Oxegen 09 - Cashier No.9
IMRO Stage, Friday 10th July, 3.30pm
Describe in a tweet: Bringing a staggering swagger to the IMRO stage that lured in the passing traffic.
What happened: From the opening strains of 'When Jackie Shone', it's obvious that this is going to be a great set from the Cashiers. The place is almost literally empty, but the bold strategy of starting with the strong stuff pays dividends. By the time 'To The Death of Fun' and '42 West Avenue' have been rattled through the numbers have swelled and a fair proportion of the crowd are dancing their long cotton stockings off. There's no drop-off from the band though. 'Jump The Queue' is a highlight, and you can tell that there have been quite a few converts made this evening. Rightly so, this is a band with all the ingredients to have even people who weren't here talking about this appearance in years to come.
This is a high: Danny's cry of "We're Cashier No.9 - from Carryduff". Northern Ireland's Seattle finally getting a bit of cudos.
This is a low: If there was one, it was probably the sparsity of the crowd. It's a crying shame when people don't realise there's a band of this calibre playing right under their noses.
Oxegen rating: 9/10