THE BRAVERY have paid tribute to the local culture during their controversial T IN THE PARK appearance this afternoon (July 10).
The band began their set with a full Scottish marching band, complete with bagpipes and drums, who played several traditional songs before joining in with The Bravery’s material.
”It’s awesome, I’ve always wanted to play with bagpipes my whole life,” singer Sam Endicott explained. “And I must say I’ve never seen better bottle throwing in my life!”
However the link up with the be-kilted ones proved more difficult to pull off then the band first hoped.
Initially a police band were booked but they were then called-up to reinforce security at the nearby G8 summit, then The Bravery’s late arrival on site after their plane was delayed meant they had little time to practice with the pipers.
The late arrival also saw the band’s set dramatically cut short, as the plug was pulled as the band tried to play closing song ’Unconditional’ leaving The Bravery to helplessly apologise to disappointed fans.
”We tried to play, the guys said they were going to be call and give us more time, but they cut the power to our amps,” explained Endicott. “I threw the mic into the crowd to let the fans sing it instead, they did a pretty good job.”
However there was a upside for The Bravery. “We met Snoop Dogg backstage,” said Endicott. “He said hello and let us have our picture taken with him, that was kinda cool.”
On site coverage of T In The Park continues tonight as the festival reaches its climax, so stay tuned to NME.COM.