I thought Sunday was by far the strongest line up of the weekend. MJ Hibbutt, Onward Chariots, Specific Heats, Blanche Hudson Weekend, Shrag, Slow Club, Pooh Sticks and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart all excellent.
both pooh sticks and pains were too busy at the front to find you after i went to get drinks.
Sunday was definitely much better.
Lovely bunch of folks!
His name is Nic Pillinger.
Allo Darlin, Standard Fare, Ballboy/Gordon McIntyre, Specific Heats, MJ Hibbett, Internet Forever, the Just Joans... Sunday was stronger, I agree, but in general all sorts of goodness.
i hadn't heard hardly any of the bands this year but i still had a really good time. so, i'll have no idea of most of what bands i saw until i try and piece together the stage schedule with what's in my camera. i met some disers there this year, for once.
Especially La La Love You and Diego, their fake band member.
Really enjoyed the trains, the disco and Allo Darlin, White Town, Pooh Sticks, Pains, Antarctica Takes It.
he apparently dropped my guitar and left me a really sweet note and came up afterwards apologising and told me if it was broken to give him a call and he'll pay for the repairs. SO FRIENDLY.
you can just treat it as a real ale festival with some bands playing.
BEST FESTVAL EVER.
NO MORE LLAMAS :(
with MASSIVE bollocks, though.
Had a great weekend even though I wasn't that familiar with a lot of the bands playing (especially on saturday). Shame there wasn't a lot of people there my age as well. Great atmosphere throughout the weekened really enjoyed The Pains..., Veronica Falls, Internet Forever and Slow Club to name a few
...the fake band member from La La Love You. Also the general loveliness of everyone at the festival (even the guy who politely requested that we tone down our singing of Total Eclipse of the Heart as we entered the campsite until we got to the disco).
Though the music was pretty good, too. Eddie Argos is still my favourite.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart were AMAZING headliners, loved Slow Club as well. The Cavalcade were also pretty lovely, from what I heard.
no one seems to have mentioned much of that
he was cool, but the kid that heckled him was cooler
Quite warm on there. There were two elderly blokes watching Lime Chalks who clearly weren't festival goers, they'd gone for the railway museum day trip and somehow ended up in the carriage. One was making disparaging faces to his friend all set.
did i see you? i'm sorry if i didn't, or even if i did.
including two girls from stockport and an incredibly welsh guy who stayed up drinking gin with us for ages.
didnt really meet many new people. the ones i did were lovely, though.
enjoyed yr band too, even though i was only just getting into the site when you were on
I don't know who it was you saw in the church (Stars Of Aviation, probably), but from "ghostly traces of folk, gospel and country in their thought out and spread out heavenly melodies" I'm guessing it wasn't actually Sarandon, as you've put.
and the edit function isnt working. p'nnoying.
did you see them?
Neither, as it turned out, due to church queues and talking to pop stars.
http://www.contactmusic.com/new/home.nsf/review/indietracks-festivalx28x07x10 is the review, for those who care to read.
we sidestepped the queues by going sneaking through the side door and sitting amongst the band equipment, only later finding out you were allowed to do this with a press pass anyway
with all the stuff about fire safety. Right at the end of Gordon McIntyre's set the bloke on the door just told the entire queue they may as well go in for the last song. He then did an encore.
How great are The Just Joans?
Took some photies: http://www.flickr.com/photos/craigboney/sets/72157624588823368/
Those who want to relive a part of indietracks can sort of do so:
The DJ set 'proper' ran from 10.15pm-midnight once the bands had finished on the outdoor stage; however, having set up early evening, I decided to play tracks from 6.30pm'ish onwards for those chilling out in the trainshed or picking up a beer between bands, and for completeness sake it's all Spotified as much as possible (about 80% of what was played was available)
Congrats to the playlist bingo winner and thanks to i) Stuart for the chance to DJ and ii) the tech crew who enabled the rigging up of the projections etc :-)