…A vast amount of people have deserted the main stage by this
point, probably wanting to beat the traffic or make a start on the hour-long
walk back to the nearest tube station. And that is a shame, cos the Human
League played four songs and were totally fucking awesome. The girls,
bless 'em, never really could sing (though Joanne had some impressive big
boots and Susan had a nice hat) and didn't do anything to change that today
with an out-of-tune 'Mirror Man'. The set also included 1996
comeback hit, 'Tell Me When', which got as big a cheer as any
and a mass singalong.
even made an appearance and although it wasn't strictly a Human League song
in the first place as Mr Phil Oakey said, "it sounds better as the Human
League." And it did.
'Don't You Want
is played with a choir (!) and they disappear off into the night.
last pop act of the night manage the same trick, the ever peculiar and ever
wonderful Human League. Although they increasingly look like they
should be in a particularly depressing Mike Leigh film, the
excellence of 'Mirror Man' and 'Electric Dreams' haven't faded
with the years. People start trudging homewards only to be stopped dead in
their tracks by the iconic class of 'Don't You Want Me'…