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Download offers a few gems away from the main stage on Saturday

Download 2010 review

Friday 18th June 2010
Eeview by Luke Seagrave

Heavily sunburnt from the day before. It was clear that day two of this mammoth rock event was going to be in the blazing sun once again, so lots of suncream applied and off I trundled. It was hard to imagine anyone playing today being able to capture the same excitement as AC/DC from the night before.

Seeing as the only band that I really wanted to catch today was Rage Against The Machine, it allowed me the freedom to go and catch bands which maybe I just wouldn't have been bothered about normally. 

One of my personal highlights of this years Download Festival were a band called 
Rock Sugar, who do cover versions but mash them up into other songs, one such example was their version of 'Detroit Rock City' by Kiss merging into Paula Abdul's 'Straight Up', these types of mash-ups shouldn’t work but Rock Sugar have a rare talent of making them flow smoothly into one another. Just like their version of 'Don't Stop Believing' and 'Enter Sandman'. The band themselves seemed to look like they were having a good time and that they genuinely wanted to be playing unlike some other bands. They never took themselves too seriously and were entertaining throughout. 
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