Well that, yet again, was awesome.
Suffering from withdrawal.
All a bit subjective but -
The great -
Vampire Weekend - all of it sounded so much better live and the set was so joyous. One of the best festival headline sets I’ve ever seen
Julien Baker - saw her 3 years ago but she’s more powerful now. Sounded stunning on Garden Stage
Tirzah - love the album, didn’t disappoint live
The Weather Station - stellar albums and great to be right at the front for that
Idles - now I know what all the fuss is about
Titus Andronicus - not for everyone but I found it a breath of fresh air, and anyone who has seen power of the full band must know how vulnerable it would be to go solo like that. Also v dry, witty and self - deprecating
The weather, the people (particularly the friendly crowd from London in the leggings we met in disco ship), Tom Ravenscroft set in Disco Ship sat night, the paella, the neon cacti in the gardens
The good -
A. Wesley Chung - best lunchtime act I’ve seen
St Vincent (when just came out to front at the end)
White Denim - at the end we stood off to the left and the scene, as my brother commented, looked like ‘Guitar Hero - English Country Garden Stage’
The not so good -
Occasional chatters - but not a massive problem this year for me.
Shower queues - still too long. I’ve got things to do, people to see and table tennis to play in the mornings
Some of the food - dunno, good for festival food but some is well overpriced. Got our cakes from Blandford market, 3 quid for a small brownie takes the piss
More toddlers in crowd this year - I get that families must love this festival, and why should having kids stop you going, but they should not be sat down 20 rows back, in the dark, as crowd is building for a headliner. This goes for Big Top or Woods stage. Nearly trod on a couple of small wrists.
Missing bands you knew were going to be great but being tired and preferring a wander (Snapped Ankles, This is the Kit)
Thanks Summer, now bring on the Autumn!