Monday, September 1, 2014
Electric Picnic 2014
Each time I go I tell myself: this is it, my LAST Electric Picnic. This year was no different. 41,000 punters (biggest crowd ever) made for a lot of queuing - a very unpopular activity. Mindfield, for the second year in a row was without the usual packed line-up of novelists and poets. Two things that should be enough to keep me away.
In the comedy tent, David McSavage was as frightening as ever, his mimicry of Gerry Adams, in particular, raising the roof.
Seventies punk-rock band, The Stranglers, thrilled with classics such as 'No More Heroes' and 'Golden Brown' and particularly wonderful was their billing slot - 2pm - allowing this punter to enjoy them at a respectably early time!
I dropped in to see the anarchic Rubberbandits whose madcap set had a sort of unnerving aura - their song 'Spoiling Ivan' made me a tad uncomfortable - the desired affect, I suppose.
As always, just being at EP is fun in itself:
especially when you spot a lampshade in a colour you were looking out for in ages,
The tickets for 2015 go on sale today.
As they say where I come from: 'No Comment'.