T In The Park 2006 Reviews
The Proclaimers just can't fail today - or ever when playing to a fun-loving Scottish audience only miles from the city where they penned their hits...
Kicking off a stage is never the easiest task in the world, but after being forced to pull out of last year's T, openers Humanzi are here to prove a point and make their mark.
As the small crowd huddles together down by the stage in the Pet Sounds tent first thing on the Saturday there are looks of genuine intrigue on their faces as Seth Lakeman saunters into view brandishing a violin.
London lads The Rifles open proceedings on Saturday, their pithy melodies and majestic vocals paying homage to The Jam - the vocals in particular a wink to tonight's NME headliner Paul Weller.
Our resident dance tent dweller, Joe O'Brien, goes undercover to sample the best the Bacardi Live Arena has got to offer. Who needs global superstars when there's a party of dance-fuelled decadence to be had?
Captain burst on stage with all the confidence and style of a headliner. Their opener 'Broke' sets the tone immediately, dual male/female vocals overlaying beautiful, solid and perfected melodies...
With the changeable weather again pulling no punches - drenching us in sun and rain, often simultaneously - a decent mob of Sunday hangover victims crawl into the tent to be nursed back to health by coarse Canadian rockers Mobile.
Bigger than a hippy bundle on Bobby Gillespie, more influential than the Scottish parliament, as eye-popping as the Loch Ness Monster dancing kaleigh, T In The Park has become a national institution of its own...
For those fortunate enough to successfully negotiate the ticket scanning lottery, which hampered this year's festival, El Presidente prove to be the perfect morning tonic for the Main Stage.