End of the Road Festival

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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by sarahluv » Tue Sep 09, 2008 15:40

annie, don't worry i'm feeling the same way. we can be grumpy together!

hannah-you're putting up the tent for me? i love you. more lush goodies for you i think! x

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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by obo-bobolina » Tue Sep 09, 2008 15:53

No need for that, sweetie. It'll be lovely to see you again without you spoiling me. Heh.

And I hadn't actually realised that you and Andy were coming, Annie, but now that I do I am even more excited!Cake is in order for sure.
Give over.

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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by photojonny » Tue Sep 09, 2008 21:35

I'm getting excited now, just hope the weather isn't as bad as the reports I've heard from Bestival over the weekend!

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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by FactCheckinCuz » Wed Sep 10, 2008 08:31

I think the forecast is improving.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?id=3500" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, Only light showers on Friday.

The good news about EOTR though is that only 1 stage is actually outside so, apart from SSLYBY and Micah P Hinson on the Friday, I'm planning to be indoors.

Hot Spiced cider with apple brandy in it...mmmmm

Top Dad-like camping tip - pitch your tent at the top of a slope.

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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by Enid Coleslaw » Wed Sep 10, 2008 13:50

I have wellies and waterproof trousers and a waterproof jacket and a self-inflating mattress and a compact pillow and a three-man tent all to myself. In due course I will have wine and pain au chocolat. I AM READY TO ROCK!
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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by sarahluv » Wed Sep 10, 2008 14:10

i need to buy a mattress or a mat. i have wellies and waterproofs though.

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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by photojonny » Wed Sep 10, 2008 14:31

I lack waterproofs but have the rest - sure I'll survive
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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by sweepingthenation » Mon Sep 15, 2008 19:30

Nobody got stuck in the mud, then?

That aside, that was a really excellent weekend - too many personal highlights, some being Bon Iver, The Acorn (twice), Dirty Three, Cats In Paris, The Chap, Sons Of Noel & Adrian, the Wave Pictures, the Mountain Goats (eventually) and what might well be the final Darren & Jack Play Hefner show. Plus I felt a certain frisson from being sold a copy of Fuff by Jeffrey Lewis, and less so when one of Richard Hawley's kids nearly hit me with a tree branch they were swinging on. And I missed Alan Sparhawk javelining his guitar into the crowd, which everyone else was talking about on Sunday.

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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by Mr Bear » Mon Sep 15, 2008 19:48

How were Dirty Three? I'm very upset about not seeing them.

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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by FactCheckinCuz » Mon Sep 15, 2008 20:47

Alan Sparhawk javelining his guitar into the crowd
That was quite shocking to see - I understand the guy that was hit was okay, but that could just be rumour.
I've seen Low loads and they're usually great but there was definitely something wrong on Saturday. First half of the show seemed normal (apart from the 'crappy day' comment), doing the hits, Sunflower, Canada, Dinosaur Act etc. then the wheels started to come off finishing with the whirling the guitar around his head and then skimming it into the crowd. It was a complete contrast to the Steven Adams fun, upbeat set just after.

Highlights for me: Absentee and Bowerbirds on Saturday lunchtime, Liz Green, Friska Viljor int the Bimble, Tindersticks making effortless loveliness in the dark last night. Also Woodpigeon's midnight set to close things. I was knackered but they got another hour out of me doing a motown set before doing some of their own songs. Weirdly in the middle of Where Did our Love Go, Be my baby etc. they threw in Neil Young's Heart of Gold, but then they are Canadian.

A great weekend, I even won my Scrabble game in the Sunday sunshine. Will be back next year.

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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by gloom button » Tue Sep 16, 2008 00:48

PandaBear wrote:How were Dirty Three? I'm very upset about not seeing them.
God, me too! I had a moment on Friday where I convinced myself I could still make it to see them, without a ticket or a tent or any way to get there. I lost and rebought Ocean Songs one time and it had a DVD with them playing a set on some Australian TV show; have you seen that? I should lend it to you! It is pretty okay as a substitute for seeing them..
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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by Mr Bear » Tue Sep 16, 2008 00:51

gloom button wrote:
PandaBear wrote:How were Dirty Three? I'm very upset about not seeing them.
God, me too! I had a moment on Friday where I convinced myself I could still make it to see them, without a ticket or a tent or any way to get there. I lost and rebought Ocean Songs one time and it had a DVD with them playing a set on some Australian TV show; have you seen that? I should lend it to you! It is pretty okay as a substitute for seeing them..
Wow yeah, that'd be great, thanks!

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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by gloom button » Tue Sep 16, 2008 00:57

Ace! I shall have a look around the disastrous mess that is my room for it.

Oh, and did anyone happen to see Jason Molina's set? I'm almost as sad at missing him as Dirty Three..
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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by Enid Coleslaw » Tue Sep 16, 2008 13:11

sweepingthenation wrote:And I missed Alan Sparhawk javelining his guitar into the crowd, which everyone else was talking about on Sunday.
Strictly speaking I think it was thrown more in the manner of the hammer than a javelin...

I don't think anyone was hit - they managed to scatter in time which is incredibly lucky given the speed it was travelling at.

Anyway, apart from this (pretty horrible) incident that was a truly fabulous weekend. My musical highlights were The Wave Pictures, Devon Sproule, Noah and the Whale, Bon Iver, Darren Hanlon, Kimya Dawson, Cats in Paris, Darren and Jack and, last but not least, Wildbirds and Peacedrums late on Sunday night.

Personal highlights included Trivial Pursuit and Ringo Bingo in the Lounge, introducing Andy and Annie to Darren Hanlon who was pretty impressed by their Scrabble skillz and Darren Hayman laughing at my dereliction of duty of removing my steward's vest to have a sneaky pint during Tindersticks. Not forgetting the cider and pies of course. And the lovely people. And the speedy access to showers in the stewards' area.

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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by Enid Coleslaw » Tue Sep 16, 2008 13:13

gloom button wrote:Oh, and did anyone happen to see Jason Molina's set? I'm almost as sad at missing him as Dirty Three..
I saw about 15 minutes and really liked it, but I'm not really familiar with his stuff I'm afraid so I'll bow down to someone else's expert knowledge on this.
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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by obo-bobolina » Wed Sep 17, 2008 14:17

I had a jolly lovely time. My main highlight was the stewards' office where I spent most of my time eating biscuits and drinking tea. Other highlights included bilton sausages, pies, hot & spicy cider, pimms with strawberries in it, the lovely striped suit one of the artists was wearing and the living room. I also liked some of the bands. Definitely going back next year. Hee!
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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by soft revolution » Wed Sep 17, 2008 18:06

Crikey, that was an ace festival - despite me only being there for 2/3 of it.

Highlights were the food, Josie Long, Baby Dee, Trivial Persuit (without the board or cheeses), seeing flying parrots, Darren and Jack playing Hefner songs and Low.

Was it just me or were there really not enough toilets though? They seem to have more toilets at the smaller Truck.
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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by 80sfan » Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:37

i think i brought half of north dorset's earth back attached to my wellies.

my highlight was darren hayman walking past the rough trade shop whilst it was playing hefner, him stopping with a look of recognition, wandering over to the tent for a listen.

or maybe the bloke at hefner who began to shout out "THE MOUNTAIN GOATS" when hayman was talking about how good the line-up was, but realising he didn't have the confidence to do so half-way through "mountain."
THE MOUntai...".

or maybe stewarding in the pitch black middle of nowhere when mercury rev were playing.

or maybe hanlon in the pavillion.

but actually it was probably the copious biscuits.
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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by Enid Coleslaw » Thu Sep 18, 2008 13:56

80sfan wrote:but actually it was probably the copious biscuits.
I didn't have a single free biscuit all weekend. This would appear to be a terrible oversight.
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Re: End of the Road Festival

Post by 80sfan » Thu Sep 18, 2008 14:27

Enid Coleslaw wrote:
80sfan wrote:but actually it was probably the copious biscuits.
I didn't have a single free biscuit all weekend. This would appear to be a terrible oversight.
i had your share, don't worry.
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