Rockaway at Butlins Bognor
All taken with a Sony NEX-6 and a 35 year old Pentax 17 mm lens (I'd left the Minolta adaptor for the 28 and 50 I had with me on the Sony A7II back at home, d'oh ! A long weekend with some old friends and regulars to music festivals, Butlins have temporarily at least taken over from ATP for hosting interesting holiday camp music. Shook hands with Lee 'Scratch' Perry at this one :-)
The timings were arranged so as the bands rarely overlapped. There were a few more not listed here but there wasn't much excuse not to see everything.
Patch and the first beer - our cans were much nicer than the muck that Butlins served - Guinness and Worthington Creamflow at about a degree above freezing with an aftertaste of bile - still we managed.
Talk about tawdry - this was 'Kagoule' - the first act we watched and I didn't get it. A sort of slug grunge sludge, maybe I was tired after my journey from bonny Scotland, or maybe I'm just too old to get it, but there was no energy in it for me.
The corridor leading out of the smelly 'men's room'. Someone was just opening the door as I clicked.
Strong and British
After the Brexit vote, and the plumetting Pound, how long will it be until we can export bin bags to China ?
I've never seen a pair on a live human being, or maybe I have but didn't know it. Gotta be too cold and wet up here for them anyway.
Now this beer was nice and tasted good cold. A North American weissbier. Don't remember what it was called - hair of the dog ?
Proper grunge, and energetic, enthusiastic and happy to be playing. They were excellent.
Lee Scratch Perry
This audience looks quite big but it wasn't. They were all next door waiting for Killing Joke.
I shook his hand a minute later. When I was a yoof, he was a hero. He's 80 years old, older than my Dad, and makes me feel young.
Like Moffat, Bognor gets rain too but it must be rarer because its people take time out to shelter from it
Hand in the machine
Tim's hand no less.He made a plastic pot full of two pees last a whole hour and gained a couple of plastic monsters too.
Hmmm ... This was 15 minutes into a 'song' that went on forever. Sounded a bit like Bauhaus, but their songs were shorter.