THOUSANDS BRAVE THE FORCE OF NATURE!

And they cover The Who in memory of John Entwistle...

OASIS paid tribute to THE WHO’s late bassist JOHN ENTWISTLE at the first of three massive LONDON shows this evening (July 5).

The band played a sold out, open air show at Finsbury Park in front of 40,000 fans. The band’s set was comprised mainly of songs from their current album ‘Heathen Chemistry’, as well classic singles including ‘Some Might Say’, ‘Live Forever’ and ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’.

However, their set closed with a rousing cover of The Who’s ‘My Generation’, dedicated to Entwistle by singer Liam Gallagher. The bassist was found dead in a Las Vegas hotel room last week.

Liam, dressed in a full length coat with various patterns and patches stitched on, was on fine form throughout – berating journalists for the mixed reception to their new album, and proclaiming himself the true spirit of rock and roll.

Unfortunately, by the time Oasis took to the stage at 8.30pm, Finsbury Park resembled a mud bath in places, with persistent and heavy showers throughout the day plaguing sets from support bands including The Coral, Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Charlatans.

Fans were unfazed by the mud. One, who had travelled down from Liverpool for the gig told NME.COM: “We’ve been down here for most of the day, and came prepared. I’ve not seen Oasis since they played Knebworth, so a bit of rain won’t spoil it!”

Organisers also put artificial flooring across the grass at the front of the stage to ensure the safety of concertgoers.

Oasis played: ‘Fucking In The Bushes’

‘Hello’

‘The Hindu Times’

‘Hung In A Bad Place’

‘Go Let It Out’

‘Columbia’

‘Morning Glory’

‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’

‘Little By Little’

‘D’you Know What I Mean’

‘Cigarettes And Alcohol’

‘Live Forever’

‘Better Man’

‘She’s Electric’

‘Born On A Different Cloud’

‘Acquiesce’

‘Force Of Nature’

‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’

‘Some Might Say’

‘My Generation’

The band return for two more nights at Finsbury Park tomorrow and Sunday (July 6-7).