Talk is Tweet: Download Festival 2010
With mobile phones in hand, Ruth Booth and Ali Ryland headed to Download Festival to catch the good, the bad and the ugly of the UK's biggest metal and rock event. Here's what happened in Twitter's 140 characters or less...
# #DownloadFest Morning from a cloudy... no sunny... I mean... Bloody hell, make up your mind Download! Suncream and wellies, folks.
# #DownloadFest Rumours onsite suggest AC/DC are getting £5 million for playing Download. Aerosmith? A paltry £1 million.
# #DownloadFest Rumours are building of a possible Dave Grohl guest spot during the set from Taylor Hawkins and The Coattail Riders.
# #DownloadFest Claudio @Coheed says the band will continue after The Armory Wars and we "might" know how very soon. Interview on VF next week
# #DownloadFest @bfmyofficial say "it's an honour" to play the Dio stage, and while he isn't a musical influence, he is "an inspiration".
# #DownloadFest Is that Howard from Killswitch Engage onstage with 36 Crazyfists? You bet your booties.
# #DownloadFest Dave Grohl is backstage at the Red Bull Jam stage as the start of Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders approaches...
# #DownloadFest Anathema dedicate their set to the four lost men of metal: Dio, Gray, Cable and Steel.
# #DownloadFest A Day To Remember seem to be off to a shaky start. Are they intimidates by the stage being dedicated to RJ Dio?
# #DownloadFest "I woke up today with a massive boner" rages Adam D, "I'm fuckin stoked, I'm going to shit in all your mouths!" Nice.
# #DownloadFest Urgent news - the giant Angus hats are inflating! Repeat the giant Angus hats are inflating! #vf
# #DownloadFest Alain Johannes produces a beautiful guitar solo in Them Crooked Vultures' set on the main stage
# #DownloadFest Download holds a minute of applause to remember the legends of rock and metal who have passed away in the last 12 months
# #DownloadFest the sound of a rumbling juggernaut of hell, fireworks and grown men running, screaming like girls. Yes it's Justin Bieber.
# #DownloadFest ... I mean, it's Angus! @AC/DC hit Download like a freight train... With a giant freight train.
# #DownloadFest Angus just did a striptease to The Jack, going all the way down to his AC/DC brand boxers.
# #DownloadFest @AC/DC, it's time for A Whole Lotta Rosie - aka a giant inflatable woman straddling a train.
# #DownloadFest Morning from Download! If you weren't already up, you will be now, Taking Dawn are doing England football chants.
# #DownloadFest Atreyu are wrestling with 'Becoming The Bull' as someone did not tell the tech guys that the drummer does most of the singing!
# #DownloadFest Packed acoustic stage show now, signing in 30 mins, a full Dio stage set tonight. The Blackout don't do fests by halves!
# #DownloadFest The Blackout cover Stereophonics song Traffic in tribute to fellow Welshman Stuart Cable.
# #DownloadFest My Passion single-handedly keeping the Derby crows in check. If the music doesn't scare them, they are made into clothing.
# #DownloadFest Liam from @cancerbats drives the Dio stage crowd wild, spending half the set so far down on the barrier.
# #DownloadFest Some very appropriate horns over on the Dio stage as @cancerbats launch into 'Lucifer's Rocking Chair'.
# #DownloadFest And now the whole Dio stage crowd explodes as @cancerbats kick into their cover cover of 'Sabotage' by Beastie Boys.
# #DownloadFest Oh dear mic issues for Lamb Of God on the main. Is the high beard ratio interfering with transmisson?
# #DownloadFest We Are The Fallen are doing a heavy take on 'Like A Prayer'
# #DownloadFest Chino from @deftonesband says no firm plans for shelved album Eros, they may make another, but Diamond Eyes is the focus now.
# #DownloadFest The Blackout have recruited half of Kids In Glass Houses for "we all go to he'll, so bring the sunblock."
# #DownloadFest After Dave Mustaine's sweet goodbye and sweeter skills from Megadeth,we're grooving to the dance metal of Senser.
# #DownloadFest The Blackout not only have giant model middle fingers but they treat us to intros of Walk This Way, Back In Black & Killing...
# #DownloadFest Chino from Deftones comes to the stage of 30 Seconds Of Mars to sing 'The Ball'
# #DownloadFest Rage Against The Machine are covering The Clash classic 'White Riot'. The set has been stopped twice for barrier crushes.
# #DownloadFest Morning Download! We always like it when a band brings us roses - even if Dommin have decided to stick them on a mic stand.
# #DownloadFest "Within the band now there's a refresh button, we feel like little kids." @dillingerescpln interview up next week.
# #DownloadFest "I wouldn't expect Anthrax fans to be nice to Fall Out Boy dudes, but they've been super supportive" @thedamnedthings up soon.
# #DownloadFest Happy 30th anniversary Napalm Death! The band kick into 'Scum' on the Dio Stage.
# #DownloadFest Slash and crew are treating us to 'Sweet Child Of Mine'.
# #DownloadFest Lemmy from Motorhead has joined Slash for a singalong.
?# #DownloadFest Anthrax/Every Time I Die/Fall Out Boy super group @TheDamnedThings finish up and the heavens open. Coincidence?
# #DownloadFest @dillingerescpln's Greg Puciato is disappointed there's a lull in the rain mid-way through the set.
# #Downloadfest Scott from Anthrax came onstage with Steel Panther to sing ‘Asian Hooker’.
# #Downloadfest 2 half naked girls made out on the stage of Steel Panther.
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