Richard Ashcroft, came on stage and sung boring songs for about half an hour. Everything he sung sounded the same and he kept repeating his own words, like an echo.
Suffice to say some aspects of this gig have fuzzed in my aging memory banks.
Eventually somebody important did appear, you could tell they were important as they wore a body warmer (in 30 degree heat!) and had a walkie talkie strapped to their waist.
When John was about to be introduced someone in the audience threw a t-shirt on stage that said ‘Play The Fucking Bass John', (she'd probably been keeping it in her fanny pack)
I Am Kloot may be a band that are seen as “social misfits” by the rest of the music scene, especially in the UK, where to be a Bright Young Thing is all important; but I, for one, will raise a glass to that.
Attempts were gamely made by Mr Y to play Mother Sky by Can but, 30 seconds in, this mighty project dissolved in a fit of laughter.
I've never felt under-dressed at a gig before, but there's a first time for everything I suppose.
The singer pleaded for the crowd to come forward, which they did, like shy calves coming to get a mouthful of grass.
Rasping a celebratory greeting through a French horn, Czukay bestrode the stage like a seasoned pro, taking photos of the bewildered (though jubilant) audience for his website
"We'll have to wait until Pinkpop to officially crown them the Kaisers of Britain (Oi! We fought one major war to avoid that! – Ed). "
"I have to say that I am left with the feeling of being cheated. I feel as if I've been a music victim of some bullshit hype."
"Sea Power were first up, shambling on stage bedecked in duffel coats, looking for all the world like a load of 1980s council house kids going on a bus trip to Bury. "
"This is fucking Heavy Metal for fucks sake! And it's bloody fabulous too."
"Things looked promising from the off when we viewed a strategically placed microwave with both awe and anticipation."
"VV's look (all fringe and straight legged jeans) is quite menacing. She strides up and down the stage pausing only to hop on the monitors at the front of the stage, like some demented white witch or priestess, haranguing the crowd with mumbled incantations and vicious gestures. "
"“I'm so happy, I got sick.”"
"Great, three bands, two of which contain the remnants of the great Kyuss, and one of which is first up, playing the shamefully empty LVC. "
"A letter from Roel relating the adventures of two old friends and their guitars. Sounds like they went down well."
"Still, the audience (who had, in the main, to be members of the Dutch equivalents of Morris dance societies, and pottery students, dressed in what can only be called romantic attire), enjoyed themselves."
"My friend did their makeup and hair for a pre-show photo/press shoot. She said they were very nice guys. "