Example, Eden Sessions
Review by Toby Meyjes
HOW on earth do you write a review about Example without resorting to a solid smattering of puns?
The answer is you can't, so in the name of good quality journalism, I've listed what I'd say are the punnable highlights of the rapper's appearance at the Eden Sessions on Saturday.
Good Example: New tune We'll Be Coming Back, recorded with Calvin Harris, as well as other hits such as Midnight Run and Changed The Way You Kiss Me. Also his relentless energy throughout the performance.
Bad Example: Telling the audience of impressionable youngsters he'd had seven or eight "vinos" at a wedding before coming on stage.
Example to follow: Getting the crowd responding to his every command, including forming a mosh pit and girls getting on guys' shoulders.
Classic Example: Cursing the British weather, which in keeping with the theme of June, was cold.
Leading by Example: Constantly getting the audience to lend their support to his band and praising support act Rudimental, whose new tune Feel The Love, reached No 1 last month.
An Example to us all: Reminding members of the crowd to drive home safely on Cornwall's dangerous country lanes.
Not really an Example but I wanted to mention it anyway: The hosts at the Eden Project were selling pasties for a £1.
Not aperitifs either.
Proper pasties, cooked to perfection. Worth the entrance fee alone.
Also I never had to queue more than one minute for a beer, which is always worth a mention.