Blink-182 lay into Guns N' Roses during Reading Festival headline slot

Trio also say Reading crowd is better than Leeds

Blink-182 lay into Guns N' Roses during Reading Festival headline slot
Blink-182 goaded Guns N' Roses during their Main Stage headline set at Reading Festival tonight (August 29).

Early into their set, frontmen Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus referenced Axl Rose and co's chaotic Friday night set at the event's southern site.

"I'm sorry you guys missed out on Guns N' Roses on Friday night," Hoppus said. "But Tom's going to play the intro to 'Sweet Child O' Mine'."

DeLonge then attempted to play the song, though after trying he said: "I haven't practised it! Axl Rose is naked with my dad."

The band had to warn the audience not to get crushed after playing 'The Rock Show', and briefly stopped their set.

Elsewhere, they repeated sections of stage banter from last night's headline set at Leeds Festival, with DeLonge teasing Jedward and saying he wanted to "go down on Barack Obama".

With Muse drummer Dominic Howard watching from the side of the stage, the band also said the Reading crowd was better than Leeds'.

"I'm not saying this because we're here tonight, but Reading kicks the shit out of Leeds," said DeLonge.

Blink-182 played:

'Dumpweed'
'Feeling This'
'The Rock Show'
'What's My Age Again?'
'Violence'
'I Miss You'
'Stay Together'
'Down'
'Always'
'Stockholm'
'First Date'
'Man Over Board'
'Don't Leave Me'
'Not Now'
'All The Small Things'
'Reckless Abandon'
'Josie'
'Anthem Part Two'
'Carousel'
'Dammit'


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