Wednesday, August 5, 2009

MUSE - Reading Festival, UK 2006

More monstrous epicness from Muse, this time an FM broadcast from their head-lining slot at the UK's gigantic summer Reading Festival (the next edition of which comes in three weeks, for our friends in Old Blighty). The band was riding high on the worldwide success of Black Holes & Revelations, an album so supermassive it even managed to somewhat break the band here in benighted America, land of Coors-slurping idiots whose idea of a rock band is ratshit like Nickel Park and Linkinback.

About a month prior to this festival show, held at the charmingly named Little John's Farm (capacity 80,000-plus), I had seen Muse at L.A.'s Greek Theatre (capacity 5,700). Seeing them in a venue of such modest size, knowing they could easily draw 15 times that number almost anywhere else on Earth, was an experience that could truly be described as revelatory.

Reading Festival, Little John's Farm - Reading, UK - August 26, 2006 (FMB, m4a format)

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(Thanks to T.U.B.E.)


diamonddave said...

Thanks for MUSE - great band. Keep up the good work and keep on rockin in the free world!

Heli0tr0pe said...

Thanks for the shout-out --

rockin' the new album right now!