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Genuinely a bit suspicious at the number of people I now know who claim they were there.
Does that count?
why would people pretend that they were? It's a strange boast.
Was pretty angry at the time.
or angry that people were bottling them?
I thought it was a bit harsh.
They were very pro, and stayed on stage just long enough to collect their paycheck.
Where are they now?
The 50 Cent one was good as well.
Thought it was a bit ridiculous although I was quite impressed someone managed to throw a camping chair onto the stage. Good arm.
IT WAS WELL GOOD HE WAS THROWING STUFF BACK AT THE CROWD
I remember someone holding up bags of bananas, people were letting them slide on through so they could be thrown. Looking back, they were between a couple of crappy pop punk bands weren't they? People should have relaxed more and just embraced it and enjoyed it in an ironic way.
They pulled easily the biggest crowd I saw all weekend though, fair play to them.
otherwise i feel sorry for you.
They seemed like really preppy types to me
I mean, Good Charlotte were an infinitely worse band but they always came across as chancer fashion types more than anything else, despite playing basically the same terrible musics
Whether or not you like pop punk is another matter.
and they aren't upper tier pop punk by any stretch of the imagination. Good fun though and I liked them at the time.
I WAS THERE.
was the most bottles I've seen thrown at a stage ever. other good Reading bottling moments: Fightstar in 2005 (just after eyebrow geezer left Busted), My Chemical Romance (also 2005 I think?).
it seems the year 2000 preceded the invention and/or popularisation of irony.
was before Amen came on the Radio One tent in.. hmm.. 2001? just the most incredible bottle fight ever, the whole tent got involved
The air was just laden was flying bottles!
True fact: One, full with about a quarter of liquid, almost hit my mate on the bonce, but I instinctively reached out and caught it just before impact. Probably couldn't do that again if I tried lol.
...I threw it back into the mix...
Amen were totally insane that year.
I was there but in a tent watching something I gave a shit about. If LRD were playing at the same time, it's likely that I'd have gone with that option.
said "I love Brian", the other said "Who the f**k is Eminem?" (asterisks their own)
Summed up by some comment in kerrang the week after, from someone who was livid that they had missed the RATM signing as they were too busy throwing bottles. Wankers.
and was repulsed by both them and the inhuman reaction from the crowd.
that is all
Found it hilarious a) at the crowd's repsonse AND B) that they still performed two or three songs before legging it!
My mate was part of the 'chain gang' that got the fishing chair from the back of the crowd to 50 Cent's mid-riff - he got clattered in the back of the head before heaving it on!
Actually, I wasn't there.
In fact, I quite liked them. Or at least I quite liked the idea of them. Or something. Part of that whole SWells-led NME Pure Pop Puritanism strand of thought that seemed to take hold for a while... Now it all seems a bit silly.
There's no reason I'm going to get it now.
2001, when the Manics still headlined big festivals, when Green Day weren't big enough to headline big festivals, and when people actually cared about Travis.
Strange times looking back. Eminem was shit, QOTSA were brill, Fun Lovin' Criminals were even more brill. FLC... :')
I also remember it kicking off on the last night, what started with a few mindless kids burning portaloos turned into a full scale riot, with riot police charging people in the campsites and fire engines being attacked. It was quite surreal seeing a bunch of 15 year old kids in Slipknot hoodies go to war with police clad in the full combat gear :')
It also pissed it down on the first day, leaving a weekend of mud.
Anyway, I'm rambling on a bit. I miss going Leeds Festival even though I'm a bit too old for it now. Not been since 2010.
GO AND WATCH A BAND YOU MIGHT ACTUALLY ENJOY YOU WASTE OF SPACE IGNORANT, SHOW OFF, ARSEHOLES.
It is not like getting them off stage is going to make the next band come along any quicker. Use that time to watch another band, grab a falafel, take a piss.
it's not like anyone was actually going to like them, and they must have known that when they signed up.
I think because Daphne & Celeste left the satge early, I went over to see Bowling for Soup in a tent instead - didn't know them anything about them but enjoyed them at the time.
But here it is in all of its glory!
They clearly just don't even give a fuck, it's great. The crowd look like idiots.
Main thing I remember about it was Blink 182 being on afterwards and them slipping over on the stage a number of times owing it to being covered in piss and stuff.
I also remember someone had gone to the trouble to remember to bring with them a broom handle and a rubber glove, and brandishing it in the crowd with the broom handle inserted through the middle finger of said glove.
My 17-year-old self was dismayed by the whole thing... an opinion that hasn't really changed. A load of crusty old cunts lobbing piss at a couple of teenage girls. Good work.
Or was that just one of those playground myths?
...was when Mel C played V99. Covered the Sex Pistols and everything.
The prick wouldn't stop talking like a prick so they got a little more, wasn't that spectacular or anything but it was funny to see their own fans turn on them because he was full of so much hot air.
And that was (quite rightly) Black Veil Brides at Download this year. They were awful, and the singer had a rant at the crowd calling us all "bullies". Its was cringeworthy.
you weren't there man.