Noel Gallagher Plays Sick at Isle of Wight Festival 2012
The next time you gut it out and head into the office even though you’re feeling under the weather, you can think of Noel Gallagher, who showed up at the Isle of Wight Festival over the weekend in spite of a severe cold.
Gallagher shared his misery with fans before the gig, writing in a blog post that “this cold is f—ing killing me… Horrible, horrible couple of days. I f—ing hate being a sick boy. It’s at times like this I wish I was still in a band so I could just shuffle onstage and stand at the back. Not good.”
Nevertheless, Gallagher soldiered through for his Sunday (June 24) set, which mixed newer solo material with Oasis hits like ‘Little by Little,’ ‘Half the World Away,’ and ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger,’ which he dedicated to “any Italians in the crowd” — a reference to Italy knocking Britain out of the Euro 2012 soccer tournament.
As Contact Music reports, Gallagher’s set also included a bit of non-virus-related drama — an overzealous fan tossed a lit flare onto the stage, landing it “feet away” from the star, only to watch security knock it down into an unoccupied pit area. Noted the report, “Bemused Gallagher simply ignored the incident and carried on with his set.”
Watch Noel Gallagher Perform ‘Don’t Look Back at Anger’ at Isle of Wight