Mrs B and I preparing for a full on musical extravaganza...
Having failed to get a photo pass (thanks for nothing local paper) I decided to take a chance and smuggle The Beast in again this year. No real problems getting through security on the gate as they are more interested in making sure glass and drugs don't get in....
Incidentally I'm truly amazed at the amount of drugs that do make it onto the site, as we had to run (well amble to be more precise - with The Beast and the Kitchen Sink on your back you really aren’t capable of running anywhere) the gauntlet of around 10 police sniffer dogs and their handlers….
|Sam Halliday - "The Puppeteer"|
|Jack Holliday - "Love's A Freak"|
|"I Don't Know"|
Who is who in the band - if any fans know drop me a line
and I will complete the pictures....
|"I've Seen The World"|
and it nicked my razor.....
|I returned to find Mrs B and Le Terriere, with an unknown |
large guy sandwiched between them...While I certainly couldn't
complain about the quantity, I'm not so sure about the quality...
|"Oh My God"|
Have you seen how many people are here?
Or is that a bad wig hanging on his head?
Big Country (4 Music Stage)
Next up - the delights of "Big Country". With the original lead singer, Stuart Adamson, having given up air over 10 years ago, it was left to Mike Peters (The Ex Alarm lead singer) to take on vocal duties.
|"I Could Be Happy Here"|
Tony Butler - (original member)
|Mike Peters and Bruce Watson (original member)|
"In a Big Country"
|Looks like someone forgot to bring toilet paper....|
|I've won...The winner of the hairy armpit competition |
was later disqualified when DNA tests proved that
she had back combed her normal hair.....
|Winner of the clean shaven armpit competition, |
although a lack of deodorant meant she got to celebrate
on her own ....
|SC getting in some sneaky watch sales while LT |
was out getting (or possibly getting rid of) drinks.
|It took me a good 20 minutes to get far enough |
back to get this lot in shot.....
|Watching Me, Watching You....|
At this point SC and LT left in search of different sounds (I think it was Ziggy Marly) while Mrs B and I enjoyed a very laid back set with Aloe Blacc
|"You Make Me Smile"|
|"I Need A Dollar"|
That way Aloe will know that he is at
least worth two of "50 cent's"
|Some Friends of The Beast - I think they just |
wanted their pictures taken with Mrs B...
Rain stops Play
Just as we were set for KT Tunstall followed by Bruno Mars the heavens opened which sent us scurrying for the nearest indoor venue - which happened to be the Comedy tent, where we caught Irish comedian (Andrew Stanley, I think - this is getting a bit like Wikipida with lots of
|When did KT Tunstall grow a beard?|
|Wait a moment I smell a rat.....|
Bruno Mars doesn't do Stand up
and I'm sure he doesn't look
anythig like a bearded KT Tunstall....
Lostprophets (V stage)
Didn't know much about them other than they were Welsh and not Stereophonics. Took a couple of songs but they warmed to my ears....
|Jamie Oliver – synth, turntables, samples, vocals |
Looks like he's cooking up a storm....
|Stuart Richardson – bass|
"Make mine a 99 with two flakes"
|"Hey, what have you done with my Prophets you bastards....?"|
|Ian Watkins - Lead singer|
|Is it me or do drummers have more fun....?|
Luke Johnson hitting the skins like there is no tomorrow...
|This girl clearly has love in her eyes....|
|While she might have thought she was smokin' hot |
turns out Fag Ash Lille was just smoking....
|Looks Like Carry on's Charles Hawtrey didn't die after all....|
One of my favourite Live bands, the lead singer Ricky Wilson is always good value for money...
Ricky Wilson surrenders before he even gets started....
|"Dead or in Serious Trouble"|
I have a feeling this guy is still fast asleep in the middle of
Hylands park....probably wake up in time for next year...
|"I Predict a Riot"|
|"When all is quiet"|
Ricky has a well deserved little rest
I can’t see…
At least someone was happy with their Shark dental plan...
Plan B (V stage)
For me the big dilemma of the Saturday was whether to go and see Razorlight or stay where we were for Plan B. In the end the fact that we had a good spot and were going to be coming back for Arctic Monkeys made the decision for me…..
I prefer Razorlight’s music but Plan B is good live and besides I’m more likely to go and see Razorlight in the future….
have I convinced you that I made the right choice …..
I hope so because I’ve yet to convince myself, I still have a feeling that I should have gone with Plan A...
|"I Know A Song"|
|"Writing's On The wall"|
voice of an angel, looking like butter
Plan looks like he is spoiling for a fight
|"Couldn't Get Along"|
Arctic Monkeys (V stage)
Great songs but in truth I felt I would have liked a bit more from the headline act.....Not much chat and a dead pan delivery....on the plus side their song titles are good for captioning pictures...
|"Don't Sit Down Because I've Moved Your Chair"|
|“Red Light indicates that doors are secured”|
|"I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor"|
|"You Probably Couldn't See For The Lights|
But You Were Looking Straight At Me"
That was just day one, click here for day 2