Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Field Day '08

filthy dukes

my trusty old "do the collapse" t shirt

of montreal

the notwist

More photoblogging. This time from the second Field Day in Victoria Park which had improved facilities (though still queues, or at least confusion over queues around the toilets, the urinals were always free but difficult to get to) but managed once again to bring a convincingly leftfield lineup and a young hipsterish but friendly and chilled crowd to this beloved East London park.  Highlights were tunng (who played in the rain and made the rain seem lush and somehow fitting, and it stopped at the end of their set), the fantastically morbid Alasdair Roberts and The Notwist. (They took ages to set up in a rammed tent, it was pissing it down outside, and the DJs decided to play really cheesy 90s club music. When they did come on I was a bit worried but they managed to win the crowd over with a very charged, nerdy, complex and somehow still uplifting  and emotional set, they always seem to go down well at festivals in my experience.) Of Montreal were good too but the sound was crap on the main stage and it rained the whole time, so a bit frustrating, like reaching out to something that is slightly removed. Still it happened, especially "The past is a grotesque animal", even though barely audible at times, I closed my eyes and went into that zone/breakdown. Also saw Richie Hawtins, Foals, Filthy Dukes, bit of Efterklang, etc. all quite entertaining...   

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