British Summer Time Festival – Wheatus

‘Cause I’m just a Teenage Dirtbag’…

The day had finally come and I was beyond excited.  You don’t always get the chance to basically see a handful of your childhood heroes on stage in one day.

Luckily I managed to pull myself together and met up with my dearest friends at Marble Arch at midday. The gates opened at 1:30 pm and quite a few people wanted to see the likes of Wheatus, Scouting for girls, The Vamps, Backstreet Boys and McBusted.

By 2pm Hyde Park was already buzzing. So – many – people. It was amazing.

Me and my friends found out that Wheatus were supposed to play a ‘secret’ gig on the Sony Music Unlimited stage, so off we went.

To get access we had to go to the first queue and give the Sony team our favourite song ever, which was then entered into a massive playlist ( no idea though if you can get access to this playlist somewhere). My teams choice were the amazing Vengaboys with their mega hit ‘Ibiza’ – yeah true 90’s kids on the go. 🙂

Once we got our lovely wristbands we had to join the second queue, thanks to the bar being conveniently located a few yards away we quench our thirst with some chilled ciders. Delicious.

At 2:40pm the queue started to move and we were let into the tent. It was a small stage with an even smaller stage but this made the whole performance extra special. Regardless of where you were standing you had a brilliant look on to the stage. The only downside was, it was fricking boiling in there but that didn’t stop the small crowd of 150 go crazy once Wheatus stepped on stage.

1 Wheatus Hyde Park 2014 Sony Music Unlimited Teenage Dirtbag

Brendan asked the crowed who was already born when they released their first album back in 1995 – it was amazing how only a few hands where raised. Brendan than went on joking that their Facebook page only consists of 15 year olds but that alright.

Wheatus introduced their new single ‘Only You’ which features Josh Devine and Sandy Beales off of One Directions musically gifted band. The song is really nice and the video is amazing. Lego all the way 🙂

The short set was topped with the one everyone had been waiting for – Teenage Dirtbag.

2 Wheatus Hyde Park 2014 Sony Music Unlimited Teenage Dirtbag

And oh yes – it was kind of epic. That’s all I can say. Let’s face it – this song is the anthem of every teenager. We all have sung the lyrics loud and sometimes even louder at someone’s house party or any other time when we were having the time of our young lives.

This song will forever be one of ‘my’ songs and I’m really glad that I had the chance to see Wheatus perform this one live in such an intimate setting.

Cause we all have been Teenage Dirtbags at some point 😉


If you have enjoyed this, stay tuned as more content about that unforgettable day will be up soon.



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