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and also playing the o2 Academy. Even in their prime they didn't go bigger than the Barrowland.
Were they really that big? I was a little too young to really know.
but it looks like a really odd year - REM and the Manics* were the other headliners, but Kula Shaker and Cast headlined Other (Mogwai on the Sunday, mind). This lineup list includes, at the bottom of Other on Friday, The Doves and Queens of the New Stone Age. lol.
(* Always remember Jamie Theakston doing the BBC2 coverage that year and confidently announcing after it that the Manics set would be regarded in years to come as one of Glastonbury's greatest. The band went on to call it one of their worst gigs. The year of their personal portaloos too)
They also replaced NIN as headliners at some day-long event at the NEC and Wembley (i think it was Wembley).
I saw them in '99 playing to 1,500 people, so never thought they were massive at all.
What lasting impact have they had on music that people that either listened to them at the time still do or that fans of the bands that they've influenced (Any big examples?) will have sought out their music. Maybe i'm wrong (To be honest I just think they're a bit crap).
Interestingly it would appear Mark Richardson was kicked out of Feeder because of this (but then I suppose you can't be a full time drummer for 2 bands without problems eventually cropping up for touring and other commitments)