Example played to the biggest crowd of the day so far, as the second day of Beach Break Live 2011 continues.
Warming up for White Lies, he tirelessly worked an already up-for-it crowd, getting them bouncing early with ‘Last Ones Standing’, promising a set of “singing, dancing and sweating.” Quipping “that’s all the shit songs out of the way” before a slick ‘True Lies’, the second half of the set housed his biggest hits, as circle pits formed for ‘Watch The Sun Come Up’, ‘Won’t Go Quietly’ and ‘Kickstarts’.
Closing with current number one single ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’, he claimed the crowd would be “hard to beat this summer”, calling them “fucking lunatics.”
Earlier on the main stage, festival institution Beardyman also went down well, incorporating covers including ‘Can I Kick It?’, ‘7 Nation Army’ and, in a nod to tomorrow’s headliners, Magnetic Man‘s ‘I Need Air’ and ‘Perfect Stranger’.
Using just his voice and loops, he also improvised a song around the word “boobs”, in tribute to some exhibitionists picked up on the video screens.
We Are Scientists also paid tribute, with Chris Cain lifting up his shirt as the band arrived onstage.
With ex-Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows in tow, they played a energetic set with ‘Nobody Move, Nobody Gets Hurt’, ‘It’s A Hit’, ‘The Great Escape’ and closer ‘After Hours’ getting the biggest response, with singer/guitarist Keith Murray apologising for not wearing something “beach appropriate”.
White Lies are set to play next on the main stage at Beach Break Live 2011.