Thursday, August 31, 2006

Final Night Out?

Rather late as I haven't been in the mood for writing this week, I thought I would write my thoughts about last weekend's Cross Central Festival which we attended on Saturday (that makes it sound rather formal).

To be honest, it was a huge disappointment. Yet more acts cancelled or just didn't turn up on the night. It also suffered from neither being a proper festival or a club so people didn't really know what to do with themselves. Not much dancing going on and not much to watch, so in the end lots of people just milling about.

Kelly from Bloc Party DJ-ed which was ok. He got a very good reception when he played one of his band's songs. Unfortunately, the person who was supposed to be on after him didn't turn up so he had to play for longer - we could actually see him panic about not having enough records.

I won't be going back next year unless they have some very good bands on - short of digging up Hendrix, I'm not sure who I would make the effort for really.

And another thing - the number of boys in neck-scarfs (a la Russell Brand) was just ridiculous. Only about four men on the planet can carry this look off and none of them were at Kings Cross Freight Depot last weekend.


Jen said...

Sorry to hear the night wasn't as good as you were expecting Sand Dancer.

Pretty terrible that so many acts cancelled at the last moment!

Suz said...

Sorry the night was a diappointment. That is horrible when you've ben geared up for something and it's a let down :-(

SandDancer said...

I've decided the only festivals I'm going to from now on are Film Festivals and Harvest Festivals!

Jen said...

Hsrvest festivals.Goodness haven't been to one of those since I was at school! lol.