I have been away the last few days at T in the Park, a 2 and a bit day music festival at a disused airfield in Scotland. Its been going since 1994, and this has been my second year going. Luckily this year I brought my camera, so as a result I have some photos and also some terrible videos (which I’m not going to show you) due the fairly heavy bass at this concert killing (or at least maiming) the small mic on my old camera that I use…
The first evening (the Friday) had a few bands. This is the first year that there is music on the Friday, so it was only a small amount, but there was some.
I ended up catching Lily Allen, The Coral and Bloc Party. Although the Arctic Monkey’s were headlining, they are a terrible band and don’t really deserve to be watched… The weather on that day was pretty dire, causing some fairly large mud pits and mosh pool as opposed to a mosh pit…
The next day I saw such acts as
The Arcade Fire,
Albert Hammond Jr.,
The Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars
and the legendary Brian Wilson. I happened to be at the front for all of Brian Wilson’s set, so had an awesome view of the stage, and also of Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell being asked to leave from sitting at the front, in front of the barriers… tee hee. Brian Wilson played pretty much all of the Beach Boys classic songs, and even played Johnny B Goode. He had an awesome backing band, and was generally just brilliant!
Overall though, despite the huge volume of mud present everywhere, it was a brilliant laugh, and I have already booked next years tickets!