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[Jul. 22nd, 2008|12:03 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!

I spent the weekend in a big field in Suffolk, and it was excellent.

It's very pretty:

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There was quite a lot of Book Club:

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I saw a number of comedians:

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I saw Emmy the Great on Friday afternoon:


and Franz Ferdinand in the evening:

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They were great - I think that somehow they shouldn't be as good as they are - it is, after all, a group of art school w@nkers playing at rock stars in a way, but it's more than the the sum of it's parts. I think I may have a tiny man crush on Alex Kapranos. He way kewl.

On Saturday evening I saw elbow:

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and then at two o'clock on Sunday morning I saw Buzzcocks, who were absolutely fantastic and the best thing I saw in the entire festival:

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The mosh pit for this was fantastic, and contained a huge range of people, from 14 year-old kids who obviously know their history, to fat old blokes who'd obviously seen them the first time round.

Yesterday, I saw The School in the morning, who remain fantastic:

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I saw Paul Heaton in the afternoon:


and then I went to try and watch Blondie in the evening, but the tent was far too full - I don't really know why they weren't on in the main arena. This is the crowd behind me trying to get in:


and this is an excellent bit of graffiti on one of the tent poles:


I eventually got inside the tent a bit into the gig, and got a bit further forward as people came out.

Finally, this man has to be the happiest, nicest security staff I've ever seen at anything. Hooray for him:


If you want to see the rest of the photos, they're here.

Right, I'm going to go and sleep in a nice comfy bed now. Mmm, bed.

[User Picture]From: k425
2008-07-22 07:37 am (UTC)
Jeremy Hardy!

That first picture is beautiful.
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[User Picture]From: cob_web
2008-07-22 07:45 am (UTC)
Wow, that first picture is amazing! I didn't take many as I only had my phone with me. Was too afraid of losing my camera!

We appear to have been at different festivals entirely though!
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-07-22 11:44 am (UTC)
Heh. It was nice to meet you, even if briefly. There was LOTS going on, wasn't there?
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[User Picture]From: cob_web
2008-07-22 01:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I meant to drag them back to where you guys were but it took me ages to find them as our texts were crossing over!
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From: shewho
2008-07-22 08:59 am (UTC)
oooh, gorgeous pics!

i am now regretting suddenly finding myself too drunk after eli 'paperboy' reed and leaving the tent before the buzzcocks. WAH!
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From: mrs_leroy_brown
2008-07-22 12:00 pm (UTC)
Yay festivals! I really really hope it doen't clash with Truck next year so I can finally go!
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[User Picture]From: strange_powers
2008-07-22 12:08 pm (UTC)
'twas lovely to see you in a tent, however briefly!
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