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First time i've been to a festival and to be honest i didn't like the festival experience - too many freaks. As for the music, WOW. (I only went on the friday)


Goldie Lookin Chain were surprisingly good, they did a hilarious take on the Grange Hill theme song and some songs about your mum having a cock, and shagging your girlfriend's sister and her best friend. Great.


I think we watched Graham Coxon next who was the guitarist from Blur now formed his own band. I had never heard his music before but it was excellent, more 'rocky' than Blur. Highly recommended.


Elbow were boring. Don't really like them anyway and their music just put me to sleep to be honest.


The Coral were excellent, my brother had seen them before but i hadn't. Truly impressed, Goodbye and Skeleton Key were my highlights, Pass It On, Dreaming Of You, Something Inside Of Me and In The Morning were great as you'd expect.


Then, the highlight of the entire evening. The greatest performance from a band I have ever seen. Queens Of The Stone Age were f*cking amazing. Kicking off with Go With The Flow and played classics Feel Good Hit Of The Summer and probably their best, Regular John. They played lots from Lullabies To Paralyse with Little Sister being better than the album song itself. They also played some new material, 2 short-ish songs which were pretty good. As expected, they ended with No One Knows which was outrageously good.


We went off for some food before The Killers came on, and watched them from a distance, pretty good I must say, but the Queens performance blew it away.


Headliners were Pixies, who I must say I wasn't the biggest fan of. My brother was the biggest Pixies fan ever so was desperate to see them. They were superb, and i'm definitely a Pixie fan now. Highlights were Monkey Gone To Heaven and Where Is My Mind.


All in all, music was fantastic. Next time hopefully I'll get some pics and probably camp for the whole weekend. Foos were good apparently last night, Grohl played played drums as well I heard.

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Didn't know the festival was still running. I have a performance on that festival by Nirvana, August 30, '92.


The impression that leaves to me is, is that's is a big festival, where the audience is really excited about the bands

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Would've liked to have gone to Reading this year, but unfortunately had to head to Nottingham that weekend to sort out stuff, and I'd stupidly already arranged the meetings with my tutors ... grrr. mad.gif


Apparently the Killers need to learn how to perform at festivals... according to XFM they should take a leaf from the Foo Fighters book and have everyone sing along, though they did that with one song apparently.


Would've loved to have seen the pixies... damn. Will try and go next year.


Oh, and don't worry about all the weirdos... most of them are harmless. tounge.gif

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