So D. Percussion was okay. A fun day out in gloomy Castlefield. I'll be honest, I didn't think the musical lineup was all that. I tried to get into some of the bands (The Whip, The Longcut, Aim) but my mind would wander after a couple of songs. And I just missed Field Music, the one band I actually wanted to see. It would be really, really nice if Ear to the Ground would at least let us know what the running order is for each stage next time. They never do, though, and so everyone spends the entire day rushing aimlessly from stage to stage.
But maybe I'm always distracted by running into old friends, added to the ridiculous difficulties of trying to get a drink (which was not helped by the drinks stands running out of everything but John Smiths and Brandy by 7pm, and we're not even going to talk about that disgusting Fosters citrus beer they were flogging by BarCa.) Getting in enough drinks seems like basic competency stuff for events companies, though I was glad to see that they had enough portaloos this year. Still, it was fun to see everyone out and about in their finest hoodies and jeans. Did anyone else go?