Gav Lloyd saw some great stuff at Bury Tomorrow's Download Festival set. Here's what he learned.
BURY TOMORROW ARE ONE TIGHT UNIT Bury Tomorrow sound great today, and not only do they sound great, but they also look great. All five members are on fire and have bags of stage presence. When every member of the band is giving it their all it's difficult to know who to watch!
DANI WINTER-BATES IS THE MASTER OF GETTING PEOPLE AMPED UP There's few people in rock music better at whipping the crowd into a frenzy than BT frontman Dani. With his constant encouragement, the circle pits look like a warzone.
THEY SMASH A PERSONAL BEST The last time Bury Tomorrow were at Download, they played the main stage and attempted to get as many people as they could to crowd surf. Today, Dani Winter-Bates announces that they had over 1000 people take part and they wanted to top it today. It was impossible to keep count, but watching a non-stop flurry of bodies flying over the barrier during 'Man On Fire' suggests that today they did even better.
THERE WILL NEVER BE A PAID BURY TOMORROW MEET AND GREET It's something Dani has been vocal about in the past, but today he makes the point clear once more. It's pretty cool to see him rage against those bands who charge their fans huge sums of money just to meet them (something some of the bands here this weekend are certainly guilty of) on such a large platform.
BURY TOMORROW ARE MEANT FOR SETS LIKE THIS This band have made a career out of massive, anthemic moments, and it makes sense that they're completely in their element playing to such a large crowd. Whether it's old favourites like 'Lionheart' or newer songs like 'Earthbound', it all goes down a storm and today's performance is the perfect example of Bury Tomorrow at their best.