August 30, 2009 20:11

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Black Lips incite Leeds Festival stage invasion
Black Lips incited a mass stage invasion in the Festival Republic tent at Leeds Festival tonight (August 30).

The Atlanta rockers encouraged crowd members to leap up and join them during set-closer 'Juvenile', prompting a steady flow of hundreds of festival-goers clambering on to fill up the stage.

Soon they were surrounded by a swarm of dancing and singing fans, who hugged and kissed the four-piece as they continued to play. Extra security guards were called to the scene to get the invasion under control, with guards shoving fans back into the photo pit until the stage was clear.

Earlier the band opened their set at 8pm (BST), playing songs from recent album '200 Million Thousand' plus older songs from their back catalogue.

"Take Brian Wilson's penis out of your mouth. You've been digging on him too long," guitarist Cole Alexander bizarrely told the crowd after playing opener 'Sea Of Blasphemy'.

Then, during recent single 'Short Fuse', he performed his party trick - spitting into the air before catching it - then leapt into the photo pit to end the song.

The band went on to play fan favourites including 'Bad Kids', 'O Katrina' and 'Drugs', before the 'Juvenile' stage invasion wrapped things up.

Black Lips played:

'Sea Of Blasphemy'
'Short Fuse'
'O Katrina'
'Dirty Hands'
'Make It'
'Cold Hands'
'Not A Problem'
'Ain't No Deal'
'Lock 'N' Key'
'Bad Kids'

NME.COM will be coming live from both the Reading And Leeds Festivals sites this weekend (August 28-30). Stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals for news reports, blogs, video interviews and photos from the event.

Get next Wednesday's (September 2) issue of NME for the ultimate Reading And Leeds Festivals review.

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