Rock stars aren't known for their smarts, Wilson said, proving his point by peeling off the stage a long stretch of masking tape labeled with the word "
The festival's sounds and smells caught Wilson's attention, too.
When a female fan shouted it was her birthday, Wilson sprung off the stage and ran toward the railing to give her a hug. But that wasn't enough, so he scoured the stage for a gift, ultimately spotting a sandbag probably used to keep an electrical cord in place. He lugged the heavy sandbag to her, adding he'd be disappointed if he spotted it laying there after the show.
Wilson, 36, also confessed a temptation for the kettle popcorn odor wafting towards the stage. By show's end, a fan brought him an enormous family-sized bag of the popcorn, which Wilson cracked open and proffered to drummer
Also in that category are "I Predict a Riot" and the quartet's set-launcher "Every Day I Love You Less and Less," two festival standouts both from the band's glorious 2005 debut that
At least the festival's concert sponsors, 91.3-WYEP, play the Kaiser Chief's 2007 single "Ruby" -- which sparked a nice sing-along Tuesday -- and singles from the group's new album, "Education, Education, Education & War," a title Wilson admitted was a mouthful.
New album cuts like the blue-collar lament "The Factory Gates" and "Cannons" rocked out in the band's
Wilson is a coach on the
By the time the Kaiser Chiefs got to 2005 fan favorite "Oh My God," a gaggle of teenagers had pushed their way toward a front corner of the stage to incite pogo dancing. It was hop up and down or be hopped on.
Wilson scaled the railing and ventured about 30 yards into the crowd, convincing everyone to crouch low as he dramatically sang the chorus "Oh my, God I can't believe it/I've never been this far away from home."
It was worth the trip, and the wait, for Kaiser Chiefs to finally play
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