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Electric Picnic 2010 - Monotonix

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ATL | 14:32 UK time, Sunday, 5 September 2010

Cosby Stage, Saturday 4th September, 10.45pm

Describe in a tweet: Mad naked Israeli drumming while crowdsurfing!!

What Happened: By the time ATL gets to the Monotonix during their second song, they're no longer on stage but writhing through the crowd half naked, sweaty and drumming whilst crowd surfing. They play raucous tunes in the midst of a small but mighty moshpit which follows them around as the drums get passed round the crowd. The security guards look on in horror as Ami climbs up onto the sound desk and drops his comically old man style underpants to moon the crowd.

The songs themselves seem secondary to the show - in the chaos it was almost impossible to tell where one track ended and another began. It seemed to depend on where the drums landed,  but the sheer energy of the performance meant you couldn't help but love it. As the band try to leave their makeshift stage they are mobbed by the sweaty, beer drenched crowd for photos, and one guy even tries to convince his girlfriend to make out with the band - better than shouting for an encore we guess!

Electric Dreams: The look of horror and confusion on the security guards face when singer Ami Shalev bared all to the crowd!

Ants at a picnic: Leaving covered in beer and sweat - both other people's!

EP Rating: 7/10 [musically it gets a 4 as it was pants (quite literally) but for sheer entertainment it gets a 10 so that's an average!]

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