just arrived back from this ..
top night out. got there in time to see Underworld, and they don't seem to be missing emerson at all. their live show is as sharp as ever. i highly recommend seeing them on their forthcoming tour!
then it was off to see steve lawler do his dirty percussive thing. he really rocked the GU tent.
next up was jimmy van m, who started off with some very nice deep tunes, then, surprisingly, lee burridge took to the decks for a couple of tunes - they were doing some kind of tag team thing, although this wasn't listed in the programme.
burridge was wired, he was jumping about like a lunatic and dropping massive banging tunes. a bit too banging for this time of the night, i was hoping for more subtle set from jvm.
things start to get a bit hazy from this point, but we wondered around checking various tents including x-press2, eric morillo (very busy). caught a bit of sasha (i think he played 'beauty never fades')
we then popped over to fairground for a bit before finishing the night off with deep dish. they played some good tunes, but were a bit repetitive - i think i prefer DD when they are more on a twisted house tip, this seemed more tribally.
apart from some brief showers at the start and end of the event, the weather was pretty good. big hello to mike, chris, lawrence, boris, masha, ali and jane.
tune of the day for me was bedrock 'emerald' - this had kind of passed me by on the radio, but sounds wicked on a big system.
the journey home was a nightmare. was thinking of getting a coach, but the first couple of these were full. got a train just after 9 - it was a hilarious sight - the entire thing was packed with wasted clubbers.
thing were going well until just after runcorn we hit a cow that had strayed onto the line(!) it exploded over the front of the train - there were bits of cow splattered over the carriages and the stench was awful. it also managed to destroy the train's braking system so we were stuck in the middle of nowhere for 4 hours whilst a cow removal rescue team came to save us.
works on the line meant i then had to get a bus for the next section of the journey. then there was a bomb scare at birmingham new street and the whole place had to be evacuated. when this was cleared, they couldn't find our driver so had to cancel the train.
so over 13 hours after beginning the journey i finally got home. next time i think i'll fly!
<i>Edited by: leon at: 8/25/02 7:04:43 pm