Peter Crouch leaves ‘em in shade

THE eyes of the country were firmly
focused on a group of pensioners in Pilton
on Saturday night.
But in east London, pretenders to their
rock’n’roll crown KASABIAN were doing their
level best to remind 45,000 punters they were
not missing out.
Headlining the first day of the Hard Rock
Calling weekend at the Olympic Park in
Stratford, the band rolled out all the hits, with
crowd pleaser Fire raising a cheer as loud as
the night USAIN BOLT stormed to victory in
the 100m last summer.
The band know how to enjoy themselves, like
the Jamaican sprinter. They later showed up at
a warehouse party thrown by pals This Feeling.
there celebrating their second wedding
anniversary with an epic night out.
The weirdest sight of the weekend was former
pop act BEWITCHED wandering around on
stilts asking for a picture with the beanpole
striker at the Hard Rock Calling backstage
Later on, Crouchy did agree to pose with
Kasabian. Here he is with guitarist SERGIO
PIZZORNO and TOM MEIGHAN wearing the
singer’s novelty specs.
Manchester United target LEIGHTON BAINES,
brilliant new band DEXTERS and singer
FINDLAY were also out.
Crouchy even cranked up the robot during a DJ
set from THE HORRORS .
The bash finished as the sun came up and
Crouchie came crashing down.
Pre-season on Monday will be agony...
Earlier in the day, Serge prepared for Kasabian
becoming the first ever headliners at the
Olympic Park by looking after his vegetables.
Speaking to Absolute Radio, he said: “I’m
always in the studio at home and also looking
after the allotment, you know, watching out
for the runner beans and tomatoes.” (See more
interviews at .)
PAUL WELLER , who was among the acts on
Saturday, revealed that he wrote hit JAM song
That’s Entertainment in less time than it takes
to do his barnet.
The Modfather said: “I wrote it in ten minutes
flat, while under the influence. I’d had a few
but some songs just write themselves. It was
easy to write.”
Meanwhile, ALABAMA SHAKES were just
relieved to see a decent toilet after rocking up
from Glastonbury.
The US rockers were on the same bill as
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN at the Olympic Park
Lead singer BRITTANY HOWARD said: “We’ve
just come over from Glastonbury.
“We got lost, the toilet situation wasn’t great
but of course we had a blast.
“We saw the ROLLING STONES . They sounded
amazing. They’ve still got it.”

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