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Turns out I'm going to Latitude.
If any of you want a smack in the mouth just come up and ask for one.
My Mum saw this thread and told me to shop showing off.
From all of us here at DiS.
will provide a convenient entrance/exit to her tent at Latitude
see you around for hugs and mouth smacking
That was quite good, if not a bit exhausting (been there since Wednesday).
The crowd was very indifferent to a lot of it, and there was a lot of guff in fairness. Here's my definitive review of stuff I watched, in order of my enjoyment of it:
The Twilight Sad - so bloody intense. For such dark, brooding songs they sure to put on a show. Loved loved loved them
Savages - excellent fun, tight band. Husbands was a highlight.
Kindness - enjoyed this 30 times more than I thought I would. Some disgustingly good musicianship
Portishead - mainly for Machine Gun and The Rip (with added Tom 'The Creep' Yorke)
Bill Wells / Aidan Moffat - The Copper Top was just so fucking beautiful
Caribou - excellent dancey fun
I saw a couple of other bits and pieces, David O 'Doherty was really excellent, got a but bored during Jon Hopkins, Kiasmos and SBTRKT. Noel Gallagher was fucking abysmal, and had the worst stage patter I'd ever, ever heard. Some very weird stuff in the woods on Friday night.
All in all, pretty ok. I wouldn't pay to go I don't think.
"Is it true they dont let scousers into this festival? *band member* was shittin himself he wouldnt get in. Aftually, are there any Mexicans here? You're not Mexican, you're fookin' ginger. Who ever heard or a ginger Mexican?"
Didn't get to give you a hug or a smack in the mouth.
You were behind a couple of boys that liked dancing? Dancing boys.
I had a lovely hug ready for you.
Really, really good. Also I watched Years and Years. Who are they? They completely rammed out the tent
anyone see ed sheeran?
they are starting to smell
Do what you like with them.
Last night I saw East India Youth followed by Young Fathers, in a little church, in a forest, next to a lake, Latitude's fucking great.
Other good stuff; Susanne Sundfor, The Twilight Sad, Summer Camp, Admiral Fallow, Grandbrothers, Portishead, La Roux, Santigold, Public Service Broadcasting, Warpaint, Kiasmos, Nadine Shah. Security weren't really bothering with checking so I drank my own booze the whole time, toilets were clean, not a lot of nobheads, posh people being amusingly unselfaware all over the place, had some cracking snoozes in twee settings. Only disappointments were a shite selection of veggie foods, ages sat in traffic to get in and all the comedians being TV tosspots.
Also really enjoyed Django Django and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.
Sun Kil Moon was pretty bad, Alt J were appalling.
knew I'd regret it. I did see a little bit of Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat before Jon Hopkins though, which was really good. As if you watched Alt-J, pffft.
Someone (I don't remember who) once said Stephen Fry is a stupid person's idea of a clever person. That's pretty much how I feel about Alt-J
and actually enjoyed it quite a lot. I'd listened through Benji on the train up that morning, and properly paid attention to the lyrics for the first time (I'm a bit late on this one), so a lot of it was fresh and interesting.
Enjoyed this year more than last time I went ...2011.
Twilight Sad, Portishead, Young Fathers, Polar Bear, Rob Delaney, Jason Byrne, the Soundings Podcast thing with David O 'Doherty & Robin Ince and various poetry and literature things Mrs P-EB dragged me to.
The Other Voices stage/church was a great addition & the i Arena is one of my favourite stages at any festival.
The traffic queue to get in, Piss poor drink selection at the bar, half hearted security checks and the dust in the woods... still blowing that shit out of my nose.
Didn't see Saps or the not that secret Thom Yorke set but did see Ed Sheeran play 5 songs with two members of Snow Patrol.... mind blown