Although Tom Clarke has to dodge bottles on Main Stage
The Enemy gave the Main Stage crowd at the Reading Festival their first mass-singalong this afternoon (August 22) – but the band’s set was marred when a heckler threw a bottle at frontman Tom Clarke shortly before their final song.
Opening their set with debut single ‘Away From Here’, the Coventry trio led the crowd through a set that relied heavily on their 2007 debut album ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’.
The stage, decked out in Union Jack flags and a huge black and white backdrop with the band’s name on it, proved fitting for the socially-conscious trio, although frontman Clarke kept the banter at a minimum during the set.
Album tracks including ‘Pressure’ and ‘Technodanceaphobic’ were received well by the crowd, but the best response came after the band performed a stripped-down, acoustic version of recent single ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’.
After the band paused briefly to dedicate ‘It’s Not OK’ to workers at Peugeot Coventry, a member of the crowd threw a bottle at Clarke, hitting his guitar. The frontman responded by calling the offender a “fucking cunt”, before launching into an impassioned version of the song.
The Enemy played:
‘Away From Here’
’40 Days & 40 Nights’
‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’
‘It’s Not OK’
‘You’re Not Alone’
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