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- Posted on Jul 4th 2011 11:45AM by Julian Marszalek
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Unlike last weekend's "secret" gig at the Glastonbury Festival's Park Stage, this was Pulp stretched out over a full-length gig and the occasion wasn't lost on Cocker. Making a reference to the crowded conditions and muddy environs of the previous weekend, Cocker remarked: "At least you can move here and your wellies won't get stuck in the mud!"
In his usual chatty mood, Cocker also found time to celebrate the birthday of the late Laura Branigan as he introduced 'Disco 2000', while 'Babies' was dedicated to his mother and son.
The highlights? Take your pick; The delirious opener of 'Do You Remember The First Time' set the agenda, while 'Mis-Shapes' and 'Something Changed' reminded the crowd just why 1995 album 'Different Class' is regarded as a Britpop classic.
But it was 'Common People' that detonated an already combustible evening. Making a barbed reference to the new billionaires' apartment block behind the stage at One Hyde Park, this most idiosyncratic of protest songs was still as pertinent as ever.
"See you all again in about 15 years probably," quipped Cocker as Pulp leave the stage. Let's hope the wait isn't that long.