The rap mogul, who is friends with drummer Matt Helders, hung out with the band in their dressing room prior to their set, before taking his seat on the balcony just after openers Modey Lemon played.
However midway through the main set, Diddy made his way downstairs, followed closely by his security guard, and wove his way through the crowd of fans, some of whom had been in line since early afternoon for the show.
The rapper then remained in the moshpit for ‘Cornerstone’ – which the band played live for the first time on Saturday (August 1) at All Points West in New Jersey – and ‘The View From The Afternoon’, before pumping the air with his fists when the band launched into 2005 UK Number One single ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’.
Meanwhile Arctic Monkeys previewed a selection of tracks from their new album ‘Humbug’ at the gig, with frontman Alex Turner stressing to the packed crowd, that included Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and Chris Tomson, that the record is called “‘Humbug’ with an ‘H'”.
Arctic Monkeys played:
‘This House Is A Circus’
‘Da Frame 2R’
‘Still Take You Home’
‘Red Right Hand’
‘The View From The Afternoon’
‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’
‘If You Were There, Beware’
‘Do Me A Favour’
–By our New York staff.
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