Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds storm T In The Park

Band put on fiery show despite relatively small crowd

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds played an intense headline show on the NME / Radio One stage at tonight (July 10) to help bring the first day of action at T In The Park to a close.

With a huge amount of fans flocking to watch Kings Of Leon headline the Main Stage, the band’s show was comparatively sparsely attended. This didn’t stop Cave and go playing a fiery show that induced whooping and cheers from those who did attend.

Shortly into the set Cave bent over to pick up a glow-stick that a fan had hurled on stage. “This is for whoever threw this,” he said, brandishing the glow-stick before playing ‘Midnight Man’. “We appreciate any recognition.”

Later he introduced ‘We Call Upon The Author’ by saying: “This song will answer all your questions, all those dark questions you wake up in the night to ask yourself.”

After the frenetic song ended the silver backdrop the band had been playing in front of dropped to expose the black interiors of the stage.

Cave then led cheers for his bassist, Martyn Casey, saying it was his birthday and making him make a short speech. “Thank you for coming to my birthday party,” Casey sheepishly said.

The band played a bass-led version of ‘Stagger Lee’, Cave spitting intensely then thanking the crowd before departing the stage. They returned to encore with [b]’Get Ready For Love’ and ‘Lucy’.

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds played:

‘Papa Won’t Leave You Henry’
‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’
‘Red Right Hand’
‘Midnight Man’
‘The Ship Song’
‘Henry Lee’
‘We Call Upon The Author’
‘The Mercy Seat’
‘The Weeping Song’
‘There She Goes My Beautiful World’
‘Stagger Lee’
‘Get Ready For Love’

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