General Discussion: festivals (welcome to another 6 months of Croatia chat)


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Mate
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3685 posts since 15/4/07

30 Aug 2007 04:17
Just ordered mine as well.
FrIEND
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13580 posts since 27/11/03

30 Aug 2007 09:03
where abouts where you when klaxons played mate. Id seen them before and wasnt too fussed about watching them but ended up right at the front, I dont really know if they're any good live but the crowd is always good fun.

Id forgot so many people were going from here so didnt really keep a look out for people. plus I was very drunk. and I reckon my mates would have questioned any "air keyboarding" when talking to people Laughing out loud
Cazerelli
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12039 posts since 16/5/03

30 Aug 2007 09:07
me mob and homer were outside wrestling for most of the klaxons, i like watching them coz of the glowsticks Laughing out loud
Mate
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3685 posts since 15/4/07

30 Aug 2007 09:39
FrIEND wrote: where abouts where you when klaxons played mate. Id seen them before and wasnt too fussed about watching them but ended up right at the front, I dont really know if they're any good live but the crowd is always good fun.

Id forgot so many people were going from here so didnt really keep a look out for people. plus I was very drunk. and I reckon my mates would have questioned any "air keyboarding" when talking to people Laughing out loud

Yeh I was bang in the middle at the front in the riot, crowd surfed my way out at 'It's not over yet' Laughing out loud Not normally my sort of thing but due to being pissed outta my nut and the unreal crowd it was brilliant!
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

30 Aug 2007 10:39
Mate wrote: Saw Homer at the train station when I arrived on Fri afternnon bout 4ish in camo shorts looking at the time screens.

That wasnt me Laughing out loud
MoB
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36852 posts since 31/8/04

30 Aug 2007 10:40
Homer wrote:
Mate wrote: Saw Homer at the train station when I arrived on Fri afternnon bout 4ish in camo shorts looking at the time screens.

That wasnt me Laughing out loud

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Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

30 Aug 2007 10:43
I wish he went up to him, hello homer Laughing out loud
MoB
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36852 posts since 31/8/04

30 Aug 2007 10:48
started rubbing his chin too Laughing out loud
Mate
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3685 posts since 15/4/07

30 Aug 2007 10:48
It fucking was! Laughing out loud
Cazerelli
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12039 posts since 16/5/03

30 Aug 2007 10:50
lee wasn't at the station on friday i'm sure.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

30 Aug 2007 10:51
Didnt leave the site until Saturday
andymakesglasses
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20379 posts since 26/1/06

9 Sep 2007 00:53
meant to do this when I got back but had too much work to do - photos from Connect last weekend

got off the bus from Glasgow and were immediately faced with a muddy track going uphill through a forest. on the way up the hill a sign said "nearly there" and someone had written in the mud under it "lies!"


spotted these two numpties trying to pull wheeled suitcases through the mud Laughing out loud



the festival was in the grounds of Inveraray Castle, but none of us realised how close to the castle it actually was until we walked up from the campsite


such a contrast from somewhere like T in the Park - surrounded by hills and trees, glimpses of a loch, and the castle just up from the main stage


the food and drink area was unbelievable, not what you'd expect from a normal festival. there was a Loch Fyne Oyster bar, loads of organic meat, a dirty, dirty puddings stall, plenty of options for us veggies including amazing cheese from Kintyre - the chilli cheese was great. and an ale bar and a whisky tent, with a "menu" of about 50 different single malts starting at 3 quid and disappearing up into silly money




on the first day we saw The Trashcan Sinatras, CSS, Jarvis Cocker, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Go! Team and the Beastie Boys, who were absolutely immense and funny as fuck. Mike D was challenging "the Dook" to a joust for his castle, then said everyone should storm the castle at the end of their set and the other 2 immediately started shouting "he's just joking, he's just joking". they played a good mix of old and new, No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn was an absolute treat

Jarvis

Beasties

the next day we escaped out of the campsite where there was no fence, and found ourselves on the banks of Loch Fyne looking towards Inveraray, tempted by the lure of a pub lunch and clean toilets


we saw the 1990s (terrible teeth), The Fire Engines (think I may have been asleep in the sun at this point), Bat For Lashes (so so good), The Divine Comedy (really good banter, he was sitting just along from us after his set finished), Teenage Fanclub (brilliant), Modest Mouse (it was pissing it down by this point and we were more interested in beer and coffee than the music) and Primal Scream, who were fantastic. Swastika Eyes was a musical highlight, but the best bit was Mani in a rage. early on someone at the front chucked a pint at him and it hit him on the head. he grabbed the mic from Bobby Gillespie and started hurling abuse, played a few songs then grabbed it again and shouted, paraphrasing the old Vidal Sassoon advert, "you fucking coward, now I look like I've just stepped out of a saloon" Laughing out loud

on the Sunday the sun came out again


first we saw was Seasick Steve, a guy from America playing simple blues with a 3 string guitar which was really good, quite funny too. then it was Scott Matthews on the same stage, but we went over to one of the tents after that because I wanted to see Candie Payne who was brilliant


then it was back to the main stage for Craig Armstrong, the other stage for My Latest Novel, Regina Spektor on the main stage (completely mad but great), Bjork (absolutely bonkers, great performance though) then Idlewild

Bjork

Idelwild

leaving on the Monday morning the weather was the best it had been all weekend, predictably

Mate
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3685 posts since 15/4/07

9 Sep 2007 01:00
Quality pics Andy! Next time go to a real festival though eh Eye-wink Anyone else got any from their fests?
stillhere
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5017 posts since 15/1/06

9 Sep 2007 13:21
anyone going to the free festival at brick lane today?
also, anyone going to see miss kitten tonight?
Marian
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1321 posts since 20/6/01

9 Sep 2007 13:54
Brilliant photos Andy, love the numpties with the wheeled suit cases Smiling


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Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

9 Sep 2007 15:05
Marian wrote: Brilliant photos Andy, love the numpties with the wheeled suit cases Smiling


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lots of them in reading, wheels full of mud Laughing out loud
shedboy66
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1011 posts since 21/9/06

9 Sep 2007 15:10
i took a cheap wheelie suitcase to v .
filled it full of drink and left the suitcase on the last day!!!
saves carrying over 100 cans on your back!!!!!
FrIEND
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13580 posts since 27/11/03

9 Sep 2007 15:17
you're a veggie Laughing out loud
Rufio
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5994 posts since 11/10/05

9 Oct 2007 00:31
When do this years reading/leeds tickets go on sale?
Cazerelli
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12039 posts since 16/5/03

9 Oct 2007 06:21
from what i remember it was the beginning of april