Hello dear readers. It’s that Reading Festival time of year again. A time when I give you my humble opinion on all the acts that I get to see. I have maintained a very short review style for this year. I would love to hear who you liked best. My good friend Nick, myself and Richard an honorary Zimmer Twin probably all agreed that Limp Bizkit were superb.
Incidentally I took no pictures or video, because as a fan I prefer to watch the action in real-time and not through a tiny phone screen!
Return To Rome – no don’t go to the Italian Capital, stay here please
Drenge – good band and we didn’t get drenged!
Palma Violets – not from Palma and not very violet but these bastard sons of the Libertines and the Clash are pretty good.
Panic At The Disco – no panic, no disco just a stunning set from an awesome band including a brilliant cover of Bohemian Rhapsody!
All Time Low – not low, quite a high for us. A great band
Bastille – storming (geddit?) a good “afternoon on the Main stage” band. Brilliant covers of “No Scrubs” and “Rhythm Of The Night”. (TLC and Corona)
Peace – not too peaceful thankfully, rather good in fact.
Run The Jewels – well they’re not Run DMC are they?
Limp Bizkit – neither limp nor biscuit, but a band who for me have become top class. Hats off to Mr Durst and co.
New Found Glory – no longer new, no longer lost, but still glorious.
Django Django – I’m not sure which one is Django or indeed which one is Django, but either way they are an excellent band.
Another mission was accomplished in that I don’t see Mumford and Sons. Largely because I no longer see the point of Mumford and Sons anymore.
I should add that given some of the people we met there was definitely something strong in the Happy Meals! Kirsty from Cardiff and Anya from Cheltenham via Ireland, I hope your hangovers/ come downs aren’t too bad! Gary from Cheltenham via Scotland, you’re a top bloke! Finally I haven’t seen many people as excited as Mark the postie from Swindon, he is a big Limp Bizkit fan.
Day 1 was a good’un though. Let’s see what day 2 brings.