Tinie Tempah played to a huge crowd this evening (Saturday 25 June) as the sun shone over the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2011, being joined by collaborator Labrinth for his final two songs, 'Frisky' and 'Pass Out'.
Tinie started the show in trademark fashion, pacing around the back of the stage in a hooded coat for the first two songs. Jumping to the front for third song ‘Wonderman’, he encouraged the crowd to make ‘W’ signs with their hands.
Before an acoustic-flavoured ‘Love Suicide’, he thanked the crowd for coming to see him, declaring that today is “officially the greatest day of my life.” At the song’s end, he said: “I just wanted to pour my heart out…it’s been a crazy couple of months.”
His collaboration with Swedish House Mafia, ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’, was preceded by a medley, featuring snippets of another song of theirs, ‘Your Name (One)’, as well as ‘Dynamite’ by Taio Cruz and ‘Like A G6’ by Far East Movement, while another rap used a sample of Willow Smith‘s ‘Whip My Hair’, with Tinie repeatedly asking the crowd “where’s the moshpit?”
Labrinth, who plays a solo set at East Dance later on tonight at the festival, then joined for ‘Frisky’, after which everybody left the stage, only to quickly return for a closing ‘Pass Out’, which saw Tinie jump down to the barriers to shake hands with the audience at the end of the song.