Dougs wrote:It was indeed not just soggy, but muddy as fuck all across the site - if you get the chance go and check out robin hill in the next few weeks, although I reckon it will be closed for a good while.
Dougs wrote:Still, that's why not to hold it in September I guess!Nah, previous couple of years have been gorgeous sunshine and lovely weather.
Anyway, it was my first proper muddy festival, and I reckon it was one of the best - saw way more music than usual since there was nowhere to sit and chill without getting stuck
Highlights were Gary Numan, Roots Manuva, Underworld, Annie Mac ("I've got 15 minutes left and I hope you don't mind if I play some Drum and Bass" - whole tent goes mental), Beardyman, Roni Size and Reprazent, Mitsubishop & Dubstar (I think) and loads more.
Aphex Twin were a bit meh - the tent was huge and it was completely jammed up.
Coldcut was the biggest disappointment - some flashes of absolute brilliance in a set plagued with technical problems - I have my suspicions that the guy helping out with the VJ couldn't cut it but don't know for sure.
Mary Ann Hobbs had a great 15 minute set and was then turfed off by the organisers to let some other muppet on - all the timings were screwed and she didn't look very happy at all
Amy Winehouse was a waste of time - 40 minutes late she then left her backing singers and band out there for 10 minutes while she probably squeezed in one more rock - we left after 10 minutes of her trying to work out how far from her mouth she needed to hold the mic...
Overall, fucking awesome, fucking muddy and I'd do it all again in a heartbeat.
Oh, and if you're going to a muddy festival, go in a campervan - much more civilised
Edit: Oh yeah, surprise guest Grace Jones - whose fucking idea was that!
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