OASIS were left to entertain the crowd for 25 minutes after a barrier moved at the beginning of their show in MANCHESTER last night (July 2).
The band stopped playing halfway through ‘Turn Up The Sun’ and guitarist Noel Gallagher announced to the crowd at the City of Manchester Stadium: “Alright look I’ve been told the barrier at the front has broken down so if everyone can just take one or two steps back we’ll start playing again. Otherwise we can’t go on with the show. If anybody does get injured though make sure they get a fucking t-shirt on the way out.”
Frontman Liam Gallagher, who was dressed in a red leather jacket and a white cricket hat, then joked: “I bet you don’t get this at Live 8,” before the band were left standing on stage for the next 25 minutes while organisers fixed the problem.
During that time Noel kept the audience amused by telling jokes and by urging the fans to sing: “Who the fuck are Man Utd?”
Liam eventually butted in and shouted: “Let’s just get somebody in the crowd to get their tits out,” and for the next 10 minutes, constant cheers could be heard ringing around the ground as several girls beared their breasts on camera for the first time since Oasis’s ‘Standing On The Shoulder of Giants tour back in 2000.
“Can you imagine what the people outside must be thinking with all this cheering going on and no music? They must be wondering what the fuck is going on,” joked Noel before he went on to say: “You wouldn’t get this at a Coldplay gig would you?”
When the band were given the all clear, they kicked off their set with ‘Turn Up The Sun for the second time and went on to play several tracks off their new album ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’ including Number One hit single ‘Lyla’, ‘The Importance Of Being Idle’ and ‘Guess God Thinks I’m Abel’.
During the 90-minute concert they performed a similar set to their previous two shows but delighted an ecstatic crowd who sang back every word to classic hit singles ‘Wonderwall’, ‘Live Forever’, ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ and B-side ‘Acquiesce’, which got its first outing on the tour.
Earlier in the day footage of the historic Live 8 event was screened in the stadium and members of Oasis were spotted hanging around outside the executive suite behind the stage.
Support came from The Redwalls, The Bees, 22-20s and The Coral.
The setlist was:
‘Fuckin’ In the Bushes’
‘Turn Up The Sun’
‘Bring It On Down’
‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’
‘The Importance Of Being Idle’
‘Little By Little’
‘A Bell Will Ring’
‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’
‘Guess God Thinks I’m Abel’
‘The Meaning Of Soul’
‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’