Jamie T defies bottling to win over T In The Park crowd

Londoner gets hit twice during festival set

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Jamie T was bottled by a minority of T In The Park festivalgoers during his set on the NME/Radio 1 Stage tonight (July 9).

The singer, real name Jamie Treays, was midway through playing 'Emily's Heart' when a stray bottle thrown from the crowd hit him, though not hard enough to make him stop the song. Instead, he waited until finishing before addressing the crowd about the incident.

"By the way, if anyone wants to throw anything at us that's absolutely fine," he deadpanned. Following the comment, some crowd members started throwing bottles at Treays and his band, though they defied the reaction and tried to launch into fan-favourite 'Sheila'.

However, another bottle almost hit Treays straight away, prompting the frontman to shout "I fucking mean it".

Jamie T then stopped singing while his band continued playing without him. He walked to the side of the stage and after a few seconds picked up the microphone again and screamed the "London" lyric from the track while pointing at the audience. Treays finished the remainder of the song from the photo pit, where he hugged fans from the front rows.

Afterwards, he returned to the stage and managed to play the remainder of his set relatively incident-free, though bottles, glasses and even half-eaten pieces of fruit continued to be thrown towards the stage by some audience members.

The majority of fans, however, reacted positively to the band's set, despite live staple 'Salvador' not getting played. Treays instructed them to dance during final song 'Sticks N' Stones', saying: "Let's do this fucking properly! Are you ready?" before thanking the T In The Park crowd and wishing them well.

Jamie T played:

'The Man's Machine'
'So Lonely Was The Ballad'
'368'
'Earth Wind & Fire'
'Back In The Game'
'Emily's Heart'
'Sheila'
'Dance Of The Young Professionals'
'If You Got The Money'
'Chaka Demus'
'Sticks N' Stones'


NME will be coming live from T In The Park throughout the weekend. Head to NME.COM/festivals/t-in-the-park for the latest festival news, pictures and information.

Plus get next week's issue of NME – on UK newsstands from Wednesday (July 14) – for the ultimate T In The Park review.

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