Live: Friendly Fires at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2009

By on Sunday, 10th May 2009 at 5:03 pm
 

I’ve written multiple times about my love for Friendly Fires, having caught them live twice last year (in Scotland and in Oxford).

Whilst the set started off relatively mundanely, getting me slightly concerned that they may have been running out of energy. However, I was completely wrong – they were just saving up their energy for the final trio of On Board, Paris and Jump In The Pool.

Catching them as they come to the end of an incredibly busy 12 months, we got the full festival experience Friendly Fires style, with two exotic dancers and a steel band joining in with closing “Jump in the Pool”, which turned into a 10 minute monster of drumming skills. Lead singer Ed Macfarlane’s hips have become jelly like with the amount of crazy dancing he was doing, making their set undoubtably my highlight of the day.

Read some more reviews and catch more information on Friendly Fires on the Radio 1 Big Weekend Website. Photos after the jump.

Friendly Fires at Swindon's Big Weekend 2009

Friendly Fires at Swindon's Big Weekend 2009

Friendly Fires at Swindon's Big Weekend 2009

Friendly Fires at Swindon's Big Weekend 2009

Friendly Fires at Swindon's Big Weekend 2009

Friendly Fires at Swindon's Big Weekend 2009

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[…] I’ve written multiple times about my love for Friendly Fires , having caught them live twice last year (in Scotland and in Oxford ). Whilst the set started off relatively mundanely, getting me slightly concerned that they may have been running out of energy. However, I was completely wrong – they were just saving up their energy for the final trio of On Board, Paris and Jump In The Pool. Catching them as they come to the end of an incredibly busy 12 months, we got the full […] […]

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