T In The Park 2007: Bloggin' Balado - Sunday
The last drops of action from Scotland's biggest festival
Photographer: Marc Broussely07 July 2007
Surely the most understated headliners in T In The Park's history, Snow Patrol set about their difficult task with 'Eyes Open' and it's instantly evident they'll succeed. Scotland's sons come home to where it all began for them. Even keys man Tom Simpson has been released by the police. Judging by his smile it's on promise of good behaviour!
Maximo Park play everything you'd expect before dividing the crowd with a 'unique' version of The Proclaimers' '500 Miles'.
It really is time for Scottish heroes now. Rockers Biffy Clyro play 'Folding Stars' on the Radio 1/NME Stage, a song dedicated to Simon's mum and the first time they've played it live. Emotions run high and it's absolutely beautiful. A clear T In The Park highlight.
The Fratellis prompt one of the biggest singalongs in T In The Park's ever vocal history. 'Chelsea Dagger', which has already proved the weekend's anthem in the campsites and round the site, is saved for last and predicatably the place erupts!
Paolo Nutini, the only man in Scotland more popular than one man terrorist unit John Smeaton, attracts a main stage crowd to match that of last night's headliners The Killers. It's a special Scottish moment paving the way for Snow Patrol later tonight.
Back in the Radio 1/NME Stage the crowd surges to get a glimpse of Beth Ditto and The Gossip. They're not disappointed as Beth appears in a super short velvet dress. Do we really have to see her pants?
Over in the Pet Sounds Arena a crowd member, christened 'Craigy Boy' by The Dykeenies, just dropped to his knees and proposed to his girlfriend with the help of the band, following the song 'Things You Cannot See'. She said yes!
News filters through that Snow Patrol keyboard player Tom Simpson has been arrested for drugs after the band played Live Earth in London. Will the band find a replacement for their headline show tonight or play on without him?
Avril Lavigne might have lost any pop punk credibility the second several synchronised dancers take to the main stage but her Blink 182 cover of 'All The Small Things' goes a long way to make it up and before we know it the horns are blasting in forceful approval.
You Say Party We Say Die! are a no show on the Radio 1/NME stage but the Pigeon Detectives more than make up for things with a frentic set that wakes up the masses in style and prompts some knickers throwing.