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Old 08-29-2005, 07:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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just got back from carling festival leeds last night and wow.... it was amazing!!

to cut a long story short, few of the stand out best bands i saw were:

boy kill boy - performed as an opening band very well indeed
the rakes - joined by kele from bloc party!
british sea power
dfa '79 - absolutely mental!
nine black alps - that guy WANTS to be kurt cobain! but still good
arcade fire - just absolutely special
iforward russia! - great
arctic monkeys - best thing ive ever seen, the whole tent went mental!! and they havnt even released an albumn!!
Do me bad things - great performers
foo fighters - need i say more
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Old 08-29-2005, 07:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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anybody else go...comments?
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Old 08-29-2005, 10:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 08-29-2005, 02:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh my god I'm just home too! It was sooooooooo class this year, huh? Shame about the riots again - you think they'll get a license this year?

Musical Highlights:

The Pixies - Wow have they still got it! Frank's voice is amazing, so much charisma and Kim's sooooo cute to boot! Waited my whole life to see them and it was worth every second, Monkey Gone to Heaven and Where is My Mind were amazing, even the unrehearsed encore Gigantic watching Kim **** up twice was hilarious and made me love them even more for doing another song! It did make me question society that I was so close to the Pixies I could almost touch them because so many people chose Kasabian, I'll never understand why people can do something so wrong, but all the more Pixie magic for me. Wow.

The Go! Team - Happiest band ever, can't believe everyone else at the festy pretty much chose the Foos over them, boooooooring, got a pretty yellow t-shirt and I am happy!

Arcade Fire - really tight, powerful performance, didn't even play everything I wanted and still a joint second best band of the weekend

LCD Soundsystem - Disappointing set actually, but needed a use for my extra glowsticks anyway so attempted to rave to Daft Punk is playing at my house! And managed!

Echo & The Bunnymen - I waited years to see this lot too and they did not disappoint

Sons and Daughters - Really stunning, tight, just like I knew they'd be. Made me realise how Scottish I sound though, I sounded exactly like them as I was singing along! Haha.

Adam Green - Jumped around the stage being him. Played a Neil Young song. I was happy.

Also went to see The Raveonettes, only checked them out on Urbans recent mentioning actually, I used to pay little attention to them for no particular reason but yeah they were cool. Let downs, the Killers were actually really poor, got dragged to see them with all my mates I thought they'd at least put on a good show but alas. However Pixies came on after so life was good again. I know I seen more but I the whole weekend is hazy in parts, I'll edit if I remember anything worth mentioning.
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Old 08-30-2005, 04:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i only went to Reading Fri - Pixies were the highlight...

saw BRCM and were pretty good too, though they didn't play 'Red Eyes and Tears' which pissed me off... saw other bands, but nothing great
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Old 08-30-2005, 04:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh shoosh. I really wanted to go. I'm allowed next year, so s'all good.
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Old 09-15-2005, 09:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sounds great.Glasto i think is abetter fest.Would highly recommend to anyone.
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Old 09-15-2005, 10:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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*hates everyone who went to reading//leeds//Glasto*
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Old 09-16-2005, 06:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
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there is NO comparison with Reading/Leads vs Glasto. Glasto is the best in the world. I've been to most the big festis in Europe now and nothing else comes close to Glasto.

I have friends that go to Glasto and see maybe 1-2 bands the whole w/end and still have the times of their life. The only thing to do really at Reading/Leads is see bands.. much smaller etc. Vibe is much better at Glasto too. Too many goth kids at Reading for my liking (yes, i used to be one but when 1/2 the people at a festi are kids sneaking their first beers it gets a bit ott)
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Old 09-16-2005, 07:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i'm not really sure if bigger festivals are necessarily better, i've been to a relatively small festival ( 5-10 thousand people ) and it was perfect, i could get really close to the stage and not get trampelled by the crowd, when some of the bigger bands performed i backed up a bit and still got a good position, i'm not sure you can do that at glaston. more likely then not you will be very far and if you do get to get close, you'll be like a sardine between all those people.....nasty.....
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