Posted By Iambeave on 09 Sep 2009 02:56 AM
Well guys this was the first year that my highlighted, neatly folded timetable did not pan out as planned. I optimistically brought a notebook and pen, hoping to review the weekend, but my lack of gig-going would have made for a fairly drab report.
Missed Fleet Foxes, Efterklang, Temper Trap, Moderat and Four Tet.
However - the comedy tent was brilliant. Dead Cat Bounce were my highlight, as were Steve Frost's Improv team. I enjoyed some of Explosions in the Sky and caught the end of Royksopp's set.
Neutronyx rave in the woods was another huge highlight and Krafty Kuts mashed up some crowd-pleasing tunes in the Bacardi B-Live Tent. Filthy Dukes put on a fairly decent set too.
The entire weekend was a little disappointing. I'm just not used to a mucky picnic. I didn't mind peeing in a variety of different places, but I did mind not being able to sleep at night, despite two ear-plugs solidly pushed into my ears.
Anybody else feel that the site had a different atmosphere this year? The place felt almost too large and spread out for me. I'm getting to the stage where I feel like saying, 'Remember when the picnic was cosy...'
Sorry to see you're not able to post an EP review, shame we haven't one.