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V’d out…

Fantastic! Back from a weekend at the awesome V Festival. Saw tons of great bands:
Saturday:
Rooster
Idlewild
I Am Kloot
Joss Stone
Athlete
The Ordinary Boys
Turin Brakes
The Music
Josh Rouse
Ozomatli
Scissor Sisters (Well, just a bit as we were passing )
The Prodigy
 
Sunday:
Winner of ‘The Road to V’ (I don’t remember their name but they were quite good )
Tom Vek
The Departure
The Magic Numbers
Goldie Lookin’ Chain (like 30 seconds – not impressed…)
Lucie Silvas (by accident, I swear. Although she was quite good )
The Polyphonic Spree
Jet
The Zutons
The Kaiser Chiefs (heard, not saw )
Roisin Murphy (ex Moloko)
The Doves
Robin Plant (of Led Zep)
Oasis (from a very long way back)
Texas
 
27 bands over two days. That’s got to be some sort of record, right? Highlights? Well there were loads. Athlete were as enjoyable as ever, but I left them early to see the Ordinary Boys which was definitely the right idea 🙂 They rocked, doing the sunny weather proud with Talk Talk Talk… The Polyphonic Spree win most bizarre moment, they’ve got some really happy-clappy uplifting tunes and to see 20 or so people on that small JJB stage was really something. The Kaiser Chiefs really needed to be on the main stage as no-one could get anywhere near them – even lanky me couldn’t see very much. It was amazing seeing Robert Plant playing Whole Lotta Love with just the same power and enthusiasm as on the records from what, thirty years ago? Roisin Murphy was amazing too – great band, great tunes, great girl  But the battle for best moment is between Texas and Ozomatli. Both complete surprises, not having planned to see either until I got there, Texas managed to trigger some great memories from ages ago (plus they had Peter Kay come sing Sweet Caroline with them ). Ozomatli were something else, and when told they had to finish the set and get off stage they got off stage, out into the crowd and continued playing! Lots of drums, whistles and brass followed by the crowd out of their tent and wow, really great feeling after they’d finished.
 
Pretty tired today, pretty smelly and looking for Ozomatli records
 
Cherio!
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