You Me At Six - Reading Festival
Surrey outfit You Me At Six stormed onto Reading's main stage and launched into hit single 'The Consequence' without any hesitation. The pop-punks, who miraculously made the rain disappear and the sun come out, received a roaring response from the sturdy crowd.
Having spent the last seven weeks conquering America with the prestigious Vans Warped Tour, it was obvious to see that the quintet had a new found confidence and the British boys wasted no time in telling the audience what they wanted. Vocalist Josh Franceschi ordered the already hyped up festival-goers to get a little rowdier "you need to get fucking moving Reading, Leeds is kicking the shit out of you right now".
Unsurprisingly provoking the mob of southern fans with the "Leeds is better" comment worked and the piqued punters went absolutely wild. In amongst the headbanging, crowd surfing and bouncing, the swarm of spectators still successfully managed to sing along to the band's tunes including 'Finders Keepers', 'Trophy Eyes' and 'Safer To Hate Her'.
However, although You Me At Six were entertaining to watch, the guys didn't sound quite as polished or perfect live, as they do on their records. Franceschi's vocals were a little off at times and when Paramore's Hayley Williams appeared on stage to lend her pipes to 'Stay With Me', it was easy to see and hear, that the frontman struggled to keep up with the fiery-haired singer.
It wasn't an appalling performance from the five-piece, and the fans certainly enjoyed themselves, but it wasn't one of their most memorable sets to say the least. Better luck next time boys.