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« Jul 20, 2010 20:08:47 GMT »
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gonna rewrite my latitude review as the forum went down fairly soon after i posted my last one.

had an excellent time as usual though it was noticably a bit different this year. a much younger crowd with a load more drunk teens running around than usual but still good vibes overall.

thursday we got there fairly late so i just watched some poetry stuff which was decent enough. met superjohnny too which was a clear highlight.

friday i saw...

the kissaway trail 6.5/10 i quite like these on record but this wasnt their greatest set mostly due to not playing their best songs i think. i preferred them when i saw them a few years back.

here we go magic 6/10 i thought i would like these more after seeing them live but no they still havent properly clicked with me. they have moments of promise and interesting bits but too many of their songs meander on a bit too dull for my liking. not awful though and still ok to watch

yuck 8.5/10 were my first highlight. one of my favourite finds of this year and even better than when i saw them the other month supporting times new viking. cant wait for the album.

bumped into superjohnny again at this point 10/10

alice gold 1/10 saw her whilst sat having some food. was awful.

i blame coco 6/10 ashamed to say i quite enjoyed her set. clearly gonna be massive as she is stings daughter and very poppy but it passed the time decently and even had me drunkenly singing along at times. not something id ever listen to on record mind you.

the middle east 6.5/10 i had been really looking forward to these as i love their song "blood" but they were pretty dull live. disappointing.

luna belle 2/10 shite

tokyo police club 7/10 the kids seemed to love these, loads of moshing and crowd surfing. i quite enjoyed them too. would rather have been watching islet or wild beasts who were on elsewhere at the same time but id seen them both recently and wanted to be at this stage so i could get penalty spot for...

GIRLS 9/10 amazing. fucking love this band. hellhole ratrace was a huge festival moment

the national were then my friday headliner. they were fucking excellent tbf. 8.5/10

then went and saw eddie argos do a midnight set in the poetry arena. a good mix of songs from his 2 main bands with a guitarist and keyboard player. good fun but i started to fall asleep by the end. 7.5/10

saturday i saw...

active child who was ace. 8/10

josie long in the comedy tent next who was disappointing. i like her a lot but most of her set she was in charachter of a chav astronaut and even though a lot of it was improv banter with the audience it still felt safe because she just got laughs from pretending to be a chav. she then did a normal bit about laughing at the tories which was better but still not exactly daring slagging off the tories is it. 6/10

school of seven bells 7/10 were next. not as good as when i saw them in norwich last year as i think they suit the intimate setting far better but still an ace band.

standard fare were who we saw next. now ive loved their debut album this year and its currently in my top 5 of the year but they still have a way to go as a live band. they looked pretty nervous and at times it felt like they needed to rehearse a lot more. was still good though and they have a lot of charm about them. 7.5/10

frightened rabbit next had lots of singalongs and a decent sized crowd. again enjoyable without being mindblowing. 7/10

david ford i decided to see as i was a big easyworld fan in my teens. lets face it though his solo stuff is pretty dull. 5/10

the maccabees were next and are always good value. 7/10

then went to get some food and came back to the main stage to see crystal castles which i actually thought sounded good musically, but alice glass wasnt singing at all because she was too busy crowdfsurfing. then literally just as i got to a decent position alice glass punched a fan in the head for grabbing her tit and was shouting down the mic and stuff and then it was all over :D 2/10

went and saw a bit of frankie and the heartstrings whilst getting some beers in before belle and sebastian. they were alright, probably gonna get huge. 6/10

belle and sebastian then came on and blew me away. even though id been looking forward to them loads i was a little concerned they wouldnt have the spark to pull off a big headlining performance but i was so wrong. the set was full of hits and they even did a cover of jumping jack flash. never realised what a good frontman stuart murdoch is, he has bags of charisma and loads of banter. 10/10


the final day started off with the strange boys who id seen only a few weeks ago and thought were amazing. they suffered here though from playing on the main stage early on but still put on a good show. 7/10

spectrals were next. another promising young english band who id been looking forward to as they have a sound not too dissimilar to GIRLS. good stuff 8/10

went and saw egyptian hip hop next who id heard a lot of hype about. they were decent enough but nothing to write home about really. 6/10

dirty projectors were next who were good. i think i had too high expectations though so wasnt blown away quite as much as i thought id be. good stuff though. 7.5/10

then saw these new puritans who were a little disappointing and not as good as when id seen them a couple of years back. felt almost a bit kasabiany in places. still got potential and some interesting stuff going on but need to make sure they stay clear of the geezery route. 6.5/10

THE PAINS were next. didnt enjoy them as much as id hoped but no fault of their own. id woken up sunday morning with the sore throat from hell and by this point was feeling quite ill. 10/10 still though but peggy wangs backing vox are fucking horrible live :D what a hero

darwin deez was the last act i saw. no matter what you say about him you cannot knock his live show. the pains were at the side of the stage watching him whilst eating melon. 8.5/10

went home at this point as the bird had to be up for work at 5 in the morning. wouldnt have minded seeing vampire weekend or grizzly bear who were the headliners but not overly fussed.

great weekend as usual and im sure il be back next year.

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« Jul 20, 2010 20:16:20 GMT »
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Glad you finally see the pains bruv, yeah peggys vox are shit, luckily most times I've seen them you can't hear anything but lead guitar/lead vox. New material seems like it will have more keys/peggy vox from that EP, i hope not.

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« Jul 20, 2010 23:19:55 GMT »
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I'll give my Latitude review as well then ...

Thursday

Things didn't start to well, the lovely new tent i'd bought for the weekend decided it couldn't handle the winds and one of the poles snapped, so i headed down to the festival market and buy a new one. Started putting tent two up only to notice the fly sheet was ripped so had to go down and get that replaced. Finally managed to get the tent up around 9:00pm even though we'd been in the campsite a good 5 and a half hours.

Headed into the arena about 10 to see if we could get in to see Tom Jones but there was no chance, i did happen to bump into JP which was a 10/10 moment.

Friday

Stephen K. Amos - Siobhan wanted to go and watch him but it was pretty busy so we stood outside and watched him on the big screen for a bit. He was decent enough. 6/10

The Kissaway Trail - i'd seen these guys support White Lies a few months back and was pretty impressed so thought i'd check them out again. I don't have any of their records so i can't say if they left their best tunes off the set or not but i liked them alot. 7.5/10

Yuck - JP had talked about this lot on here and i'd read about them online a few times so checked them out, they were a lot better than i thought they'd be. The singer could do with a feed mind. 7/10

Met JP again - 10/10

Laura Marling - bored the bollocks off me. 1/10

Esben & The Witch - i love what i've heard of these guys so was excited to see them live and they didn't disappoint. Gutted i missed the first few minutes of their set. 8/10

Richard Hawley - wanted to make sure i got a decent spot for The National so took in Hawley's set beforehand. I'm not really into him on record, though i've only heard 'Cole's Corner' but i really liked him live. 7/10

The National - one of the bands i was most looking forward to and they didn't disappoint. I've seen them do better gigs but this was still a cracking set. 8.5/10


Saturday

School Of Seven Bells - like Esben i missed the start of their set but still really enjoyed the gig. 8/10

Frank Turner - this was my first time seeing Frank with a band and i just didn't like it, i far prefer him playing acoustic and in more intimate surroundings, plus he didn't play 'The Ballad Of Me And My Friends' the bastard. 4.5/10

James - having only ever seen Tim Booth do a solo set at Glastonbury in 2004 i had to see this. The sun was out, the cider was flowing and they played all the hits. 8/10

The Maccabees - another of Siobhan's choices, and the fact the sun was shining and i was in a top mood meant i actually enjoyed this lot, and i'm not really a fan of them on record. 7/10

The Horrors - 'Primary Colours' is probably my favourite record of the last two years so i was pumped to see this lot, and the fear they'd play a lot of tunes off their first record wasn't met. My only problem with the set was it wasn't lout enough. 8/5/10

Belle & Sebastian - the friendliest/happiest band i've ever seen. 7.5/10



***I'm fucked and have to go to bed, more Latitude reviews to come tomorrow***

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« Jul 20, 2010 23:31:05 GMT »
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i also spotted tony ayers from alan partridge at one point...



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« Jul 21, 2010 6:59:08 GMT »
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I spotted him as well, he was doing some bad dancing to 'Sweet Disposition' by The Temper Trap.

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GO TO 1.28 IN THIS VIDEO LOL



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can you finish pff your latitude review at someppoint plz superj including a review of each foodstall you tried

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can you finish pff your latitude review at someppoint plz superj including a review of each foodstall you tried

I'll finish it off later JP.

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Can you finish my Benicassim review too? Can you finnish Babu?

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Weezer - First off has anybody seen them on tour recently? They have turned into one of the most fun bands to see live. They have moved pat onto guitar and are now using and old nine inch nails and guns n roses member to fill in on drums.

I got pretty close to this one about 4 or 5 feet away from rivers and gang and well the show didn't disappoint. They started off with a blaring version of Hash Pipe that almost took my ears off (I realized after how close I was to the fucking speakers). The set itself included a lot of songs from the blue album (6 I believe) and the rest was from other albums MINUS PINKERTON (biggest let down of the whole thing no pinkerton songs).

Rivers was crazy the whole set, he was in the crowd singing, up in the rafters jumping around... at one point he was smashing guitars left right and center. He also would go into the crowd steal people's baseball caps and glasses and put them on and then just throw them back in the crowd lol... He must be on some hell of anti-depressants.

Highlight of the concert was when rivers took out his electric (he doesn't play guitar on a lot of tracks any more..) and started playing Say It Ain't So.. he fucking solo'ed the shit out of it at the end. Awesome awesome awesome.

Anyways, go see them on tour, really fun band live...I would love to see them again.

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Rod Stewart @ The O2

As I stood in a corporate box that was merely 6 corporate boxes away from the Adidas corporate box which looked a lot more fun and listened to Rod play Do You Think I'm Sexy? which like most of the set was aimed at a camp audience he doesn't even have, I could not help but wonder about my place in the world.

I looked around me at suits doing business deals, girls dancing horrible syncronised dances in motion and the girl I was with.....eating popcorn. I was completely out of my depth even with a free bar. I wondered who am I? Who is So Called Hard Cunt? Is he really just an angry man from the suburbs or does he mean more in the grand scheme of things than the rich guy standing next to him in a horrible jacket, jeans and converse combo.

I'm not sure I found the answer but I certaintly will not be going back to the corporate scene to find out.

4/10

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Jul 25, 2010 22:30:52 GMT @beadyeyetillidie said:
Weezer - First off has anybody seen them on tour recently? They have turned into one of the most fun bands to see live. They have moved pat onto guitar and are now using and old nine inch nails and guns n roses member to fill in on drums.

I got pretty close to this one about 4 or 5 feet away from rivers and gang and well the show didn't disappoint. They started off with a blaring version of Hash Pipe that almost took my ears off (I realized after how close I was to the fucking speakers). The set itself included a lot of songs from the blue album (6 I believe) and the rest was from other albums MINUS PINKERTON (biggest let down of the whole thing no pinkerton songs).

Rivers was crazy the whole set, he was in the crowd singing, up in the rafters jumping around... at one point he was smashing guitars left right and center. He also would go into the crowd steal people's baseball caps and glasses and put them on and then just throw them back in the crowd lol... He must be on some hell of anti-depressants.

Highlight of the concert was when rivers took out his electric (he doesn't play guitar on a lot of tracks any more..) and started playing Say It Ain't So.. he fucking solo'ed the shit out of it at the end. Awesome awesome awesome.

Anyways, go see them on tour, really fun band live...I would love to see them again.

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Rod Stewart @ The O2

As I stood in a corporate box that was merely 6 corporate boxes away from the Adidas corporate box which looked a lot more fun and listened to Rod play Do You Think I'm Sexy? which like most of the set was aimed at a camp audience he doesn't even have, I could not help but wonder about my place in the world.

I looked around me at suits doing business deals, girls dancing horrible syncronised dances in motion and the girl I was with.....eating popcorn. I was completely out of my depth even with a free bar. I wondered who am I? Who is So Called Hard Cunt? Is he really just an angry man from the suburbs or does he mean more in the grand scheme of things than the rich guy standing next to him in a horrible jacket, jeans and converse combo.

I'm not sure I found the answer but I certaintly will not be going back to the corporate scene to find out.

4/10


Sounds fucking shit man! :o :o :o

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« Jul 29, 2010 8:22:24 GMT »
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I originally bought tickets :o

After selling them in the end came home sixty quid up and having gone through about 10 bottles of Magners in the free bar so can't complain for a boring Wednesday night. I wouldn't do it again though.

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« Jul 29, 2010 11:37:57 GMT »
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Kasabian last friday night. Festival Hall, Melbourne.

Crap venue tbh but they were excellent live as per usual. The crowd was ok too, but that's only cos the Aussie crowd was once again saved by the large number of Brits. During LSF my bird turned to her mate and said" you can tell the British folk in here" and pointed to my mate who had his tshirt off swinging it round his head, bouncing :D :D 7.75/10

BRMC - Billboard, Melbourne. last night

Amazing band in a nice intimate venue. The sound was great and the band played a blinding set. They finished with something I'd never heard, a weird slow number which was weird. All in all, great 8.5/10

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I originally bought tickets :o

After selling them in the end came home sixty quid up and having gone through about 10 bottles of Magners in the free bar so can't complain for a boring Wednesday night. I wouldn't do it again though.


Sounds a success either way to me.

Fuck rod, bet he didn't even do cigs n alcohol.

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« Jul 29, 2010 13:29:04 GMT »
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Na, camp shit, soulbook stuff, then 6/7 hits on the trot to end with. Encore was Maggie May, Sailing and Baby Jane. You can't knock that.

The highlight was some tune about his dad with pictures on the screen behind him of him and his old man on the razz.

Real tear jerker.

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:D

Wonder if the Faces with mick hucknell would of been better than Rod solo.

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Interpol. 2/10

They were wretched, boring, superficial, and lame. I ended up leaving halfway through their set.

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