Indietracks 2016 photos and memories

29-31 July 2016: "a collective adventure in generalized joy and freely interdependent exuberance"
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Post by ian » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:44

lloydybwoy wrote:throughout my set I was constantly harangued by a bloke to play the Wu-Tang Clan (and not the Hayman song)
I was asked for the Wu-Tang Clan by a bloke at the campsite disco on Saturday night - maybe it was the same chap. I said I didn't have any and he went away.

I'm less keen on the pop stuff being played but then I'm sure there's people who are less keen on the soul stuff that I play so hey ho. It does seem to be current trend, though. I heard Taylor Swift at the discos more times than I heard the Velvet Underground.

"Gravel Pit" by the Wu-Tang Clan, though, is glorious. I'd have happily danced to that if someone had it.

My 8 year old son loves Drake and was very disappointed that he wasn't playing Indietracks. Maybe next year?
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Post by ShaunBrilldream » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:45

humblebee wrote:That's a +1 from me about the vegan burgers - bloody outstanding. Well, not bloody, I guess.
The soya one was my favourite. Great burgers. I had a spare 20 minutes to wait for a pizza at one point and it was well worth it.
And we just can't wait to make more mistakes and to fluff our breaks, and to stuff our faces with cake.

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Post by mkgleeds » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:12

Had a fab time as usual

Highlights

Spook School
Soda Fountain Rag
Sunny weather
Darren Hayman
Red Sleeping Beauty
Excellent new pub option discovered for Sunday lunch
Bearsuit
Managing to catch a bus from Butterly for the first time in 8 Indietracks
Emma Pollock
St Etienne playing Hobart Paving

Low Lights

Travelodge overbooking policy - no i dont want to goto Derby
Only seeing 2 songs of Expert Alterations
Lack of church visits due to afore-mentioned sun making lying on the grass being too appealing
Aforementioned bus only going one stop in correct direction and then we had to get off

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Post by humblebee » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:13

So who was there when crystalball was dj-ing in the marquee? Everything about that set was perfect - but no moment more so than during 'Eurodisco', when somebody whipped out a great big EU flag and a dusty dancefloor erupted in prolonged cheers.

Away with all the usual caveats of rationality: I remain moved and recharged with hope by this little tableau of defiance.

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Post by tonieee » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:19

ShaunBrilldream wrote:
humblebee wrote:That's a +1 from me about the vegan burgers - bloody outstanding. Well, not bloody, I guess.
The soya one was my favourite. Great burgers. I had a spare 20 minutes to wait for a pizza at one point and it was well worth it.
I missed out on the burgers :-(. Loads of people told me how amazing they were and I really wanted to try one but I'm very set in my ways and if I didn't have a burrito for lunch and Gopal's for my tea it wouldn't feel like a proper indietracks to me. I did try to have one in the evening on both Saturday and Sunday but they sold out both nights. I also intended to try their vegan cheesecake - I don't have a sweet tooth but I love a bit of cheesecake and it's one of the few things I've missed since becoming vegan but I failed to do that too.

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Post by comfortzone » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:19

Hello! Mark here from Don't Falter. I guess I'm 'in charge' of DF as much as anyone is, which is to say not at all really. But I started the whole thing off years ago so the buck probably stops with me.

Personally I'm not entirely sure what a Drake is, but I'm really pleased to be part of an ostensibly indiepop night where people nonetheless feel comfortable stepping outside the bubble of Hefner b-sides once in a while. As long as they damn well get straight back in that bubble afterwards, OBVIOUSLY. And hey, it was only a 3-minute curveball out of a 2-hour set which I think largely stayed within the accepted boundaries! Where would pop music be without the wanton mashing-up of disparate genres and influences? Would we even have arrived at indiepop?

My own highlight of DJing was doing the first half-hour with Pnos (who some of you may remember from The Loves) and seeing a man who looked exactly like Shirley Lee dancing to Sweeping the Nation. It turned out not to be Shirley Lee, although I had to have a damn good look.

Huge thanks to Team Indietracks not just for having us, but for the huge amount of hard work that must go in to organising the festival every year. It really is something incredibly special - thank you.

On which note, did anyone else well up slightly when reading Pete Green's bit in the programme?

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Post by humblebee » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:22

comfortzone wrote:On which note, did anyone else well up slightly when reading Pete Green's bit in the programme?
I seem to have created the indiepop version of Titanic.

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Post by ShaunBrilldream » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:26

humblebee wrote:So who was there when crystalball was dj-ing in the marquee? Everything about that set was perfect - but no moment more so than during 'Eurodisco', when somebody whipped out a great big EU flag and a dusty dancefloor erupted in prolonged cheers.

Away with all the usual caveats of rationality: I remain moved and recharged with hope by this little tableau of defiance.
That was the set of the weekend for me. Proper joyous.
And we just can't wait to make more mistakes and to fluff our breaks, and to stuff our faces with cake.

The FinchleyTed fanclub.

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Post by tonieee » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:32

humblebee wrote:So who was there when crystalball was dj-ing in the marquee? Everything about that set was perfect - but no moment more so than during 'Eurodisco', when somebody whipped out a great big EU flag and a dusty dancefloor erupted in prolonged cheers.
It was so good that I didn't even mind you punching my lights out!
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Post by islandhopper » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:38

I'll hopefully come back and do a proper post later but I think hearing Drake in between some Kenickie or The Fall or Grimes or whatever while surrounded by all your friends is totally different to walking into Top Shop and hearing it. Context, innit.
All for it myself.

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Post by deerful » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:58

I...did not really see any bands and also did not really dance due to only being there for the Sunday and spending half of that time panicking about how I was going to set up all my Deerful electronics in the church and the rest of the time talking to new/old friends on the booze train, but it was genuinely one of my happiest days ever and I am SO SO amazed so many people came to see me. Thank you SO MUCH and I'm so sorry so many people couldn't get in. (If you're in London I'm playing on the 11th at the Lexington and the Waiting Room on the 15th - if you're not but you know someone near you who'd like to put me on please get in touch because I LOVE PLAYING LIVE SO MUCH.)

I think this is the first year since I started going I've not been able to be there for the whole weekend but the day I was there was just blissful. Thank you all for making it so great.
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Post by deerful » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:59

ShaunBrilldream wrote: It's a tricky one this. Without wishing to sound too Student Grant, maybe it's a bit worrying that someone paying working class urban black music caused such a hoo haw.
Inclined to agree with this to be honest. It's one song out of a whole bunch over a whole weekend (I have some pretty awful personal associations with Taylor Swift but I'm not going to say anyone shouldn't play her because it's one song over a whole weekend). If you were more upset about Drake than about Icona Pop maybe take a step back and have a little think about why that might be and why it feels like the wrong thing to hear at Indietracks. It doesn't mean you're a horrible person or have crap taste or anything. But it is worth thinking about.

(Personally if Indietracks let me DJ I think I would spend the entire set looping the Postal Service, CHVRCHES, Owen Pallett, Grimes and PC Music and that's why Indietracks must never ever ever let me DJ.)
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Post by comfortzone » Tue Aug 02, 2016 13:03

Hi Emma!

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Post by deerful » Tue Aug 02, 2016 13:04

HIIIII
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Post by lloydybwoy » Tue Aug 02, 2016 13:12

ShaunBrilldream wrote:

The Don't Falter disco was brilliant by the way. I really enjoyed myself.
Ta! We had a great time - well, until the technology stopped working and Gem and Hayley couldn't do their bit.

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Post by humblebee » Tue Aug 02, 2016 13:30

tonieee wrote:It was so good that I didn't even mind you punching my lights out!
I was just jealous cos you were looking prettier than me.

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Post by jayen_aitch » Tue Aug 02, 2016 14:21

Probably a lot of you will have seen my pictures, but just in case someone else wants to...

I put some selected pictures here: https://www.facebook.com/jonny.howell/m ... nref=story

And if you want the unsifted version, I put about four times as many pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jayen_ait ... 1762783516

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Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Aug 02, 2016 15:05

Cloudy Cat wrote:I didn't either but I thought "what's this, have Martha gone all Urban?" It was the wife, who's got a tolerance for these things, that enlightened me.
"Urban"? "Tolerance"? Seriously? Do you have no idea how problematic this post is?

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Post by Cloudy Cat » Tue Aug 02, 2016 16:41

squirrelboutique wrote:
Cloudy Cat wrote:I didn't either but I thought "what's this, have Martha gone all Urban?" It was the wife, who's got a tolerance for these things, that enlightened me.
"Urban"? "Tolerance"? Seriously? Do you have no idea how problematic this post is?
Tolerance in respect to liking Urban music which I'm no fan of. Sorry. I'm no expert but isn't Urban made by white musicians as well as black? I have no tolerance for heavy metal either which is predominantly made by white musicians. And for all I know Drake is white, I haven't a fuckin' clue.

The DJ played it and it was only three minutes as he said, so fine, and as I see Drake has many defenders I'll apologise to anyone I've offended. Next year can we have a bit of Catfish and the Bottlemen.

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Post by bend sinister » Tue Aug 02, 2016 16:48

Slow Clap for that reply there, pal. Instead of just accepting that you've upset people, you have to throw a snark in at the end. This is a massive problem in this scene, people being told that what they're doing/saying is upsetting, and instead of listening to the people affected, just closing it down and getting all defensive.

I am sick of friends of mine feeling that they can't come to events because they're made to feel unwelcome. Whether your behaviour is deliberate or not, acting like they've somehow hurt your feelings by telling you their experiences isn't the answer.

Why not just accept that people are being made to feel unwelcome, thinking about why that might be, and modifying your behaviour to create a more welcoming space?

I'm sure I could have made a better job of this, but I am A Bit Angry.

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