And so it’s over for another year. As Reading and Leeds 2014 ends and weary punters begin long treks home, ears still ringing from three days of gloriously loud music, here’s some of the best and most cutting tweets we spied over the weekend, from punters and performers alike…
Gutted. But, thank god for iPlayer.
Big shout out to my mum who didnt record the arctics set last night because she wanted to watch and record an episode of the hotel inspector
— Daniel Niblock (@dannyniblock) August 24, 2014
See what you did there, Mark Hoppus.
Does anyone have any good “Leeds” on concerts tonight?
See what I did was i made a pun using Leeds, the festival we’re playing tonight inst
— Family Stark Hoppus (@markhoppus) August 22, 2014
Sounds about right.
Things that only exist at festivals: kids collecting paper cups for 10p, noodles spilled on grass and The Hives.
— David Renshaw (@ddavidrenshaw) August 24, 2014
We’ve always said Wolf Alice are destined to explode. Not like this though.
BURSTING WITH EXCITEMENT TO PLAY READING AND LEEDS
4.25PM ON FESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE SAT READING AND SUN LEEDS pic.twitter.com/hF6QJj8btd
— wolf alice (@wolfalicemusic) August 21, 2014
Keith Buckley from Every Time I Die using his time between Reading and Leeds sets to hone his most supernatural talent.
my super power is being able to tell within 3 seconds whether or not the show thats on the tv in a British hotel room is “murder, she wrote”
— keith buckley (@deathoftheparty) August 24, 2014
An Arctics fan reacts to the group’s Reading and Leeds ‘AM’ farewell. They’re not taking it so well.
-‘Arctic Monkeys plan to take a break’ pic.twitter.com/BWdDnmNePs
— indie (@arcticstrokesup) August 24, 2014
More twisted face-pulling, this time from Enter Shikari.
— ENTER SHIKARI (@ENTERSHIKARI) August 22, 2014
The Wytches enjoyed Drenge’s dresses during their NME/Radio 1 Stage set. Evidently.
Nice legs @drenge
— The Wytches (@TheWytches) August 24, 2014
(They have a point, in fairness:)
Drenge meanwhile got lumbered with the belongings of a Leeds punter who apparently had no idea they were in one of the biggest breaking new bands set to play the festival.
Been put in charge of looking after a young Castletonian’s bags for Leeds fest while he gets a sarnie over the road. pic.twitter.com/1UA68b5adL
— Drenge (@drenge) August 21, 2014
Finally, Ed Balls.
Ed Balls. “@edballsmp: Worth watching Paramore at Reading/Leeds on BBC3 – Hayley Williams is staggeringly energetic…”
— Joe Muggs (@joemuggs) August 22, 2014
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