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- Posted on Jun 28th 2010 9:00AM by Julian Marszalek
Perhaps it was the sense of expectation, but Empire of the Sun failed to turn the audience into the party monster they were hoping for. With a stage set resembling a hi-tech version of Montezuma's palace -- with dancers to match -- frontman Luke Steele neglected the songcraft and left little more than a band sounding like Goldfrapp but without the big ideas or a remote hint of sexiness.
A shame, as Empire of the Sun ended up becoming the one true disappointment of the festival. If they had spent as much time on their music as they had on their visuals and production, they could really rule the world. Instead, they failed even to keep a field happy.