torsdag, desember 14, 2006

The night before Christmas (festival)

We needed a few days to warm up to good festival spirits. So already on wednesday we landed at Saslisbury to check out the food and beer. It was my first time in the UK so it was exciting in several ways.

England is quite a nice place. Reminds me of Postman Pat on children television. People are friendly, beer is good and food is better.

Next day we started with a proper English breakfast. Then we went to see the Sailsbury Cathedral. Its not like I have a thing for these - I think I rather go for a castle. At least now I have seen the Magna Carta. Later same day we went to see Stonehedge, some stones gathered around. The weird things with these ruins is that they are placed in such a way it looks different form various angles. From the enterance it looks like really boring ruins, from the other side it looks like the full operational Stonehenge. Is this a trick or ?

Then of course it was time for the Stonehedge chocolate and lollipop. Huh huh
We slept over in Bath. We had a great pot roasted pheasant. Then moved into the family facilities of Butlins in Minehead.

Yes they have traffic lights for cows and warning signs for disabled people. It is just so cute.

Iggy put on a show like no other. He plays his concert like there is no tomorrow. Like it is his first concert ever. It is like he is saying: “I am Iggy and I am 19 years forever”

He points at the crowd and tries to convince us with “I am you” while he almost looses his pants and stagedives onto us. “I am you”

And so you think: “I wanna be like Iggy.” So you think how impressive it is to display a show like every one is the first. Like any other grand or small concert you have seen is actually just a boring copy, a rutine of the last one and the concert before there again.

And so you think: “I just wanna be your dog”

Sonic Youth also put on one of they’re best shows ever, two days in a row. And so we knew that this trip and this festival was all good. Everything was worth the trip. Sonic nurses and sonic noise have never been so good. Thank you Sonic Youth to let me see you again. I hope again some time that I will have the chance to redo that. ;)

While the Dinosaur Jr concert I went to see in Stockholm sucked big time, it was like the Swedish papers said: “It is like Gandalf and Frodo without an magic”, this time around it seems that the dinosaurs have gotten some of its old magic back and it feels like the pain of everyone.

Then I feel nothing.

The Dinosaurs are one of my favorite bands and seeing two overall good performances with them gave me hope back. They also played a new song – so maybe they are even releasing a new record?

Now if they just could be friends…

Other than that we saw a few lesser known bands like Gang of four and Six organs of admittance. We stood in queues a lot and we had our first “fish n chips” which I found really nice as well.

Looking forward to see England again. Pictures is to come...

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