Kanye West touches the sky at Glastonbury 2015

Glastonbury 2015 Kanye West touches the sky at Glastonbury 2015

Yeezy brings all of the lights to Pyramid Stage slot that’ll never be forgotten.

The “greatest living rockstar” just showed his hand. Gift of the gab has always been Kanye West’s game, but when it comes to living up to the talk, nobody comes close.

Yes, his first Glastonbury headline slot has hiccups. Stage invaders (Lee Nelson no less, for crying out loud), brief intermissions, sudden bouts of silence that break up an otherwise seamless set. But there’s no doubt about it - this is a Glasto performance that will never be forgotten.

After all the talk of special guests - ranging from the realistic (Kim Kardashian) to the borderline ridiculous (Adele and Beck) - this is a show that belongs solely to Yeezy. Justin Vernon’s on the decks, but make no mistake: All eyes are on the guy below the lights, stretching a near-iconic set-up into oblivion with a sharp delivery of hits that proves his headline credentials and then some. The emotional tribute of ‘Only One’ doesn’t quite resonate, the force of ‘Black Skinhead’ runs headfirst into an overzealous punter, but the rest breaks free. Even a cover of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is embraced - Kanye can get away with anything, with this much confidence.

There have been better Glastonbury headline sets, sharper and more pristine beasts. But as soon as Kanye launches into the sky for a trio of songs, he sets himself apart. Nothing this ambitious has been witnessed on this scale. No overly-egged speeches, no mention of a sodden petition that partly defined his arrival - Kanye delivers the hits and takes himself to the next level in one fell swoop.

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