Indietracks 2012 Memories and Photos

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Indietracks 2012 Memories and Photos

Post by knibbles » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:20 pm

That was chuffin amazing. I only took about 4 photos because I was too busy having fun.

My favourite bits were Evans the Death, Standard Fare, Tigercats, Orca Team and The School, dancing so much to all of them that my socks got wet. I enjoyed Minibar on the train and The Hobbes Fanclub too. My other favourite bits were everything. The worst bit was being stupid drunk Friday night and getting overexcited and all gobby. I think I invited myself to someone I didn't knows wedding. The shame. Still, at least I wasn't as drunk as Sam on Saturday whereby he couldn't remember that a horse tried to get us when we were walking back through an industrial estate and we had to run away.

Thanks so much to everyone involved in making it so brilliant. I want to do it all again immediately.
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Post by squirrelboutique » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:43 am

I feel like that photo of Ted represents our psyches this weekend.

And the Friday night mania was the best part of the weekend, Lisa!

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Post by tompony » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:47 am

I carried my camera around all weekend and took ZERO photographs. Still, nice for it to get out and about, I suppose.

I had a very lovely time. Some highlights were:
  • Tigercats, who are The Best Band.
  • Evans the Death, who have The Best Song ('Telling Lies').
  • Darren Hayman and his newly extended band. How to make something brilliant even better? Add a moog!
  • Generally meeting and re-meeting the nicest people. A special mention to Stu and Marco from The Wellgreen, who are the most charming of all men.
  • The addition of delicious burritos to the already excellent line-up of foods.
  • OWLS and PARROTS! Almost making up for the still-quite-upsetting loss of the "Llama and donkey area".
  • Arriving on Sunday to be told "there's no train for a while, so we're sending a vintage bus". YES!
  • Not really knowing who to watch on Sunday so just wandering from stage to stage and finding DELIGHTFUL TREATS at every turn.
The lowlight was forgetting to take my mix CD along on Saturday, then not finding anyone to swap with on Sunday. Anyone want it? Otherwise I'll save it for next year.

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Post by Silver Girl » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:10 am

Stroking a barn owl just about made my life complete. That and the Let's Whsisper set in the tent.Yow!
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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:04 pm

I loved every second of this! Good pop times from the Smittens, the School, the 10p Mixes, Colour Me Wednesday, the Just Joans (aka "The Stone Roses"), Robberie, Spook School, Velodrome 2000, Hobbes Fanclub, Orca Team and the Vaselines. Was lovely to see everyone again on account of how pretty and awesome you all are. Thanks to everyone who danced to the Pop-o-matic stuff, the cheer that went up when I played the Deirdres is what I'll think about when I'm sad to cheer meself up again.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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Post by sweepingthenation » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:46 pm

tompony wrote:Arriving on Sunday to be told "there's no train for a while, so we're sending a vintage bus". YES!
A railway museum has a vintage bus replacement service. Best detail ever. (Though what was going on at Butterley? They seemed to be only running the steam trains for most of the day between there and Swanwick, and I assume they weren't suddenly surprised by the increase in numbers - even the Travelodge Little Chef staff, or at least the one that recognised me, had downloaded the app so they could prepare more fully)

Best stuff:
- almost seems too obvious to say Allo Darlin' and Standard Fare, but it's true. The absolute silence for Tallulah, following the cheer of relief when it turned out AD were going to get their allotted stage time after all, was quite something. Fare at popshows seem more and more like rallies than gigs.

- The extended Hayman family. Perhaps the last thing anyone expected from Darren in 2012 is Hymn To The Postal Service second in the set, which might be why he did it. Even the track from Lido fitted in.

- The Vaselines and their high grade rudeness.. Tigercats, Evans The Death, Just Joans, Tender Trap, This Many Boyfriends. How have T.O.Y.S passed me by before now?

- Watching Jimmy leading the routine to The Polaroid Song, and then seeing a good number of people replicating the moves during the song itself.

- Watching Jimmy as above, then turning round to be confronted by an owl.

- Has the station shop always been there? Life achivement unlocked: I bought an actual Strawberry Split at a music festival.

- The actual sunshine. The not as many heavy showers or boggy conditions as forecast. The lovely, lovely people. The lovely, lovely festival.

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Post by JamieC » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:06 pm

i really, really enjoyed owltracks 2012. the addition of bands was a nice extra i thought.
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Post by 80sfan » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:15 pm

Do you realise that this, right now, is the longest we've ever had to wait for the next Indietracks?

On the upside, Indietracks 2012 hasn't actually finished. I know this because there still hasn't been the announcement that the toilets at the bottom of the site are not working. That's when Indietracks finishes for the year.
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Post by humblebee » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:19 pm

Only cried at The Just Joans, Robberie and 14 Iced Bears. Well done Green - we'll make a man of you yet.

Still giggling at "50 Shades of Markie".

Thanks, again, Team Indietracks and the folks at the Midland Railway Centre, for making life awesome. <3 <3 <3

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Post by tonieee » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:28 pm

Spook School are my favourite new band!

My favourite indietracks moment was after the campsite disco finished on the Sunday, everyone singing Digital Accordion. You can't stop the pop!

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Post by oldgreentieon » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:42 pm

This was indeed ace.

Allo Darlin' yesterday, and the huge amount of audience love for that band, was the best thing ever. The dead hush during Tallulah has already been mentioned here, but the smiles, banter, dancing and general joyousness throughout the set was also amazing.

Standard Fare and Electrophonvintage were also brilliant, totally amazing highlights. The Hobbes Fanclub sounded great from outside the church, probably sounded even better inside. September Girls, Go Sailor, The Vaselines, Golden Grrrls, Cosines, Colour Me Wednesday, Veronica Falls, yep, all good.

Burritos went down well.

Indietracks' resilience to rain was pretty impressive - not just the festival site and campsite (both of which refused to flood), but also the crowd who adapted well, and nothing malfunctioned as far as I'm aware. Yes it rained, but it didn't ruin the weekend. There was a lot of sunshine, too, 'course.

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Post by knibbles » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:43 pm

tonieee wrote:Spook School are my favourite new band!
Oooh, I forgot to say Spook School, they were brill. They were Ted's favourites.
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Post by philjunebride » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:06 pm

Clouds everywhere but the sun smiling on Indietracks...Sums it up for me...

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Post by skywriting » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:44 pm

There were so many moments, but two that brought me to tears and will stay with me forever as being magical, treasured moments: Bart Cummings & Pam Berry on Saturday, and Rose Melberg on Sunday. Most folks will have been dancing merrily to what was no doubt a rollicking set (as always) by Allo Darlin', but for those of us inside the church, we were transfixed by the simple elegance and beauty of Rose. The music, the voice, and the oh-so-deserved standing ovation left me and many others choked with emotion.

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Post by ian » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:15 pm

What a weekend. Too tired to type much right now, but seeing Go Sailor was amazing - I never thought I'd ever see them. Veronica Falls were wonderful too, and dancing to the Spanish pop in the disco tent on Sunday was the most fun ever. I seemed to miss loads of bands because of just hanging out and chatting but it didn't really seem to matter - it was as much fun catching up as it was seeing the bands. And going to Indietracks always recharges my DIY batteries somehow. I always leave wanting to do something - put on more gigs, get back to releasing records. I love the positivity of it all.

Plus the little wine glasses with lids on are the greatest invention ever.

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Post by timahall » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:25 pm

GO SAILOR! GO SAILOR! GO SAILOR!

ROSE MELBERG! ROSE MELBERG! ROSE MELBERG!

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Post by islandhopper » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:44 pm

Every year you wonder whether it can possibly be as good as every other year and every year it is! Saturday was quite possibly may favourite ever Indietracks day for music in fact with Young Romance, Evans The Death, Tigercats and Standard Fare all putting in fantastic performances.
Not that the Friday and Sunday were in any way poor. The Smittens and The School were a great, fun way to start proceedings and I was particularly impressed by Spook School on Sunday. Allo Darlin' of course were as great as we've come to know them and I think we can feel very happy about sending them round the country and the world as indiepop ambassadors. Can't wait for their headlining slot in 2014.

ps - the owls have to be back next year or there will be many many disappointed people. Hope they got a lot of money in their buckets.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:28 pm

I feel utterly deflated to be home again. How did the weekend manage to go by so fast? I swear the days get shorter every year. It's a sign of how awesome Indietracks is that I saw LOADS of amazing stuff and yet still FAILED to see so much else that I had wanted to see. I ended up missing quite a few bands (notably Orca Team, Evans the Death, Colour Me Wednesday, Young Romance) due to lateness/faffing and looking after kids, and failed to make it to any of the discos due to the aforementioned kids (and being just too exhausted for Music For Girls on the last night, for which I'd arranged a free pass to stay out late), but it was still just AMAZING. So many highlights to choose from!

*the sheer grin-inducing awesomeness of Allo Darlin and the tear-inducing loveliness of 'Tallulah'
*the audience filling in the synth-y bits on 'Your Woman' during White Town's train set (and, indeed, the whole of that set - I hadn't heard much recent White Town stuff and really loved it and can't wait to hear the album we bought)
*GO SAILOR! Just GO FUCKING SAILOR! I thought I might never see them live. Those songs sounded so f'ing good outdoors too.
*the Vaselines - one of the few bands I can think of who have such an amazing back catalogue and then went and came out with an amazing new album too.
*the burrito stall
*seeing Language of Flowers again after so many years - who else forgot JUST how great those tunes were?
*Gordon McIntyre in the church - those songs always make me swoon a bit
*having the Smittens back - Indietracks lacked a certain Smitteny something without them
*Standard Fare were just amazing, AGAIN.

Really, though, I loved everything and everyone I saw. I can't wait another year. PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME WAIT ANOTHER YEAR.

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Post by RITH » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:46 pm

Did Linton sing anything anywhere?

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Post by humblebee » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:06 pm

Who else saw Robberie on the train yesterday morning? SOOOOOOOO GOOD.

Hobbes Fanclub followed by September Girls could be the best one-two I've ever seen at Indietracks. Just stunning.

Anyone else catch 14 Iced Bears? Really pleasantly surprised by how great they sounded, specially Rob's voice. Had to leg it over for Velodrome after a few songs though. VELODROME! SHEFFIELD!

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