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03 Sep 2006 10:49 PM
    that was a fantastic festival in my eyes.
    i need to go to sleep now though.
    lovely weather - lovely atmosphere - well laid out and organised, saw no trouble, saw nobody even crying.
    in short, i'd a brilliant time, one of the best festivals i've been at in ten years.

    well done EP!
    now sleep.
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    04 Sep 2006 01:26 PM
    Great weekend, saw an awful lot of music, too tired now to make a decent post. Highlights were probably Tapes n' Tapes, Tilly & the Wall, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Pet Shop Boys.
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    04 Sep 2006 01:52 PM
    I had a deadly time at this - again. Missed a few people I wanted to see including (sob) Gary Numan due to being absolutely mashed on friday night but it was worth it....kinda..!! Highlights for me was The Rapture, Sparks, Gang of Four (oh my god!!), New Order and a Dance DJ duo I'd never heard before called Mode Selectah (i think) - there were some seriously evil banging bass lines!!!
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    04 Sep 2006 02:05 PM
    great weekend. looked dodgy for a bit on Friday night/Saturday morning but the weather cleared up. highlights for me were Broken Social Scene, Hot Chip, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Devandra Banhart (met him and got my photo taken with him ), Tapes N Tapes and Rufus Wainwright.
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    04 Sep 2006 02:17 PM
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    Originally posted by garymcgarrigle
    highlights for me were Broken Social Scene, Hot Chip, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Devandra Banhart (met him and got my photo taken with him
    I bumped into this dude i know from Galway and apparently he was pulled up on stage by Devendra to play one of his own songs... pretty cool hey.
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    04 Sep 2006 02:20 PM
    Am still in a kind-of daze, sitting at work, sorry the whole experience is over. Had a fantastic weekend, survived the rain and the 3 hour trek from Dublin on Friday. Rufus was definitely the highlight yesterday, he was brilliant, he played solo on piano and guitar - The Gay Messiah, The Art Teacher, Cigarettes & Chocolate, California, Rebel Prince, Grey Gardens, Hallelujiah, all superb. Saw lots of music, dEUS, Massive Attack, Devendrha Banhart, Dub Gospel Choir, Bloc Party, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Jape, Archie Bronson Outfit, Glen Hansard solo, Paul Noonan solo, Tapes and Tapes, Broken Social Scene, Long Blondes, the Blue Nile and more… Lots of running around the place and was disappointed to miss PJ Harvey cos the tent was jammed, kinda stupid she was in one tent and Damien Rice in another and both places packed, and the main stage was empty. Never made it to the Comedy tent or cinema tent for any of the matches. Didn't see any trouble but heard about the tents being robbed. Was in the red campsite and there was no problems but it was kinda hard to find a spot to camp on Friday afternoon. Thought the security in the place were sound. Might be able to put more thoughts together on the whole thing later in the week but at the moment this was even too much of an effort...
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    04 Sep 2006 02:27 PM
    The guy who got ''pulled '' on stage for devndra actually dived over about 10 people to get on stage and was by far the biggest poser iv ever seen s**te song aswell but that could have been cus the set was so god damn good ,i looked EVERYWHERE for devendra realy wanted to meet him but no luck ,best of the weekend for me were anthony ,rufus wainwright, jape ,the yeah yeah yeahs ( wow they were good )broken social scene ( got to meet the bass player ) Frames ( cant believe im saying this but there set was savage and the athmosphere was great )new order (caught there interview in the hotpress tent )and blue nile ,Great weekend some people are giving out about the camping but it was grand security were realy sound super weekend
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    04 Sep 2006 02:41 PM
    Yeah saw your man getting up alright, would take a bit of balls to hop up there on the main stage and play a song! I think he'd met him teh night before in Whelans though or something? Devendra does that at all his gigs I think, remember the gig in cork he did anyway but no one would go up. Broken Social Scene don't really get them, find them even a bit boring live dare I say it. Thought Jape were great too, have they an album out? Ended up seeing them twice, much better on the Friday on Big Tree cos by saturday his voice was fecked. Some interesting covers along the way too Laura Ibizor - Crazy Blue Nile - Strangers in the night Semifinalists - I wanna dance with somebody Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah
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    04 Sep 2006 02:46 PM
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    Thought Jape were great too, have they an album out?
    2 albums, bottom left of the link http://www.trustmeimathief.com/artists/jape.html
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    04 Sep 2006 02:56 PM
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    Thought Jape were great too, have they an album out?
    2 albums, bottom left of the link http://www.trustmeimathief.com/artists/jape.html
    cool, must check them out, they've flown well below my radar until now
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    04 Sep 2006 03:33 PM
    Yeah, Devendra Banhart did the same thing last year in The Village with some dude in the crowd. Sounds like you all had a great time. Was watching some of it on the goggler and vowed never to miss an EP again and to get my tickets in good time for 2007. Sleep now, my pretties :-]
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    04 Sep 2006 03:52 PM
    Guess im being a little harsh on the guy who got up on stage BUT the posing was seriously uncalled for!!! i saw kelly osbourne back stage with her bloke ???!! what the f**k was she doing there and also the guy from bloc party was running after her ?weird .i think gary numen was sposed to be excelent aswell but the best performer of the weekend was karen O what a set they played wow brilliant !!
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    04 Sep 2006 03:58 PM
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    Dance DJ duo I'd never heard before called Mode Selectah (i think) - there were some seriously evil banging bass lines!!!
    Modeselektor, sometimes know as MDSLKTR. http://bpitchcontrol.de/artist/2/54 Really wish I could have gone, even if I had tickets I would have been to sick to go anyway, meh..
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    04 Sep 2006 04:03 PM
    quality weekend alright. Saw a good few, n missed too many. One of the highlights for me was Cut Chemist last night though, f**king amazing. Saw the Yeah Yeah Yeahs n wasnt impressed at all, i think theyre great when they kick out the sleaze, but ugh, the rest wasnt so hot. Bed now though.
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    04 Sep 2006 04:36 PM
    I think I may have freaked Lisa Lobsinger out when I met her and Charles Spearin from BSS after Yo La Tengo (who were great). In my defence I'd been drinking heavily for much of the day (is that a defence?) Paraphrasing here: Me: Wonderful gig. Her: Thank you, I'll always come back here you guys are just the best crowds. Me: Oh I bet you say that to all the natives. Her: No, I mean it, we were in England last week you're way better. Me: Yeah right. I think she knew I was teasing, but if the band never come back here again then sorry everybody. Anyone catch Saul Williams? Holy s**t, he was intense. Redneck Manifesto were amazing on Friday night.
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    04 Sep 2006 05:00 PM
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    Guess im being a little harsh on the guy who got up on stage BUT the posing was seriously uncalled for!!! i saw kelly osbourne back stage with her bloke ???!! what the f**k was she doing there and also the guy from bloc party was running after her ?weird .i think gary numen was sposed to be excelent aswell but the best performer of the weekend was karen O what a set they played wow brilliant !!
    Ah here - so what if there was posing or not.... the dude got up and played his own tune in front of a bigger crowd that he's ever played in his life in front of a performer he's mad into.... thats deadly. You just sound bitter dude! Maybe next time.... I thought the YYY were cool but her voice can be pretty dodgy at times... still tho they rocked to f**k. Yer man Brian Chase is some drummer. Holy f**k.
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    04 Sep 2006 05:20 PM
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    Guess im being a little harsh on the guy who got up on stage BUT the posing was seriously uncalled for!!! i saw kelly osbourne back stage with her bloke ???!! what the f**k was she doing there and also the guy from bloc party was running after her ?weird .i think gary numen was sposed to be excelent aswell but the best performer of the weekend was karen O what a set they played wow brilliant !!
    Ah here - so what if there was posing or not.... the dude got up and played his own tune in front of a bigger crowd that he's ever played in his life in front of a performer he's mad into.... thats deadly. You just sound bitter dude! Maybe next time.... I thought the YYY were cool but her voice can be pretty dodgy at times... still tho they rocked to f**k. Yer man Brian Chase is some drummer. Holy f**k.
    Ya i guess your rite ,who am i to slag the guy .sorry poser guy your song was cool and im jealous you got to meet devendra ...i actually thought karen O was amazing her voice everything super ...was it me or was the drummer only playing with only one hand ??am i missing something that everyone knows ??
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    04 Sep 2006 05:26 PM
    Yea he was playing with one hand - but not all the time as far as I can tell. He's amazing.... like I always thought so but seeing and hearing it live was deadly. Anyone at Gary Numan....? I was soooooooo upset I missed that!!
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    04 Sep 2006 06:10 PM
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    highlights for me were Broken Social Scene, Hot Chip, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Devandra Banhart (met him and got my photo taken with him
    I bumped into this dude i know from Galway and apparently he was pulled up on stage by Devendra to play one of his own songs... pretty cool hey.
    he wasn't very good. sounded like he might be alright till he opened his mouth. Devandra and the band looked like they were laughing at him too. the crowd were kind but I don't know why.
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    04 Sep 2006 08:34 PM
    i was kinda sore that devandra didnt play an acoustic number given that his first 50 albums were just him on the guitar.it was still savage and he came across as a realy sound guy .still would have liked too see him play at the hop or sight to behold ...
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