Opening the Burberry Acoustic party with explaining they'd been dressed by Thomas Burberry for their performance, Ricky Wilson confirmed what we were all thinking, Kaiser Chief had succumbed to some polishing prior to taking the Burberry stage on Regent Street by storm last week.
Champagne glasses were refilled getting the crowd even giddier with excitement at somewhat reliving the angst of their teenage years for the next forty five minutes or so. The vibrant backdrop combined with the sheer enormity of the audience created a buzzing atmosphere in the Burberry store that may have fazed some but not lead singer Ricky Wilson, who bounced on stage with a vibrant energy and air of nonchalance as guitar notes opened the performance with Never Miss a Beat.
The Kaiser Chiefs got as much response as you'd expect from a fashion crowd - a little jumping here and there, and those who knew the words sang along, although not too eagerly, of course - as they effortlessly rifted through some of their greatest hits that have bagged them 3 BRIT awards to date. I Predict A Riot reverberated around the Burberry store; one moment Ricky Wilson was on stage and the next, he was standing next to me on the Burberry balcony chanting out the infamous chorus and the crowd below looking up in awe.
All in all my first Burberry party was something else. Kaiser Chiefs pulled off a spectacular performance, satisfying every indie-lover's teenage desires but in an adult, opulent surrounding - I'm not sure it gets any better than that.