So …. that’s Glastonbury over for another year.
Did I watch it?
Not really was busy with other things, but will catch up during the week.
The thing about watching a festival on tv is that, you get fantastic footage of the band, but you miss out on the festival experience which is the best part.
Only Two weeks on Thursday and it’s time for T In The Park 2014.
Just had a look at the line-up and got to say that I’m not really all that impressed .. read 4/10 ..
Maybe I’m getting too old for this and would be better off at Retro/Rewind/WhickerMan .. but nope .. save me from Five Star, Howard Jones and the rest of that crap .. Heaven 17 , ABC .. yes please
But the atmosphere is meant to be great .. so I’d be up for it.
For TITP, I’m much less excited about it this year than I was last year but to be fair, I was absolutely buzzing afterwards, not just with the music but with the experience.
This year, “slumming it” back in The Residence, none of that lying in a field and filthy portaloos for this bhoy .. that part of “the experience” I can do without.
The Residence, is just the most chilled out ( and clean!) concert area I’ve been to, well worth the extra cash.
Got to be honest, the experience will be great but some of the bands are pretty over-rated and who-are-they’s in my book.
Sunday night head-liners – Arctic Monkeys .. feck off .. I’ve tried to like them.. but just can’t see what the fuss is.
But let’s focus on the positive …
Friday – want to see Imagine Dragons, Manic Street Preachers, Pixies … fill in with Haim, Elle Goulding, Biffy Clyro
Saturday – want to see James, The Charlatans, The Stranglers, Human League, Paulo Nutini, . Pharrell Williams ,Bombay Bicycle Club, Calvin Harris . fill in with Embrace, John Newman
Sunday – want to see Paul Weller, Kaiser chiefs, Franz Ferdinand, Jake Bugg, Red Hot chilli Pipers .. fill in with Example, Sam Smith
When you put it like that it’s not so bad .. lots of goodies to keep me interested in between the dirge.
Remember Soul II Soul and their hit Back To Life .. I loved that song and bought the cd back in the day .. what a disappointment!
Even for novelty value how are they gonna fill in a 45-60 minute set?
Maybe I should do some research on some of the other bands I haven’t heard before I go .. Steve Angello, Alesso, Ben Howard, The 1975?
Open to suggestion.
Wellies – Check
Cowboy Hat – Check
Onesy – Check
Bring it on!