Mike Skinner gets the crowd warmed-up at mega gig
Playing their first UK gig this year, frontman Mike Skinner was clearly excited by the occasion.
“Who has come to see Muse?” He asked the crowd. “I have!”
He then told the audience the show saw him fulfil an ambition.
“Ever since I was a little kid with my little red microphone there’s something I’ve always wanted to say,” explained Skinner. “Hello Wembley! Wow, I’ve said it!”
The rapper then took it upon himself to ready the crowd for Muse, asking the audience how excited they were and even including a snippet of the headliners’ ‘Time Is Running Out’ in ‘Don’t Mug Yourself’, with Skinner telling the crowd “you need to practice that for later”.
Skinner also admitted he’d recently become “obsessed with Freddy Mercury” after watching a video of Live Aid which was also staged at Wembley Stadium.
As a result he frequently sung bits of Queen‘s ‘Radio Ga Ga’ between songs, plus begged the crowd to jump and do Mexican Waves “for Freddy“.
The Streets played:
‘Don’t Mug Yourself’
‘Push Things Forward’ / ‘Smile’
‘All Goes Out The Window’
‘It’s Too Late’
‘When You Wasn’t Famous’
‘Never Went To Church’
‘Turn The Page’
‘Has It Come To This’
‘Blinded By The Lights’
‘Weak Become Heroes’
‘Dry Your Eyes Mate’
‘Fit But You Know It’
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