T In The Park 2016 - Saturday - Strathallan Castle
A slightly damp and muddy Saturday 'T' got off to flying start, with a retro rocking appearance from Derby band The Struts. It may not have been the largest crowd of the day assembled at the Main Stage, but frontman Luke Spiller, looking like a cross between Tim Curry and Freddie Mercury, gave his all, performing like he was headlining the event.
Jack Garrett, Jess Glynne and Last Shadow Puppets also made a strong impression on the Main Stage, with The 1975's headline set on the Radio One stage piquing my interest too.
The bigger stages did bring rewards throughout the day, but my favourite Saturday sets came from two bands appearing in the King Tuts arena.
Irish Punk icons Stiff Little Fingers have been going down a storm with Scottish audiences for decades, so were were warmly embraced when they took to the stage at 'T', kicking things off with debut single 'Suspect Device'. The group received a sensational response from the crowd, but the legends that followed blew the roof off the place!
70's Teen Sensation's Bay City Rollers regrouped last year, with three of their "classic line up" members fronting the reformed BCR's.
Singer Les McKeown, guitarist Stuart “Woody” Wood and bassist Alan Longmuir managed to sell out a series of dates in 2015, including four sold out shows at Glasgow's Barrowlands.
Their Strathallan soiree seemed the icing on their cake, but it may have had a slightly bitter taste, as Woody had announced that day, that this was his last show with the band. I'm not sure if the news had reached the assembled masses, but the band received a rapturous welcome, with audience going wild for hits like 'Summer Love Sensation', 'Shang A Lang' and set closer 'Bye Bye Baby'.
Stiff Little Fingers
The Last Shadow Puppets
Bay City Rollers