Over the weekend, Foals played two sold-out shows at the Alexandra Palace. The audience, was one of the most cheerful I have ever come across, the boys in particular seemed happy to be alive. Live, Foals's songs become more punchy and danceable, and the crowd was enticed into some joyous contortions.

Foals put on a very energetic performance; frontman Yannis Philippakis disappeared during the encore only to pop up standing on the bar in the back of the room. This feat was only slightly eclipsed by the appearance of a naked fan hoisted onto his friends' shoulders in the centre of the hall.

Foals played Alexandra Palace on the 14th and the 15th of February 2014. Photo of Yannis from Gillian Fish.

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