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Reading 2013: New Found Glory: ‘It Was Cool Just Playing This Record’

After their set on Reading’s Main Stage performing the whole of their ‘Sticks and Stones’ album, we chat to NFG’s Chad Gilbert.

Taking to the Main Stage at Reading Festival yesterday, New Found Glory had a rather special surprise in store: they were set to perform an entire album in full.

Invited to perform their seminal 2002 record ‘Sticks and Stones’ in full, we caught up with guitarist Chad Gilbert after their set, to find out how everything went.

‘Today went awesome! Reading asked us to play our ‘Sticks and Stones’ record, so we played one of our albums all the way through,’ Gilbert offered, noting that there was a slight element of challenge too. ‘But because they only gave us forty minutes, we had to cut out one or two of them. We squeezed them in as much as we could!

‘It was fun and it kinda made it different. Usually, when we come to Reading, we play a little bit of each record, so it was cool just playing this record. Not all the people know all of the later songs, and it’s still something different. It’s not the same old set.’

New Found Glory play Leeds Fest’s Main Stage today (24th August), 14.20.

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