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Review: Jack White At Splendour In The Grass 2012

'Seven Nation Army' Brings Day One To An Awesome End

Starting off his set with his all guy band, Jack White brought the super to the Supertop on day one of 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' at Belongil Fields, Byron Bay, Australia.

Undeterred by the shoe-sucking, quicksand like mud and bone-chilling temperature, fans filled the Supertop to see music's ultimate alternative rocker.

Gracing the smokey blue lit stage puffing a cigarette and defying the mud dressed in white boots and his trademark fitted black attire, you could be forgiven for thinking this was a scene from a Tim Burton film.

The largest crowd of the day sung along in unison to a mix of tracks from his recent solo album 'Blunderbuss' as well as popular hits from his former band The White Stripes.

The band, all dressed in a matching country cult like attire gave the set authentic grunt with a bonafide ensemble including drums, cello, piano, violin, and tambourines.

Ranging from fast pace to slow and ominous sounds, the all male band switched to an all female band mid set, bringing a burst of girl power to the stage .

Swapping from electric to acoustic guitars, finding time for a delightful duet, Jack White attentively checked the crowd were still all having a good time.

"Are y'all taken' a nap?" he shouted before jumping onto a piano for a song to the backdrop of echoing chants from a very awake crowd.

Bringing the first day to a close at midnight with The White Stripes hit 'Seven Nation Army' Jack White and his band left the crowd riled up and aching for more.

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Written by Elise Vout