Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher burst on to the stage last night with typical flourish, wearing a traditional Chinese outfit. But the long wait proved too much for some fans among the capacity 8,000 crowd, who had been standing for three hours wishing the Manchester rockers would live up to the title of their latest album, Be Here Now. Up to 10 people were carried from the front of the Convention and Exhibition Centre by security guards and other members of the audience and were treated by a St John Ambulance team. Gallagher's guitarist brother, Noel, made an expletive-peppered call for the crowd to stop pushing. The band played a 90-minute set almost all drawn from their three best-selling albums, finishing their main set with Champagne Supernova, their anthem to rock stardom. The band are not known for audience banter. Noel's longest utterance was to ask the crowd: 'How's Hong Kong? Is it all right or what'? In a pre-concert press conference, he joked about his band's bad-boy image, saying later they intended to 'trash the hotel room and throw TVs through windows. 'Somebody who looks a bit like us will knock over some plant pots in the hotel lobby and we'll probably get arrested.' He continued his argument with Paul McCartney, who said Oasis were 'derivative and think too much of themselves'. Noel defended the band and nicknamed the former Beatle 'Sir Frog Chorus' in reference to McCartney's knighthood and the song of the same name which featured the sound of frogs forming the melody.