What a disappointing gig! When Hope and the band were actually playing it was great, but something happened after 3 or 4 songs, and Hope left the stage for 20+ minutes, followed by the band. Before walking off, the drummer gave some explanation, which I didn't quite catch, but other people said he mentioned "sound problems." I didn't pick up on any sound problems really, and in fact, the sound was a lot better than the second Bush Hall gig in May this year.
When they returned, they played a couple more songs, before doing the whole encore routine. Given the amount of time they'd been off stage for so long earlier, I think they should have played right through. Fugazi were right in refusing to do the whole encore thing.
I'm glad I managed to catch a better gig earlier in the year, and feel sorry for the people who only had this experience of Hope live.