Well that was bloody good fun wasn't it? Although musically Gospeed had more wow factor, this was a lot more FUN and the loveiest crowd to boot.
THE GOOD STUFF
Edwyn Collins - AMAZING. Nearly had a tear in my eye when he stood up for Girl Like You. Definitely the best set of the weekend.
"secret" band Franz Ferdinand being actually great fun and they didn't even play their 2 biggest hits
Mulatu Astatke bringing some much needed variation with a killer set.
The bit I saw of Foals was actually quite good.
St Etienne, aside from Sarah fucking up a couple of times.
The Go! Team
HDIF on Saturday
THE AMAZING DJs at the Irish bar last night playing non stop party hits. I kept meaning to leave to go to see Pat Nevin at Crazy Horse but never did because they were so great.
Watching X Factor with strangers
Staying up till we had to leave this morning.
CRYSTAL CASTLES - Even with Alice on crutches
As I said the crowd just seemed like a great bunch this time round, felt as close to a Camber ATP that Minehead has ever got to me.
NOT SO GOOD
Too many rubbish bands that were clearly just Belle & Sebastian's mates (HELLO Peter Parker!)
Missing Steve Mason and Trembling Bells
Having a bit of a bad turn on Friday night and feeling like utter shit on Saturday as a result.
Not getting to do the quiz.
The fact I've still not been to bed, pushing 28 hours now.
More stuff when I feel human again.