Sunday, August 26, 2007

The View close second day on NME/ Radio 1 stage

The View headlined the second night (August 25) of the Carling Weekend: Reading Festival taking top billing on the NME/ Radio 1 Stage.

Completing a remarkable 12 months that has included a Number One album, the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour and a Mercury Prize nomination, the band returned to the event having played on the Carling Stage last year.

Dropping in debut single 'Wasted Little DJs' early on they quickly repeated the chaotic scenes of their set last year.

With a Scottish St Andrews Cross being waved proudly in front of the stage, it didn't take long for noisy "The View, The View are on fire" chants to start echoing around the tent.

With the likes of 'Don't Tell Me' and 'Wastelands' in the set the hardcore View fans continued to go wild and with the band playing a short acoustic interlude with single 'Face For The Radio' they generated the band's first real sing-a-long of the night.

Although the tent had noticeably begun to thin out 'Same Jeans' shook those who were left into life, with plenty of foot stamping, hand clapping and singing ringing through the night air.

The band then finished things off in similar fashion with 'Superstar Tradesman' supplying a loud climax to the festival's second day.

NME, 25th August 2007


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