Withhangovers and muddy boots the sun was in a kind mood on Friday as LondOntheInside trecked towards the Pyramid Stage just in time to catch Metronomy who delivered an electro driven set which was as cool as the ice cream van we were standing next too. Two Door Cinema Club took to the stage in front of a huge banner sporting, well Two Door Cinema Club. The easy listening indie poppers were full of smiles as they belted out their disco beats as the crowd jumped and sang along.
Over to the Other Stage next we caught the Vaccines. Even though the sun was barely out it didn’t stop singer Justin Young sporting white jeans. They flew through the hits, well what would you expect! These boys were flying off to Madrid after their set to perform in Spain on Saturday only to fly back Sunday for a second set of the festival here at Glastonbury.
Warpaint came out at the Park Stage in high spirits and played their hypnotic and enchanting sounds which blew us away. Each one of these girls seems super talented in what they do, the drummer especially making everything look effortlessly easy. A definite highlight.
Sticking around to see the worst kept secret of the festival Radiohead. We were slightly put off from our view up the hill, a small fail on our part as the rain began to pour. We were also bemused as how Radiohead could be special guests two years in a row. Still unfair to judge how it went given we were too far back but seeing the amount of people was one of those Glastonbury moments.
Things were really getting messy by the time night fell, and not just the rain and the mud. However that soon changed as Bobby Gillespie pounced on to the Other Stage and told everyone to forget about the rain as we were going to have ‘a fucking real good time’ and asking if we were ready to get LOADED. We were already actually but none the less! Dressed in a silver sequined shirt he ran about the stage making sure the crowd took notice. The stage show was incredible, psychedelic colours morphed into one another forming the screamadelica artwork. Blood ran down the whole of the back drop changing from red to yellow to green. All of this plus the lights, Bobby’s tin foil shirt, Mani playing it cool with his growling motorcycle bass, the Gospel backing vocals and the noise from the band made the hair on the back of your neck stand on end. We did forget about the rain. One of the best shows we’ve ever seen.
Back to the tent cold, drenched and tired but high from Primal Scream!