And I survived! (I had my doubts I would)
I feel like death now though, but compared to how I was expecting to feel, that's pretty good!
I have a slight tan! And a Margarita hangover, but on with the pics (which Photobucket has worked its magic on to make really small, sorry):
...The stage was patiently expectant...
Lets zip, gentle viewers, through the afternoon's bill:
OK Go did a little dance and brought the
Wasn't expecting much from these, but they were good! Very entertaining and they covered The Pixies. When they did their dance routine at the end they were great.
The Fratelli's being Scottish.
The Fratelli's reminded me a lot of Idlewild. They had a lot of energy which I liked and they made a racket, which I also liked. I think I could get into them, but the songs did tend to blend into white noise. I'm going to keep an ear out for them.
...No it's not Orbital's dad, it's Thomas Dolby pretending the last 20 years didn't happen in a very hot looking coat.
Tom was a rather surreal experience. I didn't know what to make of him at first, his material was a bit dated, but he grew on me. I'm not going to rush and get a CD but for a way to while away the afternoon, he was not bad!
...The Dears being dreary.
Time for a nap. They had potential. The tunes were nice, but the vocalist seemed swamped by the music and there was nothing to hook you in. I think there's a good band in there trying to get out - and failing.
The Mystery Jets
Like a bunch of dad's in a pub band. The worst band of the day by a mile. They should have been much further down the bill behind the much better bands that kicked off. Whatever appeal they might have is a mystery to me.
Na na na.
I think this was Satin Chic, but I might be wrong.
Goldfrapp!!! They were great, sexy (sexist?) dancers and all! Unfortunately, this is when my camera batteries decided to go. I had to save the last bit of juice for DM, so I couldn't get a lot of shots of the dancer's bums. Just as well, really.
These aren't great. We got too pushed about in the mass, so we weren't as close. I also seem to have a lot of rather telling camera wobble!
Martin. Trust me.
Dave's voice was very hoarse, but he got though it. It wasn't as intense an experience as a stadium - the spread out nature of the festival dissapatied a lot of the energy, but they were still fabulous. Especially when they played Photographic, which was... I want to say awesome, but I'm too English, so fantastic it is.
I have communed with my gods again. I am content. Though I still miss Alan.