Reading festival 2012 gets an A* in Having It

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Graham Coxon cranked it up, and Kasabian set their phasers to fun, as Reading syndrome set in en masse. Perhaps the Remedy's punishing set had one thing to do with that

"They're either celebrating their good outcomes, or they've abandoned life because of their dangerous results," says Jack Steadman from Bombay Bicycle Club, taking refuge from Studying 2012's torrent of teenage kicks within the press tent on Friday afternoon. "Both method, they're gonna be wild."

Studying is certainly getting an A* in Having It. When Serge Pizzorno from Kasabian calls for everyone "from the front to the back" jumps within the air throughout Vlad the Impaler, he damn properly will get it. The buzzing flood of teens racing from a frenzied Azealia Banks set to Florence and the Machine's major stage wailathon on Saturday afternoon is terrifying to be caught up in, and Florence herself admires the daredevil nature of her audience. "What a tremendous crowd!" she coos, as another human pyramid throws its uppermost individual into the air in a bout of Cirque du Soleil mate-flinging. "You're filled with acrobats!"

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