To Mark Gardiner's credit, he recognised that his fans came to hear Ride songs and played a good number of them, often rousing wild applause with the opening chords. Now, had Neil Halstead done something like that when he toured here in 2002, rather than disowning the corpus of works most people there were undoubtedly hoping against hope to hear, that would have been excellent. An acoustic version of Alison or Catch The Breeze wouldn't have gone at all amiss. But I digress.
Anyway, he strummed a 12-string guitar, and a second guitarist played notes on another acoustic guitar; in that way, it was not unlike an I Want A Hovercraft gig, only with fewer pedals. The main concession to shoegazer was a delay pedal which came in in some songs.