Belsonic 2010 - Biffy Clyro
What happened: This crowd is here for Biffy - it's a fact. The second the Scottish trio bound on stage (accompanied by an extra guitarist) the entire crowd seems to go crazy... and stays that way for the rest of the performance.
In a way, despite the brilliantly energetic and professional performance delivered by the band (these guys have been around long enough to know how to give us the goods), the true star of the evening was the crowd. Unlike the usual sedate audience one might come to expect, particularly on a cold and wet night, Biffy's crowd sing along with every word, they pump their fists in the air, they hold each other and scream, they cheer like their lives depend on it, and they give the band the perfect platform upon which to take it to the next level.
All the hits are paraded out, and the crowd eats them up, hungry for more. The band give them everything they've got, and still the crowd demand an encore.
"Belfast, you've always been good to us!", exclaim the band from the stage. They're not wrong.
Sir Sean Connery: THIS is what a rock gig should be like! Everything is perfect, and we stop noticing the fact that we're soaked. Mon the Biffy!
Wee Jimmy Krankie: There's very little to fault, really. Perhaps Simon Neil's new bleached blonde hair and beard combo make him look a little "General Custer", but even that's sort of cool.
Belsonic rating: 8/10