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Tables, Sofas + A Newspaper - The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Reading Festival Set Was A Strange One…

Andy Biddulph
Andy Biddulph 28 August 2016 at 08.12

Tables, Sofas + A Newspaper - The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Reading Festival Set Was A Strange One…

This is what we saw at that manic The Dillinger Escape Plan set.

THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST LAID BACK DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN SHOW EVER
This show may well end up being TDEP's last at Reading Festival, so you'd be forgiven for assuming they wouldn't be taking it lying down.

Well, er, turns out that's exactly what they do at the start of their set. Vocalist Greg Puciato lounges on a sofa and coffee table front and centre stage while singing. There's a newspaper and teacup on the table, too.

The Guardian, in case you were wondering.

IT STILL KIND OF RULES, THOUGH
Songs like 'Milk Lizard' rip no matter what, and although it's a bit of a headfuck watching Greg belt it out while while idly flicking through the Sports pages, they sound magnificent.

What feels especially weird is that he does this while the rest of the band continue to give it the beans around him, but it's an enthralling watch all the same.



THE TENT ISN'T EXACTLY PACKED...
...which is a surprise considering the circumstances of this particular Dillinger trip to the UK, and unfortunately the more the band get into their groove, the more the tent empties.

Those who are inside the tent see the band in fine (if unconventional form). Ben Weinman whips his guitar around his head like it's attacking him on 'Panasonic Youth', Greg stomps on the table during new track 'Limerent Death' before it's carted offstage and he starts making up for lost time, particularly on an all-conquering romp through 'Farewell, Mona Lisa'.

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