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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Oasis play rescheduled Eden Project gig
'Get orf my laaand!' intones Noel Gallagher to the Cornish audience
Oasis played Cornwall's Eden Project last night (July 14), taking to the stage as the heavens opened.
The rescheduled gig was originally due to take place last September, but was postponed after Noel Gallagher was attacked and injured onstage in Toronto.
Coming onstage after support act Howard Eliot Payne, Oasis were introduced by Eden Project's event manager, who praised the band for their persistence in endeavouring to honour the gig. He also asked the crowd not to "piss on the plants" of the renowned greenhouse on their way out.
Playing exactly the same set as their final Wembley Stadium gig on Sunday (July 12), the band showcased material stretching right back to their 1994 debut album 'Definitely Maybe'.
Oasis also gave a shout out to Cornwall's Sawmills Studio (where 'Definitely Maybe' was part-recorded), dedicating 'Cigarettes And Alcohol' to the riverside complex.
After playing a Noel Gallagher-sung version of 'Whatever', the chief songwriter feigned disappointment that much of the crowd didn't seem to know the song's lyrics.
"It still amazes me how little you lot know the words to that song," he joked, adding "I'm the only one in the whole building that does and I didn't even buy it!"
Before playing the first song of Oasis' encore, 'Falling Down', Gallagher geed up the crowd by getting them to chant "Get off my land!" in a Cornish accent.
Writing on his Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere blog before the gig, the guitarist revealed he'd had to endure an arduous train journey down to the south west for the gig.
"Am currently on a train in Devon heading to the Eden Project. Doing that gig we had to cancel last August!! I must go as I need to strangle a child that's been crying all the way from London!"
Via L4E source: www.nme.com
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