2009.08.21 – Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Holland

Date: 21st August 2009
Event: Lowlands Festival
Venue: Evenemententerrein Walibi World
City: Biddinghuizen
Country: Holland
Support: see timetable

1. World’s On Fire
2. Breathe
3. Breathe (Dubstep)
4. Omen
5. Their Law
6. Poison
7. Jaws Fill
8. Warrior’s Dance
9. Firestarter
10. Run With The Wolves
11. Voodoo People
12. Omen (Reprise)
13. Invaders Must Die
14. Diesel Power Beats
15. Smack My Bitch Up
16. Take Me To The Hospital
17. Out Of Space

Extra info:
Alpha stage timetable:
13:30 White Lies
15:00 Paolo Nutini
16:30 Razorlight
18:30 Lily Allen
20:00 Faith No More
22:00 The Prodigy

Review by Arie:
Got home at 4:00 this morning after seeing the band perform at Lowlands yesterday evening. My girlfriend and I arrived at the festival terrain around 20:30. We parked at the backstage entrance and went for the main stage where the guys would perform at 22:00. It took us a while to get there, as I’m on crutches at the moment due to a bone in one of my feet being worn off and which will take a few months to heal. We saw the show from the back of the tent, from a raised platform especially meant for people in wheel chairs and those on crutches. (Why are some non-handicapped people standing on there, who aren’t accompanying any handicapped people either? Fuckers.)
The whole tent was packed with people, just like the fields around the tent. The band started exactly at 22:00. This is what everybody had been waiting for; The Prodigy! They kicked off with World’s On Fire and the crowd went crazy. They played the known setlist and the response from the crowd was great with each tune. Breathe was followed by the dubstep version, which hit really hard. Other tunes from the Music For The Jilted Generation era which were played were Their Law, Firestarter and Smack My Bitch Up. From the Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned era only the Action Radar link was played. All tunes from the latest album, Invaders Must Die, generated a massive crowd response. Best tune for me was Warrior’s Dance, which had some great little extra sounds in there. Great show, great sound quality, wish I could re-live the whole show.
After the show, my head still buzzing, we celebrated Liam’s birthday backstage with champagne in Scooby Doo cups. Saw photo’s of Liam’s son, talked about Maxim’s paintings, had a look at some of the gifts which Liam got for his birthday (Liam, your gift will be mailed Monday, as promissed), talked about the forthcoming single (99,99% chance that it will be Thunder, backed with amongst others a remix from Liam himself), talked about the lack of B-sides on the latest singles (too good to be just B-sides, planning on a proper release for those tunes), et cetera. An hour later we said each other goodbye. My foot hurting like hell, it was time to leave.

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