Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Arcade Fire wake up Glastonbury for one ageing rock fan

I didn't watch much of the BBC's Glastonbury coverage last weekend. I don't think I'm part of the intended demographic (but then again: I'm about the same age as Paul Weller, ten years younger than the surviving members of The Who, and Shirley Bassey's only a few years younger than my Mum...)

But I did see (most of) the Arcade Fire's set. I thought they struggled to recreate the richness and breadth of their usual sound against the backdrop of mud and rain, but the finale version of 'Wake Up' (which I missed, but caught up with later thanks to Youtube) was tremendous.

Watch and be amazed:

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