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for me it's ricardo villalobos and lindstrom at bestival 2006.
elliott smith, bright eyes, grandaddy, elbow, dirty three, queens of the stone age when they were good - so many i would've loved but instead i was watching elastica or something.
haha! You chump!
But I was probably doing something like that back in 01/02, so I guess we're both chumps
a friend had the posters in the hallway and I got annoyed each time I walked past from all the stuff I missed those three years. I did see some great stuff as well and enjoyed it a lot so that's what's important I suppose.
we were stuck in traffic, and naturally, they were the band that went on at 5 in the afternoon. i was crushed. i had discovered them at this point, but they never came back to do stateside shows and split up soon after. :(
i would have gone just to see him if id realised.
we don't get enough dj's of that calibre playing the big festivals in this country
All at Reading in 2002. I was probably watching some ska punk bands or something.
Icarus Line were on while less than jake played, so your guess is correct
I think even now given the chance I'd still pick Less Than Jake over The Icarus Line. What was Jon Spencer Blues Explosion like??? Would love to see them.
Not that weekend anyway, so many amazing bands that merely great bands looked average by comparison,
Datsuns were the best band of the weekend, closely followed by Finch
...the sound for Alec Empire at Reading that year was the worst I've ever heard for any band at any festival ever. You didn't miss much.
or something equally silly.
i saw him. wasn't great. saw the icarus line line. they were better.
His show at The Highbury Garage the December before still rates as one of the best gigs I have ever been to, and I'd earached a load of my mates into checking him out at Reading...only for him to sound worse than ballache. THANKS ALEC. (He's more than redeemed himself since, although he really needs to stop letting Patrick bloody Wolf come onstage with him).
I think that was my biggest fail. they wre playing the new bands tent at glasto a bout a year before word got round about Funeral. Bugger!
On the flipside, I was lucky a mate of mine made me go and watch the Flaming Lips headline the new bands tent at Glasto in 2000. That show alone converted me and I could just as easily have sacked them off in favour of something medioce I had heard of. nuff said
Still gutted by that one
at the Mogwai ATP. My mates all saw ToD and were raving about them and how good/mad it was. I think I went to see Sophia instead.
at Truck whatevernumbertruckitwasthatbattlesplayedthebarn. Looking at the bill, I literally have no idea what I was doing while they were on.
i watched Arcade Fire instead...looking back, i'd have changed my decision...
annoyingly, missed Dino Jr the same weekend...fuck only knows why since i've kicked myself pretty much every day since :(
still, one consolidation is berating the utter fuckwits who missed Rage in place of Babyshambles last year...simply asking "how?" doesn't quite scratch the curiosity itch
The sound wasn't great. Far, far too quiet.
I'm really gutted about missing Rachel's at ATP 2002.
Rachels that is. On at the same time as Godspeed I believe. What kind of fuckwit thought that bit of scheduling up?
Finch, Alec Empire, Rival Schools, The Cooper Temple Clause, U.N.K.L.E., Thursday, People Under The Stairs, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Streets.
Thankfully i've seen most of these since.
I'm quite anal about the whole festival shebang, and make sure that I've investigated/listened to all of the bands on the line-up in advance, just to thwart this possibility ever happening.
but instead seeing Devastations.
Overall though, I have much to regret as I only went to my first festival in 2007, aged 53. I have tried up to make up for it since, and I think that I have now seen nearly all the current bands that I like.
However, there are many from the past that I have never seen the principal ones being Aztec Camera, The Smiths & New Order.
twice once at a gig, when I hadn't really heard of them so I couldn't be bothered and once as part of the Stag and Dagger festival. Otherwise I'm pretty good at getting round to watching most of the bands I like.
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and i only found out about it recentlly when i saw the timetable in a pile of old stuff. i was probably drinking whiskey and playing cards in a camber sands chalet at the time. still gutted. good thread btw
"I've heard of them let's go see them" - "Nah, they play every year let's go see [whatever]"
glasto 2003.. bugger.
That is pretty much my favourite festival show, ever. It's about the only time I've ever got the fuss about Glastonbury being magical. It was a perfect storm of playing at Sunset-fading-into-Twilight and there was this strange drizzle which never turned into a storm.
still not seen them either... also that was around the time of () was it not.... SHIT!
I'd imagine that quite a few people are gutted about that one looking back.
at eits/dirty three atps, two of my favourite artists now.
Trail of Dead
Because I missed the bus and got to the gig late:
This Town Needs Guns
but it was in a tent at V festival so it wouldn't have been the best baptism, and probably would have meant missing The Cardigans or something equally as compelling ... Primavera this year was the best first time to see them
One of the best post-Murray Street shows I've seen (only beaten by the Daydream Nation one). They are normally quite yawnsome. Not that many people there so right down the front, the band seemed to be having fun.
You're supposed to tell me it was ruined by pissed up Kappa types heckling them for not being yoofs!!
They were probably off watching the Stereophonics or Republica or something.
I was far to RAWK to care about seeing Jurassic 5 or The Roots at Reading.
Reading 95 and Phoenix 96. Watched him the first time, mainly waiting for him to play Like a Hurricane which was the only song I knew/cared about but was too young to realise how amazing he is so watched the whole thing with total indifference.
at wanee 06
also missed cold war kids one time but i imagine ill have the chance to see them eventually
Watched Mickey Finn & Aphrodite play rubbish drum & bass in the dance tent instead. Genuinely one of my biggest regrets in my life.
My biggest regret in life is only recently getting into David Bowie, and there being a very small percentage chance hell ever tour again.
At the drive in at reading in the carling stage to watch some shite on the main stage.
Missing mogwai headlining the second stage at glasto to watch skunk anasie instead for some god forsaken reason.