5. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The London Suede[/lastfm]
One of the first Britpop, neo-glam bands to reach worldwide success, the London Suede is one of those bands that most people under the age of 30-years-old have not had the opportunity to see, despite growing up listening to their music (especially if they were underage girls sneaking in Rodney Bingenheimer’s English Disco.)
Every second of Brett Anderson’s performance was imbued with a raw sexual energy, gorgeous grimaces, rhythmic hip swivels, and glam theatrics. All the audience members were hardcore Suede fans, singing along in perfect unison like they were 18-years-old again when Anderson offered the mic their way. The audience got a set of Suede’s luckiest thirteen hit singles including “She,” “Trash,” “Filmstar,” “Animal Nitrate,” “The Drowners,” “So Young,” and “Beautiful Ones.”
Really, there are no exceptions. Suede was amazing in every way and did not disappoint whatsoever. Sorry, some musicians really are just perfect.
Watching Suede really did make me feel like a “beautiful one” again, soaking in the sonic mojo of Brett Anderson’s wondrous power to guide the audience into an ecstatic stage of musical union. For me, the crazy Suede fan, they were the best show of Coachella and the best show I have ever seen in my life–and I do not typically run so over enthusiastic, so you can trust my word is true.