Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Reading! Sunday n' tingz

Sunday was a good day for music in Reading,

I kicked my day off with a visit to main stage to have a bop to Enter Shikari. Enter Shikari is a British post-hardcore band with elements of electronica, dubstep, and drum and bass, formed in 2003, they put on an amazing show and got the crowd moving; human pyramids, walls of death and circle pits were visible throughout the set.

My favorite songs of theirs would have to be "Sorry You're Not A Winner", "Juggernauts" and "Jonny Sniper" and I would definitely have you check them out if you are not already accustom.

Next up I we went over to the NME/Radio 1 Stage to see a band I have always had a secret admiration for, Panic! at the Disco. Panic! at the Disco are an American alternative rock band and have been around since 2005, they played an excellent set and the NME/Radio 1 stage's tent was packed to the brim.

Favorite songs would include "There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought of It Yet", "I Write Sins Not Tragedies", "The Ballad of Mona Lisa", "Let's Kill Tonight" and "Nine In The Afternoon".

Next up were The Streets. The Streets are a British rap/garage project from Birmingham, United Kingdom, led by Mike Skinner. Sadly it was their last ever set this year at Reading Festival. Mike Skinner and the rest of the group performed an excellent final set during which Skinner said "I die tonight. I'm going to leave you now, I've got other things to get on with and I'm getting too old.".

It really was an awesome set, an excellent set list and an admirable atmosphere within the arena, a little sad at times knowing that The Streets are no more, Skinner couldn't of been more thankful for his fans support over the years, at the end of the set he spoke to the crowd, "Thank you so much for listening to me chat shit once more."...before leaving the stage he pulled a respectful moony and said "All the laser crew, all the original gangsters, please take care of yourselves kids."

I fucking love The Streets, notable favorite songs would have to be "Turn The Page", "Don't Mug Yourself", "Weak Become Heroes", "Fit But You Know It", "Dry Your Eyes".

I feel bad for anyone who hasn't had the opportunity to see The Streets live they really are a great bunch to see and I for one will be sad not seeing them around. I wish Skinner all the best in his ventures, I think he wants to do some acting or whatnot and I am sure he will be just as good in that field of work.

The final band of the night and pinnacle of the weekend were next up, Muse.

If you have not heard of Muse, you really do need to climb out from under that rock! Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. Known for their AMAZING live performances and excellent stage presence. I was mind blown when they started, the stage setup and lights etc were amazing. Here's a few snaps.

All in all an epic weekend, will be doing a post later/tomorrow with shout-outs to friends I made and shiznitch!!! For now though I must head off!


  1. I think even the rock people have heard of The Muse. It's great you had a kick ass good time :)

  2. I saw Muse live this year. They played before U2. They were pretty good, the didnt blow my mind, but i liked it.

  3. I've only heard one song by The Streets, "The Irony of it all." They're pretty good!