Headline set for Carling Weekend: Reading Festival
The Hold Steady played a headline set tonight (August 26) in the Carling Tent at the Carling Weekend: Reading Festival, bringing the weekend’s musical events there to a close.
Taking the stage at 22:35 BST, the band ran through tracks from their latest album, ‘Boys And Girls In America’, plus a spattering of old favourites.
Nevertheless, singer/guitarist Craig Finn, wearing a white Minnesota Twins baseball shirt, led his band through their set in an ecstatic mood, laughing and smiling throughout, as well as throwing “Superman” poses and mock lecturing-style wagging fingers at the crowd.
“We’ve seen a lot of bands this weekend,” he told the crowd after playing ‘Banging Camp’. “We’ve heard a lot of songs about boys and girls,” he continued. “This is another song about a boy and a girl. And a horse.”
The band then played ‘Chips Ahoy’, which won some of the biggest cheers of the set.
Closing with a high-octane ‘Killer Parties’, The Hold Steady left the crowd smiling cheering for more.
The Hold Steady Played:
‘Hot Soft Light’
‘Stuck Between Stations’
‘You Can Make Him Like You’
‘Your Little Hoodrat Friend’
‘Multitude of Casualties’
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