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was really fun. Did anyone else go? Did you have a good time?
it was funny as hell playing on a big stage
It was great but I was very confused by it all...
it was jack's birthday and i believe it was his idea - it's very much his style - but i think he'd have done it regardless
I also thought you were good. But slumped on deckchair at midday with a killer hangover with a prevailing smell of cow shit wasn't the best environment. Hope to see you somewhere else sometime.
Was watching Rolo Tomassi on Sunday night thinking that a duet with Calum and their lead singer would be beautiful. Something along the lines of a cover of 'Some Velvet Morning'. Just send me some royalties for the idea when it's top of the hit parade, OK?
You guys were great.
a really good time in fact. I love Truck festival.
Basically every band I saw I enjoyed. Bo Ningen are fast becoming one of my favourite bands.
Friends I went with enjoyed it less so due to a differing music taste but it's such a lovely festival it's hard not to warm to it. However, one of their gripes was the fact that they thought there were too many 14-16 year olds there. Didn't really notice this myself and thought it was a decent mix of families and 18 to early 20 year olds. What do others think?
Most of whom didn't seem to like music.
get off my lawn
And my first one since the year before they liquidated. This year was definitely back to the feeling of an overgrown fete of the early ones rather that later ones, which is definitely a good thing. Despite it selling out there was loads of room in the camping field and plenty of room to move around (I remember the last one I went to feeling far too cramped).
Didn't see anything with will make my end of year lists of favourite live performances, but saw enough that I enjoyed to make the weekend worthwhile:
- Rolo Tomassi put on a great show
- Public Service Broadcasting rocked
- Ultrasound. Nice to see them again, they've aged very well.
- And So I Watch You from Afar were much more fun than I expected them to be.
But probably the musical highlight was Nairobi who were on the Kingdom of Jamalot stage early doors on Saturday - "Wantage's premiere African influenced math rock band" as the lead singer mentioned. Deserved a far bigger crowd than the 20 or so who were there.
Oh, and The Subways were fucking awful.