The View: ‘T In The Park is the greatest festival ever’

Scottish band headline King Tut's Wah Wah Tent

The View closed day one of T In The Park‘s King Tut’s Wah Wah Tent in emphatic style tonight (July 10), playing beyond the curfew – despite warnings of the power being shut off unless they stop.

Sporting a brand new guitar emblazoned with the Scottish saltier, Falconer spat out set openers ‘Glass Smash’ and ‘Wasted Little DJs’ with gutsy enthusiasm. The heaving crowd were equal to the band’s fervour, as many forced their way to the front to get close to their heroes.

Later in their set, Falconer‘s sister joined the band onstage for the first time ever, lending her backing vocals to fan-favourite ‘Gem Of A Bird’.


The View also revealed that they have been hit by the credit crunch – so much so that they had to alter their set to save money. After playing to a backing track to ‘Distant Doubloon’, Falconer admitted “We used to have bonnie lassies playing that, but we couldn’t afford them cos we are skint!”

Finishing trio ‘Same Jeans’, ‘Superstar Tradesman’ and ‘Shock Horror’ saw the whole tent jumping and singing every line of the Dundonians hits, causing bassist Kieran Webster to declare his love for T In The Park.

“This is the greatest festival in the fucking world,” he said, adding “and you are the greatest crowd in the world.”

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The View played:

‘Glass Smash’
‘Wasted Little DJ’s’
‘The Don’
‘Temptation Dice’
‘Gran’s For Tea’
‘One Off Pretender’
‘Skag Trendy’
‘Comin’ Down’
‘Typical Time 2’
‘Distant Doubloon’
‘Face For The Radio’
‘Double Yellow Lines’
‘Give Back The Sun’
‘Same Jeans’
‘Superstar Tradesman’
‘Shock Horror’

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