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Glastonbury Festival 2007 Review

published: Thu 5th Jul 2007

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th June 2007
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£145 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 150000
last updated: Wed 7th Aug 2013

I make a rare trudge through the mud and deteriorating weather to one of the main stages to see Brazil's disco punk exponents CSS. Cos I love the album and think front woman Lovefoxxx is gorgeous and their music is pretty damn sexy too. Despite CSS standing for Cansei De Ser Sexy ("tired of being sexy") I certainly don't think they are! Plus there aren't a lot of bands playing with five girls and one bloke in to watch. The band all seem able to take each others roles with the bloke moving from drums to keyboards and the guitarist now on drums! Errr I'm confused!

The stage is covered in balloons as wearing a rain poncho with 'Propaganda' written on it and telling us all to drink heavily Lovefoxxx bounces straight into 'Holiday' and the crowd join in and despite the drizzle we're all happy. 'Akala' has her throwing off the rain protector and revealing that lurid rainbow reflecting cat suit! Sexy!

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There follows some attempted crowd surfing by Lovefoxxx while the security completely stop her and by 'F*ck Off Is Not The Only Thing' we know were witnessing one of those sets which will go down in Glastonbury legend.

'Meeting Paris Hilton' and 'Alcohol' have the crowd's approval, well it is muddy and we need cheering up and the strip to another lurid yellow cat suit is met with a huge cheer and the rain abates. Lovefoxxx certainly reminds me of Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in stage presence. The music has something slightly Eighties about it, with Seventies disco and some bonkers weird Sixties stuff thrown in for good measure too.

There's actual blue sky on the horizon (is this weather watch?) for a kickin' cover of L7s 'Pretend We're Dead'. Nineties Indie thrown in too, they're putting a huge melting pot of genres together. All us oldies enjoy the cover and grin at each other while singing along!

Lovefoxxx throws bottles of bubble mixture to fill the air with bubbles not rain (a poor performance from the crowd then) before the double salvo of 'Music Is My Hot Hot Sex' and 'Let's Make Love (And Listen To Death From Above)' a helium balloon is inhaled for comic voice effect and a final surge of crowd surfing (how fed up are security?) and that's CSS all done. Brilliant, engaging and sexy - more next year please Glastonbury!
review by: Scott Williams

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th June 2007
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£145 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 150000
last updated: Wed 7th Aug 2013


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