Singer/guitarist Jesse Hughes, whose band were playing on the NME/Radio 1 stage, was sporting a T-shirt featuring the logo of bearded bluesman Seasick Steve, who played on the Main Stage earlier.
“If you missed Seasick Steve you missed some [good] shit,” Hughes said, leading a cheer for the US musician, now based in Norfolk. “And later I get to see Lily Allen,” he stated, with the ‘LDN’ singer set to play on the same stage as his band later on, adding, “now that ain’t bad”.
Shortly into the set Hughes gave props to a girl in the audience who had skilfully dodged a glass of beer cascading towards her.
“I hope someone got a picture of that,” he said. “Because that was amazing, baby.”
He later asked, “Do we have anyone who’s having a birthday today?”, tee-ing up ‘I Gotta Feeling (Just Nineteen)’. “Do we have anyone who’s just 19? I’m just 19, and it happens to be my birthday today.”
They went on to play a set of their guitar-led rockabilly-metal to the crowd, who were enjoying some sunshine after earlier patches of rain had threatened to dampen the mood.
The band ended their set with ‘Speaking In Tongues’, lining up at the front of the stage to bow to the crowd before making way for Doves, up next on the stage.
Eagles Of Death Metal played:
‘Bad Dream Mama’
‘I Only Want You’
‘I Gotta Feeling (Just Nineteen)’
‘I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News)’
‘Wanna Be In LA’
‘Speaking In Tongues’
Plus, make sure you get next week’s issue of NME, on UK newsstands from July 15, for the ultimate T In The Park 2009 review.