Sonisphere Live Review
Knebworth - Sunday 01/08/10
This Sunday I woke up early thanks to the scum five tents down who were singing Oasis loudly and will never know how lucky they are that I didn’t have lighter fluid at hand to set their tent on fire. FFS people it’s a Rock / Metal festival. Have some respect!
Time for church. Introducing on the Bohemia stage, which seems to be the best stage this weekend, Mr. The Cult perform Here Comes The Rain while it rains, from the side of the stage, a song I usually hear while pulling pints down the pub, and revel in my good fortune to be so lucky as to be here! Total win of a weekend.
By this point I am seriously flagging and am one of many walking zombies. Everyone is tuckered out from living it up so hard! I make it to Converge, who are stoked to get a full tent when they are at the same time as The Cult, and fully love their set, performance, and their crazy mosh pit hardcore fans.
A half hour power nap later and I rush to the side of the stage again to watch what I have been looking forward to all weekend. Iggy Pop and the Stooges!
I have loved them since I was 12 years old. I cannot believe I get to see what’s left of them. And it was so cool how many of the audience were under 18 and singing a long to some of his more obscure tracks! Even the singer from Alice In Chains, who had killed us all earlier with their epic set list, was standing side of stage, mesmerised by Iggy.
And finally, of course. Iron Maiden. 2 hours of Maiden. New stuff that sounds amazing, and old. What can I say?! I wish you were all there! Monty Python’s Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life serenades us all back off to the bars to cram in the last bit of rock n roll debauchery our tired and weary souls can muster before admitting defeat and getting the train back to reality.
I can’t wait till next year! How the hell are they going to top this one?!
Review by Lucy Lawless