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Glastonbury 2022 [no label, 1CD]
Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK; June 24, 2022. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

Thanks to hunter212 for sharing the HDTV webcast at Dime.

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Alexis Petridis,

It’s not just that Billie Eilish is, as she’s keen to point out, the youngest headliner in Glastonbury’s history… it’s that she’s the first mainstream pop star - as in the kind of pop star that tweenage girls scream at - to headline Glastonbury. A few years ago, the announcement of an artist like that filling the main Friday night slot on the Pyramid stage would probably have generated a degree of controversy. Some berk would have got up a petition about it. But in 2022, the appearance of Billie Eilish’s name at the top of the bill passed without comment.

Whether that’s evidence that Glastonbury’s audience is skewing younger, or that Glastonbury is becoming more pop-facing in the artists it books, or that Eilish is considered of a slightly different stripe to her peers, is an interesting question. Watching her bounce from the industrial electro pop of You Should See Me in a Crown, to the kitschy lounge stylings of Billie’s Bossa Nova, to the Beatles-y Getting Older, to the Dr Dre-influenced All the Good Girls Go to Hell, one is struck by the sense that she’s certainly more musically eclectic than most of her peers. And if you get the impression that festivals aren’t necessarily her natural habitat - “you guys are troupers, with your tents and shit”, she opines at one point - from the moment she appears, she looks entirely at home…

There’s something imperious about her performance: it all feels appealingly confident. The set is essentially a truncated version of the show she’s been touring around arenas in recent months, and it comes complete with pop arena show staples including dividing the audience up and getting them to cheer in turn, a lot of talk about empowerment and loving yourself, and videos of the artist as a small child playing on the big screens. But it doesn’t lose anything in translation to a festival setting. If she asks the audience to crouch down and jump, they happily oblige. It’s heavy on slow-moving ballads, which is theoretically risky, but she never seems to lose the crowd…

Her enthusiasm is infectious, her biggest hits – Bury a Friend, Bad Guy – pack an immense bass-heavy punch, while the ballad Your Power, introduced with a mention of the overturning of Roe Vs Wade as “a dark day for women”, has a spellbinding, eerie fragility. By the time she ends with Happier Than Ever’s slowly-building title track - its furiously angry crescendo given an extra layer of theatricality by the sheer quantity of pyrotechnics exploding over the stage - her performance doesn’t just seem like a musical shift for Glastonbury, but a triumph as well.

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Track 01. Bury A Friend/I Didn’t Change My Number 7:59
Track 02. NDA/Therefore I Am 6:12
Track 03. My Strange Addiction/idontwannabeyouanymore/Lovely 6:23
Track 04. You Should See Me In A Crown 6:23
Track 05. Billie Bossa Nova/Goldwing 6:37
Track 06. Oxytocin 5:17
Track 07. Ilomilo 3:32
Track 08. Your Power 4:14
Track 09. Bellyache/Ocean Eyes 3:02
Track 10. Getting Older 4:21
Track 11. Lost Cause 3:40
Track 12. When The Party’s Over 4:50
Track 13. All The Good Girls Go To Hell/Everything I Wanted 5:56
Track 14. Bad Guy 4:36
Track 15. Happier Than Ever 6:50
80 mins

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  1. 16 Responses to “BILLIE EILISH - GLASTONBURY 2022”

  2. Probably the biggest female rock star right now, and the only one with any pretensions to actual rock music. Great shows from Glastonbury, bigO - but PLEASE get us the shows from Crowded House, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, and especially Allison Krauss and Robert Plant as the latter two won’t even be touring in Florida!

    By Tony on Jul 28, 2022

  3. Likely the biggest pop star in the world now and the only one with any pretentions to rock and roll. Hey BigO, if you’re gleaning from Glastonbury please dig up Crowded House, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, and especially Allison Krauss and Robert Plant.

    By Tony on Jul 28, 2022

  4. This young little gal likes her dudes on the big side I hear . She likes her dudes to be long in the britches. Big ole fool long hoagies

    By ELU on Jul 28, 2022

  5. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Jul 28, 2022

  6. This is woke liberal garbadge. Play some Toby Keith or Kid Rock not this snoaflake crap

    By Hank on Jul 28, 2022

  7. I love a bit of “Garbadge”! And I’m not a “snoaflake” either.

    By Θήο on Jul 28, 2022

  8. I’m an inbred redneck asshole. I want to rape my 13 year old cousin! Where is he??

    By Hank Wanks on Jul 28, 2022

  9. I aint takin no crap from a mexacan ilegal. Fuck off pedro ono

    By Hank on Jul 29, 2022

  10. Fuck meeee????? Fuck you….cocsucer

    By Θήο on Jul 29, 2022

  11. The shit just doesnt stop. un and un. Im just sitting down here. slapping my bone back n forth

    By Derrick on Jul 29, 2022

  12. So, guy… did the Page Format go all to shit, or is it just because I’m on a Mac?

    By leesa on Jul 29, 2022

  13. Go away lesabian

    By Hank on Jul 29, 2022

  14. Look at meeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!. Im jaggin off to pictures of mommas goats and horses

    By Hank The Skank on Jul 29, 2022

  15. Rumor has it Billie prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Jul 29, 2022

  16. I think she a lesbian U L E. A flaming dyke . A Pussy eater

    By T J on Jul 29, 2022

  17. I say that about all the women I’ll never fuck . I can’t admit that the real reason I’ll never be able to fuck them is because I’m a pathetic asshole loser with a small dik

    By T J on Jul 29, 2022

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