Endorse-It delivers a terrific weekend of quality acts
Endorse-It In-Dorset 2010 review
published: Thu 12th Aug 2010
Endorse-It In-Dorset 2010to
Cranborne Chase, Dorset
daily capacity: 2500
last updated: Thu 22nd Jul 2010
The weather improved over the weekend which started dark, cloudy and drizzly and ended in blistering sunshine. I had intended to see an act and if it did nothing for me move on, however every act I saw over the weekend held my attention which meant I didn't get the opportunity to see much of the programme in the Wig-On Casino which judging from both the noises emanating from it and the crowds both inside and out meant I missed a lot of decent acts in there.
Saturday's similarly damp start resulted in more hanging out in the campsite meeting folk and consuming wee alcoholic drinks brought from home which were not allowed in the arena. It took Fat Drunk Stupid's set of singalong punk classics to tempt us into the arena, where a delayed stage meant their clash in times with the excellent Inner Terrestrials was less of an upset. The hugely entertaining stand-ins last year Alphalfa are rewarded with a bigger slot, and this time covered in a Glee inspired jacket of soft toys their crazy singer provided a good set of covers, accompanied by a swimming costume wearing ape - mental!
A quick chance to catch a little of Optic Nerves and their psychobilly tunes and a little of the psychedelic dub mix of Depot at Strummerville, before the hoedown with our hosts Pronghorn and a stage packed with their kids, there's more every year!
A proper headlining performance from legends The Damned and an awesome rendition of 'Eloise', was followed by the mighty Subgiant and an old school style rave set complete with glo sticks brought the main stage to a close. Whilst The Highliners delivered another high powered set of favourites including, our festival favourite 'Henry The Wasp' even more applicable this year due to the amount of jaspers on site.