed seven thousand euros from the cash desk of a nearby pizza but failed to overcome the guards of the organizers from Detox Productions and invade the concert.

Prodigy are delighted with the Greek fans and dedicated to them the video to the song Thunder Dub:

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