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- Posted on Dec 12th 2009 9:30AM by Rebecca Laurence
Kicking off with 'Rich', the band whisked through their 2003 debut 'Fever To Tell', the slightly combative start adding a frisson of rawness and energy fitting to their early material. Karen O reincarnated the raucousness of early performances, twirling across the stage in a red, silver and black prom dress and gesticulating with bananas while downing and dousing the crowd with champagne.
Highlights included 'Date With The Night', when the silver set was showered by exploding glitter bombs and the classic Yeah Yeah Yeah's love song, 'Maps', which Karen O dedicated to "our brothers The Liars" before wishing the UK ATP Festival a happy 10th birthday. "Are you wasted ATP?" she squealed, "I'm f---ing wasted. We'll play anything you want, we're your ATP b------."
After a brief encore, the band were back, with Karen O's customary 'KO' studded leather jacket signalling the start of 'Zero' from this year's 'It's Blitz' LP. Karen pulled the song before it was half done, shrugging "f--- that, let's do something else", following on with 'Heads Will Roll', 'Our Time' and a triumphant 'Cheated Hearts'. Leaving the stage, this time to a chorus of applause rather than boos, Karen O's closing words to the crowd were "Thank you ATP. We love you ... and we hate you."
The first night of the 10 Years of ATP celebrations, taking place at Butlins holiday camp in Minehead, Somerset, had a lineup based around previous curators from the All Tomorrow's Parties festival's history. The day also featured performances from Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks and J.Mascis and The Fog, carrying on well into Saturday with mesmerising late-night sets from Fuck Buttons and Múm.