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Which two bands have been the hardest decisions to choose go go and see one over the other...
Sigur Ros vs World Cup Final
Amiina in a twee icelandic church Vs Rugby World Cup Final w/ England
crystal castles vs actually ever making it home alive. home won out.
a) crystal castles set got cut short after 4 terribly short songs. they got turned off and..
b) we left literally as The National finished and got out of the site in 20 minutes. i was in my own bed by 2am. lovely.
de la won after ten minutes of AC's set.
also Art Of Fighting v Psarandonis was difficult.
the worst was probably Jaga Jazzist v Jai-Alai Savant at the Mars Volta ATP. two bands i LOVED but never thought i would see live. i chose Jaga Jazzist, and luckily Jai-Alai Savant did a second set.
seen psarandonis. they are AMAZING.
i managed to go and watch jai-alai savant, and when i got back upstairs jaga jazzist were still setting up. lucky me, i guess.
Bjork vs Spiritualized Acoustic Mainlines vs Four Tet vs Hot Chip
Spiritualized was clearly the "value for money" as Pierce and co played until 2.15am
I couldn't decide, so drank a massive amount of pear cider instead. Watched Bjork but don't remember any of it, then spent about 2 hours stumbling around the campsites on my own trying to find Spiritualized. Failed. Missed everything.
glad i watched Bkork though
but being in Fabric while there is amazing music in every room you just know you are missing something ace where ever you are.
Friday night it was either:
Iron & Wine, Okkervil River, Beach House & a bunch of others which I don't quite remember but was devestated they were all playing at the same time. Okkervil River won out in the end because the support acts were brilliant (Sunset Rubdown & A.A. Bondy)
i too had the same issue at Reading.
we tried that at Reading and caught half a song.
I thought AF were terrible from the two songs I saw.
tricky, doves, buena vista people and squarepusher
went to tricky, was dire so down to doves, last couple of songs were beautiful with campfires everywhere, past buena vista who'd finished, then squarepusher went on for a while and was wicked.
I wanted to see ol Winey just so I could knowledgably say "She is incredibly boring"
Armand Van Helden vs Unkle
Jimmy Eat World vs Sick Of It All
I ran between the 2 tents (luckily they were next to each other).
Spriritualized vs Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen won and was amazing but then I found out Spriritualized played Cop Shot Cop so was a bit gutted!
I chose Edan but regret it now. Seeing HEALTH in August though so it's not all bad.