So, some things never change about Reading Festival….Mud, girls with their boobies out, an over hyped band on the line-up and obviously some amazing bands. Axl Rose not surprisingly was over an hour late onto stage with his band, moonlighting as Guns ‘n’ Roses, and then proceeded to be shit…to a crowd of boo’s….the guitarist even tried to dress and act like slash?!
Sunday was as usual the most anticipated day, especially with reformed Blink 182 closing the night, but in our opinion the show stealers showed up before the closing of the night. The two best bands of the entire weekend were Limp Bizkit and Weezer for these reasons. Everyone jokes about Limp Bizkit and Fred Durst in particular….but it went OFF when they came onstage, and songs such as ‘Nookie’ and Break stuff had the place going absolutely mental, especially as they had sorted the sound on the main stage for the last day.
Weezer were simply amazing. FLY53 were over to the right of the stage, and luckily for us, frontman Rivers Cuomo (what an awesome name) took a shine to our side…and it felt like he was performing just to us:
Their whole set sounded amazing, and the antics of the Rivers topped it off, from riding a light, to covering Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker face‘ with a wig on,writhing in the mud and hugging the crowd…amazing!
There was a little wait through Paramore until Blink 182 came on (FLY53 chose not to get involved with the hoards of screaming girls to watch Paramore) but it was worth it to see the reformed band back again. It seemed at times Tom Delonge forgot the words, and liked to talk through the entire set but hearing classics such as ‘First Date’ and ‘Rock Show’ made it all worth it. The highlight was Travis’s EPIC drum solo in the encore, on a rotating platform that went upside down…it was literally boner worthy!!
Check the pic (excuse the blur…the crowd was going insane!)
All in all a good performance, but after Weezer and the amazing frontman performance by Rivers, it was hard for anyone to top…even the mighty Blink 182…