Arctic Monkeys at Old Trafford

Arctic Monkeys rounded off their second headlining show this weekend at Old Trafford with another storming performance.

Although the band managed to escape the sound problems which affected their first concert, the Sheffield four-piece had to stop the gig momentarily during 'Still Take You Home' when the crowd surged forward. Singer Alex Turner announced to the crowd: “You're not going to believe this but can you all take a step back please?”
After a few minutes the band were able to carry on but then they had to stop briefly during 'Dancing Shoes' for the same reason.

Despite the minor crowd problems, their second show proved to be a triumph with much of the audience belting out the words to a host of singles from their two albums including 'Fluorescent Adolescent', 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor', 'Brianstorm', 'When The Sun Goes Down' and debut album favourite 'Mardy Bum'.

Later, the band were forced to stop midway through 'The View From The Afternoon' because Turner was unable to contain his laughter when he spotted a member of the crowd dressed as the 'Bo Selecta' caricature of Craig David. “That is fucking freaking me out,” Turner told the audience before he added: “Get the camera on that guy.”

As the Sheffield four-piece brought their second show to a close the band played 'Fluorescent Adolescent' yet again before Turner took over keyboard duties for '505'.

Signing off with 'A Certain Romance' the singer added: “Thank you very much for coming. We should do this every year. We've had good weather, plenty of sunshine and good bands as well.”

Other support bands included Supergrass, The Coral, Amy Winehouse and The Parrots a Japanese Beatles cover band.

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