Friday, 29 June 2007

Day three: Chicken and Beer

Day three of Hove saw the sun shine brilliantly for the first time this week. The DiS camp’s spirit supplies were ravaged by marauding northerners – that’ll be 65daysofstatic, then – but we weren’t that bothered. We’ll be straight on the M1 once we’re back to raid their cupboards.

Day three’s main stage line-up was almost exclusively comprised of hip-hop acts. Akala drew a sizeable crowd, but it was Ludacris who really had Hove bouncing. That said, there were instructions to do so on the big screen. We merely obliged.

The second stage’s indie bill was entertaining enough: Tokyo Police Club and TV On The Radio suited the sun brilliantly, but Interpol’s atmospheric gloom was dissipated rather by the blue skies above them. Their set, if we’re being honest, was a little lacklustre.

Neurosis, though: stunning. And they hurt us, really. DiS’s chests are as bruised as our ears after the metal outfit’s 1am headline set on the second stage. Oh, and 65days? Before they drank DiS’s Jim Beam supply dry, they stunned the pink-tented third stage with a blistering set of typical intensity. We were all smiles.

Today: Slayer. The metal kids are out en masse, and we’re a little scared of them. Wish us luck…

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