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Anyone go to both? If so, which one got your vote?
No word on that at all.
but he was working. he said it was pretty bizzare walking around an empty (100 people apparently) butlins.
I saw no more than 50 people at one time. Apparently there were 70 in total.
It was good fun.
Overall, that was the best festival experience I've yet had - NBC wasn't so marvellous, but it was a nice lead-in to the rest of it. Saturday was the best day of music I've ever experienced; Om, Shellac, Porn, Battles and Sunn O))) (with a rather odd gap in the middle) etc. etc.
I'm babbling - 10 Days of ATP has basically destroyed me. Good times. I think.
while NBC had some solid and occasionally great performances, the bookings were too safe, rarely straying from a well-worn path of noisy pop and old ATP hands, and thus the element of surprise was minimal and 'ATP magic' was lacking somewhat; conversely, 10 Years had more variety musically and quite a few of the acts pulled special moments out of the bag in a way that didn't really happen at NBC.
and avoided the in-between days (which sounds like a good idea judging by the posts above)
There were too many bands that were 'before my time' at MBVs ATP and alot of the music I was unable to truly appreciate. Having said that some performances were astounding (Lightning Bolt, Robin Guthrie).
The security presence was beefed up significantly for 10 Years which was disappointing as I hadn't witnessed any trouble at the first weekend. But there was a more varied line-up and no way of getting bored.
Not the best ATPs I've been to but both were worth attending.
MBV - 7/10
10 Years - 8/10
was pitched at an older age group as MBV were big between 88-92. Being a bit older myself that's why I loved it. A lot of people who were heavily into music back then are too busy with nappies these days or are just not as into their music. Hence I imagine regular ATP goers didn't like it as much.
Personally, I thought the line-up for NBC was amazing and the 10 Year line-up didn't appeal at all. There were loads of bands i'd like to have seen at 10 years but not to travel all the way to Minehead for. Hence NBC was probably my only ever ATP.
Saying that, my fave band at NBC was Lightning Bolt! Work that one out?
with Pavement and Matt Groenings, sales determine that I don't have a choice between the 2 anyways!
both fun though
... really intimate shows from all the bands as only about 50 people there and brought back the friendly spirit of the old ATPs that were less big and crowded. I think all the people there made firm friends and had great parties as well as really unique sets from bands like Dirty Three and Lightning Bolt. Both weekends were fantastic for different reasons but if i was to be critical I'd say definitely a bit groundhog day with the line ups .... I can never have too much Shellac or Josh Pearson tho ...
A festival for less than 100 people featuring Dirty 3 and Polvo? Nice ticket!
But i missed a lot of bands at NBC because i'm dick.
In-Between Days was very, very quiet. I imagine ATP will have made a rather big loss with it. But the bands were varied and very, very good on the whole. Kudos on the steam train too, that was a very fun day.
Probably wouldn't do a full ten days again. It's far too much money at that time of year and the time of year/weather (although we were blessed with very little rain) does restrict things that are available to you outside of Butlins.
I think doing one for the May weekends would be a very good idea and would probably attract a lot more people.
NBC was my first ever ATP and I don't think I did it particularly right. Kind of went along with the general feeling of the group I was in which was a majority apathetic one. Didn't go and see anyone new and kind of stuck to the safe stuff I knew I would enjoy. Lead to alot of time spent drinking and not getting involved.
10 years I made a promise to myself to get involved. Ended up seeing a few bands on my own which turned out to be fucking class and basically got into the ATP spirit a bit more.
Looking back I do have a few regrets about the NBC ATP but the black and white of it is that 10 Years was always going to be better.
Do wish i'd done inbetween days because I missed Polvo and would have loved to have seen Dirty Three and Lightning Bolt in a more intimate setting. (although I may have burned out and missed out on the Sunday of 10 years which turned out to be my favourite day)