WHILE THURSDAY served as a soft opener for Fatboy Slim’s return to the pebbles, Friday was an utter mess, delivering everything we hoped for and more.
From the start, people scaled the fences that lined the naval parade, desperate to catch the second and final day of Norman Cook’s brief stay on the coast.
He started his set as usual, hard right from the start. Never let go.
Fire cannons and smoke billowed from the stage before he brought out the flashes and lasers as daylight faded. Stomp after stomp, melody after melody. Crawling Stuff.
The atmosphere changed as night fell. The tunes got heavier, dirtier and induced antics from those without a ticket. People have been seen on bus stops, climbing garbage cans and one man was even on a lamp post.
It was reminiscent of Fatboy’s famous 2002 show, but remained controlled as people took note of safety information from the stewards and police.
But the gig itself was flawless. Just perfect. And Norman didn’t miss a beat. He seems more connected and attuned to the Brighton crowd than ever before and is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20369564.fatboy-slim-closes-two-days-gigs-brighton-beach/?ref=rss Fatboy Slim concludes two days of concerts on Brighton Beach