|Yeah that's right Eliza we are at V on day 2|
If you missed it or fancy a recap day one can be found here
Imelda May (Virgin Media Stage)
A nice little rockerbilly set to get us underway, although poor Imelda was forced into more of a shuffle having sprained her ankle...I'm not sure that Mrs B was totally enjoying the heavy beat and not because she is not a fan of Imelda May's - it is just not the sort of music you want to experience when you already have a pounding head...
|"It's Your Voodo Working"|
Imelda trys some faith healing
I don't think Mrs B had enough faith
left for it to work...
|"Johnny Got A Boom Boom"|
Just what Mrs B ordered a drum banging through her ears
|"Meet You At The Moon"|
Looks like this space cadet is away with the fairies
Caught the end of D12 - can't say I missed much other than a total eclipse of the stage
|I certainly can't argue that they are not a big act |
possibly a little too big for my taste...
With Mrs B settled nicely with a fairly good view from the hill I wandered down towards the stage for a closer view.
|"Don't Upset The Rhythm"|
Shingai does her Ministry of silly walks impression...
People watching interlude - faces in the crowd
|These two Wally's just want to be famous and |
as a first steps on the slippery path they wanted
their picture taken by The Beast. I tried to explain
that the picture would not have wide circulation
but they were lenstruck...
|Hi Mum, I wish you had made me get that haircut|
I can't see a f**cking thing with this stupid fringe....
Yeah, sorry about the f**cking , no please don't make me come home
early I won't swear again honest ....
|Go on mate take a picture ....|
Apparently there was a 2 for 1 offer
on for drinks. I guess this young
lady took it literally….
|Is that a camera or are you just pleased to see us...?|
I can assure you it was a camera....
Ocean Colour Scene (4 Music Stage)
A bit of a surprise with OCS when they dragged Jay from the Inbetweeners onstage
|Simon Fowler - Lead Singer|
|Simon appears to be doing a quasimodo impression|
|The Dealers were getting a bit obvious this year...|
|Either you are a really talented skinartists or |
I'm fissed as a part......
|What mother would not be proud.|
You can probably tell that I'm running short on time
|Hoodie bangs drums|
|Josh Franceschi - Lead Singer|
At this point in the day it got a bit tricky as appearing on 4 stages at the same time were :-
- Good Charlotte
- Eliza Doolittle
- Scouting For Girls
Mrs B not feeling well actually worked in my favour as it meant that I could
Good Charlotte (4 Music Stage)
Gutting as it was to leave them after just a couple of songs, they are great live.... having seen them just a few short weeks ago made my early departure a little more palatable.
|Billy Martin - rhythm guitar|
"Let the music play"
| "Lifestyles of The Rich and the Famous"|
Benji Madden Guitarist & Joel Madden - Lead Singer
|"Keep Your Hands Off My Girl"|
|"I Don't Wanna Stop"|
Looks like someone is full of beans....
|"I'll Be Your Pillow"|
Nice offer Eliza but I'd better check with Mrs B first....
Well I'd sure struggle to put them on...
I arrived at the undercover tent (the smallest stage at V) to discover that it was 10 deep before you even got into the tent. The problem of Hard-Fi being a late entry and taking the only available spot was that you end up with a band with a big following squeezed into an unsuitable venue. I stood for a moment thinking that I was defeated and it was mission impossible….then I thought sod it, I’ll kick myself if I don’t even try…so I held up The Beast and in my most authoritative voice I became man on a mission –
like magic the crowd melted away once they saw The Beast and we made our way towards the stage, like Moses crossing the Red Sea….
Richard Archer - Lead Singer
|"Watch me Fall Apart"|
NDubz (4 Music Stage)
I arrived back to find Mrs B enjoing NDubz - mainly becuase she could watch them from the prone position of her chair. I didn't hear much of them but they sounded better than I thought they would. I would almost say that I was shocked that they actually appeared to be able to sing....
|You say hello, I say goodbye....|
I moved down to the front and waited for the Wombats - I noticed that the people around me had got considerably younger but not particularly shorter and they were a whole lot bouncier (Oh the energy of youth)…I was in teenage hell. I soon found myself in the middle of a bottle fight (plastic fortunately and mostly empty) Then security made it a whole lot worse by handing out cups of water…. Just how dumb were they, not one got cup got drunk, they just joined the bottles being flung around…I hunkered down and did my best to keep The Beast dry….
|"Backfire at the Disco"|
Matthew Murphy lead singer
|"Let's Dance to Joy Division" |
Tord Øverland-Knudsen - Guitar and keyboards
|"Here Comes the Anxiety"|
|Harry Potter |
|Oh no my mistake turns out it's not Harry Potter |
he's doing an impression of a bottle bank.
|The best you can hope is that the liquid is not warm...|
|"Jump Into The Fog"|
If I had some time I could have digitally added the fog
- just try and use your imagination....
They were excellent. A slightly older crowd so not so many bottles but the Mosh pit action was a bit more violent than the Wombats - The Beast and I didn't stay long at the front - just took the pictures and then did a strategic withdrawal…. As I don't really know the group that well I've been reduced to quoting their song titles as the picture captions...
|"The Rest of The World Has Gone Home"|
He might find out they are still here if
he took his dark glasses off.....
|"Forget The Weight Of The World"|
|"What took you so Long"|
The lead singer takes exception to a
late start from his bass player
I was tempted to misquote the song
and call it afterglow....
|So that was that for another year ....|
That's it for another week we are off on Safari to South Africa and then onto Mauritius. As I'm waiting for our flight with my battery running flat I'm clearly running out of time - hope to be in touch soon if I don't get eaten by lions and can find internet access .....