Voice You Least Expect to Come from the Person Actually Onstage
Photo by Mariel Wood
Sunday, The Other Stage – 4:00 p.m.
Sam Smith’s international star is rising, but his show on Sunday at the Other Stage proved beyond a doubt that his home country fans already know what they’ve got. In a set featuring work from his debut album, a brief interlude of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I know”, and a lounged-up full cover of fellow Brits Arctic Monkeys’ “Do I Wanna Know”, Smith stormed the stage. Everyone in the crowd participated in the massive sing-along. Everyone. Little kids in the front row, old men in bandanas, and a bro in a banana suit. No one was spared, no one. –Scott C. Moore