Example At Glastonbury 2011 – Review

Who: Example

Where and When: John Peel Stage, Friday

Vibe: Not always seen as the home of pop, Glastonbury had some corkers on the bill this year with Tinie Tempah and Mr Elliot Gleave (better known by his stage name Example and if you’re wondering, it is because his initials are ‘EG’). The Data Records
rapper from London played to a huge crowd at the John Peel Stage, bringing out the hit ‘Kickstarts’ and his recent Number One single ‘Changed The Way You Kiss Me’. The Professor Green and Skream collaborator previewed material from his new record ‘Playing In The
Shadows’ live before its release in September.


Best bit: ‘Changed The Way You Kiss Me’. The crowd went completely bonkers.

Low point: There were moments when his guitarists seemed to be ready to break into some kind of boyband-style dance routine with their synchronised swaying backwards and forwards. It looked a bit weird.

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Banter: “Any dead people need to be removed from the crowd? Make some noise dead people!” Um…

Verdict: Example tempted a good crowd to the John Peel Stage, some with the promise of his chart-topper ‘Changed The Way You Kiss Me’, some with a selection of hits from his full back catalogue. And he produced the goods.

Rating: 7/10

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