Me too! I was talking about this on Twitter the other day. Everyone mentions the Reading set where they had to abandon their set because it was getting dangerous but if you were at Leeds you will have seen them survive for the full thing. Quite a feat! They were so great. The signing queue after was enormous!Being in the crowd at Leeds IN SUPPORT OF D&C is one of my proudest memories. The right side of history.
What was the reason behind all the bottle throwing? Did they do/say something around that time which pissed people off? Or was it really just because of their childish-pop songs not really being the best fit for Reading?
Pop was not the best fit for Reading at the time. I kinda live for it though, they didn't give up and probably pissed the crowd off even more by not giving a fuck & carrying on.
Low key I can't believe that they're from the US. Everything about them is so UK/Europe.
Elastica had to pull out of Leeds so we didn't even get them! Although Cay, The Delgados, Boss Hog and Ooberman (sometimes) also had female front singers. It's not much better once you leave the main stage - Black Box Recorder, Lauren Laverne, Bellatrix, Laika, Brassy, The Wannadies, Queen Adreena, Dot Allison...and not many others. The real scandal here is that the male/female ratio at Reading/Leeds is no better 17 years after this line-up!The true spirit of rock and roll. Arctic Monkeys who?
Who else is seething at the distinct lack of female (or female-fronted) acts on that lineup? The only one aside from Daphne & Celeste that I can identify on the main stage bill
is Elastica! And my brothers wondered why I wouldn’t warm to their credible, serious indie/rock idols...
I was just watching an interview from 2000 where Celeste outed H from Steps. Iconic
Interviewer: "Who do you fancy the most from Steps?"
Celeste: "I don't think you're his type"
Me too! I was talking about this on Twitter the other day. Everyone mentions the Reading set where they had to abandon their set because it was getting dangerous but if you were at Leeds you will have seen them survive for the full thing. Quite a feat!!
I think I still know the routine to Ooh Stick You! that they did on Top of the Pops, so if they need backing dancers...
Every time I think that this was nearly 18 years ago it makes me feel ancient. On the upside, I am the same age as one of Daphne and Celeste (I cant remember which!) and they still appear to be ever youthful.Quite right. We got Schools Out! HAVE THAT, THE SOUTH. I've a memory of standing looking around at the biggest crowd I'd ever seen, enjoying a floating superiority of looking at hundreds of people in Blink 182 and Slipknot hoodies who didn't see the irony in their vocal dislike for constructed pop. (I'm still enjoying that superiority.)
Fuck I felt old when explaining this to someone the other day, though. They didn't understand why a crowd at Reading would be against pop music. "It was different back then."
When was that? What were the other two clues?Every time I think that this was nearly 18 years ago it makes me feel ancient. On the upside, I am the same age as one of Daphne and Celeste (I cant remember which!) and they still appear to be ever youthful.
I'm still gutted that I missed out on a five-pointer on Only Connect because I didn't recognise Daphne and Celeste's surnames.