DVD review

Big Beach Boutique II

The first gig since Castlemorton to make front-page news, Fatboy Slim's massively over-attended 2002 beach-front hoedown was greeted as armaggedon by the Daily Mail but, as this film shows in fact consisted of a bald man in a Hawaiian shirt playing 19 records very loud. Watch 200,000 ecstatic bodies moving in unison to "Born Slippy", though, and you'll realise the Mail had a point. Goosebump-inducing.

DVD EXTRAS: Interview with and full commentary by Norman Cook, choice of playing the tracks in your own order.

Rating: 3 / 10

Retail dvd (eagle vision, full screen)


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