Latitude: Chrissie Hynde joined on stage by fan for festival set

Chrissie Hynde at Latitude 2014 - Paul Bayfield Chrissie Hynde at Latitude 2014 - Paul Bayfield

Andy Hollis
Sunday, July 20, 2014
7:34 PM

Famed for being a one-woman powerhouse, Chrissie Hynde had some surprise help on the Obelisk stage during her early evening set.

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Inviting a fan to join the band she quipped: “This is the longest a man has stuck around,” as he danced Iggy Pop style for the whole set. She even ended up giving him a mike to add backing vocals.

The former Pretender played a lot of their songs and a new one. But on a drizzly afternoon forgoed a Black Keys cover as she didn’t want to steal the headliner’s thunder.

Instead opting for The Smiths’ Every Day Is Like Sunday. How apt.

Although troubled with her guitar, the performance sounded fantastic as her unique voice is a what she’s all about really.

The beautiful Stand By You had a huge crowd swaying and singing along which continued throughout hits including Don’t Get Me Wrong and Talk Of The Town.

For a grandmother in her 60s, she oozed the energy of her younger wannabes on her triumphant return to Latitude.

Andy Hollis

4 comments

  • Chrissie was fantastic! the random "fan", however, wasn't random at all. I was up front when he emerged from backstage to explain his role in the performance to security. Sure enough, when he emerged he was invited onstage to play his part. And at the end of the set he disappeared off stage with Miss Hynde. Because he was with her all along. Nice touch, though!

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    Karen

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • If it's Zacharias Blad you talk about as a fan, he's not. He's a Swedish dancer and musichian who does background vocals on Dark Sunglasses. She met him in Stockholm while she was recording "Stockholm" and he was recording his debute album in the same studio. http:youtu.ben5JQ6mohXdQ

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    Tobbe Blad

    Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Early 60s so she has worn well

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    blister

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

  • Christie Hynde looks good for someone who must be in her late 50s remember seeing her when I was a student at UEA in the 70s and has worn well

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    blister

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

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