Excellent pics and reports Jana - glad you liked 999, they were a fave of mine when I was a wee school boy. You know that there logo is a 'cloak room' ticket with 999 on it, well me and my mates used to collect bus tickets with the number 999 on them !!
Although the Undertones played with energy and were excellent in what they did ... I just did not like what they did ;D ... I wouldnt take this as a teenage kid, and neither I am taking it now ...
As for the Stranglers ... well I sort of stopped following them after Rattus Norvegicus ... and they certainly did not appeal to me on this night ... Quite honestly, I heard lots of excellent bands during the day / early evening, and I had enough of pop-star like poses ... I left after 3 rd song ...
Right: I left the arena in heavy rain, freezing cold ... and I was hoping the campsite would be still and empty (for the gigs were to cont. for at least 45 minutes) Wrong.
When I came to my tent, I realized there was a fucking noise coming from two directions : the hellish group of tent played reggae and produced all kind of sounds, screams and yells ..... a tent (so far quiet) went for samba .... it all went to c. 6 - 7 am ...
Inside my tent all was soaking wet, incl. sleeping bag, apart for rain a strong wind blew and in fact, it was also freezing ..... JfC ... it was perhaps my worst night I ever had .... I couldnt sleep of noise, terrible cold and moisture /damp all around me .... I put on all the cloathing I had available but to no avail.
I had some sleep between 7 and 9 am though ... then I was woken by sun coming through the tent and by my "black van neighbour" playing in a decent volume some heavy metal stuff .... lots of "fuck you" and "bastards" in it ... but after the night it was actually pleasant stuff to hear .... it helped me to move on, to get rid of starting bronachal cough (that was actually pretty interesting ... I really felt pretty bad, but of course, you cannot afford to get sick so I started to "smile inner smile" ... got very fast warm and the bronchal cough left and never come back ... Geez, I shall get this patented !!! ) ... Then I went to the shower to wash off some beer and glue from my hair in freezing cold water and let it dry in freezing wind ...
Post by Barrow-wight aka MELLON on May 25, 2005 23:04:26 GMT
Again I went to the jetty Cafe ... actually, if anyone happens to be at Morecambe, do stop by there : nice selection of very good coffees !!!
There was some by-passers again, so I kindly asked them to shoot me ;D in order to have for you my mid-Wasted condition documented ... given the night before, it could have actually be much worse !!! Geez, I must be one fit bastard ! ;D
On Sunday I change venue for CARLETON to see a bit more "alternative" stuff ... Oi! / AnarchOi / Anti-nazi skin bands if you like .... It was a small venue and a rather dark one to take pix ... but anyway here we go :
Actually, main reason for going to Carleton were RESISTANCE 77 ... it is a band with history and they play Czech Rep. fairly often ... however I always missed them so I took this opportunity (Plus it looks likely I will see them in summer again at Antifest here in Czech Rep.) EDIT: I just discovered their official web-site : homepage.ntlworld.com/oioioi/resistance/resistance.htm
After them went on stage BARNSTORMER ... Celtic / Irish Oi ! ... ;D They made people dancing ... However I do not have info on them ... plus from what I caught (plus the red star) a bit too much left oriented. Oh well, alternatives ! ;D
Then followed RED ALERT
Since there were not very many people, the space was sufficient, I joined the punks and skins in some jump/bump/bounce dancing during the day I must admit.
...and then I moved to Market Arena to see the 3 closing acts there :
TURBONEGRO from Norway ... they were more metal than punk and they were both good and hilarious. ;D
Because there were also some skins in the audience, they did some famous Italian tune (when i remember it I will add the title ;D) and at the "peak parts" we all went at the side, leg up and went Oi! ;D
In fact, I primarily wanted to see REZILLOS ... I think they are Italian and they had unbeliavable drive.
And that was sadly it ! .... There were several bands I would normally go and see (PETER AND TEST TUBE BABIES, the LURKERS, ONE WAY SYSTEM, the VIBRATORS, DEADLINE ), but since I saw them at Fuck Reading punk and HC all dayer in 96, and since they are coming over for the ANTFEST in August www.antifest.cz I instead went for those bands which I did not know or just heard of.
Plus I do not think this is my last WASTED festival .... If things go well next year (you know like : I am still around, there is no work crisis, etc ... just those conditions of "if" ;D ) ... I will happily go again .... Yeah, there is nothing like holiday in the sun baby !!!
So I went back to the campsite and strted packing ... the little bastards next tents were noisy again, but suddenly it all stopped ... yeah, they got tired at the end PLUS they got cold ! Instead of chatting and yelling and playing reggae, they all went barking .... Geez, served them right ! I could sleep with that kind of noise !
In the morning I packed the tent ... the rain was off at that specific moment ... and set off for the railway station.
On the way there (quite some walk, btw.) I met an elderly chap walking a dog, so we got involved in chat re Wasted and camping in water etc ... and thus I asked the gentleman to again shoot a pix of myself so that you have also my post-Wasted condition documented. ;D
The railway station at Morecambe is a small one, and sure enough the rain was on again ...
The way to the airport was relatively smooth (safe for a missed train to Manchester due to a 15 min. delay ... but I had some time reserve so it was OK at the end).
And when we landed in Prague guess what ... very heavy rain ... When I got out of the arrival hall, my very first reaction to the downpour was "Fucking shit !" ... yeah, these things are contagious ;D ....
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Note: I may still be adding stuff as I remember it ! You know : age is awful ! ;D
Jana!!! I am speachless!! the pics are great! and your picture....I thought exactly the same thing Pina told: you look as a little innocent angel....beautiful!! Anyway, I can't wait to be all together to a big show...I am not ready for Punk but...metal and all the rest is ok!