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- Posted on Aug 26th 2010 9:45AM by David Renshaw
The sound of Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again' played shortly before the band emerged to blistering applause, with a huge crowd surge starting as Pete Doherty and Carl Barat opened the show with 'Horrorshow'
With this show acting as a warm up for the weekend's Reading and Leeds festival shows, where the band will play directly before headliners Arcade Fire, the newly reformed group ran through a host of their biggest hits alongside some lesser known album tracks.
There were mass singalongs for tracks such as 'Can't Stand Me Now', 'Don't Look Back Into the Sun' and 'What Katie Did' with Barat and Doherty regularly sharing the same microphone.
Playing in front of a backdrop of their debut album 'Up The Bracket's cover, songs from both of the bands albums were aired with 'Up The Bracket' cuts such as 'Good Old Days' and 'Boys In The Band' seeing the crowd singing every word back louder than the band. The groups self-titled second album was not ignored however with 'What Became Of The Likely Lads' particularly standing out.
Watched on by famous faces such as Amy Winehouse and members of Supergrass and the Cribs, the Libertines also found time to play some of their vast back catalogue of rarities and B-sides with 'The Delaney' and 'Lust of the Libertines' ringing out around the 2000-capacity crowd.
Doherty and Barat didn't communicate with the audience at all throughout the show, save for Doherty announcing that "we are the Libertines" shortly before the final song of the night.
Ending as they began, in riotous form -- the Libertines departed the stage after playing a furious encore of 'Up The Bracket', 'I Get Along' and 'What a Waster' with the audience gleefully chanting the latter's memorable "F--- 'em" line back at maximum volume.
The Libertines played:
'Last Post on the Bugle'
'Tell the King'
'Boys in the Band'
'Music When the Lights Go Out'
'What Katie Did'
'Can't Stand Me Now'
'Death on the Stairs'
'Ha Ha Wall'
'Don't Look Back Into the Sun'
'Time for Heroes'
'Campaign of Hate'
'What Became of the Likely Lads'
'Lust of the Libertines'
'The Good Old Days'
'Radio America/Up the Bracket'
'What a Waster'
'I Get Along'