France's "Mr Mangetout", Michel Lotito, holds the world title for "Strangest Diet" for eating glass
and metal while Britain's Ken Edwards earned the title for "Most Cockroaches Eaten" in March 2001, after eating 36 cockroaches in one minute.
Biggest cheers were reserved for old favourites Like Eating Glass
, Positive Tension, Banquet and a storming Two More Years.
The band kicked off with Song For Clay before powering through favourites such as Banquet, which came complete with a light show, and the rocking Like Eating Glass
Sensibly, though, they still played a shed-load of songs from their debut album Silent Alarm, from Blue Light and Positive Tension to Modern Love and Like Eating Glass
before rounding off with a stomping finale of Helicopter.
The soaring beats ensued with Matt Tong's nervous percussion driving the stop-start melodies and Okereke's vocals were piercing during Like Eating Glass
Almost every intro of every song was greeted with howls of worship but Helicopter, the Joy Division-esqe Like Eating Glass
, current single Two More Years, Banquet and This Modern Love particularly stood out.
This Modern Love, Helicopter and Like Eating Glass
sucked the crowd away from the bar and into the mosh-pit.
From the edgy opening licks of Like Eating Glass
to the scarred, seething closer Compliments, this debut album is thrilling and alive, the sound of wired energy from pulsating young hearts.
His dedicated and, quite honestly, mad team, will join him in hanging weights from their chests, eating glass
, hammering nails into flesh, fitting through items smaller than a tin can - well, not really - and just about anything that you thought would leave you in casualty.
The result: godmen drinking nitric acid, sucking red hot pokers, spitting fire, eating glass
and even levitating.
I think there were a lot of dangly things, but I must have blocked it out," she said wearily the next day, sounding like she'd been eating glass
The tingling, post-punk excitement of Positive Tension and Like Eating Glass
were highlights and singer Kele Okereke's unique vocal style - somewhere in between soul and punk - makes him a magnetic frontman