Jane’s Addiction booed at T In The Park

Ting Tings' lateness causes the band to curtail their NME/Radio 1 Stage set

Jane’s Addiction were booed at T In The Park tonight (July 11), because they only played a seven-song set.

Singer Perry Farrell and co were 40 minutes late coming onto the NME/Radio 1 Stage, after being held up by The Ting Tings overrunning before them, forcing the US band to cut short their set.

After playing final song ‘Ted, Just Admit It’, the band left the stage without addressing the crowd. Many in the audience expected them to come back onstage for an encore, though when it became clear that this wouldn’t happen, they started booing.

Earlier in their set, Farrell had chastised a member of the crowd who stuck his fingers up to the singer after he quipped: “See how good we are on five shots of vodka?”

Pointing to the crowd member making the V-sign, Farell said: “Why don’t you stick one [finger] up your girlfriend’s cunt and stick one up your own ass? Basic mathematics. Anyway, let’s fucking rock this bitch.”

Though it was unclear whether the singer was being malicious or not, some members of the audience responded to the putdown by shouting abuse at him.

Farrell also encouraged T In The Park fans to sneak into next year’s event, because ticket prices are too high.

“Did any of you sneak in? I checked it out, it’s easy,” he asked the assembled crowd after playing ‘Three Days’. “Very expensive ticket. If it was me I’d steal it,” he added, with a shrug of his shoulders. The band then played a rousing rendition of their anthem ‘Been Caught Stealing’.

“Come on you drunken fuckers! You ready to stay up for three days?” Farrell teased the crowd after playing the track.

Wearing a two-piece purple suit with no shirt but a furry tail, at one point Farrell climbed onto a perch in the middle of the stage to show the audience his shoes, which were painted silver.

Guitarist Dave Navarro played much of the set with a lit cigarette in his mouth, while Farrell danced around him.

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Jane’s Addiction played:

‘Ain’t No Right’
‘Three Days’
‘Mountain Song’
‘Been Caught Stealing’
‘Ocean Size’
‘Ted, Just Admit It’

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