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EP09 – day three recap

Follow the links for reviews of Florence & The Machine, Fleet Foxes and Chic’s Saturday night special. Naturally, this was the most heart-stopping – and heartbreaking – experience of the day. Fierce pride in the boys in blue and gold, …

Mon, Sep 7, 2009, 01:21

   

Follow the links for reviews of Florence & The Machine, Fleet Foxes and Chic’s Saturday night special.

Naturally, this was the most heart-stopping – and heartbreaking – experience of the day. Fierce pride in the boys in blue and gold, despite the result.

I really enjoyed the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (two helpings of them because they played a secret gig in the Body & Soul universe in the evening), Micachu & The Shapes (rambleshackle, tumbledown blues with a sharper edge than you’ll find in any barbershop) and Amadou & Mariam (Amadou Bagayoko is such a superb guitarist and their sound was just the one to put a smile on the proceedings).

I passed on Passion Pit because I’ve already seen them three times this year, but it sounded tight when I was walking by the stage. And I went for Basement Jaxx over the Lips as the arena closer because these boys and girls do the end-of-the-weekend carnival crack like no-one else.

I also inadvertently endured 90 seconds of the worst band in the world ever which is 90 seconds of my life which I will never get back. Alabama 3 (who else?), you suck to high heavens.

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