Regardless of your personal feelings surrounding the reunion of LCD Soundsystem, the group’s second coming has been one of the biggest festival draws of the summer. Sure, its ubiquity saps up some of the excitement, but James Murphy and co. have proved worthy headliners everywhere from Bonnaroo to Primavera Sound to Coachella. That success didn’t translate to Scotland over the weekend, however, as LCD’s headlining spot at T in the Park was so poorly attended it was almost criminal.
With Red Hot Chili Peppers performing over on the other main stage, muddy fields, and rainy weather all set up as obstacles, it seems not many were game to show up to the dance-punk favorites’ set. The crowd was so small that you could have likely shown up halfway through the set and still been fairly close to the rails. Twitter responded with as much shock as we imagine the band did.
To the band’s credit, they reportedly turned in as impressive a set as they did in front of packed crowds at events like Glastonbury. Even so, it’s stuff like this just makes you question the state of music sometimes: