Pockets of pogo open up in the crowd as Buzzcock’s emphatic old-school pop-punk thunders around the stage. It’s immediacy still resonates and its rawness has not lost the ability to whip up a rowdy bunch of rockers.
Towards the end of the set there is a feeling that a lot of the crowd are waiting for the big hit. When ‘Ever Fallen in Love’ comes, all is well for a couple of minutes. The song meets at the apex of creativity, emotion and simplicity. Once it is finished a large section of the crowd begin to drift off. It’s a shame, but with Noel Gallagher about to start elsewhere you would probably do the same.