Friday, 18 June 2010
Isle of Wight Festival 2010
If you ask me the line-up for Isle of Wight this year was pretty much unbeatable. Jay Z, The Strokes, Blondie, Paul McCartney, Vampire Weekend, Florence + The Machine. The only thing it was lacking was the presence of really exciting new bands - but I wasn't expecting much on that front cosidering the festival was sponsored by The Mirror and ITV.
When The Strokes entered the stage on Saturday night I almost died they were so good. They gave a loud, thrashy, energetic, 'better than the record' performance. I danced until the last chord and then again all the way back to the tent. I didn't sleep much that night. I was too happy that I'd just witnessed one of the greatest moments in rock history.
Other highlights were Blondie (who apparantly was wearing a wig but I didnt notice at the time,) Vampire Weekend in the late afternoon sun, Paul McCartney singing Live and Let Die as dark clouds gathered above and setting up our tent in the rain.
I heart festival season, give me MORE!