Beautiful Days

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Beautiful Days

Post by Watergirl » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:50 am

That is some line up! It took me exactly 24 hours to convince myself that it was okay to add another festival to the summer plans.
No less than four acts I like so much that I have everything they ever put out (Frank, Waterboys, Kíla and Lankum/Lynched), two more I am a big fan of (Damien Dempsey, Eliza Carthy) and lots I'd love to see: Therapy?, the Lightning Seeds, Stiff Little Fingers, the Levellers, Heaton & Abbott, Sean McGowan, Lau…
Happy (beautiful) days!
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Re: Beautiful Days

Post by Sivvy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:12 am

Even more excited for this now the full running order has been released. The Saturday line-up in particular is phenomenal. While, based on some ill-advised YouTube surfing, I'm now slightly concerned that the Sisters of Mercy might no longer be the band that teenaged me was obsessed with all those years ago, New Model Army never fail to impress. Justin Sullivan is one of my all-time favourite lyricists and, in my humble opinion, vastly underrated as a songwriter (as an aside, has anyone seen their Between Dog and Wolf documentary? Really fascinating, and hearing Justin talk about songwriting and his views on music and authenticity is very reminiscent of a certain other skinny half-arsed English country singer . . .)

I'm told the Saturday headliner isn't too shabby either.

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Re: Beautiful Days

Post by Evan » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:37 pm

Sivvy wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:12 am
New Model Army...(as an aside, has anyone seen their Between Dog and Wolf documentary? Really fascinating, and hearing Justin talk about songwriting and his views on music and authenticity is very reminiscent of a certain other skinny half-arsed English country singer . . .)
Very keen to see it, but haven't had the disposable income to buy it yet. Used to go and see them all the time, follow them around on tour a bit and the like, but haven't seen them for a good few years now. Toying with the Christmas shows though
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Re: Beautiful Days

Post by Sivvy » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:55 am

If you get the chance to see NMA, you definitely should. I was blown away by the passion and energy on stage at Beautiful Days last night, and the crowd response was amazing. If anything, I reckon their live set has actually improved since the 80s/90s heyday. I'm still in awe this morning.

The crowd reaction to Sean McGowan was great too - nothing more than he deserves - and the Sisters of Mercy weren't quite as bad as I'd feared. Although if I'm honest, they were saved by an excellent backing band . . . I genuinely think I sang more of their lyrics than Andrew Eldritch managed. And it's an interesting approach to building crowd rapport to stalk around the back of the stage and turn your back on the audience. Aloofness might have been edgy and mysterious back when I was an easily-led teenager. Now it just looks a bit rude.

And of course FT was a spectacular headliner. Great to hear so many people chatting about his set on the long walk out of the site, and listening to newbies raving about how outstanding it was. Cahir's dad's crowd surf in particular was the stuff of legend - what a hero. A phenomenal night all round.

(Although for lovers of face fuzz - and despite a brave Twitter campaign - I'm sorry to report the demise of NigeBeard. Our loss is Gillette's gain.)

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Re: Beautiful Days

Post by Watergirl » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:52 pm

I caught half an hour of the Sisters of Mercy in order to get a good spot for Frank. Quite surreal, standing there looking at the smokey stage amongst all these (smelly!) SOM diehards. It took me twenty minutes to realize that the baldy guy with the white top was not a roadie scurrying about but Andrew Eldritch.
Missed New Model Army as I was at Kíla.
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Re: Beautiful Days

Post by Watergirl » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:48 pm

Review from DevonLive including great FT photo:

http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-new ... ble-359103
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Re: Beautiful Days

Post by MichaelRamirez » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:07 pm

Adding such an event to your plans is a great idea, I suppose. Thanks for your shared story! I value your choice!

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