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Enjoy it? I did.
What in particular? Caribou, Los Campesinos! (bar Gareth's faceplant. Still, In Medias Res!), Slow Club (the new songs fit perfectly into the set), Roots Manuva, The Fall (first time seeing them live, and seeing Mark E do all those things you read about, except arguing, was a delight in its own way), Teenage Fanclub (Star Sign!), The Leisure Society, Dog Is Dead, The Megaphonic Thrift (basically Sonic Youth, but little the worse for that), Spotlight Kid (basically a Belinda-fronted MBV, ditto)
Random thoughts: Slipping on mud inside a building is embarrassing. Boo to Fanfarlo pulling out late for the second year in a row. No matter how many times they try in various arrangements, Jose Gonzalez will never work on the main stage. The real sandy beach they were going on about loads in the build-up turned out to be a tiny corner everyone ignored. The local commercial radio people doing the main stage MCing on Saturday needed to be reminded that their only job is to introduce the next act. I twice saw someone who I swear blind was Rob da Bank, but he was doing a Sunday Best gig in London yesterday.
great song. Missed Spotlight Kid and Megaphonic Thrift, but they're both great bands/people.
pretty sure Rob Da Bank was there with Lamacq, saw him in the hospitality bar a coupla times.
Besnard Lakes & Frightened Rabbit were fantastic.
and then I saw him again on Sunday evening pre-Mumfords, but http://twitter.com/RobdaBank/status/21118948231 and http://twitter.com/RobdaBank/status/21228545017 (and another one from earlier on Saturday pertaining to West London) suggest otherwise. Strange.
Oh, nearly forgot another highlight - The Sonic Manipulator!
Spotlight Kid, Megaphonic Thrift, Teenage Fanclub and Roots Manuva on the Friday. Gaggle on the Saturday then Besnard Lakes, Errors, Frightened Rabbit and The Futureheads on Sunday. The food on site was also pretty damn great!
but I was pretty impressed.
Enjoyed Los Campesinos! (don't remember Gareth doing a faceplant though), Frightened Rabbit and The Futureheads. Thought Local Natives were a bit dull, even though I like their album, and I ended up wandering off to get something to eat halfway through their set. I liked Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit, who I'd never heard of before, and might check them out.
I only live 15 miles from Leicester but for one reason or another I've never been to Summer Sundae before, but I was impressed by the set-up. Compared to some festivals I've been to the food and drink was pretty good value, and everything's in a pretty small area, so you don't spend ages tramping between stages.
I also liked the indoor stage, especially as it's where I had my graduation ceremony a few years ago!
When he leapt off the stage at the start of the second verse of Sweet Dreams Sweet Cheeks and didn't get up again for a while, leading to the sling, plaster and general bashed about photo he's just tweeted?
Why would I?
I saw him jump off the stage, of course, but I didn't realise he'd landed badly (I couldn't see him for all the people in the way).
I was right near the front and assumed everyone would have been aware he'd gone down from general reaction.
Friday was frankly very weak, apart form Slow Club.
Saturday was decent aside from the dreadful weather. Caribou were really great, Diana Vickers was interesting, The Fall were good, Frankie & The Heartstrings were decent.
Sunday was good. Errors and Los Campesinos! both good. Skepta was enjoyable.
I noticed that the food stalls bumped their prices up over the weekend. Not cool.
perhaps demand was high and they only had so much stock?
I only really went because I couldn't get Green Man tickets, but I was pretty impressed. Caribou were my highest highlight, the drum workouts are some of the best live wotsits ever, and Odessa was sublime. Next up, Slow Club who i'd never really given much time to, but will now and Megafaun in the little tent yesterday were brilliant, I'll play more than just 'The Fade' in the coming months I'm sure. Good sets from Los Campesinos!, Errors, Teenage Fanclub and godd bits of sets from Roots Manuva, Seasick Steve, Futureheads, The Fall, Tuung and Steve Mason. Swimming and A Genuine Freakshow were interesting too, Good food, great drinks rules, good site. 7/10. Too many teenagers having fun for my liking though.