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Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008

  • The Cribs on the opening night of the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008 at Belfast Mandela Hall on Tuesday. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • The Cribs backstage at the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008 on Tuesday. Ryan had previously jumped into the crowd and had to go back later to retrieve his shoes. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • The Cribs headlining the opening night of the Shockwaves NME Awards tour. A rider full of beer broke the ice earlier in the day when the bands met for the first time. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Belfast's Mandela Hall saw The Cribs, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong and The Ting Tings arrive on Tuesday for the opening night of the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • The Cribs' Ryan Jarman sporting a pair of shoes (and socks) he was shortly to lose to the baying crowd. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • The Cribs opened their set with 'Don't You Wanna be Relevant', followed by 'Another Number' and 'Hey Scenesters!'. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • This man may or may not be responsible for stealing Ryan Jarman's shoes. We suspect he's guilty. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • During The Cribs' headline set, Ryan lead the crowd in a chant of 'Ollie', which is the name of the band's dog, whose picture adorned the bass drum. Pic : Andy Willsher

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  • Does It Offend You, Yeah? opened their set with the rave-rock classic 'Battle Royale', after whetting their whistles substantially backstage. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Joe Lean brought a vintage record player for the communal backstage area. DIOYY? brought some beer, and by the looks of it one lime. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Crowd participation is a must at a DIOYY gig, and Morgan got the crowd shrieking "let's make out" for, um, 'Let's Make Out'. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Does It Offend You, Yeah?'s Morgan spent much of the gig hanging from the lighting rigging. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Does It Offend You, Yeah? on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008 at Belfast Mandela Hall. Head to www.nme.com/blog for all the gory details courtesy of Morgan. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Does It Offend You, Yeah? on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Does It Offend You, Yeah?'s Morgan hasn't been this excited since the 'EastEnders' Christmas episode. Read his blog at nme.com/blog. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Joe Lean joined the Jing Jang Jong after an instrumental number to lead the band through 'Lucio Starts Fires'. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Joe Lean played 'Where Do You Go?' and 'Teenagers In Love', which he introduced as "a song about fucking". Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Joe Lean and The Jing Jang Jong live on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008 at Belfast Mandela Hall, January 29, 2008. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • The Ting Tings opening up the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008 on Tuesday. Pic : Andy Willsher

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  • Katie White's guitar didn't work for the start of The Ting Tings set, but soon enough they were out of the traps with new single 'Great DJ'. Pic : Andy Willsher

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  • The Ting Tings on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008, playing a set that included 'Fruit Machine' and 'That's Not My Name'. Pic : Andy Willsher

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