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- Posted on Aug 4th 2007 5:15PM by Benjy Eisen
Directly after their earth-shaking Lollapalooza set last year, Silverlake, California's Cold War Kids admitted to Spinner that the show was the first festival the band members ever attended, much less performed at. Oh, the difference a year makes.
Put on the same side stage, the crowd grew from last year's tiny to beyond sightlines this time 'round, and the band, now festival darlings, seemed more in their element. The audience size, which was even acknowledged by the band, was not merely comprised of onlookers, either. The set became the biggest sing-a-long of this year's Lolla thus far.
Switching up their often-repeated setlist by opening with 'Rubidoux,' the CWK still drew largely upon material from their debut full-length, 'Robbers and Cowards.' Just one problem that even a year of growth and refinement couldn't overcome: Mother Nature. When it rained, it poured.
The band, making light of the heavy downpour, asked if there was a "bit of a mist." Before tearing into 'Robbers,' frontman Nathan Willett also admitted that he was too nervous earlier in the day to talk to Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, when he and his fellow Kids ran into Tweedy and Co. while wandering the festival grounds. Give it another year, boys.