Review: Kaiser Chiefs

9 out of 10: Sunday, 8:00pm, Pyramid stage. The Kaisers played all the hits from opener Every Day I Love You Less and Less to closer Oh My God.

Stage: Pyramid

Time: Sunday, 8:00pm

Dress code: The crowd were in waterproofs and carrying flags. The singer, a Mr Ricky Wilson, was resplendent in tight trousers, denim waistcoat, brown tie and jowls.

In summary: Perhaps the first set of the entire weekend to stir the Pyramid stage into something approaching its high pomp, the Kaisers played all the hits from opener Every Day I Love You Less and Less to closer Oh My God. Wilson was in furious form (how he keeps the weight on is anyone's guess) but drummer Nick Hodgson might even have eclipsed him as he drove the set on.

Highlight: Oh My God was a suitable climax, dragging the entire crowd through two storming reprises. But special mention also goes to an extended workout of You Can Take My Temperature that had the Chiefs jamming blues like the Zep.

Lowlight: The inflatable dinosaur, a lucky mascot from their much-admired 2005 performance, was kicked to the floor by bassist Simon Rix. It landed on its nose.

Marks out of 10: 9

Where will they be playing next year: Wilson left the stage promising to return in 12 months and, based on this performance, he'll be playing in a headline slot.

Will be talking about this until: The Who.

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