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apart from Jay Z, not a particularly vintage year eh?
i liked Hot Chip & Wiley doing 'Wearing My Rolex'.
some guy tried to pull down her dress get coverage then?
bbc showed a few of their songs from the john peel stage at about 2 oclock this morning on one of the red button channels and it was the most exciting thing i've seen on the coverage all weekend.
1. Kings Of Leon.
2. The Verve.
www.pollthepeople.com have a poll running to determine the top glasto performance from this year, your top 3 are pretty similar apart form Jay Z.
I have to say John Mayer was a highlight of mine....
'the people' think the greatest album ever is 'life in cartoon motion' by Mika.
from what I have seen which is most of the highlight shows every night and the odd bit of diggital coverage.
Winehouse was alright for the first bit of her set then was a mess and I got bord.
Kings of Leon where quite bland I couldn;t get into them at all.
Lykke Li did a lil accoustic thing which I enjoyed quite alot.
I have had to turn the sound off on The Verve I couldn;t handle any more.
it would be more fun at the acctual event though, you can find pleanty to amuse ya heh
was good. The Ethiopiques bit was really really good too. Mulatu Astatke was rocking the vibes like.
Nowt better than The Stooges last year though :(
being Jay Z.
I'm in no way a fan of his records, but his performance was brilliant.
I've only caught a few others, but nothing really stood out as being great.
Black Kids were terrible though, seriously disappointing stuff.
elbow were pretty good, they work with the big audience and the afternoon slot, they didn't play/show grace under pressure though :( and jay z was bitchin'. I don't think there are many bands now that would make me go WOW and would also be a big hit with the audience, radiohead, maybe daft punk...
i think so...maybe not recently though
glastonbury should have swapped headliners with roskilde: Radiohead, The Chemical Brothers, Sigur Ros, My Bloody Valentine
well they can be in my fictitious glastonbury anyway.
would be damn special.
I would be a rubbish Glasto currator I am crap at knowing bands that loadsa loadsa festival goers would like.
i hope it happens again one day.. sigh... :(
elbow looked the best amazingly.
you sound so exciting to be around.
Seconded. If you were just watching it on the tellybox, I'm not sure you should be trying to pick a highlight.
Spiritualized's set was way too short.
my hands on nathan followills drum sticks!!!!!!!!
and generally being with my friends and brother and having a good old time
mgmt were great, their bassist caresses his instrument like its a baby
they're on interactive after the groove armada.
watching elbow and it all these people singing along = amazing
cos it never rained.
although my days did blur a bit.
It's a blummin' disgrace that Jay-Z headlined the main stage when that should have been Massive Attack's slot. Still, from what I saw, they drew a bigger crowd.
Jay Z is reported to have drawn the biggest crowd ever. So maybe not.
Jay Z filled the Pyramid field.
The latter is about twice as big as the former
and there wasn't a single act which was worth my while un-muting the telly.
They always go on about how many good acts there are - why do they just show the crap boring average ones then?
and estelle were my favourites.
estelle's band is fucking rad.
amazing. many people round me had a tear in their eye or a lump in their throat...
cerys doing a string laden version of 'you've gotta a lot to answer for' was pretty special.
and jay z's intro was beyond amazing.
was very very special. Did the BBC show it?
I've never seen anything like it in my life.
To go and see someone you've never given any attention before be so astonishing was better than anything.
So he's releasing it on DVD as he needs the money :'(
Leonard Cohen's whole set was magic, from the very first time his voice oozed out of the speakers, so deep you felt it in your chest. Fuck yes.
Because from where I was standing you couldn't hear a thing. Absolutely terrible sound
We fought rudely through the crowd to get closer in, because the sound from outside was silent almost. We had a great time too.
But then at the Park we were about 4 people from the front, had just seen Last Shadow Puppets with Jack White and was being given loads of whiskey from this beautiful beautiful girl I was chatting to.
So Park was better.
we'd completely given up on the rumors and were well into getting wasted on a hill when we heard matinee start up so we ran down and danced our bottoms off. Pretty vintage.
Jay Z was fantastic, Hot Chip were totally on form and Wiley was just the icing on the cake.
Holy Fuck, Vampire Weekend, Los Campesinos! and Spiritualized were all great too.
esp. the cover of "Push It". Also Crystal Castles going insane and getting chucked off. Jay-Z was ace too.
Seeing Leonard Cohen - that was some list ticking shit right there. I shed a little tear during Everybody Knows as I couldn't believe I was actually witnessing it
Band Of Horses
Stars (despite their short set because they finished on time unlike every other motherfucker there)
Does It Offend You Yeah nearly starting a riot
The National despite next to no one being there
After telling everyone for about a month that Franz Ferdinand would be the special guests not going and missing what sounded like a classic set
XX Teens - caught them by chance last year in the Dance Tent and was blown away. A year later in the same place and they were an utter disgrace
MGMT - bored the fuck out of me
I went and had the time of my life. Thank you :D
followed by Buddy followed by Candi.
Leonard Cohen - Fucking legend!
The Verve - Bittersweet was amazing
Seasick Steve (acoustic) - Fucking great fun
And of course the sun!
The Levellers - They are just shite!
MGMT - Crap live, crap music!
Vampire Weekend - Just not good live!
Thursday nights rain!
Neon Neon were great, not very lively until Har Mar got involved (his hilarious bald forehead moustache made me chuckle) but some awesome tunes.
yeah Gruff spent most of the set in a deck chair, but that was a fun set, especially in the sun.
was fantastic, as were:
But the best performance was by Rodney Branigan in a small tent in the green fields singing and playing two guitars simultaneously all powered by two audience members pedalling a tandem.
Half the people we were camped with being in a perma K-hole.
Shouting "K-Hole!" at these people.
Watching the sun rise on numerous nights.
Story telling workshop (this was amazing for reasons only about 3 other people will ever know)
A pair of drug dealers going around the campsite with a drugs menu.
The Igloo (and the whole place exploding to 99 Problems)
Upside down disco.
Discovering a massive bed in Shangri-La.
your poo in the woods :D
It was tip top quality with a load of smarties on it
1. Leonard Cohen
2. Seasick Steve
and har mar superstar was a lovely little treat.
apart from the COMPLETE BELL of a singer. Smuggest C*NT i've ever seen/heard - don't know how the rest put up with him....
1. The National
3. Dizzee Rascal
4. The Presets
set in the Guardian Lounge was so much better than on the other stage!
The DJ tower in Trash City shooting out lasers and 20 foot flames
were head and shoulders over everyone else i saw
and holy fuck were both exceptional
jay z did steel the show though.
and was like "Why the fuck is the sky lighting up?"
About half an hour later I was in Trash City and saw it. Holy Shit
Jay-Z, especially the intro.
Crowded House's banter with security and Weather With You.
Dizzee, especially when Calvin Harris turned up.
Annie in the Dance Lounge on Sunday night, there were only about 40 people there, she opened with Chewing Gum, it was incredible.
Realising how many great songs the Futureheads have now, i.e. lots.
British Sea Power in the Leftfield tent.
Vampire Weekend - having heard they were meant to be shit live, it was a pleasant surprise to discover they were ace.
I saw in The Park. What a splendid way to start a hungover Saturday
I liked it when she played a solo on a golden kazoo through a loudspeaker, and the fact that she appeared to just be wearing a black sack. Can't wait to see her at Latitude now.
- Jay-Z, unsurprisingly
- Dizzee Rascal. Always, always brilliant
- Vampire Weekend in the John Peel tent. Can't believe some people think they're shit live
- Neon Neon. Coolest band ever?
- Hot Chip
- Lupe Fiasco
- Lykki Li
- Ending with The National
- MGMT in the John Peel tent. How bad was that sound?
- Roni Size. Again, awful sound
- Making the mistake of killing some time before Lupe Fiasco joining my mates for the first two songs of the Tings Tings. Absolutely hideous
- Not being able to see a thing at Mystery Jets. Especially Laura Marling :(
- Not realising DJ Format was on for way over an hour due to mental state at the time
agreed coolest band of the wkd.
"mind if i sit down"
But not Gruff
..battles?! (I didn't, I wasn't there..)
they were brilliant, but had to cut there set short because everyone else had over run which was very very annoying!
And bands who were professional (Stars are an exmaple) got penalised by trying to finish on time and losing chunks of their set
(as nothing could really compete with that)
Emmy the Great
Lightspeed Champion doing Star Wars in the Guardian Lounge
Elbow ending on One Day Like This - even better than Grace Under Pressure in 2004.
Edwyn Collins' entire set, but especially Rip It Up and Home Again
Vampire Weekend on the Other Stage
CSS - although there set was to short
and The Park was my favourite stage
Billy Cobham and Asere
I have ever seen posetive Vampire Weekend live reviews, you must of all been incredibly drunk/high as I refuse to believe they would ever be a good live band.
That was the first time I've seen them, and it was in a massive tent in front of a massive crowd, the band sounded tight and the whole place was jumping
The Verve were going to be rubbish, but they turned out to be absolutely brilliant.
Spiritualized (although no Broken Heart or Ladies and Gentleman we are floating in Space )
Kids and Time to Pretend by MGMT
The Hot Chip Brass Band
and (ahem) Crowded House.
He was incredible.
I was massively disappointed with Ben Folds. He gave a massive chunk of his set to the singer of the Dresden Dolls instead of playing Brick, Not the Same, Underground, Rockin' the Suburbs etc.
He only partially redeemed himself by finishing with Bitches Ain't Shit.
(although that new song Benni Hit His Head was pretty good).
SEASICK STEVE: HE MAN FOAMED OVER EVERYTHING ELSE
So much so, that I'm off to see him again tomorrow night.