26.06.2015 The Who, Sleaford Mods, Kaiser Chiefs - Hyde Park, London

Since I'd already bought tickets for Blur at 75, I was able to get tickets for this one for an additional 24 each, which I suppose was a bargain.

The Kaiser Chiefs were pretty good although the vastness of the arena didn't lend them a lot of favours.

The highlight for me though was Sleaford Mods, who were playing a bandstand towards the back in front of a few hundred very appreciative fans. I caught the whole set and although they probably don't vary much from gig to gig it was a great experience hearing something genuinely fresh.

I'm still pretty sure that they were added to the bill because some idiot booked them to support The Who and Paul Weller due to the word "Mods" in their name. (They are NOT mods!)

At the end of their set, there were a lot of calls for an encore. Andrew Fearn - the instrumentalist - said in quite a well spoken voice, "we're not allowed to. Does anyone have a spliff? I'm dying for a fucking spliff. This place is shit." He gets one passed to him from the crowd. Security just watch.

I DID see Paul Weller, but I had only a passing interest in what he was doing on stage. It's a real shame as I still think his work with the Jam was fantastic but his solo efforts, particularly recent ones, haven't been anywhere near as much fun to listen to. The only other time I caught him live was at V2000. Bruce Foxton with From The Jam was much better!

I had last seen the Who in 1989, so over 25 years between gigs has to be a record I'm unlikely to beat. They were pretty good too but sadly they did not impress the wife and kids too much who were constantly wondering if it was time to go home. Some time before the end of the set, it was.

The Who's setlist:

I Can't Explain
The Seeker
Who Are You
The Kids Are Alright
Pictures of Lily
I Can See for Miles
My Generation
Behind Blue Eyes
Bargain
Join Together
You Better You Bet
I'm One
Love, Reign O'er Me
Eminence Front
Amazing Journey
Sparks
Pinball Wizard
See Me, Feel Me
Baba O'Riley
Won't Get Fooled Again

Kaiser Chiefs's setlist:

Everyday I Love You Less and Less
Ruffians on Parade
Everything Is Average Nowadays
Never Miss a Beat
Falling Awake
Modern Way
Na Na Na Na Naa
The Angry Mob
Ruby
I Predict a Riot
Misery Company
Coming Home
Oh My God

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  • 22.06.2013 Battle Stage Final
  • 09.06.2013 Tibetan Tea Company, Romford
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  • 25.05.2013 Muse, Highbury
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  • 18.05.2013 Battle Stage 2
  • 27.04.2013 Battle Stage 1
  • 06.04.2013 Dingus Khan, Southend
  • 16.03.2013 Republica, Tunbridge Wells
  • 09.03.2013 Phoenix In The Foyer
  • 27.02.2013 Kaiser Chiefs, Cambridge
  • 26.02.2013 Bleech, Cambridge
  • 19.02.2013 History Of Apple Pie, Shoreditch
  • 12.02.2013 Sonic Boom Six, Southend
  • 06.02.2013 The 1975, Southend
  • 25.01.2013 Archetype, Brentwood
  • 02.12.2012 Lighting Up Shenfield
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  • 20.11.2012 Focus, Chislehurst
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  • 03.11.2012 Taffy, Clerkenwell
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  • 27.10.2012 Phoenix In The Foyer 2
  • 15.09.2012 Phoenix In The Foyer 1
  • 01.08.2012 Blur, Margate
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  • 29.06.2012 Bis, Pentonville
  • 22.06.2012 Knifeworld, Pentonville
  • 08.06.2012 Jim Bob, Bedford
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  • 30.05.2012 Evans The Death, Chelmsford
  • 11.05.2012 The Others, Putney
  • 04.05.2012 BAS II, Basildon
  • 29.04.2012 Break For Cover, Ingatestone
  • 18.03.2012 The Brownies, Shoreditch
  • 24.02.2012 Neil Hannon, Felsted
  • 29.01.2012 Kaiser Chiefs, Westcliff

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