August 31, 2005

Reading: the long weekend that was

SO, what with my hectic job and no internet at home, as with Rock Werchter, I'm going to be hard pressed to actually review anything but if anyone cares, this is what I saw…I like how even my mini laminated guide reeks of noxious gases, that is to say, nasty thick smoke…


Main stage
Do Me Bad Things
Graham Coxon
The Coral
Queens of the Stone Age
The Killers

NME/Radio 1 stage
The Dead 60s
Death From Above 1979
The Subways

The Carling stage
We Are Scientists

Things I wanted to see that day and missed: Puscha, The Blood Arm, Saul Williams, Charlotte Hatherley, DJ Format, Audiobullys, The Black Velvets, The Cooper Temple Clause, BRMC, Kasabian, Elbow, Dropkick Murphys


Main stage
The Charlatans
Kings of Leon
Foo Fighters

NME/Radio 1 stage
The Cribs
Nine Black Alps
Hot Hot Heat
Arcade Fire

Carling Stage
Mystery Jets
Arctic Monkeys

Things I wanted to see but missed: Clor, 747s, Yeti, Be Your Own Pet, Caesars, The Raveonettes, The Go Team, The Explosion, Rise Against, Louie, Juliette and the Licks, Babyshambles, Biffy Clyro, Razorlight


Main stage
Iggy and the Stooges
Marilyn Manson
Iron Maiden

NME/Radio stage
The Rakes
Sons and Daughters
Maximo Park

Dance Arena

Carling Stage
Forward Russia
The Crimea
Echo and the Bunnymen

Things I wanted to see but missed: Gratitude, Test Icicles, Komakino, VHS or Beta, Amusement Parks on Fire, Engineers, M.I.A., Art Brut, The Duke Spirit, LCD Soundsystem, The Futureheads, Bloc Party

More later!

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  1. Was Arctic Monkeys completely crazy? You could barely breathe at Leeds, but then there's the northern connection to take into account. I think they're quite good but completely overrated.

    31 Aug 2005, 14:32

  2. Ben

    It was f'ing rammed in there, personally i think the hype is justified

    31 Aug 2005, 15:26

  3. Yeah and there were lots of drunken nutters that were being nobs. However, the Arctic Monkeys are amazing, their music and lyrics have an infallible ability to bring a smile to my face and make me want to dance.

    31 Aug 2005, 17:47

  4. Gordon R

    up at Leeds I'd say Kasabian were one of the best acts on. It was packed in there and the band and the crowd were all loving it. They're totally different live to how the album sounds. I saw a glimpse of Elbow but then went off when I thought they were just a bit odd and not what I was thinking but the Dropkick Murphys made me laugh a lot. I wish I'd seen Mylo but it clashed with Futurheads and Blocparty, The Rakes were pretty good and Maximo Park were just ace and can't wait to listen to the whole album now. Did you get the Cribs down your way? I hadn't heard of them before but enjoyed them quite a lot although I had to go and sit down outside as my STINKING COLD caused by FREEZING WEATHER took the better of me. Boo hoo.

    03 Sep 2005, 18:05

  5. Bashmore

    Yeah The Cribs were ace at Reading, pretty chaotic but not in the chaotic/shit way that Babyshambles are. Mylo was absofreakinlutely awesome

    04 Sep 2005, 00:13

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