June 28, 2009 23:30

Nick Cave dedicates career-spanning Glastonbury set to Farrah Fawcett

His Pyramid Stage performance included a number of his most popular songs

Nick Cave dedicates career-spanning Glastonbury set to Farrah Fawcett
Nick Cave played a career-spanning set on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage tonight (June 28).

Coming onstage to Bob Dylan's 'Like A Rolling Stone', Cave sidled up to the microphone, smiled and said: "We'd like to dedicate this set to the late, great...Farrah Fawcett," referencing the actress who passed away this weekend. However, he didn't mention Michael Jackson's recent death.

Cave and his band then opened their set with a frenetic version of 'Tupelo', his second single (released in 1985).

Later in the set, 'Deanna' saw the Australian icon in animated form, moving around the stage with his microphone lead draped over his shoulder and gesturing to the audience.

During 'The Ship Song', many of the crowd were alerted to a paraglider, who had flown over Worthy Farm and was now directly above the Pyramid Stage crowd.

One of the biggest cheers of the evening came when the band launched into fan favourite 'There She Goes My Beautiful World'.

Cave's band also allowed his last song, 'Stagger Lee', to descend into a wall of screeching feedback, while the singer himself prowled the stage, dancing and theatrically raising both fists to the audience.

He thanked the audience wholeheartedly before leaving the stage, and also praised The Bad Seeds.

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds played:

'Tupelo'
'Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!'
'Red Right Hand'
'Deanna'
'Midnight Man'
'The Ship Song'
'Henry Lee'
'We Call Upon The Author'
'The Mercy Seat'
'There She Goes My Beautiful World'
'The Weeping Song'
'Papa Won't Leave You Henry'
'Stagger Lee'


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