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Long day out for Kanye fans

Seanna Cronin

IMMA let you finish Kanye, but you might wake up the neighbours.

American rapper Kanye West made a very late but dramatic entrance last night at the Gold Coast Big Day Out, the first stop of the event's 20th Australian tour.

West started his 90-minute set 45 minutes late, much to the annoyance of the crowd which grew impatient at the half hour mark.

A crew member finally took to a microphone to inform fans that the day's rain had affected the sound equipment, but it did little to appease the crowd.

The singer opened his set from a raised platform in the middle of the crowd, before joining his troupe of dancers on the Blue Stage for a show similar to the one he performed at Splendour in the Grass just over six months ago.

It was a less dramatic affair over on the Green Stage with former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher and his new band, the High Flying Birds, starting their highly anticipated set on time.

Rain set in later in the afternoon and continued through the night, three times delaying skateboarder Tony Hawk's showcase.

The passing showers did little to turn off festival-goers though, with large crowds fronting up to see Soundgarden, Foster the People and UK rockers Kasabian.

Early on the music festival was as much about keeping cool as it was getting into the bands for the 38,000-strong crowd.

The free Motoslide was a hit for Jared Gapps from the Gold Coast and Roy Hawkes from Iluka who were happy to keep cool before seeing dubstep headliner Nero and American indie band Foster The People later tonight.

"It's pretty hot today and we didn't even know this was going to be here so it's pretty sick," Mr Gapps said.

Byron Bay's favourite metal band Parkway Drive had a tame crowd for its early afternoon slot on the blue stage.

Recent ARIA dominators Boy and Bear made their Big Day Out debut on the festival's second main stage attracting the bulk of the crowd.

OFWGKTA (Odd Future) emcee Tyler The Creator was less offensive in the boiler room than most punters hoped.

After being banned from New Zealand for what was seen as homophobic lyrics, the controversial frontman wore a T-shirt sporting two male cats in a sexual act on the front with "Big Gay Out" on the back.

The Living End's fifth performance at a Big Day Out festival was enough to give frontman Chris Cheney a break at the mic.

"This is our fifth Big Day Out so there's no excuses for you not to know the lyrics," Cheney said before launching into Second Solution.

The band's set was as much about their classics as new material including This Is The City from their forthcoming album.

Topics:  big day out 2012 boy and bear kanye west parkway drive


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