A few days after an amazing evening revisiting the 90s with Blur at Hyde Park, I was looking forward to continuing riding the wave of 90s nostalgia with Suede at the De La Warr Pavilion (June 25).
And they certainly did not disappoint.
A loud blast of the Sex Pistols’ expletive-laden abortion rant Bodies woke up sleepy Bexhill before Suede stepped out on to the stage to a raptuous welcome.
Brett Anderson’s dynamism doesn’t appeared to have waivered over the years, with an energetic performance showing he is up there as one of the iconic frontmen of the period alongside the likes of Jarvis, Liam and Damon.
Reaching out to the crowds and swinging his microphone with abandon, the slinky singer quickly whipped the audience up into a frenzy.
As well as some b-sides and rarely performed tracks, everyone was ‘shaking their bits to the hits’ such as the Beautiful Ones and Trash.
Suede absolutely ripped the roof off the place, sending the audience home with smiles on their faces and ears ringing.
It was an amazing experience to see such a huge band playing such a small town, especially just days before their stonking set at the Glastonbury Festival.
The musical offerings at the De La Warr just keep getting better and better.
A girl can dream...