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2 hours ago, Mud Dweller said:

He’s headlined before with what was basically a greatest hits medley. This one felt a little more personal to Paul, like it meant more. For 90 mins he played the songs he wanted to play. Looking back on his career and realising he’s in the home straight. 

He then of course obliged and launched into a final 90 mins of crowd pleasing joy. Pulling out all the stops including flying Dave & Bruce in. A highly significant moment for Dave too given the year he’s had

His set list was double that of what The Rolling Stones play these days. A phenomenal talent , the modern day Mozart and one we will never see the like of again. It’s astounding to see the songs he left out, he could easily have headlined the Sunday too with those. A night to remember for the rest of your life.

He was basically doing an autobiography with his music. It was emotional at the time but watching back it hits home that this may well be the last time we get to see the greatest of all time play on the most iconic stage in the world. 

It’s genuinely the best you will ever get on the Pyramid and anyone there is privileged beyond belief, even getting to watch it back home is up there.

Never to be beaten. 

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A major factor on how much a headliner works for you is where you end up watching it and the crowd that you have round you. The only headliner I've ever left is The Cure last year, we were back on the hill and it just wasn't doing it for me, yet on here a few days later people were claiming it was incredible. If we were down in the action it may have been a different story. We ended up at Janelle Monae that year so no regrets.

Got there before Noel this year so were in the thick of it and couldn't have had a better crowd round us.

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Haven't checked the BBC footage yet, but will be on the iPlayer later for sure.  I've been singing songs from this set in my head ever since (largely because my voice is still broken from actually singing them on the night).

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14 minutes ago, 4AssedMonkey said:

Haven't checked the BBC footage yet, but will be on the iPlayer later for sure.  I've been singing songs from this set in my head ever since (largely because my voice is still broken from actually singing them on the night).

Just watched it back. Stunning live and also stunning on replay, but each affected me in different ways. Live was all about the sense of occasion, atmosphere, intensity and epic singalongs. A magical night. On tv I picked up a lot more of the subtle stuff and  emotional content, all of which was utterly compelling and I found it very emotional to watch. This was a masterful, beautiful and truly epic performance on so many levels - one for the ages. 

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8 minutes ago, NorthernSoul52 said:

At his age, I'd be damning the interview and heading straight for a restorative Bovril.

He mentioned going to bed a couple of times and concluded with a sleepytime gesture.

But, brilliantly, the last thing he did before he left was a double thumbs up into the camera.

Truly the gods were walking amongst us.

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1 hour ago, mazola said:

A major factor on how much a headliner works for you is where you end up watching it and the crowd that you have round you. The only headliner I've ever left is The Cure last year, we were back on the hill and it just wasn't doing it for me, yet on here a few days later people were claiming it was incredible. If we were down in the action it may have been a different story. We ended up at Janelle Monae that year so no regrets.

Got there before Noel this year so were in the thick of it and couldn't have had a better crowd round us.

i say it to all my group, position position position. crowd location can make or break a set. i tend to sacrifice seeing some stuff to get in among the super fans. made sets like o-rod, kenny, confidence man, sam fender really special.

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Watching it back as I left half-way through because of crowd/sound issues.

Dave Grohl looks like a shell of his normal self. I know he can't do his usual Foos schtick, but he's so much more subdued than he usually is, even as a guest (I saw him with Macca at the O2).

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9 minutes ago, TiZuff said:

i say it to all my group, position position position. crowd location can make or break a set. i tend to sacrifice seeing some stuff to get in among the super fans. made sets like o-rod, kenny, confidence man, sam fender really special.

Yep, but you get that just as much, if not more so by being with your pals that you care about as much as the act, much further back, where you can dance, not be penned in and feel the scale of it. Being close makes it better for normal gigs, not for a Glasto mega gig, in my opinion.

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2 minutes ago, Superscally said:

Yep, but you get that just as much, if not more so by being with your pals that you care about as much as the act, much further back, where you can dance, not be penned in and feel the scale of it. Being close makes it better for normal gigs, not for a Glasto mega gig, in my opinion.

im with my pals, i didnt mean i go it alone! we all get in there was more than enough space to jump around with my mates in there . i just cant stand ppl talking through sets. it drives me insane

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Just now, TiZuff said:

im with my pals, i didnt mean i go it alone! we all get in there was more than enough space to jump around with my mates in there . i just cant stand ppl talking through sets. it drives me insane

I get that on the talking, but you generally find people who've gone to the speaker stacks are there for the sound, not to chat.

Enough space for you potentially, but you can't try and pretend that it's not rammed in there (ruined Arctics last appearance for me) and no way you get in there with a big group for a big gig without pissing a lot of people off, or being in there a couple of hours before at least, which carries the risk of needing a piss issue. 

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3 hours ago, PassingCloud said:

It must’ve been discussed on here, but he did a small warm-up gig in Frome a day or two before. Lucky people.  

Yeah at the Cheese and Grain on Friday night, its a tiny venue id liken to a village hall. Amazing for people who got to that im sure!

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1 hour ago, RossTC said:

Yeah at the Cheese and Grain on Friday night, its a tiny venue id liken to a village hall. Amazing for people who got to that im sure!

The lead singer from Flyte managed to get tickets and he wrote this glorious Twitter thread about being on the barrier for it. He makes you feel like you are there with him and it perfectly whet the appetite before watching him that night!

 

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One the best gigs I have ever seen and one of the best moments of my life. Headed right in after Haim and was like 10 rows back, surrounded by a group of friends and cool strangers, drinks flowing and lots of banter between Noel and Paul coming on stage which didn't make the wait feel long. I loved every single minute of the set and couldn't believe the time when it was over. It felt like an 90 minute set. I guess that's what happens when you are lost in the moment, watching one of the greatest songwriters of all time at the best place on earth. I've done every glasto since `09 and the only set that is close is The Stones in `13.

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I don't usually go to sets out of FOMO and the ability to say "I saw them live".  Having said that, it's the main reason I went to see him and I'm very happy I did, even if about 90% of the set did nothing for my ADHD monkey-brain. 

Got a strange sense of duty and pride from sitting through the whole thing.

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That moment he said he had another surprise "from the East Coast of America... New Jersey" I completely lost my shit - a huge Springsteen fan, his music means a huge amount to me and my family and he was my first Pyramid headliner. Will never ever forget that moment. Didn't cry, just bounced around like an absolute maniac screaming along to Glory Days. 

Preceding that with Dave Grohl doing Band on the Run and then following it with one of the best half hours of music I've ever seen cemented it as one of the best shows I've ever been to. Obviously the three main ones with the huge singalongs and the fireworks, then in the encore Helter Skelter and the last three songs from Abbey Road were incredible - Golden Slumbers sounded immense, I love Carry That Weight then we see Mccartney/Springsteen/Grohl supergroup playing the outro to The End. The stuff of dreams really.

Rest of the set was amazing too - I didn't know everything but the ones I did were huge moments for me. So happy to have got resale tickets just to see that - could've begrudgingly missed the more easily accessed stuff like Sam Fender etc, but this was not to be missed

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