So, that was Reading/Leeds/Glasgow 2002... Ben from the Coopers rushed to A&E? Ikara Colt riot then don't play Leeds? Derby lad dead? Riots? Rain?
It really was a great weekend, lil bit of rain, a lot of sun and a full (and we mean FULL) review's due any day now. It wasn't without a bit of chaos tho.
Firstly, you may have heard that Ben, singer of the Cooper Temple Clause, cut himself. Don't be alarmed, he's not gone all Papa Roach fan on us, basically, his tamborine, that he likes to smash into himself, cut into his hand and after their set he was rushed to Accident and Emergency. He was spotted lastnight holding a drink in one hand, Kerrang Best New British Band award in the other, so we take it he's fine and dandy. We'd like to thank the band for taking part in our getting Drowned in Sound mentioned on every stage at Reading challenge, by changing the name of 'See This Through and Leave' to Drowned in Sound. We asked a few other bands too, but either they weren't speaking clearly enough or we missed them saying it.
Now, was anyone watching Ikara Colt at Reading? If you were, you will have seen the headline set on the new bands tent finish with a stage invasion and various destruction. A mini riot if you will. The band then, didn't play Leeds the following day as planned. There's an official statement to come later today...
Once again, the media-hype about last years riots at Leeds and the council's umming and aahing about whether there would be a festival this year, cus of said riots, meant that come sunday, the kidz did as expected. Dis members camping at Leeds (not involved in this badness we'd like to add!) reported seeing "Exploding toilets! Burger vans!". There was also a report a death of a 19-year-old lad from Derbyshire, but this was not related to the 'troubles'.
Apart from that, a bit of a scrap between drunk dis-writers in the guest area, a bit of rain (well, a thunder storm as Muse kicked into set-opener 'Newborn'), anything else YOU outthere saw/heard/did to report?