The Madstock Gig (first night sold out straight away so they added the second) had so much hype around it. The magnificent 7 return etc… 6 years after they split up it was totally unexpected and the crowd was made up of 40k people just waiting for Madness to hit the stage, most were not concerned for the multiple support acts, even Ian Dury.
So maybe it was partly anticipation, excitement, alcohol etc…
Gates opened at mid day, and Madness were due on about 8.30 if I remember rightly, so that’s a long wait if you’re not interested in any of the other acts.
I was just a kid but 90% of the audience were over 30’s from all walks of life.
This was only my second ever live Gig and as far as madness Gigs go (and there’s been many) it’s the best I’ve seen them.
Moz was on top form as far as I was concerned, but not playing to his crowd, it’s always awkward - same as festivals.
Lifetime ago now