The Subways - Reading Festival
Playing their fifth straight Reading Festival, The Subways woke up the main stage on the Saturday with a pulsating show. The Hertfordshire trio usually always put on a great performance with one or two surprises thrown in and today it looked as thought there was a major surprise when a new drummer walked on stage, thankfully for those of the Josh Morgan Appreciation Society it was a new short hair look for Mr Morgan.
Kicking off with one of the relatively new songs, Kalifornia, thankfully not renamed Reading Festival on this occasion, the band did what they do best, high energy, full throttle Rock. With a good mix of old songs from their debut album Young For Eternity and new stuff off the recently released All Or Nothing the set was over far too quickly, finishing the set off with a shorter version of Rock ‘n’ Roll Queen than usually live. Despite the high energy the band all played superbly well getting the crowd moving throughout.
Having played what appeared to be an unusually festival for the band in Download earlier in the year, there is no doubting that Reading is more of a home to them, even if they did get their first big break at Glastonbury in 2004. From looking at the big screen the early afternoon start had not deterred the crowd from coming out to see the band as it was very busy complete with three separate mosh pits going off at the same time. Surely next year a sixth appearance can only happen and higher up the bill too!
I Won't Let You Down
I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say
Girls and Boys
Rock 'n' Roll Queen