Arcade Fire; Hyde Park 2011.

So I’ve managed to find the full set from Arcade Fire at Hyde Park last Summer, and I’m sat listening to it with a cup of tea and I’m thinking to myself: why wasn’t I there again?

At the moment I really can’t fathom it. I fell in love with the band on my first trip to Reading festival in 2007 and I haven’t looked back. I can remember coming out of the Carling tent having seen Seasick Steve and just being drawn in by this incredible band on the main stage. There was something almost spiritual about it, which I guess they would be quite proud of considering they were touring Neon Bible at the time. I remember just seeing all these kids dancing around like they were convulsing, people just lost in their enjoyment of the music and you look beyond that, catch a glimpse of the stage and exactly the same thing is going on. You’re talking about a bunch of friends who really love music, who appreciate and understand and enjoy music, and to which them play is pure enjoyment. They get so wrapped up in it, I’ve seen them twice since then and it hasn’t faded for either party. I listen to one of their albums on a daily basis and in my eyes they can do no wrong. I nearly came to blows with my own mother when she told me they ruined the end of Rebellion (Lies).

If you aren’t a fan then you obviously haven’t heard them, there really is something for everyone in there, and once you’re in, that is it.

Arcade Fire played:

Ready To Start.
Wake Up.
No Cars Go.
Haiti.
Intervention.
Rococo.
Speaking In Tongues.
Crown Of Love.
The Suburbs.
The Suburbs (Continued).
Month Of May.
Rebellion (Lies).
Neighbourhood #2 (Laika)
We Used To Wait.
Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)

Encore:
Keep The Car Running.
Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels)
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

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